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 the submission 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. The submission said that this will be able to deliver affordable rent housing under a local letting policy.

A representative from Colchester Borough Council Planning Department will attend the parish council meeting on 14th February at the Village Hall at 7.30pm, and all parishioners are welcome to attend and make statements at the meeting. The map submitted is displayed on the parish notice board in The Chase.

Parishioners will be advised of the timescale to submit formal comments to Colchester Borough Council under the consultation arrangements.

David Williams
Clerk to Great Tey Parish Council

Great Tey Parish Coucil - Agenda for the next Parish Council Meeting

GREAT TEY PARISH COUNCIL Summons and Notice of Meeting Notice is hereby given that a Meeting of the Parish Council will be held in the Village Hall, Chappel Road, Great Tey on Tuesday 10th January 2017 at 7.30 pm

1.Apologies For Absence
2. Declaration Of Interests
3. Confirmation Of Minutes Of The Parish Council Meeting of 13th December 2016
4. Matters Arising From The Minutes

5. Public Questions and Statements

6.Highways – To consider any management matters

7. Bus service – To receive a report from the Transport Representative meeting and consider any action required..

8. Reports from Colchester Borough Councillor (CBC), and Essex County Councillor

9. Financial Matters (a) Cheques for payment Chq.No. Payee Amount (£)/ of which VAT:-
101593 Great Tey Village Hall Committee £ 57.00
101594 Great & Little Tey PCC – donation for churchyard grass cuts £ 375.00
101595 D Williams-clerk salary £462.91 less PAYE £184.80 £ 278.11
101596 HM Revenue & Customs – PAYE for clerk salary £ 184.80
(b) To receive the financial report
(c) To consider applying for a Locality Budget to CBC of between £530 and £6,000
(d) To review the budget for 2016/2017 and set the parish precept

10. Planning Matters
(a) Applications – None at present
(b) Advice of Planning Applications Approved by Colchester Borough Council – None at present

11.Colchester Local Plan – to consider the change in the Preferred Option Local Plan of a proposed 40 house development between Green Field Drive and New Barn Road, plus 1ha of open space.

12. Village Hall – To consider any management matters

13. Harold Fairs Recreation Ground – To consider any management matters
14. Old Playing Field – To consider any management matters
15. Allotments
(a) To consider access to the allotments
(b) To consider any management matters
16. Litter Pick – To make arrangements
17. Correspondence not dealt with elsewhere
18. Other Business for Discussion

Date and Time of Next Meeting. Tuesday 14th February 2017 at 7.30pm
Close of meeting

Signed:- D K Williams Clerk to the Parish Council.

Approved minutes of previous parish council meetings may be inspected by arrangement with the Clerk – telephone: 01787 224895.


Christmas Services 2016 – 82 and 82a

Saturday 24th December normal service
Sunday 25th December no service
Monday 26th December no service
Tuesday 27th December no service
Wednesday 28th December normal service
Thursday 29th December normal service
Friday 30th December normal service
Saturday 31st December normal service
Sunday 1st January no service
Monday 2nd January no service

Important Changes to the Local Bus Service Network in Essex from 10th April 2016

From the 10th April 2016 there will be important changes to many of the routes, timetables and service numbers of bus services in Essex.

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

Parish of Great Tey and Little Tey

Christmas Services

The Rector and Churchwardens welcome you to our Christmas Services; a warm welcome awaits you and your families.

Sunday 4th December Christingle Service at 4.00 pm at Great Tey Church
Sunday 11th December Nativity Play and Family Worship at 9.30 am at Great Tey Church
Sunday 18th December Christmas Carol Service at 6.30 pm at Great Tey Church
Christmas Eve Crib Service for all ages at 6.00 pm at Chappel Church
Christmas Eve Midnight Communion at 11.00 pm at Chappel Church
Christmas Day Parish Communion at Great Tey Church at 9.30 am
Christmas Day Family Worship at Little Tey Church at 9.30 am

Christingle Service
We hope that you can join us for our Christingle Service to begin the season of Advent and Christmas at Great Tey Church on Sunday 4th December at 4.00 pm. Thank you to Youth Group members who will prepare the Christingles Oranges which will be distributed during the service when we sing Away in a Manger by candle light. This service is for all ages and please do invite your family and friends along.

Nativity Play and Family Worship
The children and young people will be performing a Nativity play at our Family Service on Sunday 11th December at 9.30 am; we do hope that you will be able to join us for this very special service. We would love to hear from children who would like to be in the nativity play; please contact Jane on 01206 211481 or email john.richardson195@btinternet.com if you would like to take part. Refreshments will be served after the service; all welcome.

Edward Bear
The next Edward Bear session for babies and under 5s will take place on Friday 2nd December from 2 – 3.00 pm at St Barnabas Church, Great Tey when the Nativity story will be told and the Christmas Party will take place. 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, Lisa and Emma.

Mothers’ Union
Members are looking forward to the Christmas Party on Thursday 15th December 2016 at the Rectory, Great Tey for Carol singing, quizzes, Christmas raffle and a delicious Christmas afternoon tea. Our first meeting in 2017 will take place on Thursday 19th January when our speaker will be Rev. Katie de Bourcier, Vicar of Halstead. Please contact Jane Richardson, Branch Leader for more details – please feel welcome to pop along to our meetings; you will be most welcome.

Thank you
Thank you to everyone who supported the Shepherds Pie evening on Saturday 19th November when £380.00 was raised for the ministry of the Churches in our Parish.

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



Harold Fairs Recreation Ground, Chrismund Way, Great Tey

9:30am – 10:45am

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