February / March 2018
friday 30th March
allotment working party- all are welcome
Sunday March 4th CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER
LOOK OUT FOR REARRANGED DATE
10am to 12noon
Great British Spring Clean
meet at The War Memorial in Messing
Inworth residents -
The Colchester Borough Council Zone Wardens are hoping to have a team litter pick the B1023 soon- normally the 50MPH speed limit areas cannot be cleared safely.
Sunday March 18th
10am to 12 noon
Messing Community Orchard
planting of 120 hedgerow trees
Please let any member of the Parish Council know if you intend to come along and help
1st March to 30th April 2018
Tesco ' Bags of Help' blue token scheme
Please vote for the Community orchard project in the Tiptree and Mersea stores by using your 'blue token' - we could be awared £1,000 - £2,000 or even £4,000!
Open day to be held at the Community Orchard Site on New Road, Messing
Wednesday 27th December 2017 10am to 12noon
all are welcome to come and explore the site and talk to Parish Councillors and the Orchard committee.
Extra Ordinary Meeting of Parish Council and Local Residents
to be held Tuesday 7th November at 7pm to Discuss the way forward with The Community Orchard in Messing
- all are welcome!
Very successful working party at the allotments with residents, school pupils and parents -
The new Messing Community Bug Hotel has been installed.
The repainted/refurbished Inworth sign is now in place!
A Public meeting was held 3/8/2017 to discuss the Colchester Borough Council draft local plan. The deadline to make comments was 11/8/2017.
The plot of land at the entrance to the allotments has been transformed by a working party and the plants kindly donated by Perrywood garden centre and Nurseries. 8 of the 12 plots are now taken- if you are interested in an allotment please contact the Clerk.
A new recycled plastic picnic bench has been installed at Messing village hall playground.
Inworth residents - the village sign has been removed for repair and repaint- It has not been stolen!
After a long period of negotiation, and months of waiting the Parish Council are pleased to announce that Essex County Council have formally transferred ownership of the plot of land to the rear of the 'Red House' - our new Community Orchard.
watch out for further news on this subject!
The new multi- play unit was installed by Wicksteed Playgrounds last week, and was enjoyed by many children during Messing market on Satuday 13th May- see the latest newsletter for a picture and more information.
The Annual Parish Meeting will be held at 8pm on Tuesday 9th May 2017, directly after the Full Council meeting at 7.30pm.
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 Councillor 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.
The Parish Council have been shortlisted to win £5,000 towards the Messing Community orchard from Colchester Borough Council Big Choice scheme-
Unfotunately 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.
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.
The Parish Council have achieved Local Council Award Scheme -Foundation level.
Priti Patel MP formally opened the affordable houses in School Road, Messing on 11th November, organised by Hastoe Homes.
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.
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.
Judges for the RCCE best village competition were shown around the village, and the various projects by members of the Parish Council
Two new Parish Councillors for the Inworth ward were co-opted at the Parish Council meeting held on 19th April 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
The 'Heart of Messing' Defibrillator was officially openend and 14 residents attended CPR training provided by the East of England Ambulance Service.
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.
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