Tiptree Duck Pond



Tiptree, one of the largest villages in England with a current population in excess of 9,000, is situated approximately 10 miles from Colchester and close to the A12 trunk road. It is one of 27 wards administered by Colchester Borough council and also has its own Parish Council. Despite its growth over the last 50 years Tiptree is proud of its historical and rural identity. Once part of a huge area of heathland that embraced 16 parishes, Tiptree can still boast the largest fragment of lowland heath in Essex. Tiptree has a busy shopping centre of small, individual shops and notable employers, including internationally famous Wilkin and Sons. It is served by four primary schools and one comprehensive school, which is a centre of sporting excellence.


Mission Statement - To enhance the quality of life for the community of Tiptree, maintain the village identity and encourage a community spirit



Tiptree Parish Council confirms that it supports the need to keep the library open for the village and believes that it is an important asset for the village. However, because of due process, the Council is unable to take further action until the consultation period is complete.  Tiptree Parish Council has submitted an Expression of Interest to Essex County Council.


Cllr David Finch, Leader of the Council announced yesterday, 9th July 2019, the outcome of the public consultation on future library services and the new strategy that will be put to Cabinet for a decision on 23 July.

In his speech, Cllr Finch announced that no libraries will close in the next five years.

The new strategy focuses on two key elements:

  • Developing an investment plan to improve libraries
  • Work with and support community groups or other partners to set up community run libraries, with the aim of ensuring a library service is retained in every current location.

The new strategy commits to supporting community libraries with a universal offer of support.

This follows the public consultation earlier this year on a draft strategy for future library services in Essex up to 2024. Nearly 22,000 responses to the consultation were received, giving a mix of views


Cllr Finch’s statement can be heard here:



The revised draft strategy will be published on 15 July at: http://libraries.essex.gov.uk/libraries-consultation. It will be discussed by Place Services and Economic Growth Policy Scrutiny Committee on 18 July and decided on by Cabinet on 23 July.



SPEEDWATCH - The Parish Council is investigating setting up a Speedwatch group.  If you think you would like to volunteer for this group (and 10-12 people are required) please contact the office for further information and to register your details.



Temporary Traffic Regulation Order of Rectory Road, Tiptree.

Please click on the following link https://roadworks.org?tm=114161655 to find details of the intended closure of Rectory Road, due to commence on 15th July 2019 for 3 days. The closure is required for the safety of the public and workforce while Essex County Council undertakes carriageway patching.


Contact Details - The Clerk of the Council - Miss Ann C Wood

Mynott Court, Church Road, Tiptree, CO5 0UP - Telephone 01621 817030 - e.mail tiptree.parish@btconnect.com