Special Areas

Amenity Areas & Footpaths and Open Spaces – 17.05.18

Amenity Areas & Footpaths and Open Spaces Had various meetings re Warrens Pond and adjoining land, new management of the pond established.   Footpaths and bridleways, which will be included in the “green lungs initiative” to be logged and recorded.     Allotments...

Welfare & Services for the Elderly – July 2018

Well House – With the closure of our biggest residential home due any time now you can imagine the tears, frustration and unbelievable sadness this town is experiencing. Over the last couple of weeks I and others have been contacted by residents and their...

Transport & Highways – July 2018

Following our recent meeting with Hedingham Buses we are now due to meet with First Buses this Thursday 19th July. I will report back at the Council meeting.

Tourism & Communication – July 2018

We had a stand at the Tendring Hundred Show on Saturday 14th July. I would like to give my thanks to Brightlingsea in Bloom, Val Gilders, Shirley Langley and Daphne Smith for manning the stand for us. The attendance was down slightly due to the extreme hot weather but...

Western Promenade & Swimming Pool – July 2018

Swimming Pool The Lido has seen strong performances on all fronts in the recent good weather. We have enjoyed some very positive national and local publicity, being featured in The Guardian top ten Lidos and an article in the East Anglian Daily times. I have also been...

Regeneration – July 2018

Lloyds Bank have confirmed that the mobile unit will attend twice a week, once the local branch has closed. They are looking to site the mobile unit in the Victoria Place Car Park, owned by TDC and it will be on a Wednesday pm and Friday am.

Amenity Areas & Footpaths and Open Spaces – July 2018

Amenity Areas & Footpaths and Open Spaces (Councillor Steady) Footpaths – Due to the overgrown state of Footpaths in the town, which come under the auspices of Essex County Council, our Grounds Team have cut footpath 5 (between Morses Lane Industrial Estate and...

Transport & Highways – June 2018

Following notification from Hedingham that they were probably going to withdraw the 87 service, Councillors Block and Judson, together with County Councillor Goggin and other Council representatives from Alresford and Wivenhoe, met with Hedingham Coaches last week. It...

Tourism & Communication – June 2018

I am in contact with Harwich council re the Mayflower celebrations which will take place in 2020. This is a huge event for the town which could also have a large impact to Brightlingsea. As it’s the 400th Anniversary of when the ship sailed to America some of the...

Western Promenade & Swimming Pool – June 2018

Swimming Pool The newly refurbished and rebranded Lido opened to the public on the 28th May. In the three weeks to the 17th June, the total number of swimmers using the facility was 3,151 providing an income of £12,287. This is evidence of the popularity of the Lido...

Footpaths & Allotments – June 2018

Since the last update on allotments, we had an inspection and letters went out on 14th May, giving 9 people 4 weeks’ notice to improve.  I have now sent four termination letters to those who have not responded, these plots will immediately be re-allocated now.   Two...

Amenity Areas & Footpaths and Open Spaces – June 2018

On 13th June met with the British Legion Committee to discuss 100 years since the ending of WW1 commemoration. 107 town’s folk who made the ultimate sacrifice to be remembered by having individual crosses with their names and the towns crest on planted in the war...

Youth & Services for Children – May 2018

Youth & Services for Children (Councillor Howard) The ‘Drop In’ restarts on Monday 14th May with the new later times of 6.30pm till 8.30pm with the hope that this will attract older Youths.  Chantel and Neil the Y.M.C.A  Youth Workers have handed out leaflets...

Western Promenade & Swimming Pool – May 2018

Swimming Pool (Councillor Barry) The swimming pool is on track to open on the 28th May although there have been some issues with plant and equipment. Regular work parties and over sixty regular volunteers have undertaken a complete make over of the facility which now...

Footpaths & Allotments – May 2018

Allotments (Councillor Steady Following on from the Allotment Society AGM on the 17th April the following initiatives are being progressed:- Weekly inspections are being completed by our Grounds Manager, the bore hole is being serviced, cost of a composting toilet are...

Amenity Areas & Footpaths and Open Spaces – May 2018

Amenity Areas & Footpaths and Open Spaces (Councillor Steady) Had various meetings re Warrens Pond and adjoining land, new management of the pond established.   Footpaths and bridleways, which will be included in the “green lungs initiative” to be logged and...

Western Promenade & Swimming Pool – April 2018

Western Promenade (Councillor V Chapman) NOTES TAKEN AT MEETNG WITH IAN TAYLOR AND STEVE GOVE OF TENDRING DISTRICT COUNCIL, ON TUESDAY, 10TH APRIL, 2018 AT 11 AM ON THE WESTERN PROMENADE   Unfortunately, Terry was unable to join me as was Jean Howard.   The toilet...

Regeneration – April 2018

Regeneration (Councillor J Chapman) I was invited to the opening of the three new shops last Saturday. I took a good luck card from the council to all of them. A meeting took place last week with the local businesses and it was proposed to move the Christmas Late...

Welfare and Services for the Elderly – March 2018

Welfare and Services for the Elderly (Councillor J Chapman) After last weeks snow it was really reassuring to see the residents of Brightlingsea all pull together. Several residents particularly the older generation made contact. We set up a rota of people who had...

Western Promenade & Swimming Pool – February 2018

Western Promenade (Councillor V Chapman) Spoke with Terry today, who advised that posts should be completed by the end of next week or the early part of the following week.  This work as taken somewhat longer than hoped, due to stall illness.   The signs regarding the...

Youth & Services for Children – April 2018

Youth & Services for Children (Councillor Howard) The ‘Drop In’ is experiencing quite a slow start, so we are trying to get a later slot to make it more available to older youths. We are also having a new better banner made with the new times etc.  to help with...

Transport & Highways – April 2018

Transport & Highways (Councillor Judson) Had further discussion with County Councillor Goggin re Bellfield Avenue, and the next steps. Have also cleaned the bollards again.   Attended the working Party at the Lido on Saturday 14th...

Western Promenade & Swimming Pool – April 2018

Swimming Pool (Councillor Barry) The new Brightlingsea Lido is now under a 50 yr leasehold agreement between TDC and BTC as from the 6th April 2018. This is the first time since 1974 that an asset previously held by Tendring has been returned to the Town Council. The...

Footpaths & Allotments – April 2018

Allotments (Councillor Steady We have one plot available to give out, and a large majority of people have now paid their allotment fees. There is currently 12 people on the waiting list.

Amenity Areas & Footpaths and Open Spaces – April 2018

Amenity Areas & Footpaths and Open Spaces (Councillor Steady) 9/4 Attended meeting regarding the management of Warrens Pond, with Cllr Howard. Pleased to report that a new committee is being formed to secure the future of the facility.   17/4 attended the AGM of...

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