Welcome to Great Tey

Great Tey is a small country village based in the heart of Colchester, Essex. The Village has a strong community feel and striving business services.




The parish council has been advised of a further site for consideration in the Colchester Local Plan.

The site is a proposed 40 house development between Greenfield Drive and New Barn Road in Great Tey, plus 1ha of open space.

An open meeting for all parishioners has been arranged for Tuesday 28th February at 7.30pm at the Village Hall.

All parishioners are encouraged to attend this meeting and to give their views on the Parish’s response to Colchester Borough Council regarding this proposed development.

David Williams Clerk Great Tey Parish Council

Parish of Great Tey and Little Tey

The Churches of Great & Little Tey

Sunday Worship
Sunday 5th February Parish Communion at Little Tey Church at 9.30 am
Sunday 12th February Family Worship at Great Tey Church at 9.30 am
Sunday 19th February Holy Communion (BCP) at Little Tey Church at 9.30 am
Sunday 26th February Parish Communion with Sunday Club at Great Tey Church at 9.30 am
Sunday 26th February Evening Prayer (BCP) at Little Tey Church at .30 pm

Ash Wednesday
Ash Wednesday, 1st March Service of Holy Communion with the Imposition of Ashes at Great Tey Church at 7.30 pm

Would you like to join the Great Tey Church choir? We are especially in need of altos, tenors and basses but would also welcome soprano voices.
We lead the Sunday Worship at 2 – 3 services a month and also on special occasions such as Christmas Day, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Day.
We sing modern and traditional music and with more voices will be able to sing a wider, more interesting range. We currently practice once a month on a Wednesday evening.
If you are interested in singing with us please contact Valerie Bartlett on 01206 211185 or valerie.bartlett@talktalk.net

Edward Bear Club
The next Edward Bear sessions for babies and under 5s will take place on Friday 3rd February 2017 from 2 – 3.00 pm at St Barnabas Church, Great Tey.
For all details on Edward Bear please visit the website www.edwardbear.org.uk or email us at admin@edwardbear.org.uk. We look forward to seeing you.
Elizabeth, Emma and John.

Mothers’ Union
On Thursday 16th February 2017 we will join together in a service of Corporate Holy Communion followed by our Annual Meeting beginning at 2.30 pm at St Barnabas Church, Great Tey. All very welcome. For more information please contact Jane Richardson, Branch Leader on 01206 211481.

Sunday Club
Sunday Club meets on the fourth Sunday of each month at Great Tey Church at 9.30am during the Parish Communion Service. Sunday Club is for primary school aged children and younger ones are very welcome if accompanied by a parent/carer. We share a bible story, and enjoy activities with arts and crafts- the next dates for Sunday Club are:
Sunday 26th February at 9.30 am
Sunday 26th March at 9.30 am
For further information please contact Jane Richardson on 01206 211481 or email: john.richardson195@btinternet.com


Passengers, particularly those using the bus to go to school or work, are strongly recommended to check for the revisions using the National Traveline Service, available at: www.travelinesoutheast.org.uk shortly before undertaking their journey, so that they are aware of any changes that have been made.

The majority of dedicated school contract services, which are not open for use by the general public will not be affected.

The web site at www.travelinesoutheast.org.uk will show the stops in Colchester when you ask for the map from Colchester to Great Tey.

