Extra funding has been set aside to refurbish Brightlingsea’s paddling pool in the latest Tendring Council budget,
Announcing the move, council leader Mick Page said council officers will be asked to come up with a report on the work and costings required to improve the popular Western Promenade amenity.
Under the budget, which was unanimously agreed by 58 councillors at a full council meeting on February 10, there’ll be no increase in the bills charged to Tendring residents for the council’s services for 2015/16.
“We are not using the New Homes Bonus to underpin these budgets; we have restricted many increases in fees and charges; we are working with other Councils to maximise our resources and the budget is balanced with no need for support from the austerity reserve,” said Mr Page.
“This has all been achieved despite the tough financial position we face due to funding cuts.”
The Brightlingsea investment is part of a £1.12m investment package in the district.There will be £500,000 to provide direct funding for small and medium sized businesses as part of Assisted Area Status. Another £500,000 will be put into a Development Growth Fund to help the Council buy assets needed to carry out TDC’s growth agenda.
The Women’s Tour Cycle Race is returning to Tendring on June 18 and £62,000 will be used to fund that; £30,000 will be used to support new apprenticeships across Tendring and up to £30,000 to ensure all TDC staff are on a Living Wage.