A Memorial Service will be held at Holy Trinity Church in The Avenue, North Fambridge on Monday August l2 at 1pm.

It will be a celebration of life, in memory of community stalwart, Jack Wratten who passed away recently.

Speaking in tribute to Jack, a spokesman said: "Ahead of his passing, Jack was well known, very popular and a well respected gentleman in the village.

"He was involved in many things working extremely hard and dedicated to the Scout Group, he was a member of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, and a big supporter of Blue House "Farm and was involved in the Church.

"He was also awarded the Freedom of the City of London."