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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Friday, 25th 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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Detective sacked for accessing police data for personal use

A DETECTIVE who used sensitive police data for “a personal matter” has been sacked.

Posted on 24 April 2014 | 6:11 pm

Save our maternity services - campaigners to march this weekend

HUNDREDS of people are set to turn out for two events rallying against the closure of Clacton’s maternity unit.

Posted on 24 April 2014 | 6:00 pm

Hundreds already signed up for bike race

ALMOST 500 cyclists have already signed up for the 21st Tour de Tendring next month.

Posted on 24 April 2014 | 6:00 pm

Fire crews tackling blaze in Chappel

Three fire crews have been called to a blaze in Colchester Road, Chappel.

Posted on 24 April 2014 | 5:16 pm

Further fire strikes pencilled in for three days in May

Firefighters in Essex will strike for three days in May as part of an ongoing row over pensions.

Posted on 24 April 2014 | 5:12 pm

Was my great gran the inspiration behind Roald Dahl's character, Matilda?

Did a bakery shop assistant inspire a renowned children's author to create one of his most famous characters?

Posted on 24 April 2014 | 5:00 pm

Rail group claims Easter tourism could have been hit maintenance work

A RAIL user group boss claims poorly-timed rail maintenance could have affected tourism in Tendring over Easter.

Posted on 24 April 2014 | 4:00 pm

Musical treats in store for jazz fans

THE final concert of the Stour Valley Arts and Music season is set to feature local jazz artists.

Posted on 24 April 2014 | 4:00 pm

Essex University to lead north Essex out of recession

ESSEX University is set to lead north Essex out of recession and make the area a major employment base.

Posted on 24 April 2014 | 3:48 pm

Morrisons plans to open M Local in Maldon this summer

A convenience store is due to open this summer.

Posted on 24 April 2014 | 3:00 pm

Jewellery stolen from Colchester home

GOLD jewellery has been stolen from a home in Colchester.

Posted on 24 April 2014 | 2:56 pm

Designer bags, sunglasses, laptop and champagne among items stolen by burglars

Burglars stole designer glasses and electronics worth thousands of pounds during a break-in.

Posted on 24 April 2014 | 2:37 pm

Suspects bailed as Jim Attfield murder investigation continues

TWO suspects arrested in connection with the murder of Jim Attfield have been released on police bail.

Posted on 24 April 2014 | 2:30 pm

Holiday park to boost pet charity

A HOLIDAY park is holding a charity tea party for the Blue Cross animal charity.

Posted on 24 April 2014 | 2:00 pm

Sea festival could be best yet

PLANS are in full swing for this year’s Harwich Sea Festival.

Posted on 24 April 2014 | 2:00 pm

11 courses of hell raise £2,500 for good causes

THERE’S an 11-course meal noone was looking forward to featuring courses of dog food, fermented herrings and a pig’s testicle.

Posted on 24 April 2014 | 1:08 pm

Electric cable stolen from building in Harwich

ELECTRIC cable and extension cable costing £3,000 has been stolen in Harwich.

Posted on 24 April 2014 | 1:08 pm

Nick Clegg grilled in tuition fees debate in Colchester

DEPUTY Prime Minister Nick Clegg was labelled a “liar” by students during a heated tuition fees debate in Colchester.

Posted on 24 April 2014 | 12:37 pm

Commercial Feature: Macmillan Night In

On Friday 16th May, friends in north Essex will be swapping a night out on the town for a Night In with their favourite people – all in the name of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Posted on 24 April 2014 | 12:30 pm

UPDATED: Car crashes into house in Clacton

A WOMAN has suffered injuries after a car crashed into a house in Clacton.

Posted on 24 April 2014 | 12:15 pm

Burglars carry stolen items in suitcase along main road

Burglars filled a suitcase with a laptop, watches and clothing before carrying it along a busy main road.

Posted on 24 April 2014 | 12:13 pm

Benefactor strikes again with £200 mystery gift

MORE lucky people have received an envelope full of cash through their letter boxes.

Posted on 24 April 2014 | 12:10 pm

Legion's cash to assist military families

CHARITY has been given thousands of pounds to offer emotional and practical support to military families.

Posted on 24 April 2014 | 12:02 pm

Cancer-fighting event organised by teenage fundraiser

A TEENAGE fundraiser has organised an event to boost the fight against cancer.

