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Western Promenade & Swimming Pool

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The councillors responsible for the Western Promenade, & Swimming Pool are Vivien Chapman, Ian Block and Jean Howard.

Reports on these areas can be found below.

Western Promenade & Swimming Pool – September 2017

Posted on Sep 27, 2017 in Western Promenade & Swimming Pool

Swimming Pool Lido Action Group is meeting to decide future structure on 28th September. The pool sadly closed about ten days early due to a major circulation pump failure. Meetings are scheduled with TDC officers and officials in October to negotiate a potential asset transfer of the pool. Further meetings are planned when all information from this season is available to do a full viability assessment as phase one of the project.   Western Promenade The Promenade Gate was hit by a car and reported to Police as viewed on CCTV. There was...

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Western Promenade & Swimming Pool – August 2017

Posted on Aug 27, 2017 in Western Promenade & Swimming Pool

Swimming Pool Recommendations were made to finance committee on 10th August regarding progression of asset transfer and development of community trust status. These recommendations were accepted and will be taken forward. The weather has been disappointing and the use of the pool in the first month has reflected this with low attendances. It is hoped the second month will improve on all fronts. Western Promenade Councillor Howard and I did a check-list on Monday evening at 6 p.m. when the Prom. was still very busy, and report as follows:- If...

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Western Promenade & Swimming Pool – June 2017

Posted on Aug 14, 2017 in Western Promenade & Swimming Pool

Swimming Pool Following the successful public meeting in April a follow up meeting of volunteers was held on May 25th. This was well attended and led to the formation of some small working parties to look at the establishment of a campaigning group with a recognisable identity, and the feasibility and viability of other similar pools. There will need to be some detailed surveys and assessments done in the next few months to establish the future direction of the resource. There is an encouraging level of commitment in the volunteer group who...

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Western Promenade & Swimming Pool – May 2017

Posted on Aug 14, 2017 in Western Promenade & Swimming Pool

A public meeting regarding the future of the swimming pool was held in the Community Centre on 26th April. The meeting was attended by over 80 people and they were given an update on the current situation and a presentation by Dennis Freeman-Wright from the ASA. He gave information regarding the formation of a possible community trust to manage the pool and 30 people signed up to be involved in future discussions on this issue. A follow-up meeting is scheduled for 25th May. We are at a stage where surveys and detailed feasibility...

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Western Promenade & Swimming Pool – June 2017

Posted on Jul 27, 2017 in Western Promenade & Swimming Pool

Swimming Pool There have been two meetings of the swimming pool steering group since the last council meeting. At the meeting on 22nd June, the form and composition of the groups was discussed and the name Brightlingsea Lido Action Group was agreed as a working name for the group. This gives the group an identity and easily remembered acronym in BLAG, which has been printed on t-shirts and promotional material. The action group continues to thrive and have positive meetings with enthusiastic volunteers. Members of BLAG were out in force on...

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Western Promenade – April 2017

Posted on Apr 25, 2017 in Western Promenade & Swimming Pool

The camper van parked on Promenade Way, registration X991 JTR has been there for several weeks. Terry says it is taxed and no action can be taken. However, if anyone knows who it belongs to, perhaps they could let me know and we will try to get it moved. Julie is going to see if she can find out as well. The sale of Lakeside Caravan Park has fallen through. Two other people have shown an interest and will presumably go directly to Chris Poll. The Model Boat Club held a Twilight Sale last Monday, 10th and the Scouts have had their boats out...

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Swimming Pool – April 2017

Posted on Apr 25, 2017 in Western Promenade & Swimming Pool

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 response in our efforts to get the town to engage in running the pool for future years.

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Western Promenade & Swimming Pool – September 2016

Posted on Sep 13, 2016 in Western Promenade & Swimming Pool

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 going to draw up a plan for a three-year strategy to improve the Western Promenade and a draft of this, will be sent to me by the beginning of October. Next week he is going to visit all the seafront areas in the District with Steve Gove with this purpose in mind, and will endeavour...

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Western Promenade – August 2016

Posted on Aug 22, 2016 in Western Promenade & Swimming Pool

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 Prom., has been very busy. This inevitably means that the toilets are well-used! As from Saturday, 6th August, the toilets are getting three cleans a day (this applies to the other two toilet blocks in the town as well). This will probably revert to two cleans a day when the season...

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Western Promenade & Swimming Pool – July 2016

Posted on Aug 22, 2016 in Western Promenade & Swimming Pool

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 plans for redevelopment. Councillor Steady to attend. Pawsons Playground- £12000 in budget, to be accessed from S106 money Western Prom grass area-Quotes to be obtained for remedial work. Councillor Barry to action Swimming Pool- Opening date 30th Councillors Steady and Block to...

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