Western Promenade & Swimming Pool

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Western Promenade – March 2018

Western Promenade (Councillor V Chapman) Perimeter Posts completed.   Signage around Boating Lake – done. One sign on the grassed are by lake and one on the boat shed.   Very kind note received from Model Boat Club, in appreciation of our help and assistance for...

Western Promenade & Swimming Pool – September 2017

Swimming Pool Lido Action Group is meeting to decide future structure on 28th September. The pool sadly closed about ten days early due to a major circulation pump failure. Meetings are scheduled with TDC officers and officials in October to negotiate a...

Western Promenade & Swimming Pool – August 2017

Swimming Pool Recommendations were made to finance committee on 10th August regarding progression of asset transfer and development of community trust status. These recommendations were accepted and will be taken forward. The weather has been disappointing and the use...

Western Promenade & Swimming Pool – June 2017

Swimming Pool Following the successful public meeting in April a follow up meeting of volunteers was held on May 25th. This was well attended and led to the formation of some small working parties to look at the establishment of a campaigning group with a recognisable...

Western Promenade & Swimming Pool – May 2017

A public meeting regarding the future of the swimming pool was held in the Community Centre on 26th April. The meeting was attended by over 80 people and they were given an update on the current situation and a presentation by Dennis Freeman-Wright from the ASA. He...

Western Promenade & Swimming Pool – June 2017

Swimming Pool There have been two meetings of the swimming pool steering group since the last council meeting. At the meeting on 22nd June, the form and composition of the groups was discussed and the name Brightlingsea Lido Action Group was agreed as a working name...

Western Promenade – April 2017

The camper van parked on Promenade Way, registration X991 JTR has been there for several weeks. Terry says it is taxed and no action can be taken. However, if anyone knows who it belongs to, perhaps they could let me know and we will try to get it moved. Julie is...

Swimming Pool – April 2017

Met with Tendring District Council last week to discuss the maintenance required to open the pool for the coming season. We agreed a schedule of works, most of which are cosmetic. There is a public meeting called for Wednesday 26th April – hopefully will get a good...

Western Promenade & Swimming Pool – September 2016

Western Promenade I had a meeting with Mike Carran last week, and was accompanied by Jean and Terry. We met at Bateman’s and discussed various aspects of the Promenade, which were a re-iteration of previous discussions and queries, requests and complaints. Mike is...

Western Promenade – August 2016

Western Promenade – Councillor V Chapman Unfortunately, the pre-season and start of the season, has brought it’s problems and complaints. They have mainly been in connection with the toilets and the seaweed. The weather has been very good on the whole, and thus the...

Western Promenade & Swimming Pool – July 2016

Western Promenade A meeting was held on 14th July with Councillors Steady, Block, Howard and Barry. Councillor V Chapman was unable to attend. The notes from this meeting are as follows:- Batemans Café- Meeting with TDC planning officer on 20th July to discuss Lisa’s...

Western Promenade & Swimming Pool – June 2016

Western Promenade We are still awaiting Playquip to install a new Mobility Whirl and Zip Wire. This has taken longer than we envisaged, but this will be done prior to the school summer holidays. The mounds of earth again have proved more onerous to distribute, due to...

April 2016 – Western Promenade

The remainder of the posts have been installed and the area is looking tidier. More posts will be positioned in due course. Due to inclement weather and the ground being further churned up by foolhardy drivers the gates to the car park are being closed around 4pm, or...

April 2016 – Swimming Pool

Tendring District Council have employed a contractor to look into the problem with the long standing problem of the leaks at the pool. This firm have discovered several leaks and have quoted a figure of just over £36,000 to dig up and repair. We await...

March 2016 – Western Promenade

Waiting to hear from the developers when the soil can be delivered onto the Prom and also some onto the skate park for BMX track. Councillor Barry will be liaising with the school/young people and Zac to work on this. The teacher from the school intimated that the...

March 2016 – Swimming Pool

We have purchased an extra 15 sun loungers for the pool and financed some repair and maintenance works.

February 2016 – Western Promenade

Work has started on installing the new bollards on the Western Promenade. With regard to the Rugby Club using the ‘safe play area’, Terry and I have spoken about this and are both agreeable to its use. However Terry will make a decision about its usage if due to...

February 2016 – Swimming Pool

I have agreed with TDC to fund a number of extra sun-beds out of my MSR allowance. These will be ordered by TDC who will then counter-charge us.

November 2015 – Western Promenade

Yachts and Yachting magazine has put Brightlingsea Sailing Club forward as a possible winner of Club of the Year. To vote please go to: www.yachtsandyachting.co.uk/awards2016 You can also go to the Sailing Club website, where you will find a link. The new set of...

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