Western Promenade & Swimming Pool

Western Promenade & Lido – October 2019

Lido (Councillor Barry) The lido has closed its doors for the winter now and plans are being formulated and discussions held to look at the next phase of the five year development plan. After two years of operation under Council ownership and Trust management the lido...

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Western Promenade & Lido – September 2019

Lido (Councillor Barry) The Lido is slowly closing down with restricted opening on Saturdays and Monday mornings until the end of September. The season has been more of an average in terms of attendances and income, despite the unsettled weather patterns over June,...

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Western Promenade & Lido – August 2019

Lido (Councillor Barry) Lido staff and volunteers and the whole community were stunned by news of the sudden death of one of our young lifeguards Rory Wai on 6th August. Rory, aged only 18 yrs old,  had only been with us a few weeks, but had made a big impression on...

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Swimming Pool – April 2017

Met with Tendring District Council last week to discuss the maintenance required to open the pool for the coming season. We agreed a schedule of works, most of which are cosmetic. There is a public meeting called for Wednesday 26th April – hopefully will get a good...

Western Promenade & Swimming Pool – September 2016

Western Promenade I had a meeting with Mike Carran last week, and was accompanied by Jean and Terry. We met at Bateman’s and discussed various aspects of the Promenade, which were a re-iteration of previous discussions and queries, requests and complaints. Mike is...

Western Promenade – August 2016

Western Promenade – Councillor V Chapman Unfortunately, the pre-season and start of the season, has brought it’s problems and complaints. They have mainly been in connection with the toilets and the seaweed. The weather has been very good on the whole, and thus the...

Western Promenade & Swimming Pool – July 2016

Western Promenade A meeting was held on 14th July with Councillors Steady, Block, Howard and Barry. Councillor V Chapman was unable to attend. The notes from this meeting are as follows:- Batemans Café- Meeting with TDC planning officer on 20th July to discuss Lisa’s...

Western Promenade & Swimming Pool – June 2016

Western Promenade We are still awaiting Playquip to install a new Mobility Whirl and Zip Wire. This has taken longer than we envisaged, but this will be done prior to the school summer holidays. The mounds of earth again have proved more onerous to distribute, due to...

April 2016 – Western Promenade

The remainder of the posts have been installed and the area is looking tidier. More posts will be positioned in due course. Due to inclement weather and the ground being further churned up by foolhardy drivers the gates to the car park are being closed around 4pm, or...

April 2016 – Swimming Pool

Tendring District Council have employed a contractor to look into the problem with the long standing problem of the leaks at the pool. This firm have discovered several leaks and have quoted a figure of just over £36,000 to dig up and repair. We await developments.

March 2016 – Western Promenade

Waiting to hear from the developers when the soil can be delivered onto the Prom and also some onto the skate park for BMX track. Councillor Barry will be liaising with the school/young people and Zac to work on this. The teacher from the school intimated that the...

February 2016 – Western Promenade

Work has started on installing the new bollards on the Western Promenade. With regard to the Rugby Club using the ‘safe play area’, Terry and I have spoken about this and are both agreeable to its use. However Terry will make a decision about its usage if due to...

February 2016 – Swimming Pool

I have agreed with TDC to fund a number of extra sun-beds out of my MSR allowance. These will be ordered by TDC who will then counter-charge us.

November 2015 – Western Promenade

Yachts and Yachting magazine has put Brightlingsea Sailing Club forward as a possible winner of Club of the Year. To vote please go to: www.yachtsandyachting.co.uk/awards2016 You can also go to the Sailing Club website, where you will find a link. The new set of...

November 2015 – Swimming Pool

Following the meeting with Tendring District Council some interesting facts and figures:- The attendance this year was 8,330, which is a slight increase on previous years despite the bad weather this year. The total cost of running the pool this year is £82,900,...

October 2015 – Western Promenade

I attended a Scouts Committee Meeting with Terry, to discuss their use of the Boating Lake. They have had a good season, and hope to put boats on the water during the October half-term holiday, weather permitting. They will send us 10% of their takings, as usual,...

September 2015 – Western Promenade

We are still waiting to hear back from the Insurance company with regard to the replacement swings in Pawson’s Playground. Following some problems with the new ramp in the skate park, the company is going to make some alterations to the transitions, which will be of...

September 2015 – Swimming Pool

With the season now drawing to an end we have arranged a clear-up meeting with TDC to discuss this years progress and next years finances. I fear we have not had a good year this year, due to the weather, particularly at the weekends.

Western Promenade – August 2015

Taps B1 and B6 have been attended to.  A new man-hole cover has replaced a broken one on the grass car park. The problem with water on the grass car park is being investigated by TDC, both internally and with the Environment Agency. The two wooden sleepers that were...

July 2015 – Swimming Pool

Please see below reply from TDC regarding the closure of the Swimming Pool on Sunday 5th July: “Thank you for your e mail. We were very disappointed that the pool was closed at the weekend. (it was Sunday not Saturday) Although the member of staff has worked at the...

June 2015 – Western Promenade

During the half-term holiday, the fire brigade was called to Pawson's Playground as a child had got it's head stuck in the wooden framework of the swings.  I happened to be there, when the fire brigade arrived and immediately called Terry and Gordon the Warden.  I met...

June 2015 – Swimming Pool

The swimming pool was  opened by the Mayor last month. Whilst the weather has not been brilliant, it has had reasonable attendances . I introduced myself to the Tendring officials at the time. Whilst my approach might be a "little different, I told them I would be...

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