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November 23, 2020
Video shows very high tide at Brightlingsea

Here's a fabulous time-lapse video showing the high tide at Brightlingsea on Thursday November 19 as it engulfed the hard, […]

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November 18, 2020
Brightlingsea bottle bank upgrade: any colour, any bin and leave the lids on

Trips to bottle banks in Brightlingsea will be easier following a change that means glass of any colour can now be put in any bin.

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November 18, 2020
Big tide surrounds Bateman's Tower

A big tide combined with a surge on Monday, November 16 left Brightlingsea's Bateman's Tower surrounded by water.

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November 18, 2020
Plant a lockdown hedge in Brightlingsea

Stuck for something to do during lockdown? The Brightlingsea Nature Network has organised a Covid-secure community hedge planting event along […]

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November 12, 2020
Join in the Brightlingsea Christmas Lights Trail!

The Brightlingsea Christmas Lights Trail is now open for entries! Following on from the success of last month's Pumpkin Trail, […]

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November 12, 2020
Drone shot wins award for Brightlingsea photographer

A stunning aerial picture of a traditional sailing smack by local amateur photographer Colm O'Laoi has triumphed in a competition run by National Historic Ships.

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November 10, 2020
Brightlingsea man's cancer operated on by robot

A Brightlingsea grandfather has become one of the first to have his cancer operation carried out by a robot.

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November 9, 2020
Brightlingsea remembers – in person and online

Brightlingsea residents marked Remembrance Sunday in person and, for the first time, online, in a ceremony around the town's war […]

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November 6, 2020
Council working 'as fast as it can' to pay Covid business support

Tendring District Council has sought to reassure businesses that it is working as fast as it can to pay out Covid-19 financial support.

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November 6, 2020
Brightlingsea Remembrance service to be shown online

The Remembrance Sunday service at Brightlingsea's War Memorial – which had been cancelled owing to lockdown restrictions – is now to be shown online.

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November 5, 2020
Landing stage planned for Brightlingsea ferry

A public consultation is underway about plans to build an accessible landing stage for the Brightlingsea ferry on Point Clear.

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November 5, 2020
Bayard Recreation Ground wins awards

Brightlingsea's Bayard Recreation Ground has been recognised in the latest round of  Essex Playing Fields Association awards.

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November 4, 2020
Lockdown forces Brightlingsea Harbour restrictions

Brightlingsea Harbour Commissioners have imposed restrictions on the use of the harbour by leisure users during the latest lockdown period. […]

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November 1, 2020
Pumpkin Trail is a big success

Hundreds of people joined in the first Brightlingsea Pumpkin Trail on Halloween. With many of the usual activities unable to […]

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October 20, 2020
New management at Brightlingsea Regent

Tom Austin has become the new manager of  Brightlingsea Regent Football Club following the departure of Kem Izzet. Austin joins […]

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October 16, 2020
50-mile coastal walk plans unveiled by Natural England

Proposals to open up a 50 mile stretch of coast between Salcott and Jaywick that would take in Brightlingsea have […]

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October 15, 2020
Essex to enter Tier 2 Covid restrictions from Saturday

Essex is to enter Tier 2 - high level - Covid-19 restrictions from a minute past midnight on Saturday morning.

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October 14, 2020
Brightlingsea has finalist in Beach Hut of the Year competition

A Brightlingsea beach hut is one of five finalists in the Beach Hut of the Year 2020 competition. Despite being […]

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October 14, 2020
Speeding jetskis in Brightlingsea harbour could face £1,000 fines

Jetskiers who break speed limits or drive dangerously around Brightlingsea harbour could face on-the-spot fines of up to £1,000 if […]

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October 13, 2020
Covid cases treble in Tendring as Essex heads for Tier 2 restrictions

Essex looks likely to be placed under Tier 2 Covid-19 restrictions as early as this weekend after cases in the […]

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October 13, 2020
Self isolation scheme launched by Tendring Council

A scheme to pay people on benefits up to £500 while self-isolating has been launched by Tendring District Council. The […]

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October 13, 2020
Christmas Lights Trail planned for December

2020 has left a real impact on community events in Brightlingsea – Covid-19 restrictions have forced the cancellation of the […]

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October 8, 2020
Nominate your Essex Activity Hero

Active Essex is looking to recognise Activity Heroes –  individuals, clubs or organisations that have gone the extra mile to […]

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October 8, 2020
Paint a pebble for Remembrance Day

Brightlingsea residents are being asked to paint a poppy on a pebble to help mark Remembrance Day this year as […]

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October 7, 2020
Lily's car washing helps Sick Children's Trust

A Brightlingsea girl has made it her mission to help families with seriously ill children in hospital by washing her neighbours’ cars.

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October 5, 2020
Updated: Ye Olde Swan declared "minimal risk zone"

Customers of Ye Olde Swan pub in Brightlingsea High Street – where publican Stuart Richardson tested positive for Covid-19 – […]

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October 2, 2020
District to hold virtual Remembrance Sunday event

A virtual event is being organised to mark Remembrance Sunday in Tendring district this year. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, it […]

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September 25, 2020
Former Brightlingsea academy head Nardeep Sharma banned from running schools

Nardeep Sharma – the former head of the Colne Community School & College – has been banned from running schools for financial misconduct.

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September 25, 2020
Lime Street Brightlingsea housing proposal refused

A proposal to build three two-bedroomed houses on a lock-up garage site in Lime Street, Brightlingsea, has been turned down […]

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September 17, 2020
Reunited: Brightlingsea paddleboarder's lost Go-Pro found in Cornwall

When Brightlingsea resident Nick Devenney lost his Go-Pro camera while paddleboarding while on holiday in Cornwall, he didn't expect to […]

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