The next Meeting of the Parish Council will be held

at 7.30pm on Wednesday 2nd January 2019

at the Wrabness Village Hall

Residents are invited to attend 

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What's On


Tuesday 11th December

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Carols by Lantern Light


at the Wrabness Station Masters Garden



Thursday 13th December

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Gardening Club

Members Christmas Party

7.30pm at Wrabness Village Hall


Sunday 16th December

11.00am  Holy Communion 

at All Saints Church, Wrabness  


Wednesday 19th December

Mobile Library visits Wrabness

The library van parks between 10.10am-10.40am

outside Holbrook View in Rectory Road 



Thursday 20th December

Carol Service

6.30pm at Wrabness Church

All welcome



For more village events 

see the What's On 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 

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

Yoga Classes

Check out the Village Organisations - Clubs page for information 



Wrabness Gardening Club

has a news page on this website

see Village Clubs - Gardening Club.







Our electricity network is built to be resilient but extreme weather can damage overhead power lines resulting in some customers losing their electricity supply. Where this happens we work to restore power as quickly and safely as possible.  We have organised for additional staff in our contact centre to help customers whose electricity supply might be affected by the predicted weather, and we have called-up additional engineers to carry out repairs to our electricity network.

Local residents will be able to find regular updates on our website and social media @UKPowerNetworks throughout this period. Anyone experiencing a power cut can: 

 Call 105 to report power cuts and damage to the electricity network, or 0800 3163 105 (from a corded phone or mobile phone if you have no power) 



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Roads, Pavements and Verges

To report potholes, highway defects or obtain information click on the offical Essex County Council Highways website at

Fly Tipping

To report fly tipping or litter problems contact Tendring District Council  at


Planning Applications: Planning applications received by Tendring District Council for Wrabness are listed on the Planning Matters page together with how to view applications, and participate in the planning process. Recent applications include:

  • Demolition of fire damaged dwelling and erection of a replacement dwelling (revised application following 18/00636/FUL). Ness House Ash Street Wrabness CO11 2TG Ref. No: 18/01901/FUL  Status: Pending Consideration
  • Proposed detached ceremony hall and warden's accommodation and change of use of land from agricultural use to burial ground.Oakfield Wood Burial Ground Ash Street Wrabness CO11 2TQ Ref. No: 18/01818/FUL  Status: Pending Consideration
  • Erection of 4 no four bedroom detached dwellings with garages. Amendments to existing access road with provision of turning head. The Priory Harwich Road Wrabness CO11 2UG Ref. No: 18/01699/FUL | Received: Wed 10 Oct 2018 Status: Pending Consideration
  • Installation of a new high speed broadband cabinet. Outside of Wrabness Hall Church Road Wrabness CO11 2TG Ref. No: 18/01694/TELLIC Received: Tue 09 Oct 2018  Status: Deemed Consent
  • Proposal to build a modest side extension, a garden / music room and to provide secure storage for musical instruments.
  • Sunnyside Black Boy Lane Wrabness  CO11 2TW Ref. No: 18/01529/FUL | Received: Fri 14 Sep 2018 Status:Approved
  • Replacement hut following demolition of existing hut and deck raised by 440mm. 10 West Foreshore Wrabness CO11 2BB Ref. No: 18/01288/FUL | Received: Mon 06 Aug 2018 | Validated: Mon 20 Aug 2018 | Status: Approved
  • 18 dwellings and provision of a 0.2ha village green. Land South of Station Road Wrabness CO11 2TH Ref. No: 18/00678/DETAIL | Received: Thu 26 Apr 2018 Status: Pending Decision 


First Aid Course

Friday 19th May 2017

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 Wrabness Parish Council organised a first aid course at the Village Hall on the morning of Friday 19th May 2017. Sucessful attendees qualified for an Appointed Person Certificate.Although the cost was subsidised by the Parish Council the cost to each individual was £20. Thanks to Rachel Thornton for making the arrangements.


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Proposed Level Crossing Closure

Public Inquiry

Network Rail has applied to the Department for Transport for the permanent closure of a number of pedestrian level crossings in the Anglia Region including: Crossing E48 Wheatsheaf adjacent to Brakey Grove on the public footpath route between Station Road and Wheatsheaf Lane, Wrabness.  

The application and supporting documents are available to view and download from the Network Rail website by clicking on the link below. The closing date for the receipt of objections, representations or letters of support was 12 May 2017. For more information visit the Network Rail website

Wrabness Parish Council objected to this proposed closure. The DfT organised public local inquiry into the proposed closures in the Essex area and related footpath issues. The Inquiry opened on 18 October 2017, was adjourned for procedural reasons and recommenced in September 2018. On 25 October 2018 an Inquiry session was held at Colchester and heard evidence about the proposed closure of the Wheatsheaf crossing and related changes to the Wrabness public footpath network. Representatives of Network Rail spoke in support of closure and three objectors presented evidence against: Essex County Council, Wrabness Parish Council and a local landowner. The Inspector will prepare a report and make recommendations so the Secretary of State for Transport can decide on each of the proposed Essex level crossing closures.

Flood Warnings

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The Environment Agency issues flood warnings for the East Coast, including low lying areas of Wrabness adjacent to the river. 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.


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. 

A detailed Planning Application: 18/00678/DETAIL -18 dwellings and provision of a 0.2ha village green - Land south of Station Road Wrabness was submitted to Tendring District Council on 26 April 2018. This application for matters reserved for later approval in the outline planning permission can be viewed on  the Tendring District Council website or by visiting the District Council Office at Weeley. Public comment is invited during the current public consultation period.


Theft - Be Alert

From time to time there are 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 on a Wednesday every three weeks. 

The library van parks between 10.10am-10.40am 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 19th December 2018.


Dial-A-Ride Community Bus Service

Journey to and from Harwich and Wrabness or destinations in the adjoining rural area. Fare is £3.50 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

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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