Clacton Beach Huts
The Red Arrows perform at Clacton Air Show
Town Hall, Clacton. The home of Tendring District Council
Private Herbert Columbine, Simone Williams
Frinton-on-Sea sunrise, Simone Williams
Harwich low lighthouse. Photography credits to 'Visit Essex'
Dovercourt lighthouse - Paul Nixon Photography

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Staff support for small businesses to be showcased at free event

February 20, 2024
Small business owners are invited to a free event to learn about support available for their staff.

Prudent financial management supports cautious but balanced budget

February 13, 2024
Prudent financial management has supported a balanced budget for Tendring District Council (TDC) this year.

Call for development and environment sites as part of Local Plan review

February 7, 2024
Landowners, developers and the public are being invited to suggestion how land could be used for either new development or environmental protection to support future growth up to 2041.
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Belinda O’Hooley

Main Road, Dovercourt, Harwich, CO12 4AJ
Belinda O’Hooley is an exceptionally gifted pianist, singer, songwriter, and composer who has become renowned for her highly individual, emotional, yet sensitive musicality. She is also one half of the much-loved Yorkshire folk duo O’Hooley & Tidow alongside her wife Heidi Tidow; together described by The Guardian as ‘exceptional songwriters.’ The duo have been propelled into newfound fame for penning the theme tune to Sally Wainwright’s hit BBC1/HBO drama ‘Gentleman Jack’, earning them global admiration, an acting role for Belinda on the iconic TV drama Happy Valley, Radio 4 Woman’s Hour and concerts that sell out months in advance. Belinda is also known for her inventive, minimalist, sometimes flamboyant accompanying of folk luminaries including Rufus Wainwright, Nic Jones, Jackie Oates and the Mercury nominated; Rachel Unthank and The Winterset.

Live at the Lounge

Thursday, 29 February, 2024 - 19:00 to 22:30
Atlanta Building, Kings Promenade Pier Gap, Clacton-on-Sea, CO15 1FS
Live at the lounge is a monthly live music event put on by Clacton Arts Centre Group to showcase local musicians, singers and groups. There are 2 music acts performing "The Jentones" and Evy Frearson. Both amazingly talented artists,

Jaywick Martello Tower Spring Talks 2024

Friday, 1 March, 2024 - 11:00 to 12:00
Belsize Avenue, Jaywick sands, CO15 2LF
Join Helen Brown from St.Osyth Priory who will be giving a talk on The importance of heritage and the history of the St. Osyth Priory

Confident - The Tour 2024

Friday, 1 March, 2024 - 19:30
St Osyth Village Hall, Clacton-on-Sea, CO16 8PE
Confident - The Tour 2024 is a variety show that combines comedy, live music, magic, prize bingo and more into one big night of live entertainment! To book your tickets head over to:

Harwich Lifeboat Dinner and Dance

Saturday, 2 March, 2024 - 18:00
The Waterfront, Lower Marine Parade Dovercourt, CO12 3ST
Come and join us at our 2024 Dinner Dance to celebrate 200 years of the RNLI saving lives at sea. Put on your black tie and best dancing shoes to enjoy a three-course meal and dancing to Hit list. Ticket numbers are strictly limited, so don’t be disappointed and book today. Doors open at 18:00 for 18:30, carriages at midnight. To see the menu choices and to get your tickets visit:

Brightlingsea Literary Festival Meet the Authors

Sunday, 3 March, 2024 - 16:00
Colne Yacht Club, Waterside, Brightlingsea, CO7 0AX
This is a wonderful opportunity to meet authors, illustrators and publishers local to Brightlingsea – we have so much talent on our doorstep. We will be presenting 8 ‘pop-up’ authors who will talk about themselves and share extracts from their work. Members from local writers group are invited for you to meet and learn more about their groups. Suitable for all ages. Starting at 4pm finishing at 8pm Bar and hot drinks available.

Wedding Showcase

Sunday, 3 March, 2024 - 11:00 to 15:00
St Osyth Priory, West Field Lane, Essex, CO16 8GW
Join the team at St. Osyth Priory for their Wedding Showcase on Sunday 3rd March 2024 from 11am - 3pm, for a first-hand experience of the beautiful estate. Each venue will be exquisitely dressed giving you the best opportunity to see the incredible space as it would look, feel and operate on your own wedding day. To sign up for this please visit: is external).

6 Wee Foraging Course with Jessin Hood

Repeats every week every Monday until Mon Apr 15 2024. Monday, 4 March, 2024 - 10:00 Monday, 11 March, 2024 - 10:00 Monday, 18 March, 2024 - 10:00 Monday, 25 March, 2024 - 10:00 Monday, 1 April, 2024 - 10:00 Monday, 8 April, 2024 - 10:00 Monday, 15 April, 2024 - 10:00 Monday
Step into the natural world and embark on a 6-week immersive foraging course unlike any other! Join me. A knowledgeable and seasoned forager as we explore the bounties of spring emerging in our local area. Through hands-on experiences, you'll gain the confidence to forage for various species, learning to distinguish them from their potentially dangerous counterparts. Delve into the rich folklore, old wives' tales, and stories surrounding these plants, fostering a deeper connection to nature. In each weekly session, you'll not only uncover the secrets of foraging but also learn to prepare and preserve your finds with delectable recipes. With all materials included, we're here to support your journey every step of the way. The course is designed to be accessible to all, with a booking fee of only £35 and subsequent weekly fees of £10 for 6 weeks. All lessons will take place within walking distance of Harwich, making it convenient for nature enthusiasts in the local area. Don't miss this opportunity to enrich your knowledge and harness the gifts of the natural world. Book your spot today and let the adventure begin! Repeats every week every Monday until Mon Apr 15 2024.

Comedy night

Friday, 8 March, 2024 - 19:00
The McGrigor Hall, Frinton-on-Sea, CO13 9EB
Join us for the very first Frinton Comedy Club on March 8th | The McGrigor Hall Frinton. An evening of some of the very best comedy on the circuit. The Frinton Comedy Club will run four times a year in March, May, September and November. All dates are listed on our website and pre-booking is available (and advised) You can book your tickets here:

Poetry, Prose and Prosecco at Brightlingsea Library.

Saturday, 9 March, 2024 - 18:00
Thames Estuary Lobster Hatchery, Unit 15 Shipyard Estate, Brightlingsea, CO7 0AR
Poetry, Prose and Prosecco is Brightlingsea Literary Festival’s closing event, come and join the party. Ticket event only with half the proceeds being donated to support the newly extended Thames estuary Lobster Hatchery. With glass in hand enjoy an evening with Brightwords members and guests reading works inspired by Brightlingsea and the coast. Kick off your shoes to music and view art work on display by local photographers. Bar and soft drinks available, Ticket £10, includes one glass of Prosecco and nibbles – available from sends e-mail), other outlets TBC shortly

Supporting You Staff - Tendring 4 Growth

Thursday, 14 March, 2024 - 10:00 to 12:30
Brooklands, Clacton on sea, Jaywick, CO15 2JG
Discover how to effectively support your workforce at the next Tendring4Growth event which is being held at Sunspot on Thursday 14 March. The upcoming free-to-attend Tendring4Growth event "Supporting Your Staff," is tailored to SMEs that either already employ staff or are new to recruitment. It's an excellent chance to learn about current schemes that can help with employee support, as well as other relevant topics like up-to-date legislation and HR advice. Whether you're an experienced business owner or just starting out, this event offers valuable insights on how to support your staff and grow your business. Take the first step toward creating a happier, healthier, and more productive workforce by reserving your spot today.

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