It was with the greatest sadness that Barling Magna Parish Council learnt of the death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. She was the longest serving monarch in our history and very few of us will remember a time when she wasn’t with us. The Council extends its sincere condolences to His Majesty the King and the Royal Family.
The Parish Council will have a book of condolence for people to sign at the parish hall in Little Wakering Road. Further details will be available shortly.

HRH Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh 1921 – 2021

It was with the greatest sadness that Barling Magna Parish Council learnt of the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh. The Duke of Edinburgh saw active service during the Second World War and, following a successful naval career, steadfastly supported Her Majesty the Queen following her Accession in 1952, becoming the longest serving British consort in 2009.
His Royal Highness was involved in the work of many charities and organisations, the best remembered of which is probably the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme. The scheme has inspired millions of young people in more than 140 countries to develop skills, experience adventure and to serve their communities.
Our flag is flying at half-mast as the council joins the Royal family and the country in mourning his loss.
Further announcements will be made in due course.

Barling Magna Parish Council – Full Council Meeting – 10 September 2020

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the next meeting of the Barling Magna Parish Council will be held on Thursday 10 September 2020 by online conferencing, commencing at 7pm.

For the time being Council meetings may be held by online conferencing under s78 of The Coronavirus Act 2020. 

This meeting will be open to the press and public. If you wish to observe this meeting or to speak in the residents’ item on the agenda, please contact the Clerk to the Council by email: [email protected] no later than noon on the day of the meeting for details of the software to be used and to receive an invitation to the meeting.

Click on the following links to download the papers: 

Barling Council Agenda 10 September 2020

Barling – Full Council minutes – 12.8.20

Barling Magna Parish Council Wildlife Committee – 7 September 2020

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Barling Magna Parish Council Wildlife Committee will meet on Monday, 7 September 2020 at 7pm.

This meeting will take place via online conferencing, as permitted under s78 of The Coronavirus Act 2020. Members of the public wishing to attend the meeting should email [email protected] requesting access details, no later than noon of the day of the meeting.

Please click on the following links to download papers for this meeting.

Barling Wildlife Agenda – 7 September 2020

Barling Wildlife minutes – 15.6.20


Barling Magna is a village and civil parish in Essex, England. The word “Barling” is said to derive from two Saxon words “bar”, a boar, and “ing”, a meadow.The Domesday Book of 1086 records the name of Barlinga (Barling), although historical remains and field boundaries found in the area suggests that it may even date back to Roman times.Situated approximately 4 miles northeast of Southend-on-Sea, it falls within the administrative district of Rochford and the Parliamentary Constituency of Rochford & Southend East.The rural parish includes the hamlets of Barling, Little Wakering, Potton Island and Stonebridge. The word ‘Parish’ in the title ‘Barling Magna Parish Council’ encompasses all of the residents of the above. Barling lies to the west of Potton Creek, a tributary to the River Roach and is mainly situated along Little Wakering Road, Church Road and Barling Road. Where these roads meet is the village duck pond known as Weir Pond corner.The Church of All Saints in Barling Magna is built of Kentish ragstone and is a fine example of Norman Church architecture. It comprises a Nave, a north Arcade, a Chancel with Vestry attached and a fortified Tower. Opposite the Church of St Mary the Virgin in Little Wakering stands a terrace of 17th century dormer cottages. This church, dating from the 12th century, was largely rebuilt by John de Wakering, Bishop of Norwich. The Royal Arms of George III are displayed in the tower of the church. He visited in 1769.

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