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Brightlingsea Info is the place to find all that's good about Brightlingsea - a FREE showcase for local businesses, shops, clubs, trades, online services, arts, music, writing and more.

Now more than ever it's important to support our local businesses and organisations and we hope that Brightlingsea Info will play a part in bringing the community together. 

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BRIGHTLINGSEA NEWS

August 6, 2020
Library protest comes to Brightlingsea

Members of a group opposed to the possible closure of Brightlingsea library and other in Essex will be marching from Manningtree to Brightlingsea on Saturday, August 8.

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August 6, 2020
£25k grants available to pandemic-hit businesses

Grants of up to £25,000 are now available from Tendring District Council to some manufacturers and wholesalers which have been affected by the pandemic.

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August 6, 2020
£25k grants available to pandemic-hit businesses

Grants of up to £25,000 are now available from Tendring District Council to some manufacturers and wholesalers which have been affected by the pandemic.

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July 28, 2020
Overnight roadworks likely to delay Brightlingsea drivers

Drivers entering and leaving Brightlingsea overnight face long delays while roadworks are carried out on two stretches of the B1029 Brightlingsea Road from July 30.

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July 27, 2020
Just purr-fect! Max the cat back home after Luton adventure

A Brightlingsea cat who was taken to Luton by a family who thought he was a stray is now back […]

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July 17, 2020
Surgery phone consultation bookings go online

Colne Medical Centre patients will be able to book telephone consultations online from Monday July 20.

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July 17, 2020
Brightlingsea Regent retains Clowsley for new season

Brightlingsea Regent has retained Jake Clowsley, who's re-signed for the North Road-based team ahead of the new season Clowsley re-joined […]

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July 15, 2020
Sports Centre is ready to reopen on July 27

Brightlingsea Sports Centre – along with council-run leisure centres across Tendring – is making final preparations for re-opening on July […]

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July 28, 2020
Overnight roadworks likely to delay Brightlingsea drivers

Drivers entering and leaving Brightlingsea overnight face long delays while roadworks are carried out on two stretches of the B1029 Brightlingsea Road from July 30.

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July 27, 2020
Just purr-fect! Max the cat back home after Luton adventure

A Brightlingsea cat who was taken to Luton by a family who thought he was a stray is now back […]

Read More
July 17, 2020
Surgery phone consultation bookings go online

Colne Medical Centre patients will be able to book telephone consultations online from Monday July 20.

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July 17, 2020
Brightlingsea Regent retains Clowsley for new season

Brightlingsea Regent has retained Jake Clowsley, who's re-signed for the North Road-based team ahead of the new season Clowsley re-joined […]

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July 15, 2020
Sports Centre is ready to reopen on July 27

Brightlingsea Sports Centre – along with council-run leisure centres across Tendring – is making final preparations for re-opening on July […]

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July 13, 2020
WEA hosts Stanley Spencer course

The Brightlingsea branch of the WEA is to host an online course about the artist Stanley Spencer. Because of restrictions […]

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August 6, 2020
Library protest comes to Brightlingsea

Members of a group opposed to the possible closure of Brightlingsea library and other in Essex will be marching from Manningtree to Brightlingsea on Saturday, August 8.

Read More
August 6, 2020
£25k grants available to pandemic-hit businesses

Grants of up to £25,000 are now available from Tendring District Council to some manufacturers and wholesalers which have been affected by the pandemic.

Read More
July 28, 2020
Overnight roadworks likely to delay Brightlingsea drivers

Drivers entering and leaving Brightlingsea overnight face long delays while roadworks are carried out on two stretches of the B1029 Brightlingsea Road from July 30.

Read More
July 27, 2020
Just purr-fect! Max the cat back home after Luton adventure

A Brightlingsea cat who was taken to Luton by a family who thought he was a stray is now back […]

Read More
July 17, 2020
Surgery phone consultation bookings go online

Colne Medical Centre patients will be able to book telephone consultations online from Monday July 20.

Read More
July 17, 2020
Brightlingsea Regent retains Clowsley for new season

Brightlingsea Regent has retained Jake Clowsley, who's re-signed for the North Road-based team ahead of the new season Clowsley re-joined […]

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A GOOD READ

Poetry, prose, essays and more from Brightlingsea writers
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June 2, 2020
What the Dickens (a Christmas Goat Story)

“Look Gertie . . . it’s Gerald . . . he’s come back,” the little girl shouted excitedly. “Well, young […]

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June 1, 2020
God is Kind

Daniel eased the legs out on his telescopic music-stand and looked for a fairly flat piece of pavement on which […]

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June 1, 2020
Something to say?

Are you a local writer or poet? Then why not submit your work to us at Brightlingsea Info? We'd love […]

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SNAP HAPPY

Pictures of Brightlingsea by our talented local photographers
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COMMUNITY

Info and more for Brightlingsea residents
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June 30, 2020
Watch – semi virtual Blessing of the Waters

Brightlingsea's traditional Blessing of the Waters ceremony was unable to take place on June 7 owing to lockdown restrictions - […]

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June 1, 2020
Blessing of the Waters explained

Discover more about the ancient tradition of the Blessing and Reclaiming of the waters in Brightlingsea, Essex. Roger Tabor, the […]

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June 1, 2020
Virtual Blessing of the Waters

As the Blessing & Reclaiming of the Waters this year is cancelled along due to the Covid pandemic, Brightlingsea Vicar […]

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Cut out and keep your very own Batemans' Tower! 
Yes, Brightlingsea's most famous leaning landmark could be yours! Just sign up to Brightlingsea Info to download a paper model of of your very own!
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Got the write stuff? Send your stories & poems to us
Are you a Brightlingsea-based writer or poet? Publish your work on Brightlingsea Info and let the town see your stuff!  You can upload your own work - click the button below to get started.
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Creek Cam
Keep an eye on the creek and the Prom from Brightlingsea Sailing Club's webcam. You can see a bigger version here. Give us a wave! 
In business? Selling a service? ADVERTISE!
Is your business getting lost on social media? Leaflets not working? Your ad could be here from just £10 a month! Contact us for more information.
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Brightlingsea Tides
Tide Times & Heights for Brightlingsea on Saturday, 08 August 2020
High Tide: 03:46 ( 4.80m )
Low Tide: 09:36 ( 1.00m )
High Tide: 15:57 ( 4.80m )
Low Tide: 22:04 ( 0.60m )
In a band? Teach music? Make a note of our directory!
Taken a great picture? We'd love to see it!
Taken some great pictures of Brightlingsea? We'd love to see them! Click the button below and you'll have added them to Brightlingsea Info in no time!
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Vote for the best of Brightlingsea

What's good about Brightlingsea?

  • Everything! (75%, 3 Votes)
  • Sailing and boating (25%, 1 Votes)
  • The shops & businesses (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Walking along the Prom (0%, 0 Votes)
  • The sense of community (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Crabbing on the Hard (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Walks along the river (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 4

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How much has Brightlingsea changed? Take a look at our Bygones archive and see for yourself!
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