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 Trevor Goodwin and the CEO/RFO/Clerk is Ms S. 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 23/07/2019

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RDC Statement of Community Involvement Consultation 22/07/2019

Statement of Community Involvement Consultation Statement of Community Involvement Addendums open for public consultation for six weeks What is a Statement of Community Involvement?   A Statement of Community Involvement is a document that sets out how local residents and other interested parties can expect to be consulted and engaged in the planning process...more

Where we are

Contact details

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

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