The timetable is:-

Great Tey – Colchester

Monday – Friday

Service 82/82A

82A 82 82 82 82

Great Tey, Church 08:41 09:28 13:41 17:28 18:20

Marks Tey, Station 08:49 09:36 13:49 17:35 18:28

Tollgate, Sainsburys – 09:41 13:54 – 18:33

Colchester, Head Street – 09:55 14:08 – 18:47

Colchester, Stanwell Street 08:58 09:58 14:11 – 18:50

Colchester – Great Tey

Monday – Friday

Service 82/83

82 82 83

Colchester, Stanwell Street 12:20 16:15 17:40

Tollgate, Sainsburys 12:34 16:31 17:56

Marks Tey, Station 12:39 16:36 Bus goes via Fordham

Great Tey, Church 12:47 16:44 18:20

Great Tey – Colchester Service 82


Colchester – Great Tey Service 82


82 82 82

Great Tey, Church 09:28 17:23 Colchester, Stanwell Street 16:15

Marks Tey, Station 09:36 17:35 Tollgate, Sainsburys 16:31

Tollgate, Sainsburys 09:41 17:40 Marks Tey, Station 16:36

Colchester, Head Street 09:55 17:54 Great Tey, Church 16:44

Colchester, Stanwell Street 09:58 17:57

Great Tey Village Events Calendar 2016

Great Tey Village Events 2016

Please note dates are subject to change

MonthEventDate 2016

JulyChurch Summer Fete at Walcotts Hall, Great Tey 2.00 – 4.30pmJul 9th
JulyParish Council meeting, Village Hall, 7.30 pmTue 12th
JulyDrop-in, 2pm – 4pm, Village HallThur 14th
JulyFamily Camping at Great Tey Primary school, 5pmSat 16th
JulyCommunity Wardens Bingo & coffee afternoon, Village Hall, 2pm-4pmThur 28th

AugustParish Council meeting, Village Hall, 7.30 pmTue 9th
AugustDrop-in, 2pm – 4pm, Village HallThur 11th
AugustCoggeshall Market Stall, CoggeshallThur 25th
AugustCommunity Wardens Bingo & coffee afternoon, Village Hall, 2pm-4pmThur 25th

SeptemberCricket, Harold Fairs Playing Field, 2pmSun 4th
SeptemberMusic on a Summer’s Afternoon at Little Tey Church at 3.00pmSun 4th
SeptemberDrop-in, 2pm – 4pm, Village HallThur 8th
SeptemberParish Council meeting, Village Hall, 7.30 pmTue 13th
SeptemberCommunity Wardens Bingo & coffee afternoon, Village Hall, 2pm-4pmThur 22nd

OctoberCoffee Morning at Jesmond, Little Tey, in aid of Little Havens Children’s Hospice, 10.30amSat 1st
OctoberHarvest Supper, Village Hall, 7pmSat 8th
OctoberParish Council meeting, Village Hall, 7.30 pmTue 11th
OctoberDrop-in, 2pm – 4pm, Village HallThur 13th
OctoberCommunity Wardens Bingo & coffee afternoon, Village Hall, 2pm-4pmThur 27th

NovemberParish Council meeting, Village Hall, 7.30 pmTue 8th
NovemberDrop-in, 2pm – 4pm, Village HallThur 10th
NovemberShepherds Pie Evening, Great Tey Village Hall, 7.00pmSat 19th
NovemberCommunity Wardens Bingo & coffee afternoon, Village Hall, 2pm-4pmThur 24th

DecemberDrop-in, 2pm – 4pm, Village HallThur 8th
DecemberParish Council meeting, Village Hall, 7.30 pmTue 13th
DecemberSanta is in townTBC

Great Tey Parish Council


Attendees at events in the parish will be advised by the photographer that if they object to their photographs being published they should advise the photographer at the time.


The parish council have had complaints about the amount of dog mess on the Harold Fairs Recreation Ground. It is an offence to allow your dog to foul a public place without clearing it up, and the Recreation Ground and The Old Playing Field are both public places. Please could all dog owners help keep our village clean and safe, and report to the Dog Warden at Colchester Borough Council on 01206 282581 if you see another owner failing to clear up. Thank you. – Parish Council


Whilst other Councils are cutting back it is encouraging that Colchester B.C. have introduced a team of Community Wardens, who by car or on foot, and armed with wide ranging set of roles, target improving the quality of life for residents and visitors and to reduce the incidence and fear of crime and disorder

There are 7 Zones – our Parish falls in Zone 2 and our contacts are Gary Cole on 07507 647373 or Zoe Frost on 07817 297215. Both may be contacted direct on these numbers.

Warden’s cars are very distinctive with large lettering emblazoned on the sides saying ‘Colchester Community Wardens’ with ‘Community Safety Scheme Accredited’ symbols.
Wardens all wear a distinctive uniform, which while being intentionally ‘casual’ also serves the purpose of being both functional and visible.

