Tollesbury is a village in England, located on the Essex coast at the mouth of the River Blackwater. It is situated nine miles east of the historic port of Maldon and twelve miles south of Colchester.


For centuries Tollesbury, the village of the plough and sail, relied on the harvests of the land and the sea. The main trade and export of Tollesbury, which still thrives to this day, has long been oysters.



At one time Tollesbury was served by six public houses, but the village has only one open at present: The Kings Head. Other social establishments include: The Royal British Legion, The Tollesbury Cruising club and The Tollesbury Sailing club.


At the centre of the village is 'The Square', which was also known as 'The Green' but correctly called Church Street. On the west side of the Square is the Kings Head Public House, which was traditionally the seafarers public house. It was here that the Tollesbury Yacht Skippers Club was formed when the village was gaining a reputation as a yachting centre during the early part of the 20th century. Alterations were made to the pub in 1902 during which parts of a copy of the Great Bible of 1540 were found in the attic. On the east side of the Square is Saint Mary's church.


Cottages line either side of the Square, some of which have been built using bricks which were manufactured locally.


At Woodrolfe Creek the Woodup Pool is a public salt water amenity pool, it opened in 1907.



Tollesbury Parish Council was formed in 1894, following the passing of the Local Government Act in 1894.  The modern Parish Council is a corporate body with the power to raise money by taxation (the precept).  It is an elected government and has an imporant role to play in representing the interests of the community it serves to improve quality of life.


The next Meeting of Tollesbury Parish Council will be held on:


  • Tuesday 21st January 2020 - 7.30pm
  • Tuesday 4th February 2020 - 7.30pm
  • Tuesday 18th Februay 2020 - (PLANNING ONLY - Will only be held if there are Planning Applications to be considered)









We currently have a vacant seat on Tollesbury Parish Council.  If you are interested in joining, please contact the Parish Clerk on 01621 869039.     

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4 Valkyrie Close

01621 869039