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Notice of conclusion of audit for year end 31 March 2018

Notice of conclusion of audit Annual Governance & Accountability Return for the year ended 31 March 2018 Sections 20(2) and 25 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/234) The audit of accounts for Brightlingsea...

£130,000 Promenade toilets upgrade agreed

Plans to spend £130,000 improving public toilets in Brightlingsea have been agreed. Tendring District Council’s Cabinet voted on Friday, September 14 to spend the section 106 money – cash given by developers for public realm improvements – to upgrade the amenity in...

£130,000 refurbishment for Promenade Way toilets recommended

Tendring Council’s Cabinet members are being recommended to approve a £130,000 refurbishment of the public toilets in Promenade Way, Brightlingsea. The amenity was listed for upgrade in the future under the council’s Public Conveniences Strategy but was not in the...

Bus service Number 62 – update

We have now heard back from FIRST Buses about the proposed plans to Route 62 following Hedinghams withdrawal from Route 87.  It’s not 100% what was requested at discussions and meetings, but does fill many “gaps” and will be a welcome relief for may concerned...

John Street closure – September 4, 2018

Temporary Traffic Regulation Order of John Street, Brightlingsea John Street is scheduled to close on 4th September 2018 for one daywhile Anglian Water undertakes work to replace a double manhole cover in the carriageway.Please click on the...

Sydney Street Closure

The closure of Sydney Street, which commenced on 2nd April 2018 for one day was required for the safety of the public and workforce while Anglian Water undertook jetting works. Following these works Anglian Water needs to return in order to complete further jetting...

Tommy on Tour

Tendring District Council has purchased an outline figure of a soldier, known as a ‘Tommy’, to support a campaign called ‘There But Not There’ which is the 2018 Armistice project for the charity Remembered. ‘Tommy’ is currently doing a ‘Tour of Tendring’ and is in...

106th Town Summer Show

Brightlingsea & District Horticultural Society is holdings its 106th Town Summer Show on August 27th, bank holiday Monday, in the town’s Community Centre. The show opens at 12:30 pm and entrance costs £1, with accompanied children free. An entry form can be...

Unaudited Annual Return Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2018

  NOTICE OF PUBLIC RIGHTS AND PUBLICATION OF UNAUDITED ANNUAL RETURN ACCOUNTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 MARCH 2018 The Council’s Annual Governance Statements can be downloaded. Section 1 here Section 2 here   Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 Sections 26 and...

Ben Smith elected as Town Mayor

Councillor Ben Smith was elected as Mayor of Brightlingsea at the recent Annual Council Meeting. Ben, pictured left with retiring mayor Ian Block, is currently a trustee of the Brightlingsea Community Association and a trustee of the Springmead Trust. He is a member...

Caravan Park changes hands

The Council is pleased to confirm that the Lakeside Caravan Park is now under new ownership.  For all enquiries please call:- 01206 303421

Statement on the Town Hard

It is well documented that there have been issues over ownership and charging at the Town’s Hard over many years. After a public meeting in 2015, the Town Council made a commitment to research those issues and, if need be, solve them – something previous...

Grounds Assistant Required

GROUNDS ASSISTANT REQUIRED Brightlingsea Town Council is looking for a Grounds Assistant: The suitable candidate will help with the general maintenance of verges, gardens and open spaces throughout the Brightlingsea area, and other duties as necessary. Minimum 24...

Anzac Memorial unveiled

On Saturday 28th April 2018 a Brightlingsea Anzac Memorial Dedication Service took place at the War Memorial in Brightlingsea. A short service was led by Rev. Crawford Logan, with wreaths being laid by the Mayor of Brightlingsea, Members of the Royal Australian...

Planning meeting cancelled

The Planning Committee meeting scheduled for Thursday, April 5 has been cancelled.

Scheme to protect town’s environment

There have been comments regarding housing development in our town, I have explained in the past the rationale behind housing numbers, central government targets, numbers for Brightlingsea are low compared to other towns and parishes in Tendring etc. I think we must...

Community Clean Up at Gravel Field

The clean up took place on the 10th March by a group of residents who use the area to exercise their dogs,Cllr Graham Steady, responsible for footpaths, amenity areas and open spaces, expressed his thanks for the groups efforts and added that this type of initiative...

Commonwealth ceremony in Brightlingsea

On Monday 12th March 2018 the ‘Fly a Flag for the Commonwealth’ ceremony took place at the Brightlingsea War Memorial.  The Mayoress, Mrs Eileen Lowe, read out the Commonwealth Affirmation, followed by the Mayor of Brightlingsea, Councillor Ian Block, who read out a...

A year of prudent budgeting

As we come to the end of the financial year (year ending 31.3.18) Brightlingsea Town Council is forecasting a strong financial performance. This is the product of prudent budgeting and accessing £43,000 from Tendring District Council to fund improvements to our...

Volunteers needed for Brightlingsea Lido

Brightlingsea outdoor swimming pool or Lido was built in 1933 and is 85 years old; it is the only remaining outdoor Lido in Essex. It is an established part of the fabric of the town and has a heritage timeline that is cherished by residents and visitors alike. Many...

Commonwealth Day ceremony at War Memorial

On Monday, March 12 at 9.50am there will be a short ceremony at the War Memorial in Victoria Place to commemorate Commonwealth Day. Brightlingsea is one of many towns across the country taking part in the event, which will see the Commonwealth flag being raised.

115 home development in Brightlingsea approved

Proposals to build 115 homes in Brightlingsea have been given the go ahead by Tendring District Council’s Planning Committee. The application by Hopkins Homes on land off Robinson Road had previously been deferred by the Committee to allow time for concerns over...

Consultation on waste collection changes

Tendring District Council is carrying out a four week consultation on the proposed waste collection changes, which may see the introduction of wheelie bins. This consultation runs until noon on Friday 16 March. To have your say email newwasteservice@tendringdc.gov.uk...

Update on waste collections in Tendring

Tendring District Council (TDC) with its contractors Veolia has decided to suspend waste collections on Friday in light of the continuing icy conditions and the yellow alert for snow and ice from the Met Office for Friday. The following plan has been drawn up for next...

UPDATED*: Community Clear Up

On Saturday 10th March 2018, from 9am until 11am, a group of dog walkers who regularly use Gravel Field (the tree plantation between Robinson Road and Mill Street), will be tidying the area up.  If anyone would like to help, they would be more than welcome.  All...

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