CORRESPONDENCE REQUIRING ACTION:
2.1 HopeFest – Would like to change the location from Hurst Green to the Promenade from 11 am to 11pm. The reason why they chose these hours is because when Loved one’s who have died are close by you often see the numbers 11:11. The festival is an idea Georgie thought of after losing her mum and sister to suicide. They are working together to reach as many people as they can to highlight all the different alternatives to promoting positive mental health and wellbeing. The prom was their original location but they both worried about the weather from last year’s food and wine festival. But, after hearing the residents of Hurst Green were not happy about the times of HOPE they re-visited the prom and feel this would be a much better location, due to parking, toilets and picnic benches for people to have lunch etc.
2.2 The Colne Yacht Club has been running an annual Firework Display each year on the Hard. This year, due to the tides, they aim to hold the display on the evening of Saturday 9th November.
They therefore request permission from the Town Council for the Colne Yacht Club to use the Hard as the venue. In line with their normal practice they will be writing to Tendring to discuss road closures and to provide a detailed event plan, which we can provide to you, if needed.
In recent years this event has proved very popular with the town and appears to be the only planned public Firework event. As such the club takes great care to ensure that the event is run as safely as possible. As in earlier years we they be employing the services of Dynamic Firework in Colchester to run the display. This means that the Club takes on considerable financial risk upfront and they would be delighted if the Town Council could see their way to give £300 in sponsorship towards costs. (The event has to be paid for in advance and the club takes on the full cancellation risk in case of bad weather).
If appropriate they would be happy to come and discuss their plans with the Council in advance of the event.
2.3 The North Essex Centre of the Caravan Club would like to hold its 2020 rally on Lower Park Playing Fields over the weekend of 28th to 31st August 2020.
Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, they have had to cancel their booking for this year, over the weekend of 16-18 August 2019.
2.4 Market Field Farm – A charitable community benefit society – please see enclose letter from the Project Manager, Naomi Andrews.
Their plan is to create a sustainable, viable and ethical community enterprise which will include a cafe, and eco shop, farm shop, bicycle repair services, recycling centre, community garden, orchards, events space and media and graphic design business to generate added income and provide further skills training. They could also incorporate a post office and maybe library services.
They wondered if the town has an allocation of land that is currently redundant and could be put to good use – regenerating an unused space and contributing to a much needed social enterprise?