1.

LHP. B1027 speed review.

14/09/20

Meeting with ECC officers to discuss draft.

Review of 7 places on B1027 where requests from parish councils for speed reductions and extensions of existing.  Aim was to produce before LHP meet 17/09/20.

Needed to accommodate current & future developments on B1027.  As some not in line with strategic team will need portfolio-holder clinic.

2.

Superfast broadband meeting. 07/09/20.

Update for Councillors.

Hoping to achieve 98% coverage by Dec 21.  Broadband champions needed in many areas.

Vouchers for business [£3500] & residents [£1500] may be available for hard to reach properties.

3.

Local Govt reform. Meetings 10/09/20 & 03/09/20

It was in the Conservative manifesto so is expected to happen.

Minister in charge [Clarke] resigned.  Personal issue.

Seen as a mixture of devolution and recovery.

There will be a blind survey.  Several thousand residents.

White paper expected from Govt. Autumn 20.

4.

Education portfolio meeting 09/10/20

Main discussion point is back to school plans.

Better than forecast by some, return at 88%.  After summer holiday in normal times would be 96%.

Teachers and their support staff have been magnificent. Nationwide some problems ref. testing.  No complaints reached me locally.

5.

Funding surgery 02/09/20

Update of funding sources

Options from Essex Community Foundation, Colchester Catalyst Charity &CVS Tendring

Still funds available in certain areas.  Good extension of knowledge & contacts.

6.

Police meeting 27/08/20

AG attended fire station with PCSO’s & sergeant

Local residents visited took opportunity to talk to police.  Main issue appeared to be speeding in Town.  Police also able to mention BTC joint initiative.

As a direct result – 2 days later – a speed gun used at Lower Park Road.  Caught 4 people in 90 minutes.  Mainly local.  Max 34 MPH

7.

Museum meeting 25/08/20

Attended preview before opening.

AG attended with Cllrs. Steady, Chasney, & Carr.

Terrific result of work from a committed committee.

Town should be proud of this addition.  Good use of ECC grant money and much more.

8.

Heritage project

Liaison with Cllr Carr

Support needed from ECC + MP. Urgent application.

Letters of support re grant application.  Urgent

9.

ECC Recycling centres.

Locally Clacton

Appear to be working well.  Still COVID restrictions

Still appears to be working well.  Reduction in fly-tipping

10.

Notes from highway briefing

Circular sent to councilors via AG’s “clerk” system.

Speed & volume surveys – still temporarily suspended.

Felt that any results would not be truly representative.

11.

4. Local Highways Panel.

Next meeting 17/09/20.  AG attends with Cllr. Steady.

If not actioned soon, funding may be reallocated.

Awaiting response from BTC re “Scooby snacks” junction.

12.

Potholes member led initiative. 2020

Details circulated to BTC

Submitted from B’sea.  Thanks to Cllrs Judson & Beckett.  Many already on list. Some not qualify.

Deadline Sept 18.  When correlated plans to inspect in October.

13.

Member grant. £10K

Guidelines & rules circulated. Discussion re options

Been discussions from 2 Cllrs re possible projects. One submitted

One application submitted from Cllr. Chapman

14.

Streetlight

In conjunction with Cllr. Chapman

Damaged street light filled in.  Kirkhurst Close.

Awaiting response ECC

15.

Essex Coastal protection plan 26/08/20.1

Request from resident.

Old details and map requested.  In conjunction with Cllr. Chapman & BTC office.

Member enquiries able to provide limited help

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