April 2017

The Annual Parish Meeting will be held at 8pm on Tuesday 9th May 2017, directly after the Full Council meeting at 7.30pm.


March 2017

Messing Village Hall Playground

The new climbing frame/slide set has been ordered from Wicksteeds, who hope to install it in early May.

With thanks to Essex Councty Council Community Inititives fund for £5,000, and  Colchester Borough Council Via Borough Counicllor Kevin Bentley's locality  budget for £1,000.

Great British Spring Clean 2017

Took place in Messing on a very nice Saturday morning, 25 people, 5 children and 2 dogs picked up 25 bags of litter- well done all!


The weather is improving, our allotment holders are hard at work, but we still have plots available.

Please contact the Clerk, the Chair or any of the Parish Councilors for further information.

The new noticeboard has now been received, and will be installed by the Parish Council shortly when they work on the plot of land at the site entrance. With thanks to  Colchester Borough Council Via Borough Counicllor Kevin Bentley's locality  budget for £600 towards the cost.


February 2017

The Parish Council have been shortlisted to win £5,000 towards the Messing Community orchard from Colchester Borough Council Big Choice scheme-

Unfotunaltey we did not win any funding, we are now approaching other sources.

A120 preferred route consultation is open, please have your say


The consulation is now closed. Look out for preferred route annoucement in the Autumn.

A12 widening consultation is open , please have your say!


The consultation is now closed, look out for the preferre route in the Autumn.

 January 2017

The Parish Council have been awarded £5,000 from Essex County Council Community Initiatives Fund towards the new climbing frame/ slideset for Messing Village hall playgound, we are now looking to raise another £5,000.

 December 2016

The Parish Council have achieved Local Council Award Scheme -Foundation level.

November 2016

Priti Patel MP formally opened the affordable houses in School Road, Messing on 11th November, organised by Hastoe Homes.

 September 2016

The Allotment land at School Road Messing has been transferred to Parish Council ownership.

Please contact any member of the Parish Council if you wish to view the site.

Messing village hall playground has reopened , with new swings.

July 2016

Messing market on 9th July raised £385 for 'green' projects.

The Parish Council are expecting the allotment land to be formally handed over and will invite all residents interested in allotments to visit the site.

June 2016

Judges for the RCCE best village competition were shown around the village, and the various projects by members of the Parish Council

 April 2016

Two new Parish Councillors for the Inworth ward were co-opted at the Parish Council meeting held on 19th April 2016  
February 2016


The Parish Council were shortlisted in Colchester Borough Council ' Big Choice' competition.

Unfortunately we were unsuccesfull, but we are still proceeding with the Community Orchard project.

You can view our submission video at https://youtu.be/pLuGqkl8Xwc 

 January 2016    

The 'Heart of Messing' Defibrillator was officially openend and 14 residents attended CPR training provided by the East of England Ambulance Service.

  September 2015

The Parish Council won the EALC/Vaughton Council of the Year award. 

The Parish Council comprises of 7 members.
The Council has a part-time Clerk.
Full Council meetings are held at Messing Village Hall every third Tuesday in the month but this may vary as notified on the notice boards.

Contact Information

Fairwinds, New Lane


07889 913073