This matter is NOT settled so please watch local newspapers for demonstrations and meetings and other ways we can continue to put pressure on the ECC to keep our library open.
Please use this link to add your name to the Petition calling for ECC to keep Mersea’s Library open: https://cmis.essexcc.gov.uk/essexcmis5/Petitions.aspx
February 6th, 2018
Our next meeting takes the form of a splendid Seafood Supper, on Tuesday 6th February 2018, at the Mersea Museum.
Please arrive at 7 pm for 7.30, and bring your own drinks (squash will be provided).
Tickets are £8 per head, available from Ian or Faith.
Membership Secretary, 01206 381966
Our AGM and open meeting on November 7th is “Mersea in Stuart Times” presented by Sue Howlett.
Mersea Museum, starting at 7.30 prompt.
MERSEA ISLAND SOCIETY presents Oliver Hutchinson
CITiZAN (Coastal and Intertidal Zone Archaeological network)
Museum of London Archaeology
Speaking about Exciting News and Updates of our Local Coastal Archaeology
Tuesday 3rd October
7.30 pm at Mersea Museum
£3 for members, £4 non-members, includes refreshments
Come early to get a good seat!
On Wednesday 19th July a small group of MIS members took part in a walk to Ray Island from the Stood.
David Nichols,Warden of Ray Island, lead the walk, which was interspersed with information on flora and fauna; details of historical formation on the land used for fortification; evidence of early farming and other fascinating facts.
David was a wonderful guide and had an incredible wealth of local knowledge and we wish to thank him for this walk which was truly memorable.
Everyone really enjoyed this outing; if any member would like to be included in next years walk, please contact Marica Frost (details in Mistral).
STOP350 is instructing legal representation on behalf of the objectors to the Mersea part of the Colchester Borough Council Local Plan (2017-2033) to be heard before the Government-appointed Inspector in early 2018. We therefore advise you to support STOP350 and are publishing both sides of their leaflet for your information and to act on. Please do so as soon as possible and before 8 August 2017.
Please also see their website www.stop350.org.uk
NB this does not stop you making your own objections to CBC to this latest revamp of the Local Plan, by 8 AUGUST.
You received a MIS leaflet included in your 2017 copy of Mistral which gave the postal and email addresses of the Borough Planning department.
Sarah Shehadeh, on behalf of the MIS Committee.
The Colchester Borough Council Planning Department will be on hand to show the proposed latest draft of the Local Plan until 2032. Come along and have a good look and ask questions.
If you need advice on formulating Objections to the Plan in the approved manner there will be MIS and Stop350 members there to guide you.
Our Garden Afternoon Tea Party on 14 June 2017 was a great success. The weather was superb, as was the food and entertainment. Grateful thanks go to Barry Turner, Claus Ohmke and Roger Mullis for all their hard work putting up the marquee, kindly lent by Claus, the sales tent and all the tables and chairs and afterwards taking them down again and returning them to their rightful owners.
The ladies on the catering front, Marcia Frost and Lynne Hartley, ably assisted by Vivienne Ohmke, provided and served a wonderful selection of teatime treats including strawberries and cream. Marica accompanied herself on the ukele singing “The Rose” and a celtic song. Claus conducted an un-do-able quiz, although one table managed to answer enough questions to win. All round a most enjoyable “do”