• CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED:
  • Details of the Rural Community Council of Essex 2018 Essex Village of the Year Competition. Closing date of applications is Friday 4th May 2018. (Copied to Councillor Steady).
  • Copy of the EALC E Bulletin for week commencing 19.3.18. (Copied to all Councillors).
  • Notification that Planning Application 17/00648/OUT – Erection of 1 dwelling at Land adjacent to 48 Mill Street, Brightlingsea has been withdrawn, with effect from 27th March 2018. (Copied to the Planning Committee).
  • Notification that the Fields in Trust Annual General Meeting will be taking place on Tuesday 5th June at 1.30pm at the Fields in Trust Office, London.
  • Information regarding our Membership of the Essex Association of Local Councils, including copy of the Special Edition April 2018 of the County Update, calendar of events for 2018,
  • Received an enquiry from The Marley Andrews School of Soccer to use the Lower Park Playing Fields for training. (Passed to Councillor Steady).

 

  • CORRESPONDENCE REQUIRING ACTION:

2.1  The 4th Brightlingsea Scout Group would like to hold its Classic Car Show and Fun Day on Lower Park Recreation Ground on Sunday 2nd September 2018, from 10am until 5pm. They would also like to ask that the car park next to the swimming pool is used free of charge to the visitors of the show.

2.2 Tendring District Council would like to install a Media Bank at the recycling site next to Community Centre. The media bank will allow residents to recycle old books, CDs, DVDs and computer games. This site is owned by the Town Council, and would generate income through the tonnages collected.

2.3 Circus Petit thanked us for letting them visit Brightlingsea, and said that the feedback received was amazing. They would like to book for Easter 2019, arriving on Sunday 14th April, leaving after the 2pm show on Monday 22nd April 2019. They have also asked if they can be ‘exclusive’ to Brightlingsea.

 

2.4 ‘Tommy’ on Tour of Tendring

This year is the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. Many events are taking place nationally to mark the occasion.

Tendring District Council will be purchasing a 6’ aluminium outline figure of a soldier, known as a ‘Tommy’, to support a campaign called ‘There but not there’ which is the 2018 Armistice project for the charity Remembered.

Remembered has three simple but significant aims:

  • To commemoratethe Fallen through highlighting the sacrifices made. The 2018 Armistice Project, There But Not There, will be the Centenary Commemoration for the end of the First World War.
  • To educateall generations, particularly today’s younger generation, born nearly 100 years after the outbreak of WW1, to understand what led to the slaughter of 888,246 British and Commonwealth men.
  • To help healthose suffering from the hidden wounds of post-traumatic stress disorder and other lasting legacies of combat, by raising funds for its beneficiary charities. Today, the mental health taboo of Post Traumatic Shock Disorder (PTSD), or ‘shell shock’ as it was known in the Great War, is being broken and Remembered aims to play a significant role in helping build better futures for veterans and those suffering from mental illness.

Proposal

So that the whole of Tendring can benefit from this initiative, Town and Parish councils are invited to display the figure in their area, on a rota basis, before arriving back at the Town Hall in Clacton to go on display in the foyer at the start of November. The figure will be transported to the Clacton War Memorial on the morning of Remembrance Sunday.

The Chairman of TDC, Cllr Platt, has volunteered along with Cllr Amos, TDC’s Armed Forces Champion, to convey the figure and equipment to each town or parish wanting to take part, to an agreed suitable internal location ie. village hall, church, library or local school, and to help with the installation.

You may also wish to liaise with your local Royal British Legion branch if you have one.

An agreement stating the location and that the figure and equipment would be looked after to the best of each town or parish council’s ability needs to be in place prior to delivery.

We will specify delivery and collection dates when we know how many towns and parishes wish to take part, however we hope that each location will be able to host for approximately one week.

Specifications of the figure

There is a small hole in the body to allow a poppy to be attached if required. It weighs 11kg, is 6mm thick and made of lightweight aluminium giving it strength and durability. It is stood on a 500mm x 500mm base plate with four holes to allow it to be bolted or pegged into the ground if required.

We will also provide Tensa barriers and an LED display light to provide an entire display. (see Appendix A)

 Explanatory note

An A3 laminated display sign will be provided to explain the purpose of the project.

Media

A press release detailing the locations of the display will be released prior to the start of the Tour.

Concerns

A risk assessment has been carried out and the Council’s insurers are aware of the project.

Remembered Charity

*Remembered is a Registered Charity and a Charitable Incorporated Organisation.