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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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

Minutes of Meeting 18 May 2015

Please click on the link below for the minutes of the meeting which was held on 18 May 2015: MINUTESPEB150518MAY

Posted on 7 July 2015 | 10:33 pm

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

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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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Layer-de-la-Haye celebrates opening of new village hall

A CELEBRATION is to be held after a village hall underwent a major redevelopment.

Posted on 28 August 2015 | 3:10 pm

Long-serving officers recognised with award

A POLICE officer from Colchester has marked 28 years with Essex Police.

Posted on 28 August 2015 | 2:40 pm

Enjoy a summer party on Mistley Green

GET ready for a summer party at Mistley Green on Saturday.

Posted on 28 August 2015 | 2:04 pm

New affordable homes available

Affordable homes will be available later this year.

Posted on 28 August 2015 | 1:30 pm

MS sufferers take on 250 mile cycle

MS sufferers are set to embark on a 250-mile ride on a specialised cycle.

Posted on 28 August 2015 | 1:20 pm

Beatles on the menu

A LUNCH menu signed by the Beatles when they dined at Le Talbooth is set to go under the hammer.

Posted on 28 August 2015 | 12:40 pm

Harwich lighthouse pictures auctioned off for next festival

STRIKING pictures of lighthouses designed for a spectacular arts festival are being auctioned off to raise funds for next year’s event.

Posted on 28 August 2015 | 12:29 pm

Top TV presenter and magician is set to amaze at theatre fundraiser

POPULAR TV presenter Stephen Mulhern is set to amaze patrons at Frinton Summer Theatre’s fundraising gala night this weekend.

Posted on 28 August 2015 | 12:00 pm

Help the lifeboats at family fun day

HELP the lifeboats at a family fun day and fundraiser on Sunday.

Posted on 28 August 2015 | 11:04 am

Two Graves found but no amphitheatre

THE mystery of Colchester’s missing amphitheatre has still not been solved, despite archaeologists beginning their search of a new area.

Posted on 28 August 2015 | 11:00 am

Man attempts to lure child into car twice in Colchester

A WORRIED mother has issued a warning to other parents after a man tried to lure her 13-year-old son into his car.

Posted on 28 August 2015 | 10:52 am

Family raise £13,500 in memory of their daughter

A MUM who lost her daughter to a rare disease has raised more than £13,500 for charity in a matter of months – and the donations keep on coming.

Posted on 28 August 2015 | 10:30 am

Family heirloom could be worth up to £3,000

A rare silver cat dating back to Victorian times and found in a Maldon home will be auctioned for sale.

Posted on 28 August 2015 | 10:30 am

Stevi Ritchie enters Celebrity Big Brother house

X FACTOR’s Stevi Ritchie has entered the Celebrity Big Brother house.

Posted on 28 August 2015 | 10:00 am

RSPCA investigating after group of cruel children kicks baby hedgehog to death at Clacton holiday park

THE RSPCA is investigating after a group of children kicked a baby hedgehog to death in a sickening game of “football” at a Clacton holiday park.

Posted on 28 August 2015 | 10:00 am

Jeremy Corbyn to visit Colchester

LABOUR’S Jeremy Corbyn is set to visit Colchester to rally support for his leadership bid.

Posted on 28 August 2015 | 9:50 am

Red Arrows set to open second day of Clacton Airshow

THE Red Arrows are set to open the second day of Clacton Airshow today.

Posted on 28 August 2015 | 9:20 am

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Posted on 28 August 2015 | 8:54 am

A12 and A134 blocked by broken down vehicles

BROKEN down vehicles are causing delays in Colchester this morning.

Posted on 28 August 2015 | 8:13 am

Fire investigators believe caravan blaze was started deliberately by arsonists

ARSONISTS are suspected of setting a caravan on fire in Frating.

Posted on 28 August 2015 | 8:00 am

Pub forced to close as travellers hit campsite

A POPULAR pub has been forced to close for more than a week after dozens of travellers invaded the campsite.

Posted on 28 August 2015 | 8:00 am

Allowances to go up 1.5% for councillors

COLCHESTER borough councillors are set to get an increase in their allowances for the next year.

Posted on 28 August 2015 | 7:40 am

Court puts off biker sentence after Clacton crash

A MOTORCYCLIST is due to be sentenced in October following a crash in Little Clacton.

Posted on 28 August 2015 | 7:00 am

Top 10 events in Essex this Bank Holiday Weekend

IT'S the weekend again and we've put together a few things to keep you busy.

Posted on 28 August 2015 | 6:30 am

Not very smart...the anti-litter ad some say is pretty sexist

A NEW anti-litter campaign launched by Essex councils and fast food franchises has been branded sexist by feminist campaigners.

Posted on 28 August 2015 | 6:20 am

Colchester cowboy builder jailed for conning elderly

A FRAUDULENT builder who conned elderly people out of more than £80,000 has been jailed for two-and-a-half years.

