is a living magazine for the village of Pebmarsh in Essex. Regularly updated with news, views, articles and a diary of forthcoming events in and around the village. According to the "Place names of Essex", Pebmarsh is derived from Pybba's erx or stubble field, the person Pybba being possibly the same man as gave his name to Pebehole which was in or near Stebbing. The parish of Pebmarsh is traversed by a brook, which after passing through a valley and close to the church, falls into the River Colne near Earls Colne. In several places this brook creates marshy land and it would seem therefore that the word "marsh" might be in some way connected with the origin of the name. The village has many Tudor farms and houses. Until 1845 the parish formed part of the extensive diocese of London.
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Telecommunications Mast

Mobile Telecommunications Mast Despite the best efforts of the Parish Council, there will, regrettably, be no Mobile Mast erected in the Parish for at least a year. This decision has been taken by Arquiva, the company who have the contract … Continue reading

Posted on 7 July 2015 | 10:38 pm

Minutes of Meeting 18 May 2015

Please click on the link below for the minutes of the meeting which was held on 18 May 2015: MINUTESPEB150518MAY

Posted on 7 July 2015 | 10:33 pm

Next Parish Council Meeting – Agenda for 7 July 2015

The next meeting of Pebmarsh Parish Council will be held on Tuesday 7 July at 7.30pm, in the Village Hall Committee Room, to which all residents are invited to attend. Please click on the link below for the agenda: 150707JULY

Posted on 2 July 2015 | 12:23 am

Telecommunications Mast Survey Results

Thank you very much to everyone who sent their surveys back – we received 159, which is approximately 2/3rds of the village and a very good response. The survey results are posted here for you to look at: Pebmarsh Parish … Continue reading

Posted on 15 June 2015 | 9:59 pm

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Bookings and News From the Village Hall

Updated Booking Prices

We’ve updated the information at to reflect current prices. These prices will be valid until 30th April next year.

Posted on 12 October 2012 | 11:02 pm

Welcome to the Village Hall

We’re currently in the process of moving into our new online home here at, and we hope to be fully up and running soon. Here you’ll find up-to-date details on bookings, the committee members and regular clubs and activities as well as announcements of any forthcoming events.  

Posted on 11 October 2012 | 10:55 pm


Halstead Gazette | North Essex news

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TUBE STRIKE: Travel advice from TfL for commuters

Transport for London (TfL) is advising customers of the measures it has put in place to help keep London moving during industrial action on the Tube this week.

Posted on 5 August 2015 | 6:30 am

Nine-home scheme backed by councillors

PLANS for nine new homes have been tentatively backed by councillors.

Posted on 5 August 2015 | 6:30 am

Family-run Fabric8 store to close

A FAMILY-RUN fabric and haberdashery shop is set to close after 20 years.

Posted on 5 August 2015 | 6:20 am

FILL UP: Cheapest petrol prices around Colchester

GETTING the best deal when you head to the petrol pump is a challenge so we've put together a list of the best places to fill up this week around Colchester.

Posted on 5 August 2015 | 6:00 am

Green is being used free for park events

by ANDREA COLLITT COLCHESTER'S leisure boss has said she is convinced people will book up an empty bowling green for events - after a fee paying club was forced out.

Posted on 5 August 2015 | 6:00 am

Woman breaks three ribs tripping at bus stop

A WOMAN was left with three broken ribs after tripping on pavement which was raised to build a park and ride bus stop.

Posted on 5 August 2015 | 6:00 am

Youngster sparks huge search after vanishing from Frinton beach

A YOUNGSTER sparked a massive search after going missing on Frinton beach today.

Posted on 4 August 2015 | 5:47 pm

Entry open to all- including dogs- for testing new triathlon

Dogs will be competing alongside humans in a testing triathlon.

Posted on 4 August 2015 | 5:25 pm

Bid to turn former Maldon school building into 8 flats

A former Maldon school building could be turned into eight homes.

Posted on 4 August 2015 | 5:17 pm

15 teens pedal to raise pounds

A GROUP of 15 teenagers from Colchester took part in a sponsored stationary bike ride in aid of Colchester and Tendring Youth Enquiry Service.

Posted on 4 August 2015 | 4:30 pm

'A120 closure could harm our village'

MAJOR concerns have been raised that lorries forced off the A120 for resurfacing work could cause damage to village roads and even homes.

Posted on 4 August 2015 | 4:00 pm

Relieved residents win security fence fight

RELIEVED residents in retirement flats have won their fight for new security fencing to combat vandals.

Posted on 4 August 2015 | 3:40 pm

Outdoor gym put in at residents’ request

POLITICIANS have been pumping iron as they try out the newest gym in Colchester.

Posted on 4 August 2015 | 3:00 pm

Why doesn’t council repair road properly?

A FURIOUS resident has slammed a council after it opted for low cost resurfacing leaving a road in what he says is an “appaling” state.

Posted on 4 August 2015 | 2:20 pm

A120 roundabout plans to be unveiled later this month

PLANS for a long-awaited roundabout at a notorious accident blackspot will be unveiled later this month.

Posted on 4 August 2015 | 2:04 pm

Scam letter warning

A RESIDENT wants to warn others not to fall for a scam letter he fears is being sent to homes across Harwich.

Posted on 4 August 2015 | 2:00 pm

Fire crews sent to factory roof fire

Four fire crews are tackling a fire in the roof of a factory building.

Posted on 4 August 2015 | 1:56 pm

Couple to take on Ironman challenge

A COUPLE are preparing to push themselves to the limit when they take on a triathlon for charity.

Posted on 4 August 2015 | 1:40 pm

Institute invites people to join in 100th birthday celebrations

A club is inviting residents to come and celebrate it’s 100th birthday with members.