Although the wardens have no police powers, they have been accredited by Essex Police to issue fixed penalty notices (FPN’s) for specific misdemeanours. Activities include: –
•Developing links with local neighbourhood-watch schemes.
•Attending community forums and residents associations.
•Distributing crime reduction advice.
•Being a point of contact for access to services for vulnerable people.
•Monitoring and/or removing graffiti.
•Attending to abandoned vehicles and issuing notices for car tax evasion to DVLA.
•Enforcing laws concerning fouling by dogs and littering.
•Monitoring and feeding back on environmental concerns.
•Under police accreditation, removing cigarettes and alcohol from young people.
•Educating and providing information on recycling and environmental issues
•Investigating incidences of fly-tipping, clearing – where case evidence can be found prosecuting.

The Wardens are also involved with the communities’ youth and older peoples groups, assistance with sport and leisure activities, community Fete’s and organising shopping trips.


The post office outreach service for Great Tey is now every Tuesday and Friday at the Village Hall, opening from 1.30pm until 4.30pm. Please use this service if you want to keep a post office service in the village.

The Village Notice Board is located on the wall of Bell House Garage, at the top of the Chase opposite the Chequers Pub..

Village Hall

Hire Opportunity Available at Great Tey Village Hall

An opening has become available to start a regular new group/club at Great Tey Village Hall, every Thursday from 4.15 pm onwards.

For further information, please contact Sally Brooks on 01206 210248 or email: greattey.villagehall@gmail.com

To book the village hall please contact the manager:-

Sally Brooks
1 Farmfield Road
Great Tey
Essex CO6 1AB
Telephone:-01206 210248


Whats on at the Village Hall

9.15 am – 12.15 pmPre-School (term time only) Truly or Joy on 07712967081 greatteypreschool@hotmail.com
2.00 pm – 3.00 pm Yoga Natasha Al-Riyami 07971107835
4.45 pm – 6.00 pm Rainbows (age 5 – 7 years)www.girlguiding.org.uk
6.00 pm – 7.30 pmBrownies (age 7 – 10 ½ years)www.girlguiding.org.uk


9.15 am – 12.15 pmPre-School (term time only) Truly or Joy on 07712967081 greatteypreschool@hotmail.com
7.30 pm onwardsWomens’ Institute (WI) (1st Tuesday of the month)Jane Richardson (01206) 211481
7.30 pm onwardsParish Council (2nd Tuesday of the month)David Williams (01787) 224895


9.15 am – 12.15 pmPre-School (term time only) Truly or Joy on 07712967081 greatteypreschool@hotmail.com
10 am – 11.45 amToddler GroupSally Wagland 07540773094 togz1975@yahoo.co.uk
2.00 pm – 5.30 pmFriendship/Bowls Club(alternate Wednesdays)Paul Phillips (01206) 210521 andrea.paulp@virgin.net
6.00 pm – 7.15 pmBeavers (age 6 – 8 years)Megan Cornish 07817865468 megan1stgreattey@gmail.com
7.00 pm – 8.30 pmCubs (age 8 – 10 ½ years)Melvin Tarman (01206) 212926
7.30 pm – 9.00 pmScouts (10 ½ – 14 years)Gary Brown (01206) 212648

9.15 am – 12.15 pmPre-School (term time only) Truly or Joy on 07712967081 greatteypreschool@hotmail.com 2.00 pm – 4.00 pmDrop In Centre(2nd Thursday of each month)Norma Tregoning (01206) 210417 2.00 pm – 4.00 pmCommunity Warden/Bingo (4th Thursday of each month)Norma Tregoning (01206) 210417 4.15pm – 8.15 pm Dynamite School of Dance (Freestyle Dance Class from 3 years)Sarah Harding (Dance Principle) 07827693094


9.15 am – 12.15 pmPre-School (term time only) Truly or Joy on 07712967081 greatteypreschool@hotmail.com
12.15 pm – 1.15 pm Pre-School lunch-clubTruly or Joy on 07712967081 greatteypreschool@hotmail.com
2.00 pm – 5.30 pm“The Swing Express Big Band” band practiceMr Simpson (01787) 222628
7.30 pm – 9.30 pmYouth Activity Club (age 11 – 17 years)(alternate Fridays)Alec Brooks (01206) 210248
(Catchment area: Great Tey, Little Tey, Chappel, Wakes Colne)
7.30 pm – 10.30 pmWinter Bowls (November to March) (alternate Fridays)Mike Holliday (01206) 210709


9.00 – 10.30 amKarateJohn Webb 07769720068



There have been a recent spate of burglaries in the Village. Crimes can take place at any time of day or night, so please be vigilant and keep and eye open on your own, and your neighbours, properties.