Posted on 28 August 2015 | 6:00 am

Apartments plan above shop site

PART of a former department store in Colchester’s High Street is set to be turned into 19 flats.

Posted on 28 August 2015 | 6:00 am

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Posted on 27 August 2015 | 5:00 pm

VIDEO: Heartfelt tribute paid to victims of plane crash in Shoreham - as 100,000 flight fans turn out to Clacton Airshow

A HEARTFELT tribute was paid at Clacton Airshow to victims of the tragic plane crash at Shoreham.

Posted on 27 August 2015 | 4:58 pm

Gamers prepare to launch new app Fallen

A GROUP of gaming enthusiasts are preparing to launch a mobile phone app.

Posted on 27 August 2015 | 4:40 pm

Charlotte was inspired after meeting Johnny Madison

A LITTLE boy's courage inspired a woman to leap out of a plane for charity.

Posted on 27 August 2015 | 3:30 pm

Council gives Lidl thumbs up for revised Maldon store design

The future is looking bright for Lidl after it got the thumbs up for its “more harmonious” store design.

Posted on 27 August 2015 | 3:00 pm

Bond of brothers – wartime high jinx

THE bond between identical twins can be incredibly strong in any walk of life.

Posted on 27 August 2015 | 2:10 pm

Parish councillors says force has given up on damaged play area

A play area wrecked by vandalism, graffiti and fires has been abandoned by Essex Police, it is claimed.

Posted on 27 August 2015 | 1:30 pm

Student cycles 310 miles in under 24 hours for Colchester Mind

A STUDENT completed a 310-mile cycle ride in less than 24 hours in aid of mental health charity Colchester Mind.

Posted on 27 August 2015 | 1:00 pm

Buzz cut for Marion as she braves the shave

A CARER has raised more than £600 after having her head shaved for a cancer charity.

Posted on 27 August 2015 | 12:30 pm

US pilot comes to Colchester for the 'Last Hurrah'

AN American fighter pilot has made his annual trip to Colchester to commemorate the Second World War for the last time.

Posted on 27 August 2015 | 12:20 pm

Raise a glass as tropical tastes come to Clacton's popular beer festival

BEER-LOVERS are raising a glass to Clacton’s founding father at the town’s popular annual real ale and cider festival.

Posted on 27 August 2015 | 12:20 pm

Family prepares special airshow farewell for founder Roger

FAMILY members of a Clacton Airshow founder will flock to this year’s event to say an emotional goodbye following his death.

Posted on 27 August 2015 | 12:00 pm

4-year-old donates her hair to wig charity

A FOUR-YEAR-OLD girl has raised more than £500 for charity after agreeing to donate her hair to the Little Princess Trust.

Posted on 27 August 2015 | 11:40 am

Concerned police warn parents to watch youngsters playing with dogs after spate of serious attacks and injuries

POLICE have warned parents to keep a closer watch on children playing with dogs following an increase in attacks on youngsters.

Posted on 27 August 2015 | 11:20 am

'No complacency' as airshow chiefs say safety is their number one concern

AIRSHOW organisers say safety is their number one concern.

Posted on 27 August 2015 | 11:00 am

Phyll's time as Second World War nurse released as a book

WHEN Phyll MacDonald-Ross left her seaside home in 1938 for the big smoke and bright lights of London she could not have imagined what her life had in store for her.

Posted on 27 August 2015 | 11:00 am

Plastic surgery service moves to Colchester General Hospital

THE next stage of services transferring from Essex County Hospital to Colchester General Hospital is underway.

Posted on 27 August 2015 | 10:30 am

Ironman Jordan raises £4k for unit that nursed premature daughter

After spending more than 13 hours swimming, cycling and running 140 miles, seeing his daughter at the finish line was a literally a sight for sore eyes for Jordan Hiscott.

Posted on 27 August 2015 | 10:30 am

Campaigners brand housing plan 'disastrous' after bid is launched for huge 240-house estate and community hub

AN application has been launched for a huge development including hundreds of homes in Kirby Cross.

Posted on 27 August 2015 | 10:20 am

200,000 flight fans to line the seafront as organisers promise the best Clacton Airshow yet

AIRSHOW organisers say this year’s high-flying spectacle promises to be one of the best yet, despite it taking place in the shadow of the Shoreham tragedy.

Posted on 27 August 2015 | 10:00 am

Council spends £254k on artificial pitch that will last 10 years

COLCHESTER Council is to spend £250,000 resurfacing an artificial football pitch.

Posted on 27 August 2015 | 9:50 am

Have an amazing day in aid of Maisy campaign

AN inflatable fun day will raise money for a new memorial hall in Ramsey on Bank Holiday Monday.

Posted on 27 August 2015 | 9:30 am

Cancer survivor’s party collects £900 in nephew’s memory

AN inspirational aunt celebrated her birthday by raising £900 in memory of her nephew Declan Heath, who died of cancer aged ten.

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