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February 25, 2021
Brightlingsea vaccination rollout moves on to group 6

As of Tuesday, February 23, 3,675 people who are registered with Brightlingsea's Colne Medical Centre had received their first dose […]

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February 25, 2021
Colne Community School and College students face staggered return to class

Students at Brightlingsea's Colne Community School and College face a staggered return to class so that the school can cope […]

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February 24, 2021
Busy WinterFest weekend rounds off a month of events

Brightlingsea WinterFest's month-long run of events is to reach a relaxing and fun-filled finale with a yoga session, a comedy […]

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February 24, 2021
Regents' players keep fit and fundraise for Brightlingsea WinterFest

During January, members of Brightlingsea Regent Football Club set their sights on keeping fit for a potential restart of the […]

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February 18, 2021
Tendring Council increases share of council tax by an average of £5

A planned £5 rise in council tax on an average Band D home has been confirmed by Tendring Council this […]

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February 16, 2021
Looking for a job? WinterFest workshop helps jobseekers prepare

A free interactive workshop aimed at helping jobseekers is being offered for the first time by Brightlingsea WinterFest. The Zoom […]

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February 11, 2021
Leave a light on for a loved one on Valentine's Day

Brightlingsea folk are being urged to leave a light on in their homes on Valentine's Day as a special signal […]

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February 11, 2021
Heritage Quay and ferry landing stage proposals to be discussed by town council

Plans for a Heritage Quay at Brightlingsea Hard and a new landing stage on Point Clear for the Brightlingsea ferry […]

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February 10, 2021
Betty Blower, Seaview Players stalwart, dies aged 97

Betty Blower, well-known in Brightlingsea for her work with the Seaview Players and the Voices for Hospice concerts, died at […]

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February 10, 2021
Don't wait for a Covid-19 jab in Brightlingsea, patients told

The Colne Medical Centre has warned that there's no guarantee of further Covid-19 vaccinations taking place in the town – […]

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February 10, 2021
Brightlingsea Harbour trains the workforce of the future

Brightlingsea Harbour is helping to give young people the skills the marine industry through its apprentice scheme. Brightlingsea Harbour Commissioners […]

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February 9, 2021
Colm passes on his top photography tips for Brightlingsea WinterFest

Award winning photographer Colm O'Laoi is giving a free on-line photography workshop on Saturday February 13 for Brightlingsea WinterFest. Colm […]

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February 3, 2021
Over 1,000 Brightlingsea residents received vaccinations so far, says practice

Over 1,000 people registered with the Colne Medical Centre have had their first vaccination against Covid-19. The figures, correct as […]

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February 3, 2021
Sea level rise by 2030 could engulf large areas of Brightlingsea, says report

Rising sea levels over the next decade and beyond could place much of the lower part of Brightlingsea and large […]

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February 2, 2021
Singing cabbie Neil kicks off Brightlingsea WinterFest

Singing cabbie Neil Carlyle, who has kept Brightlingsea entertained during lockdown, is to host the first event for the town's […]

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January 28, 2021
MP expenses cost constituency over £170,000

Brightlingsea's MP, Sir Bernard Jenkin, claimed nearly £170,589 for office costs, staffing, accommodation and travel in the 2019-20 financial year, […]

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January 28, 2021
Covid-19 vaccinations begin for over 70s in Brightlingsea

People aged between 70 and 80 in Brightlingsea are now being invited to book appointments for Covid-19 vaccinations by the […]

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January 27, 2021
Bob Fisher, sailing champion and acclaimed writer, dies aged 85

Tributes have poured in from around the sailing world in memory of Brightlingsea-born sailor and writer Bob Fisher, who died […]

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January 27, 2021
Colne Road repairs require new route to the Shipyard Estate

The planned nine-day closure from February 1 of Colne Road in Brightlingsea for major repairs will see changes to the […]

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January 27, 2021
Brightlingsea Town Council to increase council tax precept by 3%

Brightlingsea Town Council has voted to increase its council tax precept for 2021/22 by 3%. The precept – the amount […]

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January 26, 2021
Covid-19 vaccinations to take place in Brightlingsea

Covid-19 vaccinations will take place in Brightlingsea on Friday January 29 for around 300 residents aged 80 and over who […]

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January 21, 2021
Brightlingsea WinterFest shines a beacon of hope

Brightlingsea WinterFest is to shine a beacon of hope for the town the February following one of the most difficult years […]

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January 21, 2021
Council's old laptops sold to help home learning

Around 100 old laptops and smart devices no longer needed by Tendring District Council are being sold to raise funds […]

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January 19, 2021
No vaccination yet? Your questions answered

Brightlingsea's Colne Medical Centre has issued information for people waiting to have their Covid-19 vaccinations. Q. I have had a […]

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January 19, 2021
All Brightlingsea care home residents should be vaccinated this week

All care home residents in Brightlingsea and North East Essex should be vaccinated by Sunday, according to the North East […]

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January 14, 2021
Is your visit essential, Brightlingsea Town Council asks would-be visitors

Brightlingsea Town Council is asking people not to come to the town unless their visit is essential as Covid-19 infection […]

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January 13, 2021
Covid-19 cases soar in Tendring

Tendring District now has the third highest number of Covid-19 cases per 100,000 population in the county, according to the […]

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January 13, 2021
Brightlingsea foster carers help to change a life

A Brightlingsea couple have spoken of their life-changing decision to foster a troubled five-year old boy. Steve and Janice Newe […]

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January 13, 2021
Brightlingsea One Design builder and shipwright dies

Shipwright John Mullins, a Brightlingsea One Design dinghy sailor and builder, passed away in the Stronvar Rest Home on December […]

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January 12, 2021
New website gives Covid-19 vaccination information

A website which gives north east Essex residents a single, comprehensive and accurate source of information about Covid-19 and vaccinations has been launched.

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