COUNCIL  MEETING – 21ST JULY 2011

Minute 44 – Questions from the Public.

Q1) Mr Skeritt – Is Brightlingsea covered with the possible intrusion of travellers from the Dale Farm, Basildon?

Q2) Adrian Simcock asked for an update on Warrens Pond?

Q3) Tony Chapman – Could the Council approach Essex County Council Highways – they have no money to repair pot holes or subsistence, but enough money to resurface roads with top stones etc?

Q4) Anna Burnett – Has anyone seen the lovely picture of Batemans Tower on the back of the church, it looks lovely?

Q5) Mr Skeritt – Moved to Brightlingsea from Utlesford, has anyone looked at how their refuse collection is carried out?

Replies were given as follows:

A1) Councillor Goggin stated that Tendring District Council has sent letters out to all land owners with access, and also to all Parish and Town Councils.  They have already applied for the legal process for immediate access to land, should Gypsies arrive, and are 7 days ahead of the game.  There have done all they can for the meantime.

A2) Councillor Steady stated that this has been covered in this MSR reports.  Warrens Pond is owned by Rainham Steel, we have contacted the old committee, who still have £400 in the  bank.  They are in the process of arranging other meetings, and inviting others to the management committee to try to kick start a new project.

A3) The Mayor replied that it does appear that ECC have money to top dress roads which don’t appear to need it.  They recently filled up the hole near the dentist and Brian House Newsagents, but now the hole is deeper, obviously something is wrong.  After discussion it was agreed that a letter be sent to ECC informing them that our roads appear to be sinking all around town, and also write to Anglian Water.

A5) The Mayor stated that the refuse collections were dealt with by Tendring District Council/Onyx not Brightlingsea Town Council.