Today is Tuesday, October 19, 2021
New play tells the tale of the 'Battle of Brightlingsea'
A new play based around the live exports demonstrations in Brightlingsea – dubbed the 'Battle of Brightlingsea' – 25 years […]...
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Brightlingsea Harbour Commissioners recommend marina plan for refusal
A consultation by Brightlingsea Harbour Commissioners (BHC) over plans to create a 115-berth marina in Brightlingsea Creek has concluded that […]...
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New jetty on Brightlingsea Hard opens to fishermen – and the public
The floating jetty that forms the first stage of the Brightlingsea Community Heritage Pier project on the Brightlingsea Hard is […]...
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Gym plan approved for Harbour Square, Brightlingsea
A plan to convert part of an empty unit to a gym in Brightlingsea's Harbour Square has been approved by […]...
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Watch the Women's Tour as it passes Brightlingsea
The Colchester to Clacton stage of the of the Women's Tour – a major international women's cycling event – will […]...
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Covid jabs on offer at the Vaccination Bus
The NHS Vaccination Bus will making a return visit to Brightlingsea on Sunday October 17 offering a walk-in service for […]...
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Brightlingsea man convicted of manslaughter
A man from Brightlingsea has been convicted of killing another man during a fight in Colchester last year. Just after […]...
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Heritage Quay plans for Brightlingsea Hard revised following criticism
Revised plans for a proposed quay on Brightlingsea Hard have been drawn up by Brightlingsea Town Council following objections by […]...
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Brightlingsea Christmas Tree Festival will go ahead this year
It's been confirmed that one of the town's most popular events, the Brightlingsea Christmas Tree Festival, will go ahead this […]...
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Car fires: police looking for one suspect
Police investigating three arson attacks on cars in Brightlingsea have confirmed that they are looking for one suspect who may […]...
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Brightlingsea in pictures

Remember Prunella? Former Brightlingsea resident Nigel D'eath sent us this picture of Prunella, which many will remember being moored in the creek. Nigel's father, Arthur, used to maintain the boat, which is now based on the Norfolk Broads. Prunella featured briefly in the film Dunkirk and recently won first prize at Henley Regatta for best engines.

News in brief

October 18, 2021
Brightlingsea RNLI host successful fundraiser
A fundraising fish and chip supper organised by the Brightlingsea branch of the RNLI – with entertainment provided by local […]
October 13, 2021
£5,000 Covid recovery grants available to Tendring businesses
Phase three of Tendring District Council’s Business Adaptations Grants scheme has launched, offering up to £5,000 funding to help businesses […]
September 30, 2021
Town council gains Dementia Friendly Status
Brightlingsea Town Council has become the first local council in Tendring to have been awarded Dementia Friendly Status. The award, […]
September 22, 2021
Back to Business events grants on offer
Organisers of events linked to Hallowe’en, Christmas or Clacton 150 could qualify for a grant of £500 or £1,000 from […]
September 22, 2021
TDC votes to protect planning objectors' rights
A motion calling on the Government to protect the rights of people to object to planning applications has been unanimously […]
September 16, 2021
£56m worth of Covid support grants given to Tendring businesses
Nearly 2,300 companies across the Tendring have been given over £56m in grants since March 2020 from one of more […]

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