Welcome to Brightlingsea Town Council

On our website you’ll find information about the facilities and services the Council maintains for Brightlingsea, a town with a population of around 8,500, located on the Essex coast at the mouth of the River Colne. It’s in the Harwich and North Essex Parliamentary Constituency.

Brightlingsea Town Council is made up of 11 Councillors, most of whom have responsibilities for specific areas within the town. Brightlingsea returns three representatives to Tendring District Council, and has one representative on Essex County Council.  The Mayor for 2019-2020 is Councillor Graham Steady and the Deputy Mayor is Councillor Jayne Chapman.

Council Office

The Town Council Office currently closed to the public until further notice.

Brightlingsea Town Council, The Parish Hall, Victoria Place, Brightlingsea, Essex CO7 0BP

01206 303535

Coronavirus Bulletin No 2 issued by Brightlingsea Town Council
26th March 2020.
This bulletin updates information issued in previous statement dated 17th March 2020.

STAY AT HOME

  • Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home)

  • Stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people

  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home

  • You can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms

Brightlingsea Town Council was one of the first local councils to initiate a volunteer support scheme and there has been a brilliant response with over 50 people signed up so far and already helping our elderly, vulnerable, and housebound residents. Many people are being supported by friends, neighbours, and family, but there are some who do not have reliable support networks. There will be a demand for help for many months to come.

If you have signed up and not yet been allocated a task, please be patient. This is going to be a long and difficult period for all of us so there will be a need for back-up and reserves of volunteers down the line – the most vulnerable residents have been asked to shield themselves for at least 12 weeks – through to mid-June at the earliest.

There are a number of other organisations asking for volunteers including the NHS and the County and District Councils – individuals should offer what they can but it is accepted that Town and Parish councils are best placed to deliver community support on the ground.

Those who are able to offer support please continue to register with the Town Council through calling 01206 303535 and completing the volunteer form that can be accessed via the buttons below. It can either be:

The Brightlingsea Community Volunteers have been engaged in supporting isolated residents through picking up shopping, offering telephone contact and collecting prescribed medicines. This last task is particularly time consuming due to the need to safely process prescriptions and the increased level of demand, but the council are in discussions with the local pharmacy to try and improve the situation. The staff at Boots are to be commended for their incredibly hard work in extremely difficult circumstances.

If you are aware of any vulnerable or isolated resident who is not being supported please forward their details so that the council can make contact with them. Send details to townclerk@bseatc.org.uk or use the contact form here.

IF YOU ARE A RESIDENT WHO WOULD LIKE TO DISCUSS POSSIBLE SUPPORT PLEASE CONTACT THE COUNCIL OFFICE

Home Delivery

The following shops and businesses have offered to provide a supportive home delivery to housebound or other residents with medical needs who are unable to access services themselves. Contat the following for further information:

  • Brightlingsea Bakers – 01206 302488
  • Bumbles Greengrocers  (currently at capacity) –  07914496681
  • Spar Foodmarket (free delivery over £25) – 01206 302138
  • Smiths Butchers (closing the shop from Saturday 28th March but available for home deliveries) – 01206 302939 –
  • Spirals (for gas, electric and telephone payments and UPS pick up) open 10am-12 noon– 01206 303012
  • Wine Well (free delivery over £10) – 01206 302031 or 07961064355
  • The Foodbank will be open Wednesdays 10.30 till 12.30 at the Parish Hall – back entrance – for further info call 07970 480968

Brightlingsea Community Volunteers are being supported by Churches Together Brightlingsea, Brightlingsea Business Association, Royal British Legion (Brightlingsea Branch), Cinque Port Liberty, Gild of Freemen, Brightlingsea Foodbank, Royal Naval Association and The Autumn Centre.

PLEASE KEEP UPDATING YOURSELF THROUGH GOVERNMENT WEBSITES via WWW.GOV.UK – KEEP YOUR DISTANCE – STAY AT HOME

BTC is aware that the situation is changing rapidly and our response may have to be modified in the light of future developments or Government advice.
Any communication on this subject by BTC does not constitute legal or medical advice and is no substitute for Government issued directives.

Latest News

Planning Committee update

The next Planning Committee Meeting was scheduled to be held on Thursday 2nd April 2020.  However due to Covid-19, no meetings of the town council are taking place. The Council believes strongly that the public should be able to continue to make appropriate comments...

read more

Minutes and Reports

Find the minutes from council meetings and reports from councillors by clicking the links below.

Special Areas

The council has eight Special Areas covering amenities, locations and services in Brightlingsea. Click the links below to see reports on these areas.

Meetings

Council Meetings are closed to public until further notice.

Contacts

Councillor Surgeries

Councillor surgeries provide an opportunity to discuss issues with a Town Councillor and are held as and when required. Please contact the Council Office to arrange an appointment.

Welcome to Brightlingsea Town Council

On our website you’ll find information about the facilities and services the Council maintains for Brightlingsea, a town with a population of around 8,500, located on the Essex coast at the mouth of the River Colne. It’s in the Harwich and North Essex Parliamentary Constituency.

Brightlingsea Town Council is made up of 11 Councillors, most of whom have responsibilities for specific areas within the town. Brightlingsea returns three representatives to Tendring District Council, and has one representative on Essex County Council.  The Mayor for 2019-2020 is Councillor Graham Steady and the Deputy Mayor is Councillor Jayne Chapman.

Council Office

The Town Council Office is open Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 1.30pm.

