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Serving the Essex Coastal Town of Brightlingsea

Tourism & Communication




The councillor responsible for Tourism & Communication in Brightlingsea is Karen Yallop.

Reports on these areas can be found below.

Tourism & Communication – May 2017

Posted on Aug 14, 2017 in Tourism & Communication

Promoting Brightlingsea at the Tendring Hundred Show on the 8th July in the Shoppers Marquee. The Town guide is still being distributed, on repeat orders.

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Tourism & Communication – September 2016

Posted on Sep 13, 2016 in Tourism & Communication

The end of the season is upon us and it has to be said what a great summer we have had this year with many events on and the swimming pool being extremely busy and the whole of the promenade full of locals and visitors. Nice to see many coaches on day trips coming from all over the country. Reports from many of the restaurants are saying business has been very brisk. The Town Show and Classic Car Show bought many into the town as well. Congratulations to all involved. A meeting with local businesses will be taking place to carry on...

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Tourism & Communication – August 2016

Posted on Aug 22, 2016 in Tourism & Communication

We have had four major events over the last month, the opening of the swimming pool after a long battle it’s great to see its being used by locals and many visitors which was helped by Councillor Graham Steady and myself promoting the pool on BBC Radio Essex. The others being the Boat Show and Regatta and the Music Festival which I must congratulate both committees for a job well done. The highlight being the firework display which was extremely popular and something that the council should look to do every year and a great way to raise...

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Tourism & Communication – July 2016

Posted on Aug 22, 2016 in Tourism & Communication

Brightlingsea in Bloom attended the Tendring Hundred Show and gave out copies of the Town Guide. We would like to pass on our thanks to Val, Shirley and Babs for taking the time to attend. Coaches are coming into the town bringing in tourists. There are also many walkers visiting.   Up and coming events:- Town Regatta and Boat Show – 23rd and 24th July Firework Display – Western Promenade – 23rd July at approximately 9.30pm Pyefleet Week – 1st – 6th August Music Festival – 5, 6th and 7th...

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April 2016 – Tourism

Posted on Apr 22, 2016 in Tourism & Communication

As members of Visit Essex they will shortly be hosting a show for Group Travel Organisers (GTOs) and we will have the Town Guide distributed at this event. It would be far too expensive to have a stand at these shows. We are currently going through a list of BB’s which are in the Suffolk and Essex area to send the guide to. This year Brightlingsea will also be included in the Tendring Twinning Association’s booklet, which represents all the different and diverse communities that comprise the Tendring...

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Tourism – August 2015

Posted on Aug 24, 2015 in Tourism & Communication

The weather hasn’t been kind to us this summer but on the days it has been hot we have had many visitors to the town and prom. Several coach companies have had day trips and they have been dropping people off in the town and to the beach. We have taken another advert out with CDC year book which is a directory for coach companies. We also have a write up in the book. Two Tendring beaches have been named among the top 20 in the UK according to the Gazette. Brightlingsea being one of them. It was named in a list by Holiday

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July 2015 – Tourism

Posted on Aug 1, 2015 in Tourism & Communication

With the weather being brighter and warmer we are seeing many visitors to the Town. The Carnival had a good turnout and the Boat Show was busy on the Saturday but the weather turning on the Sunday the turnout was slightly lower. The next big event is the Music Festival on the 1st and 2nd of August. I am continuing to source different magazines to advertise and promote the Town. Whilst at the Tendring Show on Saturday made a very good contact with a organisation called Stay on a Farm which covers East Anglia and we will be sending the Town...

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June 2015 – Tourism

Posted on Jul 13, 2015 in Tourism & Communication

Attended the Town Show and Regatta meeting on the 1st June. The Show is on the 4th and 5th July and a very packed weekend is planned. I have been in contact with Dream 100 radio station to see if Rick Morgan the chairman of the Boat Show and myself can go onto the radio to promote the two day event, they have come back and said we can go onto the day time slot just waiting for date.   This month  its good to see that the Carnival is taking place on the 20th June   I have taken an advert out with Suffolk WI magazine and negotiated a...

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March 2015 – Tourism

Posted on Mar 23, 2015 in Tourism & Communication

On Thursday 26th February, Tracey Pulford, Val Gilders and myself attended the Tourism Show at the Charter Hall, Colchester where we launched this years Town Guide. It was a change of venue to previous years and we saw quite a few new faces. As always the guide goes extremely well at this event and a lot of interest from clubs and individuals to come along and visit the town. In the next couple of weeks the guide is being distributed across the country and for the first time it will be available at Colchester Zoo which is fantastic as their...

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November 2014 – Tourism

Posted on Nov 20, 2014 in Tourism & Communication

We have just agreed an advert in the Visit Essex 2015 publication. This has worked well in the past as we have just sent out Town Guides and other leaflets to various different organisations. Following on from last years Tourism Show I have been in contact with a group of 30 retired business people who are looking to visit Brightlingsea next year. They will be visiting the Museum, Springmead Gardens, the Seafront, Sailing Club, All Saints Church and having an traditional fish and chip lunch. This proves that it is worthwhile attending the...

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