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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Pebmarsh Annual Parish Assembly

The Annual Parish Assembly will be held on Tuesday 10 March, at 7.00pm, in the Village Hall – the agenda for this meeting is shown below: Pebmarsh Annual Parish Assembly To be held on Tuesday 10 March 2015 in the … Continue reading

Posted on 28 February 2015 | 3:07 pm

Agenda for Parish Council Meeting – Weds 7 Jan 2015

Please click on the link below for the agenda for the next Parish Council meeting, being held on Weds 7 January 2015, at 7.30pm in the Village Hall: 150107JANagenda

Posted on 4 January 2015 | 11:42 am

Agenda for Parish Council Meeting Tues 4 Nov 2014

The next meeting of the Parish Council is being held on Tuesday 4 November 2014 at 7.30pm, in the Village Hall, Pebmarsh. For the agenda, please click on the link below: 141104NOV

Posted on 30 October 2014 | 7:25 pm

Minutes from Meeting 24 June 2014

Please find a link below to the above minutes: Minutes140624PEB

Posted on 17 September 2014 | 10:31 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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Plans to create £1.5million water park tourist attraction near Clacton seafront

A £1.5MILLION water park could be built on Clacton sea front in a bid to attract more tourists to the resort.

Posted on 5 March 2015 | 5:00 pm

Children go on global journey at Maldon travel agents

A globe-trotting lesson captured children’s imagination.

Posted on 5 March 2015 | 5:00 pm

Do you recognise suspect?

DETECTIVES are searching for a man in connection with a burglary in Colchester.

Posted on 5 March 2015 | 4:58 pm

Essex 999 call handlers to walk out for 72 hours

EMERGENCY 999 control operators in Essex will strike for three consecutive days over a radical change in shift patterns that have resulted in a number of staff being forced to quit their jobs, cut their hours and many more being forced to consider doing the same.

Posted on 5 March 2015 | 4:03 pm

Criticism for bakery plan to have tables and chairs spilling into avenue amid pavement takeover fears

A BID to have tables and chairs spilling out on to the pavement of Frinton’s famous Connaught Avenue for bakery customers has been slammed by critics.

Posted on 5 March 2015 | 4:00 pm

Are YOU in this week's Standard?

In this week's Standard we have:

Posted on 5 March 2015 | 4:00 pm

New independent baby boutique opens in town centre

A NEW independent baby boutique has opened in Colchester’s Red Lion Yard.

Posted on 5 March 2015 | 3:30 pm

UPDATED: Delays on A12 as car hits central reservation

A VEHICLE has hit the central reservation on the A12.

Posted on 5 March 2015 | 3:04 pm

Dreams come true for youngsters who dazzled Clacton crowds with record-breaking Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat show

DREAMS came true for budding actors as they put on a record-breaking show in front of packed Clacton audiences.

Posted on 5 March 2015 | 3:00 pm

Councils to raise flag for International Commonwealth Day

COLCHESTER Council is set to take part in International Commonwealth Day.

Posted on 5 March 2015 | 2:58 pm

Harwich and Manningtree Standard highly commended at media awards

THE Standard has been highly commended at an awards ceremony for media in the East of England.

Posted on 5 March 2015 | 2:24 pm

Salute to golfer Peter

DOZENS of fundraisers teed off in memory of a keen golfer.

Posted on 5 March 2015 | 2:00 pm

Man claims he was 'sentenced to death' by hospital chiefs after his life-saving operation was cancelled due to beds shortage

A CANCER victim claimed he was “sentenced to death” after a life-saving operation was cancelled at the 11th hour because of a hospital beds shortage.

Posted on 5 March 2015 | 2:00 pm

Tale of Duchess to hit big screen at Electric Palace

CINEMAGOERS will get a taste of the famous Globe Theatre when a candlelit play is shown in Harwich next month.

Posted on 5 March 2015 | 2:00 pm

Two adults and two children treated by emergency services at the scene of car crash

PARAMEDICS were called after a two-car smash in Kirby Cross.

Posted on 5 March 2015 | 1:37 pm

We're your community and we're behind you- residents declare support for woman attacked in underpass

Shocked residents have set up a fundraising campaign for a rape victim.

Posted on 5 March 2015 | 1:30 pm

Polish robber may be in Essex, police fear

ONE of Europe’s most wanted men is thought to be hiding out in Essex.

Posted on 5 March 2015 | 1:15 pm

Platinum-selling X Factor star who only lost out to Leona Lewis on TV talent show brings his new sound to Clacton tomorrow

BROOKSIDE, X Factor and Dancing on Ice star turned platinum-selling crooner Ray Quinn hits Clacton’s Princes Theatre tomorrow night.

Posted on 5 March 2015 | 1:00 pm

Showing best of local businesses

A MAJOR event will give businesses in Tendring an opportunity to showcase what they have to offer.

Posted on 5 March 2015 | 12:30 pm

New doctors and nurse for surgery

A DOCTOR’S surgery is finally fully staffed after undergoing a major recruitment drive.

Posted on 5 March 2015 | 12:00 pm

New shopping centre to be created at former gas works site in Clacton to lure big-name retailers to town

A MAJOR shopping complex could to be built in Clacton next to the popular Waterglade centre, it has emerged.

Posted on 5 March 2015 | 12:00 pm

Devoted Maldon mum Leanne died after accidental overdose, inquest told

A devoted mum-of-three was getting her life back on track just before she accidentally died of an overdose of prescribed drugs, an inquest heard.

