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.

Parish Council Meeting

The next Parish Council meeting will take place at 7pm on Wednesday 18th March 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.


External Auditors Report and Certificate - Annual Governance & Accountability Return for the financial year ending 31st March 2019

A copy of the external auditors report and certificate of the AGAR can be found here.


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

Saturday 21st March

Saturday 20th June

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 24th April 2020

1:45pm to 4:00pm & 5:00pm to 7:30pm

To book an appointment call 0300 1232323 or visit

Give Blood

SPEEDWATCH CAMPAIGN - call for volunteers

Road Rage

We have registerd our interest in a Community Speedwatch Group for the village with the Essex Police and are now on a waiting list for training.


If you would be interested in participating and have two hours to spare a month, please contact the Parish Clerk on 01787 224370 or by email at






Annual Membership £3.00. 

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 several times 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 – Peter Grimshaw 01787 222456

Secretary - Sarah Adlem 01787 223521

Earls Colne Heritage Museum 

Earls Colne Heritage Museum
The Old Water Tower,
Reuben Walk,
Earls Colne,

Opening hours:

Saturday 2pm - 4pm
Sunday 2pm - 4pm

Admission is free.

Earls Colne Heritage Museum

Earls Colne Library Opening Times

Tel: 0333 013 2356 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.


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