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. If you wish to speak to the Clerk please make an appointment beforehand to guarantee availability.

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

The Council is responsible for the village Allotments, Parish Burial Ground, Church Clock, Duck Pond, Bus Shelters and areas of Street Lighting. The Council organises 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.

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Roadworks 23/04/2019

Traffic interruptions B1013 Hockley Road, Rayleigh, Essex 30 April — 30 April Delays likely Diversion route Name: Diversion Location: Hockley Road Description: Streetworks / License - Streetworks Responsibility for event: Essex Current status: Planned Hambro Close, Rayleigh, Essex 30 April — 30 April Delays likely Road ahead closed Name: Hambro Close Location: Hambro Hill Description: Streetworks / License - Streetworks Responsibility for event: Essex Current status: Planned Hambro Hill, Rayleigh, Essex 30 April — 30 April Delays likely Road ahead closed Name: Upper Lambricks Location: Hambro Hill Description: Streetworks / License - Streetworks Responsibility for event: Essex Current status: Planned Hambro Hill, Rayleigh, Essex 30 April — 30 April Delays likely Road closure Name: Hambro Hill Location: Hambro Hill Description: Streetworks / License - Streetworks Responsibility for event: Essex Current status: Planned Upper Lambricks, Rayleigh, Essex 30 April — 30 April Delays likely Diversion route Name: Diversion 1 Location: Hambro Hill Description: Streetworks / License - Streetworks Responsibility for event: Essex Current status: Planned Roadworks A1015 Eastwood Road, Rayleigh, Essex 24 April — 26 April Delays likely Traffic control (multi-way signals) Works location: From no...more

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Contact details

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

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