Further to the post setting out the Society’s submission on the proposed housing development, here is a link to some other submissions on the subject to Colchester Borough Council which are likely to be of interest to readers of this website.
All are welcome (members and non-members alike): the admission fee is £2 and light refreshments will be provided.
The AGM and a talk by Sue Howlett on Mersea in Tudor Times will follow on Tuesday 1st November.
The Society has submitted an objection letter to Colchester Borough Council worded as follows:
I am submitting these comments on behalf of the Mersea Island Society which represents a membership of 500 residents.
The Society objects to the proposals for erection of 350 new homes for the following reasons :- Continue reading
Committee member Marica Frost is organising an Open Garden Coffee Morning on Thursday 8 September to raise funds for MacMillan Cancer Trust.
The event will take place between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at 3 Oakwood Gardens West Mersea, and will include Bring and Buy and a Raffle.
Entrance (inclusive of a homemade scone and a drink) is £2.50. All are welcome.
John Akker has produced a poster providing information on the implications of the 350 additional houses on the Island proposed by Colchester Borough Council under the Planning Policy Preferred Options local plan, and the actions that can be taken to defeat the plan. Please:
- Download the poster from here and display it.
- View the plans on the West Mersea Town Council website here.
- Attend the meeting at the MICA to discuss the proposed development which has now been rescheduled for 7 p.m. on 1st September.
- Make representations online here by 5 p.m. on 16th September.
- Write objecting to Planning Policy, CBC.
- Telephone our Colchester Borough Councillors.
A walk to Ray Island has been organised for noon on July 13, with a second visit on July 27 in view of the expected demand (numbers are limited to 15 per trip, on a first come first served basis). Sturdy footware will be required: participants will be asked to make a minimum charitable donation of £2.
Ray Island, which is situated in the Strood, has literary connections with Sabine Baring-Gould’s Mehalah. It is currently owned by the National Trust and managed by Essex Wildlife Trust.
To reserve a place on one of the trips, contact Marica Frost by leaving a message on the telephone number indicated for her in the Mistral.
The Society invites members and friends to the Chairman’s garden barbecue to be held on Thursday 16 June from 12 Noon. Admission is by ticket only: tickets @ £7.50 are limited.
Please bring your own drinks: soft drinks will be provided.
Please contact 01206 382406 or 01206 381789 for tickets, details and venue.