- Notification from the EALC that they have now become VAT registered.
- Copy of the RCCE Essex Warbler Newsletter – Volume 19: March 2019.
- Notification of the NHS Essex Partnership University Trust Public Meeting – Wednesday 10th April at Colchester Town Hall, 14:00-15.30. (Poster displayed on notice board).
- Notification from Essex County Council of the following road closures:-
Albert Road – due to commence on 30th April 2019 for 9 days
Stanley Avenue – due to commence on 30th April 2019 for 10 days
John Street – due to commence on 1st May 2019 for 9 days
- Information from Zurich Municipal (the Councils Insurers) on ‘Getting a Green Card’ for driving outside the UK from 29th March 2019.
- Copy of the EALC Funding and Grants Bulletin – February 2019. (Copied to all Councillors).
- Information from County Councillor Goggin on the Zebra Crossing in Victoria Place. (Copied to all Councillors)
- Copy of the Essex Highways “Highways Highlights” – February 2019 publication. (Copied to all Councillors).
- Update from Councillor Stock OBE – Leader of Tendring District Council, of key issues for Tendring, especially in relation to planning policy and the impact upon the district. (Copied to all Councillors).
- Copy of the Superfast Essex Programme Update – February 2019. (Copied to all Councillors)
- Copy of the TDALC paperwork for the next meeting, due to be held on Wednesday 20th March 2019. (Copied to Councillor V Chapman).
- Notification from the RCCE on its Best Kept Churchyard Competition 2019. The deadline for entries is Friday 5th April 2019.
- Notification from the EALC on the Community Library Services Communication from Essex County Council. This communication detailed information on ‘Expression of Interest’. (Copied to all Councillors).
- Information from ‘Save our Libraries Essex’ including a copy of a ‘Libraries information pack for Councillors’. (Copied to all Councillors).
- Copy of an e-mail from Martyn Knappett, Deputy Chief Executive at Tendring District Council, on Succession Planning. (Copied to all Councillors).
- Copy of the EALC Larger Local Council Forum Meeting Minutes from the meeting held on 28th February 2019. (Copied to Councillor V Chapman).
- Notification of the Brightlingsea Allotment Holders Society AGM – which is taking place on 2nd April 2019, at the Parish hall. Also enclosed copy of the minutes from the last meeting (17.4.18). (Copied to Councillor Steady)
CORRESPONDENCE REQUIRING ACTION:
2.1 Charity of James Aldous For a Public Museum are asking the Town Council if they would extend the term of office for Councillors Dixon, Russell and Yallop for a further period, so the closure of the Charity can take place as soon as all financial business is transacted and the monies passed to the Brightlingsea Museum.
Their letter is as follows:- “With the exchange of contracts on the Charity’s property, the Trustees intend to close the Charity, its purpose having been fulfilled, as soon as all financial business is transacted and the monies passed to the Brightlingsea Museum. The completion date however is not until 29th April 2019, which may not leave the Trust enough time to complete the closure, before the term of office of the three Council appointees ends.
As we are so close to winding up of the Charity, would the Town Council extend the term of office for Councillors Dixon, Russell and Yallop for a further period. We appreciate that Councillors Dixon, Russell and Yallop are intending to retire at the next election, but the scheme of the Trust does not require that your appointees are Councillors.”
2.2 Brightlingsea Allotments Holders Society have ascertained that the Brightlingsea Allotments are 100 years old in 2019, which is in line with the 1919 Land Settlement Facilities Act and the 1922 Allotment Act. Brightlingsea Allotment Holders Society would like to celebrate the occasion, and requests permission for the following:-
Centenary Celebration of Brightlingsea Allotments
Date – Saturday 21st September 2019
Time – 11am – 4pm
To be held under BTC insurance policies regarding public liability
It is proposed to have:-
- Tours of the plots – all plot holders to be informed and BAHS will provide fliers for BTC to distribute to all plot holders
- Two exhibitions (under cover) of Art related to the allotments and handicrafts with the theme of ‘Gardens’
- Scarecrow Competition open to all plot holders with prizes
- Use the Stanley Avenue and Main gate entrances only, which will have a steward
- Promote that there is NO parking at the allotments for visitors on that day – plot holders will still have access with cars if needed
- Refreshments will be served of cold drinks and biscuits
- The BAHS will have a stall selling jams and chutneys
- The intention is not to charge but ask for donations. BAHS have set a budget of £200 to cover initial costs.
2.3 A local resident would like to use the large paved area in front of 39 Victoria Place , for two or three days a week, to include Saturdays, to erect a Gazebo structure from which to sell fresh food. The family have lived in Brightlingsea for three years, and have established a small, popular catering business (White Gardenia Food). They have received Food Hygiene (2) certification and their kitchen premises are registered with Tendring District Council, receiving a 5 Star Food Hygiene rating. The food they will be selling is Syrian food – flavour full, with a variety of delicate pastries – sweet and savoury – baklava, tasteful salads and vegetable dishes, genuine falafel and humous, fish, meat and rice dishes, along with many delightful desserts.