Jaywick itself comprises of four main areas, Grasslands, Brooklands, the Village and the Tudor Estate. Brooklands and Grasslands have perhaps been the most deprived and forgotten areas, having the barest of amenities, despite this the vast majority of the people who live there love it. The village has slightly more amenities in the way of shops and Post Office and again most of the people that live there, would not wish to live anywhere else. In all three cases many of the houses were amongst the worst in Europe. But recent works carried out by Ice Energy to over 500 properties have brought those properties upto an energy saving standard that would shame most modern builds, with state of the art insulation, uPVC double glazing and Air Source Heat Pumps. Unfortunately for various reasons most of which seem to be due to Government miscalculation and general mismanagement. The works on many properties were left unfinished.
Finally we come to the Tudor Estate, or West Clacton as the Estate Agents prefer to call it, to avoid the stigma that they always attached to the name Jaywick.
You have to admire the shear arrogance of the BBC to have a spokesmen come out and say effectively that Top Gear existed before Jeremy Clarkson and will carry on without him. Yes it did exist, but it was for … Continue reading →
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Well there’s still nearly two months to go and if your anything like me, your probably already turning off to the hollow promises, sorry pledges, of most if not all of the Parties. I do object to the use of … Continue reading →
Given all the coverage the last few days about the whys and wherefores of what makes, what on the surface is a normal human being into a fanatical Jihadist with as much empathy for his fellow man/woman as a piece … Continue reading →
In the words of their website this is what Reaching Jaywick was, for anyone that did not know: ‘REACHING JAYWICK is a community project currently running in Jaywick, near Clacton on Sea Essex, with funding from the Big Lottery Reaching Communities … Continue reading →
Well having gone along to the Jaywick Forum meeting this morning and after being presented with the thrilling sight of Mick Page plus two TDC officers presenting the position so far in regard to the latest Big Idea. When asked … Continue reading →
I keep hearing this expression or something similar being espoused by Mr Page and all those who seem hell bent on changing what makes Jaywick the place it is. This all coming from a group that seems unable to decide … Continue reading →
Sure sign an election is impending. After commenting the other week on the lacklustre visit to Jaywick from a Transport Minister we had in the Daily Gazette of Monday 23rd February ‘Minister calls for ambitious plans to regenerate Jaywick’. The text … Continue reading →
Whilst not particularly edifying, there is something reassuring knowing that Mrs. Hyacinth Bucket is alive and well and living in JAYWICK. I refer of course to the story in the Clacton Gazette on the 19th February, that “Angry residents in a … Continue reading →