This Council is holding an Open Public Meeting to view the proposed Glebe Pavilion plans.
Location: Glebe Recreation Ground

Location plan: click here
Proposal: click here


TOWN COUNCILLOR (posted 24 May)

Cllr. Martin Parsons has tendered his resignation as a West Mersea Town Council Councillor.
This Council thanks Cllr. Parsons for his valuable contributions and look forward to working with him in his new role.


West Mersea Town Council invites you to the D-Day 80 National Beacon Lighting Event on Victoria Esplanade car park, West Mersea.
The event starts at 7pm until 9.30pm, and the beacon will be lit at 9.15pm.
For further details and timings: click here


As part of the Council's commitment to improve community engagement, residents are welcome to come along and discuss council related subjects with Councillors.
Where: Council Chamber, 10 Melrose Road, West Mersea
Time: 10am to noon.
Refreshments available.

Date Councillors attending
Saturday 6th July Cllr Gibbons & Cllr Hart
Saturday 3rd August Cllr Webster
Saturday 7th September  
Saturday 5th October Cllr Webster
Saturday 2nd November  
Saturday 7th December Cllr Webster


MAYOR & DEPUTY MAYOR (posted 23 May)

At the Annual Council Meeting on 16th May 2024, Cllr. Sophie Weaver was appointed as Mayor and Cllr. Bob Jenkins as Deputy Mayor.
Congratulations to both and we thank them for their valuable contributions.


The Environment Agency will be cutting back the Alexanders on the seawall within the next two weeks.
View the factsheet for more information: click here

TOWN MEETING (reviewed 4 June)

Thank you to all residents who attended the Town Meeting on 25th April 2024.


OFFICE OPENING HOURS (reviewed 4 June)

The Council office is open to the public on Monday and Friday mornings (9am to 12pm). 

We are a stockist for recycling boxes and clear bags, obtained with a voucher from Colchester City Council (Waste & Recycling enquiries: click here) 
Our office working hours are 8am to 4pm, Monday to Friday. Telephone 01206 382128 (answerphone may be on, please leave a message) or email: 
West Mersea Town Council is operating a full service. 

We sell dog bags (£2 for 100 bags) and food caddy bags (£1 for 26 bags). 
Method of payment: Card only 
(excluding American Express & Diners Card). No cash or cheques. 

NEWSLETTER (reviewed 4 June)

West Mersea Town Council have produced three newsletters, the March edition can be found on the newsletters page (click here). The Council plan to issue on a quarterly basis to better engage with residents. Please take the time to read this and we welcome any feedback. 


Community Special Constable Bryant officially took up his position as our Community Police Officer on 1st November 2022.
Constable Bryant has met many people on his beat, including local businesses and community groups. He is in discussion with a number of parties in regard to community based initiatives, aimed at making our Island a better and safer place. Understandably he hasn't been able to meet and speak to everyone, but if you would like SC Bryant to drop by to discuss a concern or simply to say hello, please provide your details to the Council Office and we will be more than happy to pass them on.

Community Special Constables are volunteer police officers, holding the same office and the same powers as regular officers; they wear the same uniform and carry the same equipment and are deployed to the same incidents. Being volunteers, CSCs are not paid but can claim mileage and duty allowances.
Community Special Constable video: click here
Poster: click here 
FAQs: click here 

KEEP MERSEA TIDY (reviewed 4 June)

Keep Mersea Tidy litter picks regularly take place in West Mersea. Litter is collected by many individuals, if you wish to sign up as a Litter Warrior please email Colchester City Council on for more details.

Be Proud of Mersea and help to make our Island the first litter free island in the UK. Proud of Mersea are an active group of litter pickers and campaigners, for more details phone: 01206 385397 or email:  
Facebook: Proud of Mersea Community Group 

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Contact Details

West Mersea Town Council
10 Melrose Road, West Mersea
Colchester, Essex, CO5 8JD


Telephone: 01206 382128

Office opening hours:
Monday & Friday
9am to 12pm.

You can still contact us by telephone and email at other times.