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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Agenda for Meeting to be Held 18 May 2015

The next meeting of Pebmarsh Parish Council will be held on Monday 18 May 2015 at 7.30pm, in the Village Hall Committee Room. Please click on the link below for the agenda: 150518MAY

Posted on 14 May 2015 | 1:29 am

Minutes of the Meeting Held 7 January 2015

Please click on the link below for the Minutes: Minutes150107PEB

Posted on 14 May 2015 | 1:27 am

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

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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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Jumbo owner fined £12,524 after letting 6,000 chickens die

THE owner of a poultry business has been handed a suspended prison sentence and a £12,524 fine following a probe which began when 6,000 chickens died of heat exhaustion.

Posted on 22 May 2015 | 12:43 pm

Sports centres offering a range of activities over half-term

SPORTS centres across Tendring are offering a range of fun activities for youngsters over the half-term break.

Posted on 22 May 2015 | 12:30 pm

Care home must improve

A CARE home has been ordered to improve after a health watchdog found its residents are not always safe.

Posted on 22 May 2015 | 12:10 pm

New UKIP leader picked to lead party on Tendring Council

A FORMER Conservative councillor has been picked as Ukip’s new group leader on Tendring Council.

Posted on 22 May 2015 | 12:00 pm

Sun shines on launch of revamped Burnham market

The sun shone for the launch of the revamped Burnham Farmers Market.

Posted on 22 May 2015 | 12:00 pm

Go Bananas gets major revamp

A POPULAR childrens’ play centre is set to undergo significant refurbishment.

Posted on 22 May 2015 | 11:40 am

Blue Flag retained at popular Dovercourt beach

A POPULAR beach has retained its title as one of the best in the country.

Posted on 22 May 2015 | 11:00 am

Woman appeals for aid to help refugees

A woman returning to Greece has appealed for urgent help for the huge number of refugees on her island.

Posted on 22 May 2015 | 10:30 am

Schoolboys win national public speaking competition

PASSIONATE speeches about the importance of learning a foreign language saw a group of teenagers named winners of a national public speaking competition.

Posted on 22 May 2015 | 10:10 am

Budding bakers raise thousand for troops with huge town centre cake sale

BUDDING bakers cooked up a storm in Clacton for Armed Forces charity Help for Heroes.

Posted on 22 May 2015 | 10:00 am

Hospital radio prepares for fun day

Final preparations are under way for this year’s Hospital Radio Colchester Fun Day, which takes place on Bank Holiday Monday.

Posted on 22 May 2015 | 9:50 am

Women on Blackwater 'at risk of breast cancer'

Women in Maldon are twice as likely to die from breast cancer than women in Burnham, a controversial new report claims. 

Posted on 22 May 2015 | 9:29 am

Travellers pitch up in car park

TWELVE traveller caravans have taken over a car park close to Colchester Town train station.

Posted on 22 May 2015 | 8:19 am

Missing teen found

A MISSING teenager has been found safe and well in Colchester.

Posted on 22 May 2015 | 8:10 am

Farmer offers free potatoes in special giveaway

A FARMER is giving away tonnes of free potatoes claiming the good season has left them worthless.

Posted on 22 May 2015 | 8:00 am

Nurse suspended after dragging care home patient across the floor by her legs

A NURSE has been suspended after she dragged a patient by her legs at a care home.

Posted on 22 May 2015 | 8:00 am

Care home nurse gets 3-month suspension

A nurse has been suspended after she dragged a patient by her legs at a care home.

Posted on 22 May 2015 | 7:30 am

Fisherman admits catching too much fish due to crippling debts in costly court battle

A FISHERMAN says he broke controversial EU quotas out of desperation after running up crippling debts in a declining industry.

Posted on 22 May 2015 | 7:00 am

Young parish councillor urges villagers to fill vacancies

One of the county’s youngest parish councillors is making a plea for more residents to speak up for their communities.

Posted on 22 May 2015 | 7:00 am

In today's Standard

Dovercourt beach given top award, theft victim presented with new scooter, ten-year-old maths genius to take GCSE, and farmer announces potato giveaway.

Posted on 22 May 2015 | 6:30 am

LIVE UPDATES: EDL demo in Colchester town centre today

POLICE are putting extra measures in place ahead of an English Defence League demonstration in Colchester this morning.

Posted on 22 May 2015 | 6:00 am

Retailers unite to stop Tollgate plan

COLCHESTER’S biggest retailers have joined forces to fight plans to create a shopping and leisure village on the outskirts of Colchester.

Posted on 22 May 2015 | 6:00 am

Buildings rattle in north Essex as earthquake hits Kent

BUILDINGS rattled on the Tendring coast as a magnitude 4.2 earthquake hit Kent.

Posted on 22 May 2015 | 5:56 am

Have a say on the plan

RESIDENTS in Wivenhoe have been urged to share their views on the town’s new Neighbourhood plan.

