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: 26 November 2015

Please click on the link below for the agenda for the meeting being held on Thursday 26 November 2015, at 7.30pm, in Pebmarsh Village Hall Committee Room. 151126NOV

Posted on 21 November 2015 | 8:20 pm

Minutes of Meeting Held 7 July 2015

Please click on the link below to view the minutes of the meeting held 7 July 2015: MINUTESPEB150707JULY

Posted on 21 November 2015 | 8:17 pm

Agenda – Meeting being held: Monday 12 October 2015

The next meeting of Pebmarsh Parish Council will be held on Monday 12 October 2015, at 7.30pm, in the Village Hall Committee Room. Please click on the link below for the agenda: 151012OCT

Posted on 6 October 2015 | 11:02 pm

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

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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


Halstead Gazette | North Essex news

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Postman drowned in River Colne

A POSTMAN drowned after a night out in Colchester, an inquest heard.

Posted on 30 November 2015 | 12:00 am

Williams and Griffin unveil dazzling new display window

A DAZZLING display was unveiled to usher in Christmas at a High Street store.

Posted on 29 November 2015 | 9:54 pm

Colchester lights up for Christmas in style

SHOPPERS turned out in their hundreds to see Colchester bring in the festive spirit by lighting up the town.

Posted on 29 November 2015 | 9:38 pm

Environment Agency issues flood alert for River Colne and Crouch and Blackwater estuaries

The Government has issued flood alerts for the Rivers Colne, Blackwater and Crouch Estuaries, warning people flooding is possible and to be prepared.

Posted on 29 November 2015 | 7:51 pm

‘We’ve had a big impact on raising pupils’ achievements’

A TEACHER training centre set up to tackle north Essex’s teacher shortage 25 years ago is now hoping to inspire a new generation of teachers.

Posted on 29 November 2015 | 12:00 pm

Wanted criminal caught after skipping robbery trial

A wanted criminal, who failed to attend trial for robbery, has been caught.

Posted on 29 November 2015 | 9:49 am

Headway gets new mascot

A CHARITY which supports brain injury survivors has a new mascot.

Posted on 29 November 2015 | 9:00 am

Church faces £1k bill after raiders break door

Church leaders have spoken of their disappointment after raiders broke in and caused £1,000 worth of damage.

Posted on 29 November 2015 | 6:30 am

Thugs break elderly man's hip in smash and grab robbery

THUGS broke an elderly man's hip after smashing their way into a house in a morning robbery.

Posted on 28 November 2015 | 8:22 pm

Lifeboat launched to help search for 27ft yacht taking on water

Burnham lifeboat launched this afternoon to help search for a missing yacht which was taking on water.

Posted on 28 November 2015 | 4:47 pm

Car fully alight as firefighters are called to tackle blaze

A FIRE ripped through a parked car after the engine overheated.

Posted on 28 November 2015 | 2:18 pm

Firefighters clear smoke from house after bathroom fire

FIREFIGHTERS cleared smoke from a house after a fire in the bathroom.

Posted on 28 November 2015 | 10:41 am

Burnham sailor presented with award by Princess Anne

A BURNHAM sailor has been presented with a prestigious award by the Princess Royal.

Posted on 28 November 2015 | 9:00 am

Double the festive joy for foodies

MARKS Tey is getting into the festive spirit this weekend with two fairs to tickle the tastebuds and get everyone planning for the big day.

Posted on 28 November 2015 | 7:00 am

Poundland reveals plans to open store in Clacton

BUDGET store Poundland has revealed plans to open in Clacton.

Posted on 28 November 2015 | 7:00 am

Nurserys' mixed reports

A round of nursery inspections in Maldon district has revealed a mixed bag of quality.

Posted on 28 November 2015 | 6:30 am

Councillor calls for action to stop flooding

A CAMPAIGNING councillor has called for action to stop a bus stop becoming waterlogged.

Posted on 28 November 2015 | 6:00 am

Discount store set to come to town

Aldi will come to Maldon after councillors agreed vital planning condition changes.

Posted on 28 November 2015 | 5:10 am

Revamped sports centre opens after £500,000 refurbishment

A REVAMPED sports centre, which had £500,000 spent on refurbishment and improvements, was officially reopened on Thursday.

Posted on 27 November 2015 | 7:00 pm

Maggot closure pub tackles rat problem

A popular pub has admitted it suffered an “issue with rats” just three months after a maggot infestation forced it to close.

Posted on 27 November 2015 | 6:30 pm

Drug dealers bring in £1.6billion worth of drugs through Harwich storing it in Colchester

A GANG of drug dealers have been convicted of bringing £1.6billion worth of heroin and cocaine into the country using fake ambulances.

Posted on 27 November 2015 | 5:30 pm

Arsonist who burnt down homeless shelter sentenced

An arsonist who burnt down a homeless shelter in a “heinous” crime has been sentenced.

Posted on 27 November 2015 | 3:38 pm

Poignant demonstration in memory of Charlotte

STAFF at a law firm staged a poignant demonstration in remembrance of former colleague who died aged 23.

Posted on 27 November 2015 | 3:27 pm

Join Alice in a Hollytrees Wonderland

AN Alice and Wonderland display has gone on show at Colchester's Hollytrees museum.

Posted on 27 November 2015 | 1:04 pm

Neil D'Arcy-Jones Column: No more washing the dishes for me

WHEN your Monday starts with you nearly getting run over by a bus on a zebra crossing, you know your week can only get better.

