Ferry Landing Stage (St Osyth)

 For decades there has been a ferry service between Brightlingsea and St Osyth, crossing the Brightlingsea Creek, and providing a crucial shortcut for residents, holiday makers and users of the coastal cycle and footpath. The current ferry landing stage makes use of the sandy spit (stone), which is not suitable for all users; for example young families with prams, wheelchairs or cyclists struggle with the ground conditions. Furthermore the sandy spit is a unique breeding habitat for birds; like oystercatchers and terns. It is our intention to move the ferry landing east, into more sheltered waters, with the provision of a boardwalk over the saltmarsh and pontoon section up to the navigable channel. This way the ferries can be used during all states of the tide, safely, for all users from our diverse community.

Over the past few months a project team – jointly formed between Brightlingsea Town Council and Brightlingsea Harbour Commissioners – has been working on this, with the result that an ambitious plan is now being launched for public consultation. The three illustrative boards can be seen below (click to see a larger version) and are also on display in the Hard Shelter and in the New Street Library.
We aim for this community asset to be inclusive and functional, we would greatly value feedback on the project. Please address your questions and thoughts via email to mail@brightlingseaharbour.org


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