Read latest council news

Subscribe to our feedThis page displays Council news for the last six months.

For further information, please contact Will Lodge, Communications Manager on or (01255) 686338.

Title News Synopsis Release Date
Playground opens after £94K Refurbishment

Children have been trying out a playground which has re-opened after a £94,000 refurbishment scheme.

Mayflower Trail installed around Historic Harwich

A visitor trail exploring Harwich’s links to the Mayflower ship, which transported early settlers to America, has opened to coincide with the 400th anniversary of the ship’s sailing.

Plans submitted to convert former council sheltered housing into temporary accommodation

A former sheltered housing scheme could be converted into temporary accommodation for homeless households under plans submitted by Tendring District Council (TDC).

Annual State of the Tendring District Statement

Annual State of Tendring speech made by Tendring District Council Leader Councillor Neil Stock OBE at full council on 15 September 2020.

Tendring District Council 'Best functioning Local Authority in Essex'

The Leader of Tendring District Council (TDC) has praised the organisation as “the best functioning local authority in Essex – and indeed probably way beyond” in his annual State of Tendring speech.

Council wins national HR Award

Tendring District Council (TDC) has won a national HR award.

Exciting event programme on the cards for Tendring in 2021

Events will take centre stage in Tendring during 2021 – in line with a draft tourism strategy going out for consultation.

Big increase in recycling last year

Figures have revealed a big increase in recycling rates across Tendring for the last financial year.

Youth group returns to the theatre

Young actors will be returning to training following the latest easing of Covid-19 restrictions.

Ban on persistent begging and street drinking in Clacton town centre extended

An order banning persistent begging and street drinking in Clacton town centre has been extended for three years.

Tourist and retirement development in Brightlingsea given the green light

A scheme for retirement apartments and a holiday park in Brightlingsea has been given the green light by the Planning Committee at Tendring District Council (TDC).

Tendring will fly flags to mark three occasions in September

Tendring District Council (TDC) will commemorate three special days this month by flying special flags at Clacton Town Hall.

Consultation begins on Planning Inspector's modifications to the local plan

Residents across North Essex are being given the chance to have their say on the proposed changes to the joint parts of the local plans for Braintree, Colchester and Tendring made by the Planning Inspector.

Statement of accounts 2019/20 - public inspection

You can view, ask questions about or object to the Statement of Accounts 2019/20 and other related documents, between 27 August and 8 October 2020.

Final Phase of Discretionary Business Grants Scheme Launched

Tendring District Council (TDC) has now launched a new and final phase of its Discretionary Business Grants Fund Scheme – with applications invited up to mid-night on the 28 August.

First Clacton Pride celebrated with Town Hall lit up in rainbow colours

Clacton Town Hall will be lit up in rainbow colours next week to coincide with the first-ever Pride event in the town.

All shows at Princes Theatre rescheduled for 2021 or cancelled

No live shows will be held at the Princes Theatre for the remainder of 2020.

Tendring Youth Awards cancelled for 2020

The fifth Tendring Youth Awards will now take place in 2021 following a decision by the organising committee to not go-ahead with the awards this year.

Next phase of discretionary business grant scheme launched

The Council has now launched a third phase of its discretionary business grants scheme – with applications invited from 4 August to 19 August.

Couples to walk down the aisle again at Princes Theatre

Weddings are set to resume at the Princes Theatre this month following the lifting of lockdown restrictions.