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.


Whats on at the Village Hall

9.15 am – 12.15 pmPre-School (term time only) Truly or Joy on 07712967081 greatteypreschool@hotmail.com
2.00 pm – 3.00 pm Yoga Natasha Al-Riyami 07971107835
4.45 pm – 6.00 pm Rainbows (age 5 – 7 years)www.girlguiding.org.uk
6.00 pm – 7.30 pmBrownies (age 7 – 10 ½ years)www.girlguiding.org.uk


9.15 am – 12.15 pmPre-School (term time only) Truly or Joy on 07712967081 greatteypreschool@hotmail.com
7.30 pm onwardsWomens’ Institute (WI) (1st Tuesday of the month)Jane Richardson (01206) 211481
7.30 pm onwardsParish Council (2nd Tuesday of the month)David Williams (01787) 224895


9.15 am – 12.15 pmPre-School (term time only) Truly or Joy on 07712967081 greatteypreschool@hotmail.com
10 am – 11.45 amToddler GroupSally Wagland 07540773094 togz1975@yahoo.co.uk
2.00 pm – 5.30 pmFriendship/Bowls Club(alternate Wednesdays)Paul Phillips (01206) 210521 andrea.paulp@virgin.net
6.00 pm – 7.15 pmBeavers (age 6 – 8 years)Megan Cornish 07817865468 megan1stgreattey@gmail.com
7.00 pm – 8.30 pmCubs (age 8 – 10 ½ years)Melvin Tarman (01206) 212926
7.30 pm – 9.00 pmScouts (10 ½ – 14 years)Gary Brown (01206) 212648

9.15 am – 12.15 pmPre-School (term time only) Truly or Joy on 07712967081 greatteypreschool@hotmail.com 2.00 pm – 4.00 pmDrop In Centre(2nd Thursday of each month)Norma Tregoning (01206) 210417 2.00 pm – 4.00 pmCommunity Warden/Bingo (4th Thursday of each month)Norma Tregoning (01206) 210417 4.15pm – 8.15 pm Dynamite School of Dance (Freestyle Dance Class from 3 years)Sarah Harding (Dance Principle) 07827693094


9.15 am – 12.15 pmPre-School (term time only) Truly or Joy on 07712967081 greatteypreschool@hotmail.com
12.15 pm – 1.15 pm Pre-School lunch-clubTruly or Joy on 07712967081 greatteypreschool@hotmail.com
2.00 pm – 5.30 pm“The Swing Express Big Band” band practiceMr Simpson (01787) 222628
7.30 pm – 9.30 pmYouth Activity Club (age 11 – 17 years)(alternate Fridays)Alec Brooks (01206) 210248
(Catchment area: Great Tey, Little Tey, Chappel, Wakes Colne)
7.30 pm – 10.30 pmWinter Bowls (November to March) (alternate Fridays)Mike Holliday (01206) 210709


9.00 – 10.30 amKarateJohn Webb 07769720068



There have been a recent spate of burglaries in the Village. Crimes can take place at any time of day or night, so please be vigilant and keep and eye open on your own, and your neighbours, properties.

You can phone the police on 101 to report any strange activity, but if it is an emergency and you require the police immediately, please phone 999.

Thank you

Parish Council


For any one who is new to the village and is interested, we do have a paper delivery service. The papers come from the Post Office at Marks Tey and are delivered to a point in the village where the children collect them and deliver them before going to school. Unfortunately this delivery service is limited to the village only during the week (Mon – Fri), all out lying houses have to fend for themselves. There is a delivery service to the outlying houses as well as the village at the weekend though. The charge is 30p per day in the village and 75p per day (Sat – Sun) for out lying house. This cost may seem high, but it has to cover the cost of the children and weekend adult who deliver the papers and also the cost of the man who delivers early every morning to the village. If any one is interested in having a paper delivered they should contact the Post Office at Marks Tey and let them know your name and address and where your house is situated.


Places are available for girls and boys to attend our Beaver Colony (6-8 years), Cub Pack (8 – 10.5 years) and Scout Troop (10.5 – 14.5 years).
We meet every Wednesday evening during school term time in the Village Hall. Beavers from 6pm to 7:15pm, Cubs from 7pm to 8:30pm and Scouts from 7:30pm to 9pm.
If you know a young person who might like to join our group, please contact Melvin Tarman (number above) or speak to any of our Leaders on Wednesday evenings.