You can phone the police on 101 to report any strange activity, but if it is an emergency and you require the police immediately, please phone 999.

Thank you

Parish Council


For any one who is new to the village and is interested, we do have a paper delivery service. The papers come from the Post Office at Marks Tey and are delivered to a point in the village where the children collect them and deliver them before going to school. Unfortunately this delivery service is limited to the village only during the week (Mon – Fri), all out lying houses have to fend for themselves. There is a delivery service to the outlying houses as well as the village at the weekend though. The charge is 30p per day in the village and 75p per day (Sat – Sun) for out lying house. This cost may seem high, but it has to cover the cost of the children and weekend adult who deliver the papers and also the cost of the man who delivers early every morning to the village. If any one is interested in having a paper delivered they should contact the Post Office at Marks Tey and let them know your name and address and where your house is situated.


Places are available for girls and boys to attend our Beaver Colony (6-8 years), Cub Pack (8 – 10.5 years) and Scout Troop (10.5 – 14.5 years).
We meet every Wednesday evening during school term time in the Village Hall. Beavers from 6pm to 7:15pm, Cubs from 7pm to 8:30pm and Scouts from 7:30pm to 9pm.
If you know a young person who might like to join our group, please contact Melvin Tarman (number above) or speak to any of our Leaders on Wednesday evenings.


Places are available for girls aged 7 — 11 years to join Great Tey Brownies

Due to lack of numbers the 35+yr old pack may have to close.
We meet Mondays at the village hall at 6pm
Please don’t let this happen. join now!
If you are nearly 7, call too!
Call: 01206 211350 for details


The maintenance of the roads and lanes in and around our village are the responsibility of Essex County Council. Their contact points have recently changed, and if you wish to contact them regarding any Highways issue, or to report potholes, please telephone 0845 603 7631 or email H&TLocalism&Customereast@essex.gov.uk
Great Tey Parish Council


Colchester Borough Council and Essex Police have joined forces to provide you with a direct line to report anti-social behaviour. You can now speak to a team of dedicated specialists who can talk through your problems and deal with your call more efficiently by assigning it to the correct agency.

The ASB hotline number is 282731, it will operate between 8.30am and 5.30pm Monday to Friday. Callers outside these times should leave a message, but urgent calls (i.e. threats to life) should ring 999.


Russell Cottis is very keen to hear from anyone wishing to find
out more about the FIRST RESPONDERS group in
Great Tey as more people are URGENTLY required.
Please email him on russell.cottis@btinternet.com or
by telephone 01787 223573

Village Weekend Accounts 2014



Entrance 137.10 Bottles 350.00 Church games – Skeeball 41.00 Cakes 15.00 Ice cream 104.00 Books/Toys/Crockery 140.75 WI 30.00 Organ grinder 5.15 Advertising 275.00 Donations 827.08 Community Games Legacy Fund 400.00 Tea Tent 450.19 Table Tennis 28.74 Raffle 578.00 Recipe Books 24.00 Splat the Rat 5.00 Community Wardens 39.00 Bouncy Castle 35.00



Bouncy Castle 160.00
Games expenses 37.35
St Johns 80.00
Raffle Licence 20.00
Loos 216.00
Printing 312.00
Programme prize 25.00
Radio advert 25.00
Olympic Signs 36.00
Organ Grinder 80.00
Marks Tey Radio 270.00
Bookers Prizes 81.32
Insurance (donated)
Tables 12.00
WW1 77.25
Duathlon/football etc 79.45
Raffle 150.00
Tea tent 50.19



Poppies etc 200.00
Cricket equipment 75.48
PA System 572.29


Neighbourhood Watch Scheme


On 17th July 2014 thieves broke into 2 secured sheds and outbuildings in Great Tey and stole thousands of pounds worth of equipment and belongings.

Essex Police advise us to ensure that all outbuildings are secure and be aware.

Also horse and pet thieves are operating in the area, so keep pets and animals safe.