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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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

Survey – Telecommunications Mast

Thank you to all who have returned the survey, we have had an excellent response so far, which provides the Parish Council with a good overall view of current mobile coverage and opinion, which will aid in forthcoming consultations. We … Continue reading

Posted on 27 May 2015 | 11:14 pm

Draft Minutes of Annual Parish Assembly 2015

Please click on the link below to view these draft minutes. They will be officially signed at the Annual Parish Assembly in 2016: APM Minutes 2015 Please click below to view the Report from County Councillor David Finch for March … Continue reading

Posted on 27 May 2015 | 10:39 pm

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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


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Teenager cut free after Clacton crash

A TEENAGER had to be cut out of a car following a crash in Clacton.

Posted on 5 July 2015 | 6:29 pm

Essex cricketers help charity raise more than £3,000

CRICKET stars turned out to help raise thousands of pounds for charity.

Posted on 5 July 2015 | 4:00 pm

Clacton theatre's new look is unveiled after £19,000 revamp

CLACTON’S Princes Theatre has been given a much-needed facelift.

Posted on 5 July 2015 | 4:00 pm

Pedestrian killed by tractor trailer

A MAN has died after a tractor trailer fell on a pedestrian.

Posted on 5 July 2015 | 3:47 pm

Munnings painting sold at auction

A PAINTING by Dedham artist Sir Alfred Munnings has been sold at auction.

Posted on 5 July 2015 | 3:00 pm

Work soon to start on old fisheries lab site in Burnham

Plans for 14 houses in Burnham have been given the green light.

Posted on 5 July 2015 | 3:00 pm

BMW crashes into Westway barrier

A ROAD was closed after a car crashed into a barrier

Posted on 5 July 2015 | 2:04 pm

Marathon golfers manage 72 holes in 15 hours on the course to boost charity

GOLF club members teed off for a marathon 15-hour session to raise cash for charity.

Posted on 5 July 2015 | 2:00 pm

Super slimmer Peter is off to national finals

A super slimmer is aiming for national weight loss finals after losing eight stone in just over a year.

Posted on 5 July 2015 | 1:30 pm

Bungalow all set for dramatic face lift

A SEASIDE bungalow is set for a dramatic makeover overseen by a top British designer.

Posted on 5 July 2015 | 12:30 pm

Disabled man hurt in hit and run crash

POLICE are searching for a driver who crashed into a disabled man and drove off.

Posted on 5 July 2015 | 12:01 pm

Margaret reveals the astonishing tale of finding estranged mum after 50 years apart in first book

A WOMAN who tracked down her estranged mum after 50 years apart has published her first book, capturing the incredible tale.

Posted on 5 July 2015 | 12:00 pm

Bridge damaged near Witham: trains cancelled between Chelmsford and Colchester

A damaged bridge between Witham and Hatfield Peverel is preventing trains from running.

Posted on 5 July 2015 | 11:31 am

Victim assaulted during robbery near RSPCA clinic

A MAN was struck in the face during a robbery.

Posted on 5 July 2015 | 11:00 am

UPDATED 9am Sunday: Man missing from hospital

A MAN needing medication has disappeared from hospital.

Posted on 5 July 2015 | 11:00 am

District's rejected LDP begins new review process

A civil servant has started reviewing Maldon's Local Development Plan.

Posted on 5 July 2015 | 10:30 am

Mother and son prepare to tackle 60 mile Freedom Trail

A TEENAGER and his mum are preparing to trek the same route over the Pyrenees soldiers and refugees used to escape Nazi-occupied France.

Posted on 5 July 2015 | 10:00 am

Crowds descend to admire open gardens and spot scarecrows at annual event

A TOWN bloomed as people descended for its annual open gardens and scarecrow festival.

Posted on 5 July 2015 | 9:00 am

Memories: Can you tell Andrew more about this picture?

THE son of a former amateur footballer is appealing for help to unlock the secrets behind this celebration picture.

Posted on 5 July 2015 | 8:00 am

Apple Day is back this year!

A popular community event will be held again this year.

Posted on 5 July 2015 | 7:00 am

Families enjoy road safety event in South Woodham Ferrers

Families enjoyed a special open event on road safety run by Essex Police today.

Posted on 4 July 2015 | 5:01 pm

Temple chooses Walton beach for special special spiritual festival

A CROWD of more than 100 people took part in a special religious festival on the beach at Walton.

Posted on 4 July 2015 | 4:00 pm

Ex-plumber finds new career path in 3D gaming art

A former plumber isn’t console-ing himself after finding a new career path in 3D gaming art.

Posted on 4 July 2015 | 4:00 pm

Peter Firmin: ‘Essex is always my home and it’s lovely to be appreciated’

Our reporter meets Dovercourt-born illustrator Peter Firmin.

