This website is here to keep you informed about your Parish Council.  We hope that you will find the content interesting and informative.


As well as the usual information about agendas and minutes of meetings the website will provide information about local organisations, planning applications, events and issues that are relevant to our community.  So please come in, explore and feel free to comment via the email address 


Next Parish Council Meeting

Note. No meeting in September.

6th October 2021



Members of WCPC and two volunteers, David Green and Hugh Fisher, undertook clearance at the beginning of Footpath 13 from Spring Gardens Road and along Whistle Walk on August 16th.  (Click for photo)



Coffee & Cops  Saturday 13th November 2021 10.00am to 11.30am  (Click for information)


Notice of Vacancy In office of Parish Councillor (Click for information)


Neighbourhood Plan


New houses will be built in our villages in the future.  A Neighbourhood Plan gives us, the residents, a voice to say where we would like them to be built, the type and number of houses and their style.

Chappel and Wakes Colne Parish Councils have the opportunity, with community involvement, to create and submit a Neighbourhood Plan for our villages.  This is not something produced quickly - it may take 2-3 years to complete -   but, if adopted, will have force to ensure Colchester Borough Council must take the Plan into account.

Examples of Neighbourhood Plans in the local area and further information can be found at

All you need to do at present is to let our Parish Clerks know whether you would be willing to find out more by attending a public meeting (when restrictions allow, or virtually) and whether you would consider volunteering to join a team of residents to put a plan together.  Without volunteers coming forward this is not something that the Parish Councils can do alone.

Chappel Parish Council Clerk:                         Helen Cook –

Wakes Colne Parish Council Clerk:                 Diane Jacob –






Press Release (Highway Issues) 28.1.2021 (Click for information appeared in the Halstead Gazette)


COVID-19 Have you had to self-isolate?

Do you need urgent supplies?

Wakes Colne Parish Council in conjunction with Chappel Parish Council

Are willing to help resolve your problems during these difficult times, if you have had to self-isolate due to Coronavirus we will try and endeavour to collect shopping, prescriptions etc. We are also here for a reassuring conversation if it helps.

Please contact Wakes Colne Parish Council on 07508 787869 [leave a message also name & telephone number for a reply] or email

Volunteer helpers required by the Parish Council or referrals welcome



County Broadband - Proposed design and route (Click on map and zoom in for further information in your area)


Wakes Colne Parish Council wins Quality Gold Award 




Contact Information

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5 Crocklands
Greenstead Green