Pictures of Earls Colne

Welcome to the Earls Colne Parish Council website


NEWS update - 22/5/20


HELP IF YOU ARE SELF ISOLATING: If you are self isolating and need help with supplies, prescriptions or someone to chat to, contact 01787 224370 and we can help. The office is manned between 9.00 am and 12.30 pm Monday to Friday and you are welcome to leave a voicemail outside of these office hours. Please do remember to leave your phone number when leaving a voicemail!

GARDEN WASTE COLLECTIONS: BDC have recommenced green bin collections, initially on a four weekly cycle. Residents will be notified by a postcard to advise them of their first collection date over the next couple of weeks. 


PLAY EQUIPMENT: All areas with play equipment will remain closed for now - this includes equipment at the Millennium Green, the play area at the Rec Club and all BDC maintained play areas in the village

MILLENNIUM GREEN: The green remains open and available to residents for their daily exercise (located on the left hand side as you come into the village from Halstead)

BUS SCHEDULE: Running times may be subject to change during this period so please check the Operators website before you travel

FOOTPATH 16: The boardwalk at the bottom of the Millennium Green is currently being repaired by ECC. Work is expected to take a couple of weeks after which the footpath will be reopened for use.

ANNUAL PARISH MEETING: The annual parish meeting for this year was due to be held on Wednesday 13th May. This has been cancelled and no meeting will be held this year.

MUSEUM: The museum is currently closed.

LIBRARY: Whilst the library remains closed, the Library Service has increased the amount of online content for readers, with new content being uploaded all the time. Readers can access ebooks, magazines & comics, music and audio books, children's activiites and language courses. All resources are free.

BOOK SWAP AT TELEPHONE BOX: Unfortunately this project is on hold whilst we address a health & safety issue by the telephone box. We will provide an update when one is available.


Parish Council Meeting

Our next Parish Council Meeting will be held on Wednesday 17th June at 7.00pm. This meeting will be held remotely via Zoom with the Zoom meeting information published on the Agenda. If you need assistance with joining the meeting please let the clerk know on 01787 224370.

Minutes of previous meetings are published on this website.



The Amenity Waste vehicle will be in the village on the following dates this year:

Saturday 20th June (this date will be reconfirmed nearer the time)

Saturday 19th September

Saturday 28th November



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



*  3 collection points only

* Items for disposal must be taken in person to collection points

Users must remain with and be available to assist with loading items into refuse vehicle

* Items left unattended at the roadside might result in them being treated at 'Fly Tipping' and may result in fines being imposed

* The following items ARE NOT ACCEPTED.  Car Batteries, Liquids (including paint), Tyres, Fridges and Freezers.

* Items for disposal whcih cannot be taken to the Collection points must be processed by prior arrangement for collection by Braintree District Council or taken to one of the County Council's Recycling Centres

Please report any fly tipping directly to Braintree District Council on 01376 552525 or by clicking here.   You can also call the Parish Clerk on 01787 224370 or to arrange swift removal.

Save a Life - Give Blood

Village Hall, York Road, Earls Colne

Friday 22nd May 2020

1:45pm to 4:00pm & 5:00pm to 7:30pm

To book an appointment call 0300 1232323 or visit

Give Blood

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.


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