The next Meeting of the Parish Council

will be held at 7.30pm on Wednesday 19th April 2017

in Wrabness Village Hall. Residents are invited to attend.


What's On   


Friday 24th March

Poetry Evening

7.30pm at Wrabness Church


Saturday 25 March

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Mothers Day Afternoon Tea

1.00pm - 4.00 pm

at the Community Shop and Cafe


Saturday 25 March

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Bingo Evening

7.00 pm for 7.30 pm

at Wrabness Village Hall

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Sunday 26th March 


11.00am Family Service

at All Saints Church, Wrabness

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Sunday March 26th
Afternoon Concert  
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The Castalian String Quartet
commencing at 4.00pm at Wrabness Church
Schumann Quartet in A minor Op41 No1
Thomas Ades The Four Quarters
Beethoven Quartet in F Major Op 59 No1 
Tickets £12 from Wrabness Community Shop or
telephone 01255 886163 or 880791


For more village events 

see the diary page


Wrabness Parish Council Website

Wrabness news, updates and information for publication 

on this web site or enquiries should be sent to



Wrabness Community Shop 


Open every day 


For shop and cafe opening hours

see Village Organisations - Community Shop page


Wrabness Village Hall


Wrabness Village Hall is available to hire for community events and private functions.


see Village Organisations - Village Hall page



Village Clubs

Looking for a leisure activity - try one of the Village Clubs - choose from:






Knitters & Stitchers

Reading Group

 Womens Institute

Check out the Village Organisations - Clubs page for information 


Wrabness Gardening Club

has a news page on this website

see Village Clubs - Gardening Club.





First Aid Course

Friday 19th May 2017

Wrabness Parish Council will be subsidising another  first aid course on the morning of Friday 19th May 2017.

All sucessful attendees will qualify for an Appointed Person Certificate. Tea.coffe and biscuits will be supplied.

Although the cost is subsidised by the Parish Council the cost to each individual will be £20. We are limited to 16 people, so those wishing to attend please contact Rachel Thornton on 01255 870760 or Wrabness Community Shop to book.

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Winter Road Gritting

Essex County Council have an on-line highway information map showing the network of roads gritted during the winter. To view click here 


Flood Warnings

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On 13/14 January 2017 flood warnings were issued for the East Coast, including low lying areas of Wrabness adjacent to the river. The tide was exceptionally high but no property was flooded in Wrabness. For the national flood information service about long term risk of flooding and current flood warnings click here.

You can also Sign up to get warnings by phone, email or text message if your home or business is at risk of flooding.



 Planning Applications 

Recent planning applications submitted for Wrabness are listed on the Planning Matters page together with how to view applications and participate in the planning process.



Tendring District Local Plan - Latest Consultation

The Tendring District Local Plan Preferred Options document was published for public consultation from Thursday14th July 2016 until 8th September 2016. The document was available for inspection at libraries and local exhibitions and is still available on-line at the TDC website. Public comment was invited by the District Council during the consultation period. 


This document sets out the proposed planning policy framework for development throughout Tendring District including Wrabness during the period to 2033. The document which runs to over 180 pages contains a wide range of policy material relating to new housing, employment, the environment and services, plus proposals for new village settlement development limits including Wrabness. The proposals were discussed at the July and August 2016 meetings of the Parish Council and reply made to the consultation.



Wrabness Bus Service Axed



Despite local objections, Essex County Council decided to end the Friday morning SB62 Bus Service: Ramsey - Wrabness Village - Manningtree town centre. The last service on this route ran on Friday 8th April 2016This is a great loss to the regular users. 



Housing and Open Space in Wrabness


The Parish Council organised a residents meeting on 23rd September 2015 about a landowners proposal for 18 new houses and a village green on agricultural land next to Wrabness Village Hall.The meeting was an opportunity for residents to express their views on the proposal before it was discussed by the Parish Council at their meeting on Wednesday 7th October in Wrabness Village Hall. Residents were also invited to comment on the resultant planning application direct to the District Council during the period to 29th December 2015.



Outline planning permission: 18 Dwellings and provision of 0.2 ha village green with all matters reserved, land south of Station Road (next to the Village Hall), Wrabness (reference: 15/01737/OUT). 

Tendring District Council Planning Committee resolved at their meeting on Tuesday 22nd March 2016 to grant outline planning permission for the development subject to conditions and legal agreement. Details of the outline planning permission can be viewed on the Tendring District Council website or by visiting the District Council Office at Weeley. 




Theft - Be Alert

There have been break ins and vandalism at Wrabness

 If you see anything suspicious note the details and contact the Police on 101.

In an emergency always call 999


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Wrabness Parish Council has installed a defibrillator outside Wrabness Village Hall 

in partnership with East of England Co-op and the East of England Ambulance Service.


The defibrillator is housed in a secure yellow box which is key pad protected.

In a local emergency involving suspected cardiac arrest the Ambulance Service

operator will direct callers to the Village Hall site and provide the key pad code. 


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Household Rubbish and Recycling Collections

Weekly household collections in Wrabness normally take place on Thursdays

with variations due to Bank Holidays. For more information click here.


The red and green box household recycling is collected alternate weeks

- to check the timetable for Wrabness click here.



Mobile Library

The County Mobile Library comes to Wrabness fortnightly on a Wednesday. 

The library van parks between 9.30am-9.45am outside Holbrook View in Rectory Road 

if it is safe to do so, otherwise it parks outside the Village Hall.

The next visit is on Wednesday 22nd March 2017.


Dial-A-Ride Community Bus Service


Journey to and from Harwich and Wrabness or destinations in the adjoining rural area. Fare is £2 a journey - or free if you hold a valid bus pass. Operates Monday - Friday 9.00am-5.00pm. Subject to availability. Pre-book your single or return door-to-door journey.  To book or make enquiries telephone Harwich Connexions on 01255 552010.


Power Cuts

UK Power Networks advise if you or someone you know needs extra support during a power cut, then you may want to sign up for their Priority Service Register. This is a free service offered to customers who are dependent on medical equipment, customers who are chronically sick or have a disability, customers with young babies; nursing or residential homes and elderly customers. 

For more information please call UK Power Networks on 0800 31 63 105 (from a landline) or 0333 32 32 105 (from a mobile) or on-line at


The Oil Club

Some Wrabness residents have joined 'The Oil Club', 

an independent organisation  with no links to suppliers, 

to reduce the cost of domestic heating oil. By grouping deliveries by

village or post code discounts are secured for residents. 

To discuss with a local member telephone 077468141127

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Wrabness in the News



Artist Grayson Perry puts finishing touches 

to green and gold gingerbread holiday cottage 


 I love it! It’s a beautiful spot, and it needed something like this.’ 

‘Very interesting but in the wrong place. It has totally ruined the natural scenery.’

‘We are quite privileged to live next door to it. I suspect the number of visitors will be annoying though.’

‘People will come and visit from London and have a very amusing tale to tell at dinner parties.  But they won’t have to look at it day in and day out and wonder if they are victims of a practical joke.’


The press have reported mixed views from local residents; however most are complaining about traffic

and inconsiderate parking by visitors wishing  to glimpse Julie's House.  If you are planning to visit please park in the Wrabness Station Car Park - its only a short walk from there.





Contact Information

Wrabness Parish Clerk
2, Fredricks Close, Wix
CO11 2AY