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Essex Field Club
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EFC Centre at Wat Tyler Country ParkWe are closed due to the Covid-19 situation, but we are otherwise normally open to the public at our centre at Wat Tyler Country Park every Saturday, Sunday and bank holiday 11am-4pm, check. We are also normally open on Wednesdays 10am-4pm.


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Forthcoming meetings

You MUST download, complete and email this form to the meeting leader in good time before the meeting.

Mon Jun 28th 2021
General Meeting.
Proceeding under Covid-19 restrictions
Middlewick Ranges Local Wildlife Site. Essentially a recording meeting. Meet at the army post on Mersea Road - TM005229 at 10.30am. Parking is apparently available in Queen Elizabeth Way opposite. There is a form to download from the EFC website, complete and email or send to the leader in good time before the meeting. Meetings are also planned for July/August and October.
Sat Aug 7th 2021
Joint meeting with CHNS.
Proceeding under Covid-19 restrictions
Daw's Hall Trust Nature Reserve
Sun Sep 5th 2021
General Meeting.
Proceeding under Covid-19 restrictions
General meeting to Little Belhus Country Park, Arisdale Road, South Ockendon, RM15 5SJ (opposite “Next” distribution centre, close to South Ockendon rail station). Former landfill being turned into a Country Park with older areas; woodland, meadows and ponds; part is a Local Wildlife Site for invertebrates. Meet in car park just off main road (TQ587826; 6ft height barrier); some parking on road. No toilets.