Posted on 24 April 2014 | 12:00 pm

Traders assess impact of potential new supermarket

WHILE more supermarkets could boost competition will it hurt the high streets?

Posted on 24 April 2014 | 12:00 pm

Woman found in Maldon ditch with severe abdominal injuries

The air ambulance was scrambled after a woman was found with severe abdominal injuries in Maldon yesterday.

Posted on 24 April 2014 | 11:59 am

VIDEO: Whoop whoop! Is this da sound of Essex Police?

Video of cop car apparently blaring out hip hop tune in Chelmsford becomes YouTube smash

Posted on 24 April 2014 | 11:40 am

UPDATE: Man dies after being hit by train in Witham

A person has been hit by a train in Witham, according to a rail operator.

Posted on 24 April 2014 | 11:30 am

16-year-old boy charged with assaulting Maldon teenager

A student will appear in court after he was charged with assaulting a Maldon teenager.

Posted on 24 April 2014 | 11:20 am

Success for amateur boxers at first competitive show

A boxing club founded to tackle anti-social behaviour in Mayland raised thousands of pounds at it’s first competitive show.

Posted on 24 April 2014 | 10:30 am

Lobsters worth £400 pinched from marina tank

A FISHERMAN has hit out at crooks who pinched a haul of lobsters worth hundreds of pounds.

Posted on 24 April 2014 | 10:00 am

New heart service to help patients in Harwich

HEART patients in Harwich will be less likely to need scans in Colchester after a new service launched this week.

Posted on 24 April 2014 | 10:00 am

DON'T MISS your chance to win a copy of our superb Coasting Back magazine

It's the Gazette's anniversary so we've published a special glossy keepsake looking back at the last 125 years.

Posted on 24 April 2014 | 9:50 am

WIN! McBusted tickets up for grabs in today's Gazette

Don't miss your chance to win fantastic tickets to see McBusted live.

Posted on 24 April 2014 | 9:37 am

Chelmsford City Council blasts Maldon's plans for homes

Plans for 2,610 homes in Maldon have come under fire from Chelmsford City Council.

Posted on 24 April 2014 | 9:00 am

'We don't want a Dale Farm in the Dengie'

Villagers have raised concerns that travellers could set up “another Dale Farm” in Tillingham if they go unchecked.

Posted on 24 April 2014 | 9:00 am

Vintage films from Maldon district released by British Pathe

Newsreel archive British Pathé has uploaded its entire collection of 85,000 historic films, in high resolution, to its YouTube channel.

Posted on 24 April 2014 | 8:30 am

Road sign left dangerous for months

A CONCERNED driver has hit out after waiting months for dangerous graffiti to be cleaned off a road sign which he says is a "fatal accident waiting to happen".

Posted on 24 April 2014 | 7:30 am


Posted on 24 April 2014 | 7:30 am

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Posted on 23 April 2014 | 7:00 pm

Light switch-off could have cost life

A CYCLIST has slammed the decision to turn off the majority of the county’s streetlights after suffering serious injuries on his way to work.

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 6:00 pm

Canine Partners holds bluebell walk at Langford beauty spot

Enjoy the bluebells at Langford Grove and help a charity train dogs to help disabled people.

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 5:00 pm

Crematorium to enter green space contest

A TENDRING crematorium has been entered into a prestigious gardening competition for the first time.

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 5:00 pm

Marine police rescue yacht crew in Blackwater Estuary

Marine police helped rescue sailors whose boat lost power in the Blackwater Estuary.

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 4:27 pm

Households save thousands with Essex Energy Switch

HOUSEHOLDS across Essex have joined forces to save more than £250,000 on their gas and electricity bills.

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 4:00 pm

Fresh witness appeal made as police make third arrest in Jim Attfield murder investigation

A man, 27, has been arrested in connection with the Jim Attfield murder investigation.

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 3:55 pm

Top cop says police stations are not fit for purpose

POLICE buildings in Essex are no longer fit for purpose, according to the county’s top cop.

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 3:44 pm

Bushtucker comes to Burnham for one day only

Brave shoppers had the chance to sample some bushtucker.

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 3:00 pm

225 guns seized as cops cancel licences

HUNDREDS of firearms have been seized after a review of gun licences in Essex.

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 3:00 pm

Bobbies swapping beat for saddle for charity cycle

A LEUKAEMIA sufferer has rounded up a team of cops to take part in a charity bike ride.

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