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Layer Parish Churches( www.layerchurches.org.uk )
Website of the three Church of England parish churches serving Birch, Layer Breton, Layer Marney and Layer de la Haye. Has information about times of services, details of forthcoming church events, locations and histories of the churches, and contacts.
Geoff Russell Grant's Website( www.bretonheath.me.uk )
A Layer Breton based site with articles on local history, Layer Breton Heath,
and Parish News (a local monthly newsletter).
Birch Parish Council  ( www.birchpc.org.uk )
Information about local issues in Birch, together with minutes of Parish Council meetings.
John Harrison - Local Watercolour Artist  ( www.birchgallery.co.uk )
John Harrison, who specialises in very detailed watercolour pictures and prints of local scenes, has a gallery in Birch.
Layer Marney Tower  ( www.layermarneytower.co.uk )
One of the best known attractions in our area, Layer Marney Tower is the
largest Tudor gatehouse in the country with exceptionally fine brickwork.
Layer de la Haye Parish Council  ( www.essexinfo.net/layerdelahayepc )
Extensive range of information about amenities, contacts and events in Layer de la Haye, provided by its Parish Council.
West Mersea    ( www.west-mersea.co.uk )
West Mersea Community Website.
Colchester Borough Council    ( www.colchester.gov.uk )
A wealth of information for local residents and visitors alike.
Essex Wildlife Trust  ( www.essexwt.org.uk )
Includes information about the local nature reserves at Abberton Reservoir and Fingringhoe Wick.
Colchester Zoo  ( www.colchester-zoo.com )
One of the most respected zoos in the country which has an excellent reputation for its breeding programme. It has made major investments in large new enclosures over the last few years.
Rye Farm - Farmhouse B&B and Self-Catering Accommodation  ( www.ryefarm.org.uk )
Farmhouse bed and breakfast, and self-catering apartments at Rye Farm, Layer de la Haye, home of the Bunting family.
Chelmsford Diocese  ( www.chelmsford.anglican.org )
The Anglican (Church of England) Diocese which covers all of Essex and parts of East London
This Is Essex  ( www.thisisessex.co.uk )
Run by local media this site has Essex news and a business directory.

Page updated: 22 OCT 2015