Agenda Item 3

Mayor’s Report:

My plan for the next few months is to get all the leases, licenses and deeds up to date with the corresponding organisations that have been running with out of date or near to date agreements, particularly those that have already been agreed by council in the past but for some reason were never completed and signed, also to chase the ones our solicitors are still working on.

I have already met with the Harbour Commissioners, the next being the Smack Dock, Bowls club (who have asked for a straight like for like agreement), Cricket Club, Play School and the Scouts.

Attended the following:

25th May

Police Street Meet

26th May

Police Marine Unit

With Councillors Carr and Judson

28th May

Essex Live.  

To help promote the Essex Coastline, initiative of ECC to promote other places other than Southend and Clacton

With ECC Cabinet members and County Councillor Goggin

7th June

Met with the new Councillors and explained what ECC roles were

With County Councillor Goggin

8th June

Met with the new Councillors and talked through the CCC’s and the vacant position son the committees

With Town Clerk

Photo shoot at All Saints Church with the War Graves Commissioners.  Please see below information from Local resident Donna Hinkling.

With Councillor Steady

15th June

Invited to attend the meeting with Hard Users at the Sailing Club

23rd June

Meeting with the Royal British Legion to discuss Remembrance Day

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Local resident Donna Hinkling who works for the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, who was instrumental in obtaining the sign which has now been  put up on the Church Wall, has given some background information on her role:-

“Work as a gardener caretaker class 1 looking after WW1, WW2 and present day soldiers graves for CWGC.  I travel all over north, south Essex and into Hertfordshire maintaining 14 sites in local council cemetery’s and graveyards.  I have been over to France and Belgium to all the large memorial sites and have worked in Norway renovating 2 burial sites south of Oslo.  Having previously built show gardens at Chelsea and Tatton park and attaining 1 silver medal and 3 silver guilt RHS medals.  If there are more than 10 buried together we plant up and maintain regularly on a 10-15 day cycle.  The ethos is that our hero’s rest in a green and pleasant land.

Gardening with excellence for CWGC is both humbling and rewarding and looking after our war hero’s is the lease they deserve.”

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