Posted on 4 July 2015 | 4:00 pm

Tributes paid after death of 'greatly loved' former journalist who was once imprisoned in Uganda while covering story

TRIBUTES have been paid to an acclaimed national journalist who had been imprisoned whilst covering a coup in Uganda.

Posted on 4 July 2015 | 2:00 pm

Burnham Town Council to launch new website

Burnham Town Council's website will be launched next week.

Posted on 4 July 2015 | 1:30 pm

Mum out to raise awareness of "cruel" disease

A HEARTBROKEN mother has vowed to raise awareness and funds to fight a disease that is slowly paralysing her daughter.

Posted on 4 July 2015 | 12:30 pm

Special status nets a £10k spending boost to make a difference in Jaywick

JAYWICK has clinched Coastal Community Team status in a new pilot scheme to help boost the area.

Posted on 4 July 2015 | 12:00 pm

Holidaymakers struck down by sickness bug

HOLIDAYMAKERS have been struck down with a highly-contagious virus while on a cruise bound for Harwich.

Posted on 4 July 2015 | 12:00 pm

Lucy wins Icelandic marathon

A woman who completed three marathons to raise money in the battle against breast cancer saved the best for last by winning the final one.

Posted on 4 July 2015 | 10:30 am

VIDEO: Six people evacuated from house after lightning sets fire to roof

The roof of a three-storey house in Nottage Crescent was set alight by lightening.

Posted on 4 July 2015 | 9:50 am

Car show is a big hit at new home despite downpour

SHOWERS did not dampen spirits as a popular car show rolled into town.

Posted on 4 July 2015 | 9:00 am

From Glastonbury to Harwich... Tankus The Henge at Kingsway Hall

A TOP London band will be playing a gig in Dovercourt just days after their Glastonbury set.

Posted on 4 July 2015 | 8:00 am

Can you help Maldon library break world record?

Maldon library is urging young readers to help break a world record.

Posted on 4 July 2015 | 7:00 am

Clacton woman organises fundraiser with boxing legend Frank Bruno to boost charity

A CLACTON woman is holding an evening with former world heavyweight boxing champion Frank Bruno to raise money for charity.

Posted on 3 July 2015 | 6:00 pm

Man rushed to hospital after Colchester flat fire

FIREFIGHTERS have helped save a block of flats after a fire in Blenheim Drive.

Posted on 3 July 2015 | 5:17 pm

Magician Michael helps launch luxury magazine

THERE was magic in the air at the launch of Newsquest’s new luxury magazine.

Posted on 3 July 2015 | 4:20 pm

Heartbrokem mum vows to raise cash to fight disease which is paralysing her daughter

A HEARTBROKEN mother has vowed to raise awareness and funds to fight a disease that is slowly paralysing her daughter.

Posted on 3 July 2015 | 4:00 pm

Hilarious high school leavers video leaves youngsters in stitches

A HILARIOUS spoof video has seen school teachers and staff become internet sensations.

Posted on 3 July 2015 | 4:00 pm

GAZETTE COMMENT: There are no wins in waste debate

ESSEX County Council is really on a hiding to nothing with its latest challenge to find suitable sites for a biological waste treatment plant.

Posted on 3 July 2015 | 3:40 pm

TV star to open revamped Manningtree cafe

A TV star is set to open a revamped cafe in Manningtree.

Posted on 3 July 2015 | 3:00 pm

What's better than having fun with the family?

Fancy fun and entertainment for all the family?

Posted on 3 July 2015 | 2:40 pm

Will Quince set for role on Parliament's Transport Select Committee

COLCHESTER’S newly-elected MP has secured a place on Parliament’s Transport Select Committee.

Posted on 3 July 2015 | 2:36 pm

Students' success is celebrated

STUDENTS celebrated the fruits of their labour at an awards ceremony.

Posted on 3 July 2015 | 2:30 pm

Teens dressed to the nines as they say stylish farewell at spectacular prom party

TEENAGERS got dressed up in sharp suits and glamorous gowns for their glittering senior prom.

Posted on 3 July 2015 | 2:00 pm

Harwich Children's Carnival: A thousand youngsters join in colourful parade

CARNIVAL fever came to Harwich as children paraded through the streets.

Posted on 3 July 2015 | 2:00 pm

Could you step up to be a parish councillor?

The closing date to apply to become a parish councillor for Mayland arrives next Friday.

Posted on 3 July 2015 | 1:30 pm

Our terrorism nightmare: Couple share their story after horrific Tunisia ordeal

A COUPLE have spoken of their horror after being caught up in a terrorist attack inwhich 38 people were killed.

Posted on 3 July 2015 | 8:00 am

Aldi is "progressing" with store plans for Maldon

Store wars could erupt in Maldon as another discount supermarket is a step closer to finding a site.

Posted on 3 July 2015 | 7:00 am

Area's only police station under serious threat

The area's only police station is under threat of closure as part of a bid to save money.

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