Frinton Clock Tower - Photograph by Chris Davies (www.essexeyes.co.uk)

Chairman's Message

As I write this report, the summer is drawing to a close and winter beckons. I hope you all had a good summer. There was certainly a lot going on in the Frinton area, as always, and looking back, I can't help thinking how special our town is and that is why we should strive to keep it that way.

Our committee continue to address a number of matters and you will see a report on current matters of concern on the Issues page, which I hope you will read.

There has been some progress in the last six months on pothole and road repairs, but we are worried about the quality of some of this work and there are still many outstanding problems with roads, pavements and street lighting. I would ask you to keep us informed of any problems you encounter so we can add them to the lists we use when lobbying the County Council.

A committee member has now been confirmed as an official Tree Warden for the Town and will work with the Town and District Councils on issues as they arise.

There has been good progress on the Local Plan which should enable Tendring District Council to exercise more control on developments, but Planning issues will continue to be contentious from time to time, so do make sure your local Councillor is kept aware of any concerns you have and also let us know.

Our recent appeal for more committee members has resulted in some enquiries and should bolster our numbers, but we are still looking for more volunteers.

We are a voluntary organisation and we are certainly not an authority on many of the issues, but we can be part of a strong lobby to get things right in our community and to make sure the voices of the residents are heard.

The issues we deal with are generally the ones that our members have highlighted or are most concerned about, and we also have representatives on the committee of other organisations in the town which gives us a broad base of activities and a good balance.

We like to receive communications from Members and Friends of The Frinton Residents' Association as we welcome your views on current issues and concerns. Therefore, please do not hesitate to contact us if there is an issue which is troubling you by emailing info@frintonresidents.co.uk.

Finally, I would like to invite you to our Half-Yearly Meeting on 21 October 2017. We will have speakers on topical subjects and you will have the opportunity to raise issues with us, or with the Councillors present. The Agenda is available on the Events page. We look forward to seeing many residents there.

My best wishes to you all,

Alan Eldret
Chairman