Welcome to Great Tey

Great Tey is a small country village based in the heart of Colchester, Essex. The Village has a strong community feel and striving business services.


Great Tey Parish Council


Another year has passed us by quickly, but as is traditional in the Annual meeting I would like to express our gratitude to the following people whose time and effort has assisted in the smooth operation of the village over the last 12 months.

Anne Brown Essex Essex County Councillor and Peter Chillingworth Colchester Borough Councillor for all the communication and assistance they give us in the Parish

John Bland and Roy Traube for holding the bus company to task for their recent poor performance

Ivan Dyer the handyman for keeping the parks and other public condition in good order

Litter pickers who in one (cold) morning picked up enough bags of rubbish from our pavements ditches and hedges that it filled a small truck and Roger Fairs for having the forethought to replace the usual post-pick BBQ with some warming soup he prepared.

The Village Hall Management committee, Sally Brooks, Emma Sams and Alec Brooks. A few years ago we were fearful over what the future would hold for the village hall but under the new management team it is going from strength to strength.

James Elmer for his assistance in driving forward the initiative for the Village Neighbourhood Plan, a document that recent events and dozens of parishioners are now aware of in order to shape the future of our village over the coming years as the county looks to identify locations for major new development

We were sad to lose the expertise of Councillor Barron last year but have recently managed to bolster our numbers back up to a full council by Councillor Frost joining us.

Gardeners who keep the village looking so nice and give us something to judge each year.

Cllr S Beesley, May 2017.


Attendees at events in the parish will be advised by the photographer that if they object to their photographs being published they should advise the photographer at the time.


The parish council have had complaints about the amount of dog mess on the Harold Fairs Recreation Ground. It is an offence to allow your dog to foul a public place without clearing it up, and the Recreation Ground and The Old Playing Field are both public places. Please could all dog owners help keep our village clean and safe, and report to the Dog Warden at Colchester Borough Council on 01206 282581 if you see another owner failing to clear up. Thank you. – Parish Council


The post office outreach service for Great Tey is now every Tuesday and Friday at the Village Hall, opening from 1.30pm until 4.30pm. Please use this service if you want to keep a post office service in the village.

The Village Notice Board is located on the wall of Bell House Garage, at the top of the Chase opposite the Chequers Pub..