Site help & accessibility

Site Accessibility - Making this site available to all

Changing the size of text

Press CTRL key and + key together to make everything on this site appear bigger.  Press CTRL key and - key together to make everything on this site appear smaller.

You can also use your browser to make the text on this site larger or smaller.  For example, if you are using Internet Explorer you can click on "View" from the standard toolbar at the top of your screen, then select "Text Size". You will then be able to make the text "larger" or "largest" or "smaller" or smallest".  If you are using Firefox you can click "View" in the toolbar and select "Zoom". If you make the text size larger, the pages will become longer and you will need to scroll down further to reach the bottom of the page.

Listen to the site content

If you have trouble reading text online you can use our ReadSpeaker tool to have the text read out loud to you. It is really simple to use and you don’t have to download anything.  Find out more about the Listen Tool here.

W3C Compliance

The website has been designed to comply with the guidelines issued by W3C/WAI.

Visual design

  • Colours - We have tried to use colours throughout the Web site that provide maximum contrast between foreground and background items and also various features on the page including headers, body text and hyperlinks.
  • Images - All graphics and images throughout the Web site have been assigned an Alt-text attribute, which describes the contents or function of the item.
  • Hyperlinks - We have chosen the standard hyperlink blue colour for all active hyperlink text items, as this is the most accessible and recognisable standard for link items.
  • CSS - Style-sheets have been used for all visual items and text.


Should you wish to translate any of our web pages, use the "select language" drop down at the bottom of any page to use the free Google translation service.

Finding Your Way Around

This website can be navigated in a number of ways:

The homepage contains lists of main sections that make up the site, split into Resident / Business / Visitor / Council - the tabs are near the bottom of the home page.

The content is made up of the following main sections:

  • Planning
  • Council Tax
  • Leisure
  • Jobs
  • Housing
  • Rubbish & Recycling
  • Environment
  • Benefits
  • Travel & Parking
  • Business
  • Council
  • Community
  • Education
  • Health & Social Care

The menu tabs will always be at the foot of every page.

The Breadcrumb Trail

We use a navigational aid on all of our web pages known as a breadcrumb trail. The breadcrumb trail is a set of clickable links which enables you to trace where you are within the website. It also tells users who join the website from a search engine, whereabouts they are within the website. As you move through the website, a link is added to the Breadcrumb Trail at each level. The Breadcrumb Trail is located at the top of every page and looks something like this: Home > Environment > Pollution.

Searching This Site

If you cannot find what you want by visiting one of the sections above you can try using our Search facility which is in the top right hand corner of each page.

You can also use to search only our site by entering followed by a space and then your search term. For example, if you wanted to search the TDC website for planning information you would enter planning into the google search box.

Contact Us

You can click on the "Contact" link from the top of every page to see the different ways you can contact the council.

Site Map

The site map is available from the top of every page and provides an overview of the site's structure and a breakdown of each section and its relevant sub-sections.


The A-Z is available at the foot of every page.


Wherever possible, the documents on this website are in Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF). PDF is a universal field format that preserves the fonts, images, graphics and layout of any source document regardless of the application and platform used to create it. Adobe® PDF files can be shared, viewed and printed by anyone with free Adobe Reader® software, which can be downloaded via the link on the right of this page.

Printing pages

There is a "Printer Friendly Version" link at the bottom right of most pages on this website. By using this button you can print the text in the centre of the page, without having to print all the menus and graphics at the top and sides of the page.


Whilst every care has been taken in the compilation of this web site, and every attempt made to present up-to-date and accurate information, we cannot guarantee that inaccuracies will not occur. Tendring District Council will not be held responsible for any loss, damage or inconvenience caused as a result of any inaccuracy or error within these pages.

Some links from our site lead to pages maintained by other organisations. These are provided purely for your convenience, and do not imply that Tendring District Council endorses or supports those organisations, the information on their pages, or their products or services in any way. Additionally, no responsibility is assumed nor liability accepted by Tendring District Council for the contents of its pages.

If you discover any information on our pages which you believe to be inaccurate or inappropriate, please inform the contact given on the page concerned, if any, or contact our

Unless stated otherwise (i.e. that you are viewing information over a secure connection) information transmitted over the internet is not secure and we cannot accept responsibility for misuse of information intercepted in this way.


Unless otherwise stated, all of these pages are copyright protected. ©Copyright Tendring District Council. All rights reserved.

Content held within the Tendring District Council domain may not be copied / distributed in any form or via any other medium without the written consent of Tendring District Council.

All graphics/imagery are the property of Tendring District Council or its business partners (unless acknowledged separately) and may not be downloaded / modified or distributed in any shape or form without permission.

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Last updated on: 31/08/2017 - 10:47