Construction Pop-up Shop

Building your Future in Construction Information Day

12 September 2018

10.00am – 12noon

Jobcentre Plus, 55 Station Rd,

Clacton-on-Sea CO15 1RS

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Saturday 15 September, 2-4pm at Jaywick Martello Tower

Days Like These is a new art project taking place in Jaywick Sands between September 2018 and February 2019, that you can take part in.

Come along and meet the artists on Saturday 15 September, 2-4pm, at the Martello Tower, and hear more about the project and try your hand at watercolours (all materials provided).

Artists Close and Remote (Sophie Mellor and Simon Poulter) will be exploring your Jaywick places of beauty using watercolours and virtual reality to create the worlds first ‘360 Degree Watercolour Virtual Reality Tour of Jaywick Sands’. You suggest somewhere and they will add it to the list of places to paint.

They will be running watercolour workshops on Saturdays during September and October (limited numbers – please book in advance, workshops are free and all materials provided), inviting local residents to get out and about in Jaywick’s natural environment to practise and develop their watercolour skills. The artists will also be inviting residents to record the sounds of Jaywick and work with them to create a Jaywick Sands soundtrack.

You can get involved in the project in a number of ways:

– Share your Jaywick Sands places of beauty

– Come along to the watercolour workshops to learn or improve your watercolour painting skills

– Work with the artists to record the sounds of Jaywick and learn how to edit and mix the sounds using Ableton Live software.

The project will culminate in an exhibition of Close and Remote’s 360 degree watercolours (both physically and virtually), and the groups watercolours, at Jaywick Martello Tower in March 2019.

Interested in finding out more and/or joining the Days Like These Watercolour Group? Come along on the 15th Sept! All workshops are free and all materials will be provided.

If you would like to book onto the watercolour and sound workshops either come along on the 15th Sept or email the artists at

More info on the artists at and you can contact the artists directly with any questions at

Thanks v much

best wishes

Sophie Mellor

Simon Poulter

Tel: 07450 299779

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Blueprints submitted for apartment block on Jaywick seafront

The plans released of the new Jaywick's Brooklands development

PLANS have been submitted for a four-storey block of flats on the site of two chalets in Jaywick’s Brooklands.

The 600 sq metre seafront site, on the corner of Brooklands and Talbot Avenue, would also include parking and a small landscaped amenity area.

A report by agent Paul Seager said: “Jaywick has been in bad need of investment for decades and has deteriorated gradually over the years and become one of the most deprived towns in the UK.

“It is understandable that once a place is left without the level of investment required that other places have benefited from in the past, then it is difficult to attract outside investment on the economic scale required in this instance.

“However, the applicant has looked into this and although there are obvious economic risks involved, they are encouraged by the fact that the local authority is actively pushing forward any regeneration that’s possible and this is an opportunity to embrace that.

“Other developers have already submitted schemes of a similar nature, all of which have been approved.

“We believe this is the first step to a major regeneration of Jaywick.

“We feel that the scheme proposed is of excellent quality which is required in order to seek potential purchasers or occupiers to the building.

“The applicant is also considering that if a developer makes the first step and is willing to show investment within Jaywick, others may follow and this could be an opportunity to encourage a properly organised regeneration that the town requires.”

Earlier this year Tendring Council started work on a £1.5million scheme to build new homes in Lotus Way.

The Brooklands area is officially listed as the most deprived place in the country and it is hoped that building will help with regeneration.

A decision on the plans for the 12 flats is expected by November 8. 



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Latest Parish Council Proposal & Forum Response

Below is a copy of a document circulated by Mick Masterson to make the case for a Parish Council for  Jaywick Sands at the Forum meeting on  29th Augsut2018. There is also an attached document that he believes further validates the case.

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Forum Response to the latest call for a Parish Council



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Changes agreed to highways works for Rouses Farm housing development

Wednesday, 22 August, 2018

A new programme of highways works for a 950 home development in Clacton has been agreed.

The scheme at Rouses Farm in St Johns Road was approved by Tendring District Council’s (TDC) Planning Committee in May – subject to a legal agreement being completed within six months.

Members were informed last night that work on the legal agreement is progressing well and should be signed off soon.

As part of the outline approval of the scheme in May Councillors wanted a link road between Jaywick Lane and St Johns Road delivered as early as possible.

It was also requested that other highway improvements should be made before the first property is occupied.

However, following discussions between Persimmon Homes and Essex and Essex County Council, as the highways authority, it has been decided that this will raise a number of safety issues between construction vehicles and other traffic.

It would also not be economically viable for all the highway works to be finished before the first person moved in.

As a result the planning committee agreed to a new schedule under a revised recommendation with the works to be provided in phases.

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So Many Do Gooders, So Few Targets

Whilst former Downing Street advisor to Prime Ministers Gordon Brown and Tony Blair, and former Director of Strategy and Planning for the Labour Party Greg Beales now Director of Communications, Policy & Campaigns at the homelessness charity Shelter is busy pontificating and condemning Landlords and agents for turning away tenants on ‘housing benefit’. Perhaps he and the other Landlord/Tenant reformers should give pause and reflect on who is really to blame for the current situation.

First, the previous Labour government did nothing to help by stopping direct payments to Landlords leading to a substantial increase in unpaid rent and evictions.

Then we have the ludicrously inept system laughingly referred to as Universal Credit, lumping together a locally administered benefit, Local Housing Allowance, with a number of benefits controlled by the DWP. Leading to delays in payment of reportedly up to 16 weeks. It seems that Government is of the opinion that everyone else should suffer the financial problems caused by poor management and they should not bear any responsibility but carry on their own merry way without consequence. We then have the Banks and other Financial institutions actively stopping Buy to Let landlords from taking on ‘housing benefit’ tenants. So just why is Greg Beales and his ilk so keen to blame everything on Landlords and Agents, the words soft targets springs to mind, and why does he think so many landlords are selling up.

It may just be that overly zealous campaigners like Shelter are more to blame by persisting in the myth of Rogue Landlords and Tenants that can do no wrong. Personally, I could name bad instances on both sides, but all recent legislation seems to be aiming to destroy the Private Rented Sector, in favour of some Utopian Homes For All system that has never existed. The Social Housing sector is under increasing pressure in no small part because of the legislation pushed through by advocates like Shelter.

Like it or not the PRS has fulfilled a vital role in plugging the gap to provide housing between those that buy and those that can get rented Social Housing, but to blame the lack of availability of housing to tenants in receipt of Benefit on Landlords and Agents alone is not just unrealistic, it ignores the effects of ill-conceived legislation over the last couple of decades and the rise of the Banks having more and more control how we can use our own money.

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Next Meeting of Jaywick Sands Revival CIC

2018-10-23 AGM Poster modified

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Rank Grants Poster

Do not have to be constituted to apply for lottery grant.

Remember we also have the Rank Grant for up to £150 for constituted groups and £50 to enable people to be at work.

Both grants work on the basis that Jaywick Sands residents benefit or it benefits the area as a whole.

Gill Elkins

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A mention of Jaywick on National Radio

Broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 9th August 2018 at 9 am.

Evan Davis programme Sweet Reason – Elites. Definitely worth a listen.

Sweet Reason 2018-08-09

or you can download it from HERE to listen to when you want

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Jaywick Sands Community Forum Meeting

Jaywick Sands Community Forum – Open Meeting
If you have anything to bring up under AOB please could you let me have by 9am 22nd August. – Gill

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