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Welcome to the Earls Colne Parish Council website


NEWS update - 3/7/20


RECYCLING SACKS - Spare recycling sacks can be collected from the Parish Council on York Road during office hours (Monday to Friday 9.30am - 12.30pm)

PLAY EQUIPMENT: All play areas within the village will reopen on Saturday 4th July.

GARDEN WASTE COLLECTIONS: These are due to return to normal from 13th July - this means on your first recycling day after the 13th July, your garden waste will be collected. Thereafter it will follow the printed timetables published by BDC earlier in the year.

MUSEUM: The museum is currently closed

PUBLIC TOILET: The toilets at the Queens Road Car Park are currently closed



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Parish Clerk / Responsible Financial Officer 

A vacancy has arisen for a Clerk / RFO to serve this highly active Parish Council with effect from 9th September 2020.  The responsibilities of the position will include:

  • Preparing agendas and servicing Parish Council meetings
  • Staffing the Parish Council Office four days a week
  • Advising councillors on matters relating to Council business
  • Preparing and receiving correspondence on behalf of the Council
  • Handling questions and queries from members of the public
  • Supervising staff
  • Financial management
  • Administering Village Hall bookings

Successful candidates should be able to demonstrate: 

  • They hold the CiLCA qualification or equivalent, or be prepared to undertake training to this level
  • Highly effective interpersonal skills
  • Experience of local government (or similar) environment
  • Administrative and financial management experience
  • A sound understanding of the needs and issues of the locality
  • The ability to take responsibility for management of the Council`s financial affairs

The role is for 25 hours a week and will be based in the Parish Council Office in the Village Hall. Salary will be based on the National Scale according to experience.

 A Job Description and Application Form can be downloaded using these links :

 Job Description     Application Form


A Job Description and Application Form can also be obtained from :

The Parish Clerk, Village Hall, York Road, Earls Colne, Essex CO6 2RN

Telephone: 01787 224370



Closing date for applications:   31st July 2020 



Earls Colne Parish Council has approved the Annual Return for the period 1st April 2019 – 31st March 2020 and this has been sent to the External Auditors.

Residents have the right to inspect our Annual Return and financial records and these will be available to the public until Friday 14th August in the Council Chambers.

Office hours are 9.30 – 12.30 Monday to Thursday.

Please contact the Clerk to make an appointment on 01787 224370 or

Our Annual Return and Notice of Public Rights can be found here.

Parish Council Meeting

Our next Parish Council Meeting will be held on Wednesday 15th July 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.


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