6 Allotment plots have been given out in the past few weeks. The allotment waiting list currently has 25 people on it, and number 1 on the list put their name down in 27th March 2013.

Lower Park Recreation Ground
• Improve landscaping – looking at the feasibility of including a sensory garden
• Improve drainage
• Increase dialogue with user groups

Bayard Recreation Ground


Perceived Problems

  • Lack of investment and planning
  • Lack of Community use
  • Lack of contact with user groups
  • Lack of recreational open space below recommended level

IE 6 acres per 1000 head of population


To help secure the future of the user groupsBy producing new lease agreements taking all different requirements from each groupWaiting for drafts from our solicitor.
To upgrade maintenance programmeBy using existing budgets in a more cost effective wayPurchase of equipment so we are in control of when we do maintenance.  Awards won two years running from Essex Playing Fields Association.
To upgrade facilitiesBy encouraging part ownership by user groupsCricket Club – Nets installed, development plans    updated.  £7,600.00 awarded to the Cricket Club from the Tendring Big Society Fund.

Bowls Club – enlarging club house and installation of CCTV.  £7,000 awarded to the Bowls Club from the Tendring Big Society Fund.

  Playcentre – new enlarged facility
  Cinque Port – self help installation of officials changing room using disabled toilet
  Town Council CCTV installed



 Plans completed for dressing room extension, in consultation with FA and users.  Now moving to specification drawings.Plans passed by TDC.


To look at the feasibility of installing a Bore Hole Bore Hole installed.  Just waiting for the pump to be fitted.
Provide better storage facilities.Agreed with Cricket Club type of storage they require.  Discussions on-going with the two Football Clubs on their requirements..Agreed on a self help project whereby the clubs will be supplying help, labour/financial support.

Estimates acquired,   Funding/grants being finalised.

Improve the children’s playground by incorporating equipment for older children, i.e. Zip-Wire.


By using existing budgetsArea for this part cleared
Acquisition of amenity landFunding from S106 money 
Update Bye-LawsReviewing current legislation.Staff members attended a briefing meeting on this subject.



To upgrade facilitiesMeeting with allotment holders held on Saturday 21st February. 

Meeting held notes already circulated to councillors, copy attached



• Enter into a dialogue with youth organisations to help them achieve their aims and aspirations.

Looking to grant fund Brightlingsea Regent Football Club to have all their coaches CRB checked, similar initiative with the local guiding organisation. Looking to roll this out to other organisations.


Councillor Karen Yallop – MSR for Tourism

I am continuing to look at other publications to advertise the Town in as we know it has had a positive effect on visitor numbers.


The Town Guide is well into its distribution and we have had many request from different outlets. I have to say that I feel this years guide is one of the best to date.