Reports from Tendring District Councillors –Agenda No. 14

Council Meeting 14th December 2017

Councillor G Steady

21st November – All three District Councillors attended the full council meeting on the 21st November, where the main items was a proposition for Clacton to have a Town Council, the LCTS grants, which are staying the same as last year, and also the Parliamentary Boundary Review. All minutes are available on the TDC web-site, written and a recording.

23rd November – Meeting with held with Paul Price, Ian Taylor and Mike Carran from Tendring District Council, with Councillors Yallop, J Chapman, V Chapman, Block and myself, where developments of the Western Promenade were discussed. Action plan as below:-

Meeting with BTC to discuss priority of actions – present Councillors Vivien Chapman, Ian Block, Graham Steady, Karen Yallop, Jayne Chapman and TDC Officers Mike Carran, Ian Taylor and Paul Price on 23.11.17


Priority order scheme Action Target date lead  
1 Toilet block refurbishment d.   Potential changing place funding – disability friendly

b.   External render & possible change to roof

c.   External showers

a.     Internal refurbishment


Possibly look to partially close in the winter – possibly look to only open disabled toilet

Internal and external refurbishment by summer 2018 subject to funding approval


Changing Place option for later date – may require acquisition of beach hut or caravan in local park.

Ian T  
2 Car park entrance Close and re-site – include planters to make area more attractive/landscape – tie in with car park resurfacing May 2018 Ian T  
3 Wardens hut Could we match cladding with toilet block or/and move it – possibly re-site when car park entrances change Depending on site being found – summer 2018 Mike C  
4 Re-site recycling facility away from the entrance area – What is the usage – do we need it – yes for blue flag but could we reduce size to similar to Frinton ones To be looked at to coincide with relocation of Warden’s hut Jon H  
5 Signage


– clearer geographic signs as to where dogs are allowed and where they are not

Sign re award winning beaches can it be replaced as it is in poor condition

ongoing MC & IT  
6 Road from promenade way into grass car park badly pot-holed Check with Andy whether this is our road or BTC’s road – flooding issue – something built over a manhole cover

PP has confirmed that the entrance to the height barrier is public highway but the rest of the road is BTC’s

November 17 PP  
7 Paddling pool mastic has been pulled out causing water leakage Re-mastic when weather allows March 2018 MC to raise with DW  
8 Seafront shelters To examine options to make them more visually appealing and or replace them Ideas before 2018 summer season IT  
9 Paddling pool – liner replacement Cast concrete sections? Longer term ambition MC/DW  
10 Shared space on promenade for cycling, pedestrians, buggies ? By laws would have to change and no universal appetite to change at this point in time – keep under review        


Notice board down by the community centre to be improved (TDC’s board) Kai has visited – MC aware.




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