Posted on 4 August 2015 | 1:30 pm

Are you smarter than a 10-year-old? Take 11-plus questions from the 1940s

Could you answer some questions from an Eleven Plus paper from the 1940s?

Posted on 4 August 2015 | 1:00 pm

Guildhall set to reopen after disabled access improved

COUNCIL meetings are set to return to their spiritual home in an historic grade one-listed building after an eight-year hiatus.

Posted on 4 August 2015 | 12:30 pm

New report reignites part night lighting row

A LEADING councillor fighting for Colchester’s street lights to be turned back on at night says one report will not change his mind.

Posted on 4 August 2015 | 12:20 pm

Travellers at Holland Marshes set to face court action

TRAVELLERS who have refused to move from a site on Holland Marshes are facing court action.

Posted on 4 August 2015 | 12:01 pm

Tennis taster sessions help get kids active this summer

Tennis taster sessions will be running at Promenade Park next week.

Posted on 4 August 2015 | 12:00 pm

Charity group given green light to continue with hobby farm scheme

A CHARITY group has been told it can continue with its plans for a hobby farm in Clacton.

Posted on 4 August 2015 | 11:40 am

Celebrating 15 years of award-winning food

AN award-winning store has celebrated 15 years of dishing up delicious delicacies to discerning food fans.

Posted on 4 August 2015 | 11:40 am

Speed signs installed to slow traffic in old Harwich

NEW speed advisory signs have been installed to slow down traffic in old Harwich.

Posted on 4 August 2015 | 11:00 am

First World War fly-in to return aerodrome to "life a hundred years ago"

A unique Great War aerodrome is hosting a fly-in next weekend.

Posted on 4 August 2015 | 10:30 am

Bid to bring Tower of London’s poppy display to Colchester unsuccessful

A BID to bring the iconic poppy display which attracted thousands of people to the Tower of London to Colchester Castle has been unsuccessful.

Posted on 4 August 2015 | 10:10 am

Research into twins’ sexual preferences

TWINS spend their lives being compared.

Posted on 4 August 2015 | 10:00 am

London house prices could lead to more commuters settling in Colchester

NEW figures show Colchester offers good value for money for London commuters.

Posted on 4 August 2015 | 9:20 am

Ladies auxiliary to end after 91 years

COLCHESTER Ladies Auxiliary has been disbanded after 91 years and raising an estimated £100,000 for charity.

Posted on 4 August 2015 | 8:10 am

Students say farewell with XFactor show

Youngsters held an XFactor talent show for the end of their school year.

Posted on 4 August 2015 | 8:00 am

Mum is taking dolls right back to basics

A MUM fed up with her daughters playing with doeeyed, lipstick-caked, underdressed dolls has started a business giving them a makeunder.

Posted on 4 August 2015 | 7:20 am

Primary school seeks permission to retain temporary building

A Maldon primary school is seeking permission to keep a demountable classroom on its grounds.

Posted on 4 August 2015 | 7:00 am

Chairman raises £2,000 for teen charity

AN ADVICE charity for teenagers has been given a £2,000 windfall.

Posted on 4 August 2015 | 6:30 am

We’ve a bus stop across our drive

RESIDENTS on a new housing estate have been left raging after a bus stop and double yellow lines appeared outside their homes without warning.

Posted on 4 August 2015 | 6:10 am

999 patients face diversions from Colchester A&E

PATIENTS could be driven to other A&E units following continued concerns about waiting times at Colchester General Hospital.

Posted on 4 August 2015 | 6:00 am

Free pension advice to residents after latest reforms

Maldon residents who are over 50 can get free guidance on how the new pension reforms affects them.

Posted on 3 August 2015 | 5:39 pm

Pop singer Ed Sheeran visits Colchester Zoo

POP superstar Ed Sheeran was spotted feeding the lemurs and taking selfies with fans during a visit to Colchester Zoo.

Posted on 3 August 2015 | 5:33 pm

Man injured after two vehicle accident in Wickham Bishops: roadblock caused

An accident involving two vehicles in Wickham Bishops, Blue Mills Hill, has caused a partial road block between Maldon Road (B1018) and Witham Road.

Posted on 3 August 2015 | 4:34 pm

Family visit grave of youngest soldier to die in First World War

A FAMILY who visited the grave of the youngest British soldier to die in the First World War may be related to the fallen soldier.

Posted on 3 August 2015 | 4:33 pm

Row after school blocks up pathway

A ROW over residents’ access to a pathway has been reignited after a school blocked access to it.

Posted on 3 August 2015 | 4:30 pm

Colchester goes for gold for Britain in Bloom

COLCHESTER is going for gold and attempting to wow the Britain in Bloom judges.

Posted on 3 August 2015 | 4:24 pm

Amorous couple put the 'blue' into Clacton's Blue Flag beach

AN amorous couple put the blue into Clacton’s blue flag beach after being filmed apparently having sex under the sea wall.

Posted on 3 August 2015 | 4:21 pm

£4 million worth of train improvements for Colchester

TRAINS travelling through Colchester are set to be improved with £4million of funding.

Posted on 3 August 2015 | 4:20 pm

Mystery gardeners brighten up roundabout

COVERT gardeners have added floral cheer to one of Colchester’s busiest roundabouts.

Posted on 3 August 2015 | 4:14 pm

Investigation launched after building site death

A MAN who died while working on a building site by the M3 has been named locally as Ben Collins.

Posted on 3 August 2015 | 4:13 pm

Councillors want answers about All Saints House

FURIOUS councillors believe they are being misled about the status of mental health provision in Harwich.

Posted on 3 August 2015 | 4:00 pm

Community holds candlelit vigil to remember "fantastic mother" Becky Parker

Around a hundred relatives, friends and Burnham residents held a candlelit tribute to a young mum found strangled to death.

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