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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:

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

Other posts not on Council

Editorial Team: Essex Naturalist: Dr Stuart Connop, Tim Gardiner BSc, PhD, Dr Chris Gibson, Jude 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