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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.

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BRIGHTLINGSEA NEWS

July 9, 2020
Museum to remain closed until September

Brightlingsea Museum - which was due to open the doors of its new Station Road premises in May after two […]

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July 8, 2020
Oh no it isn't - Panto bows out for 2021

For the first time in 44 years, there'll be no panto in Brightlingsea as the pandemic has forced the town's […]

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July 8, 2020
Oh no it isn't - Panto bows out for 2021

For the first time in 44 years, there'll be no panto in Brightlingsea as the pandemic has forced the town's […]

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July 6, 2020
New chief for Colne school trust

The trust that runs the Colne Community School and College has a new chief executive. Lyn Wright joined the Sigma […]

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June 30, 2020
That's grand! Virtual Open Gardens raises over £1000!

Thanks to Brightlingsea's gardeners and online visitors, our Virtual Open Gardens event raised an amazing £1,009.96p for St Helena Hospice! […]

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June 29, 2020
Pioneer has a lucky escape

The sailing smack Pioneer had a lucky escape on Sunday morning when she broke free of her mooring in the […]

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June 29, 2020
Sex abuser jailed for five years

A former Brightlingsea man has been jailed for five years for sexual offences against a child. Antony Cook, 77, admitted […]

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June 27, 2020
Virtual Open Gardens is live!

Wow! 51 Brightlingsea gardeners have entered our Brightlingsea Virtual Open Gardens! That's 11 more than the real thing last year […]

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July 6, 2020
New chief for Colne school trust

The trust that runs the Colne Community School and College has a new chief executive. Lyn Wright joined the Sigma […]

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June 30, 2020
That's grand! Virtual Open Gardens raises over £1000!

Thanks to Brightlingsea's gardeners and online visitors, our Virtual Open Gardens event raised an amazing £1,009.96p for St Helena Hospice! […]

Read More
June 29, 2020
Pioneer has a lucky escape

The sailing smack Pioneer had a lucky escape on Sunday morning when she broke free of her mooring in the […]

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June 29, 2020
Sex abuser jailed for five years

A former Brightlingsea man has been jailed for five years for sexual offences against a child. Antony Cook, 77, admitted […]

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June 27, 2020
Virtual Open Gardens is live!

Wow! 51 Brightlingsea gardeners have entered our Brightlingsea Virtual Open Gardens! That's 11 more than the real thing last year […]

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June 24, 2020
Town retains Blue Flag status

Brightlingsea has retained its Blue Flag status for 2020 – making its beaches among the safest and cleanest in the […]

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July 9, 2020
Museum to remain closed until September

Brightlingsea Museum - which was due to open the doors of its new Station Road premises in May after two […]

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July 8, 2020
Oh no it isn't - Panto bows out for 2021

For the first time in 44 years, there'll be no panto in Brightlingsea as the pandemic has forced the town's […]

Read More
July 6, 2020
New chief for Colne school trust

The trust that runs the Colne Community School and College has a new chief executive. Lyn Wright joined the Sigma […]

Read More
June 30, 2020
That's grand! Virtual Open Gardens raises over £1000!

Thanks to Brightlingsea's gardeners and online visitors, our Virtual Open Gardens event raised an amazing £1,009.96p for St Helena Hospice! […]

Read More
June 29, 2020
Pioneer has a lucky escape

The sailing smack Pioneer had a lucky escape on Sunday morning when she broke free of her mooring in the […]

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June 29, 2020
Sex abuser jailed for five years

A former Brightlingsea man has been jailed for five years for sexual offences against a child. Antony Cook, 77, admitted […]

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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! 
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Brightlingsea Tides
Tide Times & Heights for Brightlingsea on Sunday, 12 July 2020
High Tide: 05:40 ( 4.20m )
Low Tide: 11:07 ( 1.30m )
High Tide: 17:50 ( 4.30m )
Low Tide: 23:46 ( 0.80m )
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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Spot the difference?
How much has Brightlingsea changed? Take a look at our Bygones archive and see for yourself!
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