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Welcome to the Great Wakering Parish Council website
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 Laurie Street 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.