Brightlingsea Town Council, The Parish Hall, Victoria Place, Brightlingsea, Essex CO7 0BP

01206 303535

Coronavirus Bulletin No 2 issued by Brightlingsea Town Council
26th March 2020.
This bulletin updates information issued in previous statement dated 17th March 2020.

STAY AT HOME

  • Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home)

  • Stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people

  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home

  • You can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms

Brightlingsea Town Council was one of the first local councils to initiate a volunteer support scheme and there has been a brilliant response with over 50 people signed up so far and already helping our elderly, vulnerable, and housebound residents. Many people are being supported by friends, neighbours, and family, but there are some who do not have reliable support networks. There will be a demand for help for many months to come.

If you have signed up and not yet been allocated a task, please be patient. This is going to be a long and difficult period for all of us so there will be a need for back-up and reserves of volunteers down the line – the most vulnerable residents have been asked to shield themselves for at least 12 weeks – through to mid-June at the earliest.

There are a number of other organisations asking for volunteers including the NHS and the County and District Councils – individuals should offer what they can but it is accepted that Town and Parish councils are best placed to deliver community support on the ground.

Those who are able to offer support please continue to register with the Town Council through calling 01206 303535 and completing the volunteer form that can be accessed via the buttons below. It can either be:

The Brightlingsea Community Volunteers have been engaged in supporting isolated residents through picking up shopping, offering telephone contact and collecting prescribed medicines. This last task is particularly time consuming due to the need to safely process prescriptions and the increased level of demand, but the council are in discussions with the local pharmacy to try and improve the situation. The staff at Boots are to be commended for their incredibly hard work in extremely difficult circumstances.

If you are aware of any vulnerable or isolated resident who is not being supported please forward their details so that the council can make contact with them. Send details to townclerk@bseatc.org.uk or use the contact form here.

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IF YOU ARE A RESIDENT WHO WOULD LIKE TO DISCUSS POSSIBLE SUPPORT PLEASE CONTACT THE COUNCIL OFFICE

Home Delivery

The following shops and businesses have offered to provide a supportive home delivery to housebound or other residents with medical needs who are unable to access services themselves. Contat the following for further information:

  • Brightlingsea Bakers – 01206 302488
  • Bumbles Greengrocers  (currently at capacity) –  07914496681
  • Spar Foodmarket (free delivery over £25) – 01206 302138
  • Smiths Butchers (closing the shop from Saturday 28th March but available for home deliveries) – 01206 302939 –
  • Spirals (for gas, electric and telephone payments and UPS pick up) open 10am-12 noon– 01206 303012
  • Wine Well (free delivery over £10) – 01206 302031 or 07961064355
  • The Foodbank will be open Wednesdays 10.30 till 12.30 at the Parish Hall – back entrance – for further info call 07970 480968

Brightlingsea Community Volunteers are being supported by Churches Together Brightlingsea, Brightlingsea Business Association, Royal British Legion (Brightlingsea Branch), Cinque Port Liberty, Gild of Freemen, Brightlingsea Foodbank, Royal Naval Association and The Autumn Centre.

PLEASE KEEP UPDATING YOURSELF THROUGH GOVERNMENT WEBSITES via WWW.GOV.UK – KEEP YOUR DISTANCE – STAY AT HOME

BTC is aware that the situation is changing rapidly and our response may have to be modified in the light of future developments or Government advice.
Any communication on this subject by BTC does not constitute legal or medical advice and is no substitute for Government issued directives.

Latest News

Planning Committee update

The next Planning Committee Meeting was scheduled to be held on Thursday 2nd April 2020.  However due to Covid-19, no meetings of the town council are taking place. The Council believes strongly that the public should be able to continue to make appropriate comments...

read more

Minutes and Reports

Find the minutes from council meetings and reports from councillors by clicking the links below.

Special Areas

The council has eight Special Areas covering amenities, locations and services in Brightlingsea. Click to see reports on these areas.

Meetings

Meetings of the full Town Council are held on the third Thursday of the month at 7.30pm in the Parish Hall.

Members of the public are welcome to attend and can ask questions at the beginning of the meeting.

Next Meetings

Click the links below to see the agenda for forthcoming meetings.

Full Council – 19.03.20

TO ALL MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL You are hereby summoned to a meeting of the Council to be held in the Parish Hall, Victoria Place, Brightlingsea on Thursday 19th March 2020 at 7.30 p.m. for the transaction of the business stated below.  Members of the press and public...

Planning – 18.03.20

TO ALL MEMBERS OF THE PLANNING COMMITTEE You are hereby summoned to the Planning Committee of the Council to be held in the Parish Hall, Victoria Place, Brightlingsea on Wednesday 18th March 2020 at 7.30pm the transaction of the business stated below. Tracey Pulford...

Planning – 05.03.20

TO ALL MEMBERS OF THE PLANNING COMMITTEE You are hereby summoned to the Planning Committee of the Council to be held in the Parish Hall, Victoria Place, Brightlingsea on Thursday 5th March 2020 at 7.30pm the transaction of the business stated below. Tracey Pulford...

Councillor Surgeries

Councillor surgeries provide an opportunity to discuss issues with a Town Councillor and are held when required. Please contact the Council Office to arrange an appointment.

Report Potholes

Essex County Council is responsible for highways in and around Brightlingsea. Report potholes directly here.

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FixMyStreet

FixMyStreet directs reports of problems with your street, such as failed streetlights, to the correct local authority department.

Discover Brightlingsea

Read the annual town guide produced by the Town Council. 

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