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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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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 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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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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June 23, 2020
Bike helmet saved my life, says Steve

A Brightlingsea cyclist has urged other riders to wear a helmet after a serious accident left him in a back […]

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June 22, 2020
Town's leisure centre could re-open in July

Fitness fans may be able to visit Brightlingsea's leisure centre again from next month – but it won't be business […]

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June 22, 2020
Beach hut re-siting begins this week

Work to re-site beach huts along Brightlingsea promenade that were dislodged by high tides earlier this year is to begin […]

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June 17, 2020
Colne Medical Centre updates services

As the immediate crisis caused by the pandemic eases slightly, the Colne Medical Centre is beginning to resume clinics. However, […]

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June 16, 2020
District Council defers holiday park plan discussion

The application to build a holiday development on the edge of Brightlingsea – which was due to be discussed by […]

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June 16, 2020
Fishery protection authority gains new patrol boat

A new fast patrol boat for the the Kent and Kent and Essex Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority will be […]

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June 16, 2020
Tough new trucks for EWD

Brightlingsea-based EWD Recycling has recently replaced four tipper lorries and two RORO vehicles with brand new Volvo FMX 8×4 and […]

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June 13, 2020
Robinson Road leisure park development recommended for approval

A proposed 81 acre 'Center Parcs' development on the site of former gravel workings off Robinson Road, Brightlingsea, has been […]

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June 11, 2020
Bus passengers must wear face masks

Face masks will be compulsory for all First Bus passengers from Monday, June 15 – in line with new government […]

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June 11, 2020
Pandemic forces Clacton Airshow cancellation

This year's Clacton Airshow has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic – but organiser Tendring District Council (TDC) is […]

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June 10, 2020
High Street Dentist re-opens for patients

Brightlingsea Dental & Facial Aesthetics Clinic has reopened for patients after government guidance requiring dentists to cease all face-to face […]

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June 10, 2020
Nick's museum work is recognised

Brightlingsea resident Nick Skinner's work for Brightlingsea Museum has been recognised by Share Museums East.

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June 10, 2020
WinterFest distributes £4,000 to town

Brightlingsea WinterFest is to make summertime brighter for many families and organisations in the town, with the offer of grants […]

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June 4, 2020
Visitors told "take your rubbish home"

Visitors to Brightlingsea are being told to take their rubbish home with them after an increase in littering during the […]

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June 3, 2020
£25k grants on offer for virus-hit businesses

Small businesses in Brightlingsea affected by Covid-19 may be able to benefit from a new grant scheme launched by Tendring […]

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June 2, 2020
Bus services increase as restrictions eased

First Bus is now running more buses to provide more seats for key workers and essential journeys. However, even though […]

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June 1, 2020
Free wedding on offer for lucky key worker

A free wedding is up for grabs for one lucky engaged key worker through a competition from the Princes Theatre in Clacton.

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May 27, 2020
Tom's sunflowers help the Hospice

A Brightlingsea teenager has been praised by St Helena Hospice for growing sunflowers that have helped to raise money for […]

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May 27, 2020
Town Council continues to meet online

With social distancing rules making normal meetings impossible, Brightlingsea Town Council - BTC - has moved online and is holding […]

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May 20, 2020
First Bus policies to safeguard passengers

First Bus has responded to government advice to enable social distancing on public transport with immediate effect .

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May 18, 2020
No crabbing allowed on Town Jetty

Crabbing on the Town Jetty is not permitted due to current Covid 19 Social Distancing measures.

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