Well done to Dougal Urquhart senior ranger at Cudmore Grove East Mersea for being
awarded a ‘Green Flag’ A National Standard for parks and open spaces. It is the
first time this has been awarded to Cudmore Grove.
In case you haven’t come across Dougal’s wildlife blog spot recounting the day to
day sightings go to
Last week notices went up that resurfacing of The Strood and Yorick Road is to be
carried out from today - at last.
No doubt this will cause a good deal of inconvenience in both areas as when the previous
works were ongoing.
Hopefully these long overdue improvements will be worth the wait.
As to promised walkway Coast Road and new improved pontoon (we always call it the
We are still waiting!!!
Big Mersea Reunion (090907)
This was held on the lawn outside the Victory Hotel and attracted a large crowd including
former pupils of Mersea School, Monkwick School and former members of staff from
both, along with local families some of whom no longer live on the Island.
The event was sponsored by mersea-island-com (links Page) where I’m sure you can
find more details. Much of the organisation and promotion was down to Kay and Sally
and Alex via the web site and was much appreciated. A repeat is planned next September
at a date to be confirmed
This, as yet undated picture shows the pedestrian crossing which was outside the
School gates at the time when Whitings had the Shop. Whitings took over the shop
from Slaughters on 6th January 1947 and moved out to be replaced by the Co-op on
30th September 1988. Richard Whiting remembers the crossing being removed and replaced
with yellow lines but not when. Mrs Hale of East Road has written to the Community
News pleading for a new crossing outside the School for safety reasons. Can anyone
tell us when the old one was removed and why?
Resurfacing Roads Well, the resurfacing of Yorick Road has at last been done and
is a great improvement. As yet white lines are still to be added but at least yellow
lines have been done in Yorick Road although they are still invisible to those who
regularly park outside the bank!
Causeway (011007) The causeway (or Floating Pontoon as it is now referred to) in
Coast Road is now due to be replaced in late November. The old pontoon is being offered
for sale by sealed bids (email firstname.lastname@example.org)
We are still hoping to hear from anyone with further information about the School
Ploughing Match The Ploughing Match planned for 25th October has unfortunately had
to be cancelled. This will be a great disappointment to many after it successful
revival last year
There will be no more Farmer’s markets until further notice either
The above picture shows Wendy’s grandfather, Arthur Cock (former butcher), with three
of his sons, Glennie, Dudley and Winston. They are standing in front of the then
cricket pavilion at Brickhouse Farm which was blown upside down in a storm. Later
this pavilion was moved to the Glebe and used as the Tennis Pavilion until it was
burnt down a few years ago. The original photo is postcard size and very faded sepia
but a bit of computer wizardry shows up most detail including the upside down notice
by the door.
Mersea Road from Strood and beyond has been resurfaced and white lined and is a
great improvement after all the holdups and road works of recent months.
More works are now being carried out at end of High Street North and Colchester
Road to improve pavements - probably best avoided for the time being