• Pleased to announce that the following awards were presented to Brightlingsea Town Council in the Best Kept Playing Fields Competition:-
  • Silver Award – Certificate of Merit – For the best kept football pitch – Class 6
  • Gold Award – Certificate of Merit – Cricket grounds on which a winter game may or may not be played – Class 4 – Cricket Pitch
  • Gold Award – Certificate of Merit – Playing fields serving a population of 2,500 or more – Class 1 – Millennium Garden
  • Gold Award – Certificate of Merit – Playing fields serving a population of 2,500 or more – Class 1 – Bayard Recreation Ground
  • Gold Award – Certificate of Merit – Children’s playgrounds whether on or off playing fields, but judged apart from any playing field on which they are situated – Class 3 – Regent Road
    • Tendring District Council is undertaking a consultation seeking views on the Statement of Community Involvement. The consultation commences from 13th November 2017 until 5pm on 8th January 2018. (Emailed to all Councillors).
    • Letter of thanks from the Colne Yacht Club for allowing them to use the Hard for the Firework Display on 4th (Copied to Councillor Smith).

2.1  Please see below e-mail received from Will of J&K Events:

“Hello Vivien

Please accept my apologies in writing after our meeting but I wanted to action all the points we talked about first.


As a brief summary of the main points we talked about:

  • Feedback from the public and councillors was overwhelmingly positive.
  • We also expressed our satisfaction with the event and our wish to repeat it in 2018.
  • Toilet, waste and welfare was adequate despite the large attendance, but would be increased in future
  • Concerns had been received from the Carnival Committee about vehicle movements on the Monday car boot sale. We agreed to talk with the Carnival organisers about how we could do this better in future.

I contacted the carnival organisers but was told they weren’t meeting again until the New Year. So I managed to catch up with Tracey House-Barton to discuss the Carnival Comitee’s concerns.

She asked about the possibility of our changing the date of our event – we explained that this wasn’t possible due to our work commitments, and the other possible gaps in the Brightlingsea Event calendar.


Also our business model is focussed on us operating during Summer months, on a bank holiday weekend and near the end of the month.


We proposed to ensure that no vehicle movements will happen from our event on site during the car boot sale operating hours, including set-down, and she was happy with this suggestion.


We would like to ask for formal permission to repeat this event in 2018? We are keen to start organising for stallholders as soon as possible to give us a chance to get the best possible content. The dates are 24th – 26th August.


Considered changes for year 2 are:

  • 3 marquees – Bar, market stalls, art & craft
  • Increase the site footprint up to the bollard line (additional 15m)
  • Recycle more waste

We would also keep to our commitment to source all equipment from the CO postcode and support local businesses with preferential booking and fees.


I’d like to close by saying that we really appreciate how supportive and helpful the Town Council have been for our event – from Councillors to grounds staff we thank you!”


  • The following an e-mail from a local resident as follows:-

“I have lived in brightlingsea since I was the age of five and have seen the town change in many different ways. ie where I used to play now a housing estate. If we are going to make this town bigger we need to have the road that is going to be able to support it. I queue for 10 minutes each day just to get out of brightlingsea. The question that I am asking you is are we going to build another road? If there is an accident on the only road in and out of brightlingsea how do you suggest emergency services get in and out of the town? They wont. Please at lest consider a road at the least.”

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