Sunday 7th april 10am to 12noon
bags and litterpickers supplied by Colchester Borough Council
wear you boots and bring heavy duty gloves- all are welcome
meet at the War Memorial in Messing
Saturday 16th March
Table top sale at Messing village hall 11am to 3pm
to raise funds for the Community Orchard
cake, preserves, second hand rose, beauty products, knife & toill sharpening service
Friday 8th February 2019 revisit Parish Plan from 2007
Informal drop in session to discuss the revisit to the Parish Plan- Messing and Inworth resident are welcome to' pop in' to discuss the future of the villages with members of the Parish Council between 7pm and 9pm Messing Village hall meeting room.
The Parish Council have been awarded £500 from the Aviva Community Fund towards the Communtiy Orchard.
Race night on Saturday 26th January 2019
Raised £865 for the Community Orchard- thank you!
Local Council Award Scheme- Quality Level
awarded to the Parish Council by the National Association of Local Councils
The Quality award demonstrates that the Council achieves good practice in Governance, Community Engagement and Council Improvement.
Quality Councils go above and beyond their legal obligations, leading their communitues and continuously seeking opportunities to improve and develop even further.
Co-Op Green Token Scheme
The Parish Council has been awarded £200 towards the Community orchard.
the latest newsletter is here-
should be delivered to you this week!
Messing Christmas Fayre
thank you all for voting:
we are finalists!- but we will not hear until the end of January 2019 whether we have been awarded funding.
The Parish Council is revisiting the Parish Plan from 2007.
the 1st Messing Community Orchard Apple day is to take place- click HERE for poster
Saturday 17th october 2018 2pm to 4pm
Allotments - are you keen to take on a plot? we have an active Allotment Association,
and we let to people from outside the Parish!
The Parish Council wins Essex Village of The Year at
Essex Assocation of Local Councils AGM.
Parish Councillor Fraser Ward is co-opted onto the Parish Council to fill a vacancy in the Messing Ward.
we still have another vacancy for a Parish Councillor- if you are interested, or would like any further information please contact The Clerk, The Chair or any of the Parish Councillors.
Messing village wins RCCE ' Essex Village of The Year' Competition.
following recent Open day at the allotments- all 12 plots are now let- but if you are interested please contact the Clerk to be added to the waiting list.
Folllowing recent elections there are vacanices for two Parish Councillors - for further information please contact the the Clerk, The Chair or any of the Parish Councillors.
The Parish Council have been awarded £3,500 over 3 years from Essex County Council - Local Services Fund to help fund a new handyman scheme.
31st May 2018
The Parish Council Community orchard project was awarded £4,000 from the Tesco 'bags of help' scheme.
3rd May 2018 Parish Council Elections
Parish Councillors David Smith, John Dey, Bob Suckling, John Lindsay and Simon Patten were elected unopposed.
The Parish Council would like to thank Councillors Jon Longman and Laura Marven for the time that they both served on the Council.
Sunday March 25th
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
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.
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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