Kirby le Soken Village Website
                Kirby le Soken Village Website


If you have any ideas on what to add to the website please let us know and contact us. Please remember that this is run by volunteers, and we are reliant on donation of their time.




The Society is looking for help on the Committee but also to run the Website and Facebook page.

Robert Bucke a long time committee member and past local Councillor passed away. 



Naturalis puts in planning to build a Solar Farm.


November 2021

A dedicated page was set up in response to the proposed application to build a large Solar Array, and car charging station.


February 2021

We have created a Facebook Group - please take a look - it is early days and we are not too sure what we are doing, but hopefully it will become a useful tool for the village.

You will find it under Kirby le Soken Village Preservation Society.


January 2021

A new page has been added for Village Advertisers.  If you have a small business in the village and would like to use the website to advertise for a small donation, please contact us.  


May 2020


News from the Playground Committee

After many years of trying to find a solution for creating a Childrens Playground in the village.  The committee have reallocated the money as shown below and the account was closed on the 17th March 2020


The school received £10,832.78p.

The Church East End Repairs £1,000.00

The Village defibrillator installed at the Ship Inn £500.00

The Noah's Ark play group in the Church Hall £422.20. 



May 2020


Reports from the Chairman and Treasurer downloaded under the meeting section in lieu of the AGM.



January 2020


Bells ringing for another inspection of the Tower, it is likely that another major project will need to be undertaken in the near future.  Please check the Friends of St Michaels page.



May 2019


Kirby in Bloom Book Exchange

Please find the new Book Exchange in the Red Telephone Box, on the green near the Red Lion - all free.



February 2019


Results from last years survey regarding money that is held within the village by Trustees be given to the Church East End Project Fund.


A total of 140 householders responded.  Of those 124 requested that funds should be released, as shown below.



Yes No Total %
124 16 140 89%



February 2019


Happy New Year to our readers.

Over the last year we have seen allot of building in progress in and around the village.  The KVPS, continue to monitor the situation, and do all they can but sadly and frustratingly are limited as Tendring District Council does not have a local plan.


St Michaels Church is currently having the East End secured and work is scheduled to be completed in the spring.  Once this is completed work will be needed at the other end of the building to secure the tower to the church, only when this is done will be hear the bells ringing once more. 



March 2018 - St Michaels Church

Following the dry weather last autumn the church has moved, currently large vertical cracks where the East Wall has moved horizontally away from the North and South Flanking walls are clearly visible.  Additionally due to further problems at the West End with the Tower, the Bells are now not being rung.  Currently the church are trying to raise £120,116.00 to fund the East End, it is hoped that sufficent will be raised so that further work not yet agreed/finalised can then be used to start this work and get the bells ringing.


Full details are available on the church's website., alternatively cheques can be sent to


Mrs Myra Dansie, Churchwarden

c/o The Rectory

10 Thorpe Road

Kirby Cross


CO13 0LT


Cheques should be made payable to St Michael's Restoration Fund


PETITION - Kirby le Soken Village Preservation Society started a PETITION regarding mass housing January 2017


Volunteer Required - The committee are looking for someone to run the Village Website, a little PC experience, access to a PC and some time are all required, please contact us via the CONTACT US section.


The Committee - names of the committee members and the minutes of the AGM added 21st June 2016


Village Plan - downloaded 17th May 2016


Village Plan May 2016 - to be downloaded onto Website in time for AGM


Another large development proposed April 2016 - see plannning Applications.


Major Road Works on The Street / Walton Road March 2016

During March the above roads will be closed in various places at night to allow for urgent road maintenance.  Letters have been sent to all households.


Website Launches - 18th February 2016

Quietly the Kirby le Soken village website being developed by the Kirby le Soken Village Preservation Society is launched onto the Worldwide Web!!!


Pathway Walton Road - 17th February 2016

Following the cutting back of the hedges by local Farmers, a request has been sent to Essex Country Council requesting the removal of grass mud etc which has encroached onto the pavement

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