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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Sunday, 20th April 2014  

Annual Parish Assembly – 20 May 2014

The Annual Parish Assembly for 2014 will be held on Tuesday 20 May, at 7.30pm, in the Village Hall, followed by the Annual Parish Council Meeting, to which all parishioners are welcome to attend. The agendas will be posted approximately … Continue reading

Posted on 9 April 2014 | 2:04 pm

Minutes of Meeting held 8 January 2014

Please see link below for a copy of the minutes from the January Parish Council meeting. Minutes140108

Posted on 9 April 2014 | 2:02 pm

Advance Notice of Change to Mobile Library Time

From 1 July 2014, the time for the mobile library to stop at the Kings Head will change to 5.05pm (currently at 4.50pm). New timetables will be published towards the end of May 2014 and will be displayed on the … Continue reading

Posted on 9 April 2014 | 1:51 pm

Local Temporary Road Closures

Please see attached document showing upcoming local road closures. The works are scheduled within the next 18 months and exact dates will be notified via advanced warning signage on sites. Letters to residents and other affected parties advising of dates … Continue reading

Posted on 9 April 2014 | 1:44 pm

Reminder: Check ID for Council Workers

Essex County Council’s Highways Teams will be out around the county mending pot holes over the next three months and they wish to remind residents that if anyone knocks on their door to say they are working for the Council, … Continue reading

Posted on 8 April 2014 | 5:33 pm

Agenda for Meeting on Monday 7 April

The next meeting of Pebmarsh Parish Council will be held on Monday 7 April 2014, at 7.30pm, in the Village Hall Committee Room. All are welcome to attend. 140407APRAgenda

Posted on 3 April 2014 | 11:42 pm

Temporary Road Closure Notice

To temporarily close the length of Cripple Corner, Twinstead/Pebmarsh/Alphamstone from a point approximately 140 metres south of the junction with Lorkins Lane, south for a distance of approximately 50 metres. The closure is scheduled to commence on 24 February 2014 … Continue reading

Posted on 18 February 2014 | 9:36 pm

Next Parish Council Meeting

The next meeting of the Parish Council will be held on: Monday 7 April at 7.30pm in the Village Hall Committee Room Everyone welcome to attend

Posted on 18 February 2014 | 9:00 pm

Switch to e-billing for Council Tax Bills

Register for e-billing for your Council Tax bill and save both time and money. Braintree District Council’s e-billing system allows residents to register and receive their council tax bill and correspondence via email rather the post. Businesses can also register … Continue reading

Posted on 12 January 2014 | 12:07 pm

Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting 18 November 2013

Please click on the link below to view the above minutes: Minutes131118PEB

Posted on 12 January 2014 | 12:05 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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Drama group brings comedy version of Dick Barton to the stage

Maldon Drama Group presents a musical comedy version of Dick Barton Special Agent.

Posted on 20 April 2014 | 5:00 pm

War medals stolen in home raid

WAR medals including one presented by the king have been stolen from a house in Colchester.

Posted on 20 April 2014 | 4:41 pm

Public servant and mum-of-three Sarah Candy dies aged 47

TRIBUTES have been paid to a mum of three and prominent councillor who died suddenly from cancer.

Posted on 20 April 2014 | 4:19 pm

Takeaway driver threatened with 'gun' and robbed

A delivery driver was robbed at gunpoint when he was lured to a road by someone making a false order for Chinese food.

Posted on 20 April 2014 | 4:01 pm

Classic cars converge at Langford museum

Motoring enthusiasts had an Easter treat at a classic car show.

Posted on 20 April 2014 | 4:00 pm

Easter fun at Maldon's Promenade Park, despite the dreary weather

Excited children were not bothered by poor weather at a mass Easter egg hunt.

Posted on 20 April 2014 | 3:02 pm

Mayland charity plans to build first new Thames sailing barge in 84 years

A charity is hoping work will soon start on the first Thames sailing barge to be built in more than 80 years.