Posted on 5 March 2015 | 12:00 pm

Ask Alston: We will host live web chat with Essex's Police and Crime Commissioner Nick Alston - and we want YOU to get involved

QUIZ Essex’s Police and Crime Commissioner Nick Alston in his first ever live web chat.

Posted on 5 March 2015 | 11:55 am

We have big plans for U's stadium

THIS season Colchester’s community stadium might be struggling to provide a winning formula on the pitch with the U’s having won just five games at home.

Posted on 5 March 2015 | 11:40 am

School is an inspiration says latest report from inspectors at Ofsted

MARKET Field School is celebrating a hat-trick of successes after being rated as outstanding for the third consecutive time.

Posted on 5 March 2015 | 11:20 am

HISTORY: Teachers said I would never amount to anything...

IT might be more than six decades since Vera Curnow was doing her bit for the war effort, but she still recalls it as if it were yesterday.

Posted on 5 March 2015 | 11:00 am

Man locked up after horrifying meat cleaver attack on ex-partner who suffered severe injuries

A MAN has been jailed for life after attempting to murder his ex-partner in a horrifying meat cleaver attack.

Posted on 5 March 2015 | 11:00 am

Oliver's marathon effort in memory of his dad

A CHEMISTRY student is preparing to run the London Marathon in memory of his dad.

Posted on 5 March 2015 | 11:00 am

Have your say on housing plans for former caravan park as developers unveil 250 home blueprint to the public

A CONSULTATION into plans for 250 homes on a former caravan site will take place today.  

Posted on 5 March 2015 | 10:00 am

Prayers answered! Post office set to trade from chapel

SERMONS and stamps will be available from the same building in Fingringhoe under plans unveiled by the Post Office.

Posted on 5 March 2015 | 10:00 am

Pensioner Alan Dettmar to give away his possessions

A PENSIONER is planning to donate most his possessions to charity as he prepares to emigrate across the world.

Posted on 5 March 2015 | 9:30 am

Missing Heybridge teenager found safe and well

A teenage girl missing from her home since last Friday has been found.

Posted on 5 March 2015 | 9:05 am

Perfectly round egg achieve's cracking £480 total for charity

An amazingly round egg has raised a cracking amount for charity after being auctioned on ebay.

Posted on 5 March 2015 | 9:00 am

VIDEO: Smart students strut their stuff to Bruno Mars' Uptown Funk in hilarious video

Boring school uniform checks have been given a complete overhaul with pupils strutting their stuff on the catwalk to pop music.

Posted on 5 March 2015 | 9:00 am

Fury as pair who stole poppy tins in Heybridge and Maldon walk free from court

Thieves spared jail, despite stealing money from Royal Legion poppy tins, committed a "cruel and vicious" crime according to a local MP.

Posted on 5 March 2015 | 9:00 am

YOUR PICTURES: Shining light on work of amateur snappers...

DOZENS of photos were judged in the latest round of a competition.

Posted on 5 March 2015 | 8:30 am

Parents to launch group and meet with police over schoolchildren safety fears after string of sexual predator attacks

ANXIOUS parents are to hold talks with police about rising fears over schoolchildren’s safety in Clacton.

Posted on 5 March 2015 | 8:00 am

Dermot to dance for 24 hours

X FACTOR host Dermot O’Leary has admitted training for his 24-hour dance marathon has been tough.

Posted on 5 March 2015 | 8:00 am

Anger as Burnham ambulance sits empty while woman waits three hours in agony

A Burnham mum-of-two waited hours in agony for an ambulance only for the town’s own emergency vehicles to sit empty at their base.

Posted on 5 March 2015 | 8:00 am


Life sentence for meat cleaver attacker who 'butchered' girlfriend: Why was he even out of prison? - special report

Posted on 5 March 2015 | 7:00 am

New supermarket to open 2016

LIDL has been given permission to open its first store in Colchester.

Posted on 5 March 2015 | 6:10 am

U’s players on £4 a week wages...but it was in 1937

THE moment Colchester United became a professional football club has been unearthed in long lost documents.

Posted on 5 March 2015 | 6:00 am

Top 10 places to see animals in Essex

Whether it’s a visit to a farm park, zoo or nature reserve, Essex has a wealth of award-winning places to visit that fans of all creatures great and small will love.

Posted on 5 March 2015 | 6:00 am

Ship container holiday homes bid sunk in St Osyth

A BID to create two holiday units out of metal ship containers has been turned down.

Posted on 4 March 2015 | 6:10 pm

Are YOU in this week's Gazette!

Picture special: Youth Theatre Performerz are AMAZING!

Posted on 4 March 2015 | 6:00 pm

Car stolen during Colchester burglary

BURGLARS broke into a home before stealing and abandoning a car in Colchester.

Posted on 4 March 2015 | 5:48 pm

Coggeshall teenager found dead in Colchester

AN inquest will be opened tomorrow after a teenager was found dead in Colchester.

Posted on 4 March 2015 | 5:34 pm

Appeal to find 'lost' playing fields so they can be protected from developers

A CAMPAIGN has been launched in a bid to find the “lost” playing fields of the Tendring district.

Posted on 4 March 2015 | 5:00 pm

Missing persons hunt for Heybridge teen

A HUNT has been launched for a missing girl who left her Heybridge home last Friday night.

Posted on 4 March 2015 | 8:08 am

Pensioner treated by paramedics after burglars break into her home

A PENSIONER aged in her 80s had to be treated by paramedics after burglars burst into her home.

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