Regeneration

  • The website update. Still proves to be popular and I would urge Council to use the site more. I would recommend that all Councillors to “sign up” for the news feed links to see what is being sent out in our name. Any Councillor with ideas or suggestions please feel free to mention to me, Tracey or David Bridle.
  • Not sure if this is the right place to mention it but I will share with all the results of the survey that was carried out by Liz, Vivien and myself on behalf of the Conservative party. It must be taken for what it is but it is worth mentioning that it was started well before the recent election activities. None the less it is a factual return.

 

The Hard and Waterside

  • Together with several local Councillors we attended the annual open meeting of the Harbour Commissioners. A very interesting event! The knock on effect could be a challenge to the Town Council about who owns and thus runs the “Hard”. Mindful of the maxim – “be careful what you wish for” I would like to gauge Councillors opinions and would like to report in more depth. As a second point I believe it will be essential that as many Councillors attend the joint review meeting that is planned for this month with the Harbour Commissioners.
  • I am still aware of several rumours about a bid and change of use for parts of the Waterside development. I have sought clarification from Tendring planning but am advised that nothing official has changed yet. Apparently there have been some informal discussions with interested parties but these may be commercially sensitive. I personally know no more than last month.

Alan Goggin