Posted on 21 May 2015 | 4:50 pm

VIDEO: Take a tour of what the new Stanway leisure quarter could look like

THIS is what developers hope a new leisure development in Stanway will look like.

Posted on 21 May 2015 | 4:40 pm

Burglar flees after being spotted in Colchester flat

A MAN was caught trying to burgle a flat before fleeing from the owner.

Posted on 21 May 2015 | 4:09 pm

Speed cameras are now live on the A12

DRIVERS have been warned speed cameras along two stretches of the A12 are now operational.

Posted on 21 May 2015 | 4:04 pm

Are YOU in this week's Standard?

In this week's Standard we have:

Posted on 21 May 2015 | 4:00 pm

Organist celebrates 50 years of church music

THURSDAY nights and Sunday mornings have become something of a ritual for organist Graham Wadley.

Posted on 21 May 2015 | 4:00 pm

Burglary in Stanway

A REAR door was smashed open and jewellery stolen from a home in Stanway.

Posted on 21 May 2015 | 3:49 pm

Man charged with slavery and rape offences after car wash investigation

A Braintree man has been charged with rape and slavery offences following an investigation into a car wash.

Posted on 21 May 2015 | 3:38 pm

Job losses announced across Magnox power plants

Up to 1,600 jobs are to be lost at 12 Magnox nuclear power sites by September next year, the company has announced.

Posted on 21 May 2015 | 3:31 pm

Clacton MP sets the record straight after UKIP row - and clears up Farage relationship questions

CLACTON MP Douglas Carswell has set the record straight after a turbulent week for Ukip.

Posted on 21 May 2015 | 3:00 pm

Inflatable fun at skating rink

A BIG inflatable fun day is being held at Dovercourt Skating Rink.

Posted on 21 May 2015 | 2:00 pm

Police want help identifying man in CCTV image after tools worth thousands are stolen from van

POLICE have made a fresh appeal after crooks broke into a van and stole tools worth thousands of pounds.

Posted on 21 May 2015 | 2:00 pm

Power tools stolen from 13 vehicles in early morning raids

POWER tools and generators have been stolen from a street in Ardleigh.

Posted on 21 May 2015 | 1:52 pm

Team to tackle North Sea row as practice for Atlantic crossing

A team preparing to row the Atlantic are embarking on a 36-hour practice row, across the North Sea.

Posted on 21 May 2015 | 1:30 pm

UPDATED: Missing Wickford man Stephen Rider found safe and well

Police have found Stephen Rider who has been missing from his home in Wickford for more than a week.

Posted on 21 May 2015 | 12:41 pm

Essex man is 10th person to be arrested in Hatton Garden heist investigation

A man has been arrested at an address in Essex as part of the investigation into a London jewellery heist.

Posted on 21 May 2015 | 12:31 pm

Kids Club creates new "safe room"

A DISUSED store room has been transformed into an £8,000 "safe room" for children at an after school club with special needs and behavioural issues.

Posted on 21 May 2015 | 12:30 pm

Flower power reigns at open garden weekend

HUNDREDS of people explored a variety of gardens at a fundraising event in Wivenhoe.

Posted on 21 May 2015 | 12:30 pm

Burnham will be bursting with art

Usually people visit Burnham-on-Crouch to witness its natural beauty.

Posted on 21 May 2015 | 12:10 pm

Police appeal after attempted break in

Police are appealing for information about an attempted house burglary.

Posted on 21 May 2015 | 12:03 pm

IN PICTURES: 1,000 cyclists wheel through district for Tour de Tendring

A BUMPER turnout saw more than 1,000 cyclists saddle up for the Tour de Tendring.

Posted on 21 May 2015 | 12:00 pm

Council will push ahead with rejected £1million plan

A plea has been sent to a planning inspector to approve Maldon’s housing sites before developers force permission to concrete over large swathes of the district.

Posted on 21 May 2015 | 12:00 pm

Fraudsters target 94-year-old man

FRAUDSTERS stole hundreds of pounds from a 94-year-old man after falsely agreeing to carry out conservatory repairs.

Posted on 21 May 2015 | 11:38 am

Rare WWI medal to go under the hammer today

A RARE First World War medal will go under the hammer today.

Posted on 21 May 2015 | 11:35 am

Brightlingsea war hero Clara Godling's medal goes under hammer at auction

A RARE First World War medal is set to spark interest when it goes under the hammer today because it was awarded to ... a woman.

Posted on 21 May 2015 | 11:00 am

Yobs threw concrete at man's car

AMOTORIST says he could have been seriously injured after a large lump of concrete was thrown at his car on his way home from work.

Posted on 21 May 2015 | 11:00 am

Your chance to have a say over plans for homes on former orchard

TWO public consultation events are being held to give local people a say over plans to build 120 homes on a former orchard site.

Posted on 21 May 2015 | 10:50 am - the online home of the Pebmarsh community...