Proposed Telecommunications Installation

A Planning Application Ref 212311 has been received by the Parish Council for a proposed telecommunications installation on wasteland at the junction of Old Forge Road and Wood Field End.

It states that a period of community consultation was initiated on 4th August 2021 and the Parish Council would like to know what contact / communication if any has been received by residents.

This installation is for a 16 meter high monopole supporting 6 no. antennas (3x5G & 3x4G) 2 no. transmission dishes, 4 no. equipment cabinets and associated development works ancillary thereto.The deadline for registering any comments is 16th September 2021 and the parish council welcomes the views of residents and would ask for these to be emailed to To register comments directly on the Colchester Borough Planning Portal please follow the below link;…

HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Platinum Jubilee Committee –  Volunteers Needed

Meets Monday 9th August 2021 at 7.30pm

Queen Elizabeth Village Hall

In 2022, Her Majesty The Queen will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, seventy years of service, having acceded to the throne on 6th February 1952 when Her Majesty was 25 years old.   Throughout the year, Her Majesty and members of the Royal Family will travel around the country to undertake a variety of engagements to mark this historic occasion culminating with the focal point of the Platinum Jubilee Weekend, an extended bank holiday weekend from Thursday 2nd through to Sunday 5th June 2022.

The Parish Council is looking for volunteers to join this committee,  to come with suggestions, to help research ideas and to be part of organising the parish event(s) over this extended bank holiday weekend. 

Attended Freighter, 10th July and 21st August

What they will take away:

  • small loads from domestic properties – use this service to dispose of bulky items not normally collected with household waste
  • garden waste to be composted

What they will not take away:

  • items that can be recycled
  • large loads, fridges, freezers or other electrical goods
  • hazardous waste such as asbestos, batteries, liquids or gas bottles
  • business waste

Parish Council Meeting 14th June

As most of you are probably aware the Outline application for the 70 houses as an extension to the estate has now been submitted to the Borough.

This planning application has been much publicised over the last few years when people have been able to comment

You have every right to comment on this on the Borough plan and the reference numbers are 211392 and 211393.

The Parish Council has a meeting on the 14 June at 8pm in the Village Hall. Our agenda includes 30 minutes for public participation which we will be devoting to this planning application with an allocation of time of 3 minutes per person.

We have to abide by current Covid rules which means numbers will be restricted and this could result in not everyone being allowed to join the meeting.

We would therefore ask for all questions to be forwarded by email to the Parish Clerk at; at least 3 days before the meeting. This will enable us to research your question and where possible give you an answer should we be unable to accommodate everyone.

Annual Meetings – change of date and venue

Please be advised that following the high court ruling on Friday 28th April 2021, it has been ruled that we must return to face to face meetings from 7th May 2021. To further complicate this matter it is also illegal to hold such meetings inside the village hall prior to 17th May 2021 in line with the government roadmap to easing restrictions.

Therefore the Annual Parish Meeting will now be moved to 7.30pm on 17th May 2021 to be held in the Village Hall, followed by the Annual General Meeting at 8pm.

Please be advised that the Zoom meeting previously scheduled for Monday 10th May 2021 at 8pm will still be held for the purpose of preparing for the return to face to face meetings and formal notification & agendas will shortly be circulated.