Posted on 27 November 2015 | 12:00 pm

Here are the scenes from Maldon's Christmas lights switch-on, last night

Hundreds of visitors poured into Maldon to watch the Christmas lights switch-on.

Posted on 27 November 2015 | 10:57 am

Nick Alexander inquest hears of Paris terrorist massacre

A BELOVED son and brother was shot dead during terrorist attacks in Paris, an inquest heard.

Posted on 27 November 2015 | 10:23 am

Forest fun at High Woods Country Park

FAMILIES had fun in the forest at an event in High Woods Country Park in Colchester.

Posted on 27 November 2015 | 10:00 am

Lauren Oldershaw : I don't feel sorry for gameshow contestants

MY husband glanced at the television as a beleaguered reality star suffered crickets, cockroaches and other critters being dumped on her head and declared it to be torture.

Posted on 27 November 2015 | 9:56 am

Recovered alcoholic to carry huge log on charity trek

A RECOVERING alcoholic who pulled himself back from the brink of death will walk five miles carrying a huge log for charity.

Posted on 27 November 2015 | 9:43 am

Shoppers out in force to get their hands on Black Friday deals

BARGAIN hunters are out in force at supermarkets and shops this morning to get their hands on Black Friday deals.

Posted on 27 November 2015 | 9:01 am

Top 5 What's On in North Essex This Week

NEIL D’ARCY-JONES picks his Top Five Events for the week ahead.

Posted on 27 November 2015 | 8:20 am

Council accused of failing severely disabled teenager in need of vital care

A SEVERELY disabled teenager has been seriously "let down" after being left without the proper care she needs, according to her devoted mum who has been left struggling to cope.

Posted on 27 November 2015 | 8:00 am

INTERVIEW: Graham Coxon and the Magic Whip

TO mark the screening of Blur's New World Towers film at the Firstsite Art Gallery in Colchester next week here's Neil D'Arcy-Jones' interview with Graham Coxon earlier this year.

Posted on 27 November 2015 | 7:40 am

Man injured after 30ft fall in derelict Clacton hotel

A MAN suffered a broken leg after falling 30ft in the derelict former Osborne Hotel

Posted on 27 November 2015 | 7:37 am

Shoppers queue outside supermarkets to pick up Black Friday bargains

BARGAIN hunters queued outside supermarkets and shops this morning to get their hands on Black Friday deals.

Posted on 27 November 2015 | 7:02 am

Decision to give Firstsite more cash criticised

A DECISION to give more money to Colchester's Firstsite gallery has come under fire.

Posted on 27 November 2015 | 6:30 am

Strictly Darcey wore my my earrings during TV show

A mother has described the “magical” moment she watched a celebrity wearing jewellery she had made on TV.

Posted on 27 November 2015 | 6:30 am

Colchester could take on more refugees in the future

MORE refugees from war torn Syria are likely to be given homes in Colchester, it has been revealed.

Posted on 27 November 2015 | 6:00 am

Heartbroken widower receives new gardening tools after allotment sheds ransacked by thieves

A WIDOWER who lost gardening tools when thieves ransacked sheds used by his late wife has been supplied with new items.

Posted on 27 November 2015 | 6:00 am

Winter Wonderland opens in Colchester's Castle Park

AFTER months of planning and preparation, Colchester’s Winter Wonderland is finally open.

Posted on 27 November 2015 | 5:20 am

In today's Standard

In today's Standard: Tributes are paid to 'warm and caring' Mark Woodard, Bernard homes get the go-ahead, mum hits out at lack of care for disabled daughter, and shop worker wins £100,000 on scratchcard.

Posted on 27 November 2015 | 5:00 am

Dad snared paedophile by pretending to be girl

A DAD has told how he pretended to be his stepdaughter to snare a paedophile.

Posted on 27 November 2015 | 5:00 am

Fears at loss of PCSOs as fewer crimes solved

MORE needs to be done to tackle rural crime in the Maldon district in light of planned police cuts, councillors have claimed.

Posted on 26 November 2015 | 7:30 pm

'I didn’t hope I would get better, I knew'- soldier thanks Help for Heroes

AS a soldier, Gary Bull travelled the world serving in Iraq, Afghanistan, Bosnia, Northern Ireland and Belize.

Posted on 26 November 2015 | 6:50 pm

Tributes paid after Colchester man dies in car crash

TRIBUTES have been paid after a man from Colchester died in a car crash.

Posted on 26 November 2015 | 3:12 pm

UPDATE 5pm Friday: Heavy traffic on A120 caused by emergency roadworks

Emergency roadworks are causing delays in both directions on the A120 near Bradwell.

Posted on 26 November 2015 | 2:37 pm

UPDATED: Tony Humes departs as Colchester United manager

Tony Humes has left his position as Colchester United manager.

Posted on 26 November 2015 | 12:38 pm

'Recycle more' council urges residents after binning black bag deliveries

COUNCIL bosses are urging people to recycle more rubbish after ditching free bin bags.

Posted on 26 November 2015 | 12:11 pm

Paris attacks victim Nick Alexander 'died in silence to save his friends', reveal Eagles of Death Metal band

WEELEY'S Nick Alexander died in silence to protect those near him at Paris' Bataclan concert hall, it has been revealed.

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