Posted on 20 April 2014 | 3:00 pm

Public meeting for former school plans

A PUBLIC meeting has been called for residents air their views on new homes plans for a former village primary school.

Posted on 20 April 2014 | 3:00 pm

Gruelling fire gear cycle for brave fundraisers

TWO Clacton firefighters will don their heavy work gear and take on a mammoth tandem cycle ride to raise cash for charity.

Posted on 20 April 2014 | 3:00 pm

Bikes stolen from sheds

BURGLARS are breaking into sheds across Dovercourt and stealing bikes.

Posted on 20 April 2014 | 2:13 pm

War memorial club pays tribute in Belgium

MEMBERS of the Frinton War Memorial Club visited Belgium to mark 100 years since the start of the First World War.

Posted on 20 April 2014 | 12:00 pm

Campaigners criticise council plans to lobby for new nuclear power station

Campaigners have criticised Maldon District Council’s plans to lobby for a new nuclear power station in Bradwell.

Posted on 20 April 2014 | 12:00 pm

Bumper garage sale for a fighting fund

Harwich was bustling with business at a new town garage sale.

Posted on 20 April 2014 | 12:00 pm

Mum distraught over missing dog

A distraught mother will tell her children their missing dog is not coming back, unless he is found this week.

Posted on 20 April 2014 | 10:30 am

Easter outings keep coastguards busy

FOUR people were rescued by helicopter after coastguards in north Essex were called to help more than a dozen people in 48 hours.

Posted on 20 April 2014 | 9:38 am

Runners from across the world come to Maldon for challenge

Runners from around the world descended on Maldon to follow a ‘hares and hounds’ trail.

Posted on 20 April 2014 | 9:00 am

Shocking air pollution killed 100 in Tendring in one year

SHOCK figures have revealed air pollution is to blame for more than 100 deaths a year in Tendring.

Posted on 20 April 2014 | 9:00 am

Man charged with murder of Southend man stabbed in Braintree

Police have charged a man with murder after a man was stabbed in Braintree.

Posted on 19 April 2014 | 8:32 pm

Maldon neighbours to run 100km for children with cancer

Two neighbours will run the equivalent of more than two marathons in memory of a 14-year-old girl who died of cancer.

Posted on 19 April 2014 | 5:00 pm

Inspirational headteacher up for top award after leading school's revival

A WALTON headteacher has been named as a finalist for a prestigious award after inspiring a dramatic turnaround at his school.

Posted on 19 April 2014 | 3:00 pm

‘Shanty’ extension owner loses lengthy court fight

A FIVE-YEAR battle to remove an illegal ‘shanty’ extension to a building in Mistley has ended.

Posted on 19 April 2014 | 3:00 pm

Noise concerns scupper rubbish depot opening time changes

Councillors opposed plans by their own council to change the opening times of a rubbish collection depot.

Posted on 19 April 2014 | 3:00 pm

Easter fun day at Horse Rangers

FAMILIES will be able to enjoy some Easter fun at a stables.

Posted on 19 April 2014 | 2:00 pm

Couple could be the key to solving Castle Park murder

CRUCIAL witnesses need to come forward to help solve the horrific murder of Jim Attfield.

Posted on 19 April 2014 | 1:39 pm

Tributes paid to young Southend dad who died after being stabbed in Braintree

Tributes have been paid to a man who was stabbed in Braintree.

Posted on 19 April 2014 | 1:11 pm

Budding model ditches council for catwalk and Miss England bid

A MONTH ago Hannah Munford was working for the county council - now she's a catwalk queen with the Miss England crown in her sights.

Posted on 19 April 2014 | 12:00 pm

Developer hopes to transform Burnham boatyard into housing complex

A developer hopes to transform a Burnham boatyard into a housing and office complex.

Posted on 19 April 2014 | 12:00 pm

Woman refuses to be beaten by 'toughest race on earth'

A RACE dubbed the ‘toughest race on earth’ has not beaten a local woman.

Posted on 19 April 2014 | 10:30 am

Burglars raid three homes in Stanway

BURGLARS raided three homes in Stanway in one night.

