Pictures of Earls Colne

Welcome to the Earls Colne Parish Council website

 

For those new to the Village...

Earls Colne is a large village near the Essex/Suffolk borders. It is located on the A1124 four miles east of Halstead, map of Earls Colne. The village is a thriving community with a variety of shops, a library, three places of worship, large village hall, recreation centre and scout hut. There are pubs and restaurants and a good mix of businesses both within the main village and up on the airfield business park.

Earls Colne was first mentioned in the Domesday Book, however there is archaeological evidence of previous Stone Age and Roman occupation. The area has remained inhabited continually and has grown into the largest of the four 'Colne' villages.

Join us on Facebook!

Parish Council Meeting

The next Parish Council meetings will take place at 7pm on Wednesday 21st January in the Council Chamber in the Village Hall. Members of the public are welcome to attend the meeting and may address the Council during the 15 minute public session.

Minutes of previous meetings are published on this website.


 

 

Community Police Liaison

There is to be a Community Police Liaison meeting in the Village Hall between 10.00 and 11.00 a.m. on Thursday, 8th January 2015.  Members of the public are welcome to come along and voice their concerns or to ask questions.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

 

Save a Life - Give Blood

Village Hall, York Road, Earls Colne

Friday 13th March 2015

1345 to 1600 & 1700 to 1930

To book an appointment call 0300 1232323 or visit http://www.blood.co.uk/


 

Highways

Culvert Works, Church Hill – The Parish Council have received the following notification from ECC Highways :

"Initially Essex Highways has decided to carryout the culvert lining works during the summer 2014 as it will be less disruptive to the traffic (school holidays) and convenient for the contractors due to low water flow in the stream. However, this proposal was delayed until now due to various approval process and we had to put on a hold to all the reinstatement works to the adjacent land & highway until we complete the lining works.

Please note that currently we do not have a specific starting date for the lining works. Therefore, Essex Highways has decided to carryout the following reinstatement works ASAP; 

  1. Divert the Gas main from the existing duct spanning through the Culvert. This will enable us to carryout the future lining works without any excavations.
  2. Resurface the Church Hill (A1124) near the culvert area.
  3. Remove the temporary orange safety barriers along Church Hill and replace them with new fence.
  4. Other fencing works to the school. 

We understand that things didn’t happen as planned and we really apologise for all the inconvenience caused. We are still aiming to complete the lining works in this financial year (If the weather permits) and will update you as soon as we have a confirmed starting date."

The Parish Council will endeavour to keep the parishioners informed of when the culvert works will take place.

 

 

 

 

 

Halstead Area Crime Prevention Panel

Please be aware of the following:

Internet Fraud

Beware of emails sent you by fraudsters to try and access your personal and bank details. There will be an attachment or link on the email which you will be asked to click to help solve the alleged problem.  DO NOT OPEN ANY ATTACHMENTS OR CLICK ON ANY LINKS!!  No bank will ask for your details over the internet. Just delete these emails.

Phone Fraud

Fraudsters are trying the same tricks as above to get you to divulge your personal details over the phone. Again, banks and other firms WILL NOT ask for details in this way. Just HANG UP!!

DO NOT GIVE YOUR CARD DETAILS, AND NEVER HAND OVER YOUR CREDIT CARD!

Personal Calling

A Police Officer will call and state that they are investigating a crime on your bank account or credit card and will ultimately ask for your details or for your card as above.

ALL POLICE OFFICERS HAVE AN ID CARD SO ASK FOR THEIR FULL DETAILS.

DO NOT LET THEM INTO YOUR HOUSE BECAUSE AS YOU PHONE 101 TO CHECK THEIR IDENTITY YOU WILL BE BURGLED!

EVEN IF IT SEEMS CORRECT, DO NOT HAND OVER YOUR DETAILS OR CARD.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Four Colnes Horticultural Society 

Annual Membership £2.50.  The Society stages the Four Colnes Show which takes place annually in August and an Early Christmas market at the beginning of November.  Evening talks/demonstrations take place severaltimes per year and a schedule of coach trips is organised annually.  Recent visits include the gardens of East Ruston Old Vicarage, the Cutty Sark + Houses of Parliament and the Brogdale Cherry Festival.

For more information contact:

Chair - Donna Goodchild 01787 223989

Secretary - Richard Curtis 01787 224609

 

Earls Colne Heritage Museum 

Earls Colne Heritage Museum
The Old Water Tower,
Reuben Walk,
Earls Colne,
CO6 2TB

Opening hours:

Wednesday 2pm - 4pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm
Sunday 2pm - 4pm
Bank Holidays 2pm - 4pm

Admission is free.

Earls Colne Heritage Museum

Earls Colne Library Opening Times

Tel: 01787 223565 Library opening times:

Tuesday 1.00 - 5.00

Thursday 9.00 - 1.00

Friday 1.00 - 5.00

Saturday 9.00 - 1.00


Map of Earls Colne

A new large scale map of Earls Colne has been created showing footpaths,suggested walks and historical facts about the village.
The map costs £1 and is available from the Parish Office and Earls Colne Library.
A Google streetmap of the village is available here.

Heart and Sole Health Walks Scheme

Earls Colne walks take place every Thursday starting in front of the Co-op at 10 a.m. The circular walks last approximately 30 – 40 minutes and are led by an experienced leader.
Regular 30 minute walks can reduce blood pressure and cholesterol, aid weight loss, de-stress and relax, improve stamina and strengthen bones. There will be coffee afterwards.
To find out more information contact Dan Bates on 01376 550507 or e-mail walks.bdvsa.org

See also info on walks with Colnes Footpaths Association under Groups and Activities section of website

Netweather


Earls Colne Parish Council : Village Hall : York Road : Earls Colne : Colchester : Essex : CO6 2RN
: Tel. 01787 224 370