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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.

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Parish Council Meeting

The next Parish Council meetings will take place at 7pm on Wednesday 20th August 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.


 

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ROYAL BRITISH LEGION

LIGHTS OUT - One million candles to remember.

11pm, Monday 4th August 2014

Britain declared war on Germany at 11.00 p.m. on 4th August 1914.

This proved to be the start of one of the darkest periods in our history, and as the moment approached, the British Foreign Secretary, Sir Edward Grey, made the famous remark:

"The lamps are going out all over Europe; we shall not see them lit again in our life-time."

One hundred years on The Royal British Legion have suggested "Lights Out". This is a UK wide event, and is an invitation to everyone in the country to participate in a shared moment of reflection by turning off their lights from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. on the evening of 4th August, just leaving on a single candle or light.

They have produced a special candle to mark the event, and this will be available from 4th July from M&S price £4.00 with all profits to the Legion.

ST. ANDREW'S CHURCH WILL BE OPEN FOR PRAYER AND REFLECTION ON MONDAY 4TH AUGUST BETWEEN 10.00 A.M. AND 5.00 P.M.

THE BELLS WILL BE RUNG (HALF-MUFFLED PEAL) AT 11.00 A.M.

For more information go to http://www.britishlegion.org.uk/lightsout


 

2014 Essex Village of the Year and Best Kept Village Competition 

Members were delighted to receive a Merit Award in the 2014 Competition and would like to thank all staff and members of the public who work hard to maintain our Village to a very high standard.  Please contact the Clerk if you have any queries relating to the upkeep of the village in writing or by telephone 01787 224370 or email clerk@earlscolne.org who will do her best to forward these concerns on to the appropriate authorities.


 

Highways

Culvert Works, Church Hill – The Parish Council have received notification from ECC Highways that the reconstruction of the Sesame Bridge has been cancelled due to the impact of the road closure on the local community.  It is the intention now that the bridge will be repaired and the work will last approximately one week, significantly reducing the impact to road users as only one lane will be closed at a time.  The repair will extend the lifetime of the bridge for another 50-100 years.  Dates for this work to be carried out are yet to be confirmed.


 

Save a Life - Give Blood

Village Hall, York Road, Earls Colne

Friday 25th June

1345 to 1600 & 1700 to 1930

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


 

THE AMENITY WASTE VEHICLE 2014

The Amenity Waste vehicle will be in the village on 21st June, 13th September and 29th November 2014

De Vere Road 9 a.m. - 10.00 a.m.

Village Hall, York Road 10.00 a.m. - 11.00 a.m.

Tey Road Close 11.00 a.m. - 12 noon

Car batteries, liquids (including paint), tyres, fridges and freezers will not be accepted. Please keep Earls Colne free from rubbish! Report any fly tipping directly to Braintree District Council on 01376 552525 or by phoning the Parish Clerk on 01787 224370 to arrange swift removal.


 

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


Four Colnes Show

The Four Colnes Show will be held on Saturday 9th August 2014.

 

Click here for Hints and tips for exhibitors 2014

Click here for Show stall booking form 2014

Click here for 2014 schedule

Click here for 2014 Children's Schedule


 

WORLD WAR I CENTENARY

Is one of the men named on the Earls Colne War Memorial related to your family???

Ian Sparks

Earls Colne Parish Council are trying to find relatives of the men named on the memorial in order to gather information on the men and their families.

We are trying to find addresses, names of parents, wives, and children, and most of all photographs.

When we have all the information it will be displayed at an exhibition in November 2014 to commemorate the Centenary of the start of WW1.

We will also publish a Memorial Book with all the information on our men for all to view in the future, so that their sacrifice is not lost in time.

If you can help with any information, no matter how much or how little, it may help us to piece together the lives of these brave men.

Please contact Ian Sparks (Vice Chairman ECPC) on 01787 222949 or ian.sparks@btinternet.com

 

War Memorial

Earls Colne Parish Council is delighted to announce that funding of £6,000 has been agreed by the Heritage Lottery Fund to repair our War Memorial. 

This funding will also be used to hold an Exhibition to commemorate World War I and the lives of those Earls Colne men who gave their lives during that War. 

Further details will be available nearer the time.

Please contact the Parish Clerk or Ian Sparks on 01787 222949

 

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 Millennium Green

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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


Parish Emergency Plan

As part of the Parish Emergency Plan, the Parish Council is looking for volunteers who would be willing to assist in times of extreme weather, flooding, etc.

Do you have a 4x4? Tractor?

Do you have a generator/chain saw/earth moving equipment?

Could you lend a hand in a Rest Centre?

Are you a handyman/plumber who would be willing to help?

At this stage we would like to register your interest and be able to contact you should the need arise. Please send your contact details via the website or call the Parish Council Office on 01787 224370 or call in the office is open Monday to Thursday 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.

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

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