Posted on 19 April 2014 | 9:27 am

Maldon's MP helps mum go on holiday just in the nick of time

A mum is praising the efforts of Maldon’s MP after he organised for her daughter’s passport to arrive just in the nick of time - the day before her holiday.

Posted on 19 April 2014 | 9:00 am

In pictures: Party for 20 Market Street on second anniversary of fire

ANGRY residents have called for immediate action over an eye-sore site which was gutted by a fire two years ago.

Posted on 19 April 2014 | 9:00 am

Council u-turn over card holder backlash

TENDRING Council has announced a u-turn on its decision to scrap free swimming lessons after a public backlash.

Posted on 19 April 2014 | 9:00 am

Crime concerns as PCSO funding is lost

CONCERNS have been raised people are taking advantage of a "lack of police presence" after a wave of thefts and criminal damage in the Manningtree area.

Posted on 18 April 2014 | 6:00 pm

MP appeals for help in part-night street lighting fight

AN MP has launched a bid to get certain streetlights switched back on at night to make the area safer.

Posted on 18 April 2014 | 6:00 pm

Restoration Man show comes to Great Braxted

Architect George Clarke will be filming The Restoration Man in Great Braxted.

Posted on 18 April 2014 | 5:00 pm

Annual art exhibition taking place this weekend

AN annual art exhibition will take place again this Easter.

Posted on 18 April 2014 | 4:00 pm

Wing mirrors pulled from car by vandals

VANDALS ripped the wing mirrors from a car in Clacton, causing more than £500 of damage.

Posted on 18 April 2014 | 4:00 pm

Try a bush tucker challenge in Burnham - ants and bug smoothies anyone?

Fancy tasting some queen weaver ants and bug jelly washed down with a mixed bug smoothie?

Posted on 18 April 2014 | 3:00 pm

Mystery money donations: Cash pours in to stop church demolition

A CAMPAIGN to save a Grade II listed church from demolition has become the latest recipient of an anonymous letter full of cash.

Posted on 18 April 2014 | 2:00 pm

Couple falsely claimed £25,000 benefits in four years

A MARRIED couple have avoided jail despite swindling more than £25,000 out of Tendring Council.

Posted on 18 April 2014 | 2:00 pm

Musical tribute to world-famous hymn writer

A MUSICAL tribute was held to mark 25 years since the death of a world-renowned hymn writer from Walton.

Posted on 18 April 2014 | 2:00 pm

Thieves continue to target parking meters

Thieves are continuing to target parking meters.

Posted on 18 April 2014 | 1:30 pm

Thieves rip copper piping from empty home

CROOKS escaped with a copper piping after smashing their way into an empty house in Jaywick.

Posted on 18 April 2014 | 1:12 pm

Car leaves A12 and overturns

A WOMAN escaped serious injury after her car left the A12 and overturned.

Posted on 18 April 2014 | 12:36 pm

Protest by candlelight

VOICES rang out in the evening night as part of a protest against maternity unit closures.

Posted on 18 April 2014 | 12:00 pm

Family dog left fighting for its life after adder bite

A beloved family dog was left fighting for his life after he was bitten by a snake in long grass.

Posted on 18 April 2014 | 12:00 pm

Popular ex-headteacher dies after cancer battle

A POPULAR headteacher from Frinton has died after a year-long battle with lung cancer.

Posted on 18 April 2014 | 12:00 pm

Royal Navy vessel to visit Burnham

A Royal Navy vessel will be docking in Burnham.

Posted on 18 April 2014 | 11:59 am

Couple forced to live in tent

A HOMELESS couple say they have been living in a tent and sofa surfing after accommodation arranged by their local council was suddenly withdrawn.

Posted on 18 April 2014 | 10:30 am

Oldest recorded town? Forget it. Oldest recorded hot cross bun! Can we prove it? Well, you decide.

THE bun in question is owned by Andrew Munson, of Wormingford, who was given it 30 years ago by an eccentric neighbour, Norman Baker, to thank him for fixing his electrics.

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