After the town’s three District Councillors J Chapman, K Yallop and G Steady made a presentation to the Tendring District Councils Cabinet Meeting On Friday 10th June 2016, it was proposed that Brightlingsea Town Council would complete the remedial works needed and Tendring District Council would cover the running costs for the year. On going discussions would take place throughout the year as to the future of the pool. This proposal was ratified at the full Town Council meeting held on the 16th June 2016.
The following e-mail, which was sent to Tendring District Council explains the current situation:
Good to see you and Marcus yesterday, we will be revisiting our action plan in its entirety. Before we do that I would just like to clarify the progress on the remedial works undertaken. After taking the National Pool Company quotes and pictures into consideration we had two local companies do a similar exercise. Taking all of the information into consideration we took the decision to replace the pipes running from the skimmers into the main pipe system. All bar two were found to be damaged but all were replaced, from the camera examination it appears that the other pipes are ok, but we cannot be 100% sure until the pool is filled. The pipe system was cleaned through out, if there proves still to be a leak then we will have to decide on another course of action. Due to time restraints we think this was the best plan. The examination holes have been back filled, so the pool is now ready for painting.
These proposals were based on that which Councillor Steady, Chairman of the Finance and Property Committee, stated at the council meeting, as follows:
“That out of the three levels of Local Government – Essex County Council, Tendring District Council and Brightlingsea Town Council – Essex and Tendring have made significant cuts to their budgets.
At the same time the Town Council has maintained its budgets at a consistent level, but that the Town Council will be looking at its assets and the financial implications of their use or non-use as the case may be.”