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Local hut in running for Beach Hut of the Year

Beach Hut 303, Brightlingsea
Brightlingsea hut in final of Beach Hut of the Year competition

A Brightlingsea beach hut has made it through to the finals of the Beach Hut of the Year Competition, which will be judged by a panel led by Channel 4’s ‘Location, Location, Location’ property expert Phil Spencer.

Hut no. 303, located by the boating lake and owned by Janette White, is one of ten huts – including one from Dovercourt and one from Walton – that have made it through to the 2016 competition, sponsored by Towergate Insurance.

Hut 303 is described on the competition website as:

A hut for the history books! Having returned from serving in the Royal Navy after World War II, Uncle Jack used his demobilisation gratuity to invest in timber for his dream hut on the Brightlingsea coast. Since then, six generations, including current owner Janette White, have loved hut no. 303. Having overcome devastating floods in 2013, it stands proudly, decorated in rich blue hues and traditional nautical themed items.

Beach Hut 303, Brightlingsea
Beach Hut 303, Brightlingsea

Members of the public can vote for their favourite hut on the site – and the number of votes will be added to the votes from the judging panel. The owner of the winning hut wins £1000, free insurance for their hut, and a plaque, with a further £500 going to their local beach hut association.

Voting closes at 3pm on July 12. You can find the details here.

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