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Visit Our Centre

EFC Centre at Wat Tyler Country ParkOur centre is available for visits on a pre-booked basis on Wednesdays between 10am - 4pm. The Club’s activities and displays are also usually open to the public on the first Saturday of the month 11am - 4pm.

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About the Essex Field Club
Essex Field Club
registered charity
no 1113963
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Officers and contacts



President: Simon Taylor;

Vice-President: Peter Harvey, 32 Lodge Lane, Grays, Essex RM16 2YP

Acting Treasurer: Peter Harvey

General Secretary: Yvonne Couch, 11 Venette Close, Rainham, Essex RM13 9EA

Assistant Officers

Collections and Library Officer: Martin Heywood, 1 Elm Cottages, Skreens Park Road, Roxwell, Chelmsford CM1 4NL,

Librarian & Archivist: Bill George,

Membership Secretary: Michael Pannell, 31 Winchester Road, Colchester, Essex, CO2 7LH; email:

Programme Secretary: Rob Smith,

Publicity Officer: Fiona Hutchings, 10 Munson Mill Close, Saffron Walden, Essex CB10 2XU

Ordinary Members of Council

John Cooke, Graham Ekins, Marc Outten, Jim Silverstone, Simon Wood

Other members of Council

Editorial Representative: Peter Harvey, 32 Lodge Lane, Grays, Essex RM16 2YP

Past Presidents: Bill George;

Other posts not on Council

Editorial Team: Essex Naturalist: Dr Stuart Connop, Tim Gardiner BSc, PhD, Bill George, Dr Chris Gibson, Peter Harvey (Technical Editor), Adrian Knowles.

Editor: Newsletter: Yvonne Couch:

Group representatives:

Botany Group: Ken Adams

Essex Moth Group: Dougal Urquhart email:

Fungus Group: Tony Boniface

Geology Group: Peter Allen

Herpetofauna: Jim Silverstone email: , mobile: 07754740424