Essex Early Years and Childcare Parents Survey 2023

If you are a parent or carer in Essex, please share your views with us be completing our 2023 Parents and Carers Survey

This questionnaire is for parents and carers of children aged 0 – 19 years living in Essex. We want to hear about your family’s experience of childcare in Essex so that we can gain a greater understanding of what childcare arrangements you make and if your childcare needs are being met. We also want to hear about your experiences of your child starting primary school, the impact that the pandemic had on your child’s experiences and awareness of other services that may benefit your family.

Your information is valued and your responses will be treated in strictest confidence and will remain anonymous.

The survey will remain open until Friday 14th July 2023.


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.

Barling Magna Wildlife Reserve

The Wildlife Reserve will be closed to the public on Thursday 17th and Friday 18th February due to the extremely high winds now and forecast for tomorrow. The Parish Council will assess the situation and decide when the Reserve can be reopened. We apologise for any inconvenience but the safety of visitors to the Reserve is of the utmost importance to the Council.

Citizen of the Year

Once again this year, Barling Magna Parish Council would like to honour a fellow citizen who has made a significant contribution to the quality of life in our parish in 2019. If you live in Barling, Little Wakering, Stonebridge or Potton Island, we would welcome your help by nominating someone for their outstanding community service in our parish. For full details and conditions email barlingmagnapari[email protected] The deadline for nominations is 29 November.

COTY Poster

Public meeting – future of St Mary’s Church Little Wakering – Tues 21 September

BARLING MAGNA PARISH COUNCIL will be holding a public meeting on Tuesday 21st September commencing at 7 pm in the Barling Magna Parish Hall, 432 Little Wakering Road, Barling Magna.

 The meeting will provide an opportunity for residents to contribute to the discussion on the future of the Grade II* listed building of St Mary the Virgin Church in Little Wakering Road.

Regular services stopped at St Mary’s Church in 2010, due to a declining congregation and the last public service was held was in 2017. It is now proposed that the church be closed. The Church has fallen into a state of extreme disrepair and the Church of England does not have the funds to meet the costs of maintaining and insuring the building. The costs of making the building viable and then the ongoing maintenance and running costs will be a big financial commitment.

Barling Magna Parish Council is seeking the views of the public as to how the community can take over responsibility for the Church so that a plan can be put forward for consideration by the Church Commissioners.

Representatives from the Church of England will be in attendance to join in with the discussion and to answer questions

All enquiries to: [email protected] or 07867 577569


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