Town Hard & Harbour

Town Hard & Harbour – January 2018

Hard & Harbour (Councillors Ingate and Smith) Cllr Smith chaired a meeting on 11th January with regard to Rubbish problems on the Hard. Cllr Steady also attended along with representatives from TDC, CYC and BTC. While there is no problem during the winter months black...

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Town Hard & Harbour – May 2017

Following complaints about metal dust coming from the Olivers Wharf a visit was arranged with Councillors Ingate, Smith and Judson to observe the loading of scrap onto the Wilson Algeciras. Our visit was preceded the day before by the environment agency. It was noted...

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February 2016 – Town Hard

There have been a number of meetings between Councillors, Harbour Commissioners and Harbour Users regarding charges related to the hard. All parties have contributed to positive discussions. The new agreement between the Council and Harbour Commissioners is...

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January 2016 – Town Hard

Following the sudden and very sad death of Steve Chick, Harbour Master, there will be some disruption to the proposals for maintenance of The Hard.  However, the newly appointed Deputy Harbour Master, David Boughton, will take on the day-to-day duties in the Harbour...

September 2015 – Town Hard

Following the recent Freedom of Information request, documents were collected and an answer supplied. The contract between the Harbour Commission and the Council is being revisited and a new one will be drawn up.

July 2015 – Town Hard

The Harbour Commissioners invited me to attend the first part of their recent meeting to introduce themselves and for us to exchange information . I found it helpful. The proposals for stopping silting in the Marina was presented at an exhibition in the Council...

June 2015 – Town Hard

Since the first meeting of this Council, I have had a meeting with the Harbour Master, had discussions with the Mayor and Cllr Yallop on the perceived problems with charges for use of The Hard. We have consulted the Council’s solicitor to gain clarification of some...

April 2015 – Town Hard

The washing of the Hard area has been a fantastic success and has created possibly 200% more launching space. Apart from looking better it is much better for all, especially from a health & safety point of view. Following last months Council meeting and specific...

March 2015 – Town Hard

Following last months Council meeting and specific questions we have tried to answer all directly. We have asked our solicitors to respond to some points. The Mayor wanted to hold a meeting with users once all the solicitors’ reports are received. I suggest dates of...

January 2015 – Town Hard

Following last months report confirming that the Mayor and I have attended meetings with the Harbour master and a local businessman about difficulties with the harbour and hard dues – legal advice has been sought. The opinion of Counsel is that the current...

December 2014 – Hard and Waterside

The Mayor and I have attended meetings with the Harbour Master and a local businessman about difficulties with the harbour and hard dues. The Harbour Commissioners position is very clear. They are not allowed to make a loss. I need to discuss the issue with...

November 2014 – Town Hard

The Hard and waterside Together with several local Councillors we attended the Yacht club firework display on Saturday November 8. It was a fantastic event and well supported in attendance terms. A real credit to the Town. Estimated numbers between 1500 and 2000. Need...

October 2014 – Town Hard

Regeneration The website update. Still proves to be popular and I would urge Council to use the site more. I would recommend that all Councillors to “sign up” for the news feed links to see what is being sent out in our name. Any Councillor with ideas or suggestions...

September 2014 – Town Hard

I am aware of several rumours about a bid and change of use for parts of the Waterside development. I have sought clarification from Tendring planning but am advised that nothing official has changed yet. Apparently there have been some informal discussions with...

July 2014 – Town Hard

Following the personal complaint from a local businessman I am aware that parking wardens additionally visited the waterside area on at least 3 occasions last month.  Sad if visitors/tourists or even residents are left with a parking ticket as a memento of their...

March 2014 – Town Hard

Regatta Ctte meeting 10 March.  Event May 31/June 1.  Biggest proposed change is that Morgan Marine will be holding a boat show inside the Marina.  There could also be use of the closed units for the weekend.  Have abandoned the idea of a continental Market but we...

February 2014 – Town Hard

My note at the last meeting has taken an interesting turn.  It appears that further meetings may be held in March/April with European representatives and the Harbour Authorities.  Not sure where this is going yet but at least it is not an outright no.  There are...

July 2009 – Town Hard

The Hard and Waterside • Painting of the hut.  Contract agreed.  Painter suggests starting in spring for best effect.  I am sure all will agree.  Any issues please contact me or Terry Hamilton. • Attended annual Harbour Commissioners users meeting at Yacht club...

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