Places are available for girls aged 7 — 11 years to join Great Tey Brownies

Due to lack of numbers the 35+yr old pack may have to close.
We meet Mondays at the village hall at 6pm
Please don’t let this happen. join now!
If you are nearly 7, call too!
Call: 01206 211350 for details


The maintenance of the roads and lanes in and around our village are the responsibility of Essex County Council. Their contact points have recently changed, and if you wish to contact them regarding any Highways issue, or to report potholes, please telephone 0845 603 7631 or email H&TLocalism&Customereast@essex.gov.uk
Great Tey Parish Council


Colchester Borough Council and Essex Police have joined forces to provide you with a direct line to report anti-social behaviour. You can now speak to a team of dedicated specialists who can talk through your problems and deal with your call more efficiently by assigning it to the correct agency.

The ASB hotline number is 282731, it will operate between 8.30am and 5.30pm Monday to Friday. Callers outside these times should leave a message, but urgent calls (i.e. threats to life) should ring 999.


Russell Cottis is very keen to hear from anyone wishing to find
out more about the FIRST RESPONDERS group in
Great Tey as more people are URGENTLY required.
Please email him on russell.cottis@btinternet.com or
by telephone 01787 223573

Village Weekend Accounts 2014



Entrance 137.10 Bottles 350.00 Church games – Skeeball 41.00 Cakes 15.00 Ice cream 104.00 Books/Toys/Crockery 140.75 WI 30.00 Organ grinder 5.15 Advertising 275.00 Donations 827.08 Community Games Legacy Fund 400.00 Tea Tent 450.19 Table Tennis 28.74 Raffle 578.00 Recipe Books 24.00 Splat the Rat 5.00 Community Wardens 39.00 Bouncy Castle 35.00



Bouncy Castle 160.00
Games expenses 37.35
St Johns 80.00
Raffle Licence 20.00
Loos 216.00
Printing 312.00
Programme prize 25.00
Radio advert 25.00
Olympic Signs 36.00
Organ Grinder 80.00
Marks Tey Radio 270.00
Bookers Prizes 81.32
Insurance (donated)
Tables 12.00
WW1 77.25
Duathlon/football etc 79.45
Raffle 150.00
Tea tent 50.19



Poppies etc 200.00
Cricket equipment 75.48
PA System 572.29


Great Tey Footpath Preservation Society

All enquiries to Peter Wakeling (21887).

Great Tey Friendship/Bowls Club

We invite senior citizens (55+) to join us at the Village Hall where they can enjoy an entertaining afternoon with delightful, like-minded people.

For any details please contact Paul on 01206 210521

Great Tey C of E (Controlled) Primary School

Chrismund Way, Great Tey, Colchester, CO6 1AZ
Telephone: 01206 210415

1st Great Tey Scout Group, Beavers and Cubs

Information on all Scout Group news and events can be found on our website www.1stgreatteygroup.co.uk. Further details on any group activity can be obtained by contacting the Group Secretary on 01206 212648 or emailing info@1stgreatteygroup.co.uk

Neighbourhood Outreach Group

Helping Hands – your local NEIGHBOURHOOD OUTREACH

Did you know that there are people in Great Tey who are so willing to help you if you need them?
They are willing to:
•Drive you to an appointment (doctor’s, hospital, dentist, opticians)
•Collect a prescription or parcel
•Help you with shopping
•Will visit you or take you to visit someone in hospital
•Support you with any form-filling or correspondence
•Maybe a bit of simple DIY, IT, or ironing, or cooking
•Need your dog walked because you are unwell

A ready team, right on your door-step, just waiting for a ‘phone call to offer a ‘helping hand’.

You might still have the leaflet handy, but if not, a list of telephone numbers to call for help is in the Village Directory which can also be found on this web site. We really are there for YOU.

Great Tey Community Speedwatch

We are the hi-vis jacketted persons you will have seen by the roadside since we began 20 months ago. We are trained by Essex Police and our aim is to deter speeding through our village and make it a safer place for us all to live. We recently participated in, and were praised for, our contribution to the “Surround A Town” one-day event organised by Colchester Borough Council during which we logged 30 speeders in our village. Speedwatch results are recorded on the Essex Police database.

We are looking for volunteers for our Community Speedwatch scheme. If you can give us half an hour of your time a week on our rota, please contact Lorraine Collins on 211248. Every volunteer will be subject to checks and training from Essex Police.

Great Tey Pre School

Places are available for 2-4 year olds from September, and for the coming year. Contact Joy or Kylie on 07712 967081, or visit our website at http://www.greatteypreschool.co.uk for more information about the pre-school and spaces available.

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