Welcome to the Great Wakering Parish Council website

The Village of Great Wakering lies between Shoeburyness and Foulness in Essex; Great Wakering has developed considerably as a residential area around the original village and High Street. The traditional industry of brick making was carried on here. Romans, Normans, Saxons and Danes have all travelled this way, leaving their marks as they passed through history. The parish church is Norman with parts having been repaired with Roman materials.

Great Wakering is said to have the distinction of being one of the driest place in England with an average annual rainfall of well under 20 inches.

The Parish Council offices can be found near the centre of the village in their own premises in Little Wakering Hall Lane. The office is open from Monday until Friday in the morning from 9 a.m. until 12 noon excluding Bank Holidays.

There are thirteen Parish Councillors serving three Wards. The current Chairman is Councillor Robert Green and the Clerk is Mrs Sharon Hyatt.

The Council is responsible for the village Allotments, The Common, Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Community Wood, Parish Burial Ground, Church Clock, Duck Pond, Bus Shelters and areas of Street Lighting. The Council organises an Annual Villager of the Year Competition and an Annual Allotment Competition.

The site of St Nicholas Church above was probably used for worship even before the present church was built about 1100 AD. A board inside the porch lists Rectors and Vicars from the year 1200 with "Robert" being the first incumbent and "Peter" being the next. The Clock was installed to commemorate the coronation of King George V in 1911. There is also a Methodist and an Evangelical Church on Great Wakering High Street.

Latest news

Welcome to our new website 07/10/2014

We will soon be posting regular new articles and important bulletins here...more

Cancellation of Last Meeting 07/10/2014

I would like to offer my apologies to those who were not given notice of the cancellation of the last meeting...more

Where we are

Contact details

Please contact us using the following details, or via our online enquiry form.

Tel:
01702 219343
Email:
gwakering@greatwakering-pc.gov.uk