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.
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.
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.
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.
Reports from the Chairman and Treasurer downloaded under the meeting section in lieu of the AGM.
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.
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.
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.
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. www.stmichaelskirby.org.uk, alternatively cheques can be sent to
Mrs Myra Dansie, Churchwarden
c/o The Rectory
10 Thorpe Road
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