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.


Neighbourhood Questionnaire

We have received 215 responses to our village wide questionnaire to date (end of June).

If you havent already completed the survey, it would be very helpful if you could spend a few minutes doing so. The results from this initial questionnaire will help the Neighbourhood Plan team identify the key issues that residents feel are the most important. 

Please take some time to complete the survey below as it is vital we know the views of the village. 

Neighbourhood Plan Questionnaire

Thank you for your support.

 

 


 

Casual Vacancies


 

Parish Council Meeting

The next Parish Council meeting will take place at 7pm on Wednesday 21st 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.


 

Notice of Public Rights and Publication of Unaudited Annual Governance & Accountability Return for the financial year ending 31st March 2019

Any person interested has the right to inspect and make copies of the accounting records for the financial year to which the audit relates and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers, receipts and other documents relating to those records must be made available for inspection by any person interested.

Documents will be available for review between:-

Monday 24th June and Friday 2nd August

To make an appointment, please contact the Clerk clerk@earlscolne.org 01787 224370

Additional notes detailing your rights along with a copy of the Annual Return can be found here.


 

THE AMENITY WASTE VEHICLE 2019

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

Saturday September 28th

Saturday November 30th

 

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

 

PLEASE NOTE CONDITIONS OF USE:

*  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  

https://www.braintree.gov.uk/info/200127/recycling_and_refuse/162/bulky_waste_collection

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 clerk@earlscolne.org to arrange swift removal.


Save a Life - Give Blood

Village Hall, York Road, Earls Colne

Friday 26th July 2019

1:45pm to 4:00pm & 5:00pm to 7:30pm

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


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 clerk@earlscolne.org

 

 

 


 

FOUR COLNES HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY

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 sarahadlem@aol.com


Earls Colne Heritage Museum 

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

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


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


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.


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