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.
Well its only taken 40 plus years, but the self congratulatory bunch in County Hall are slapping themselves on the back for spending £ 5 million on repairing roads and drainage in Jaywick, that had it been done 20 years … Continue reading →
You may or may not be aware that following on last years proposal by TDC for several hundred new house in and around Jaywick Lane, Persimmon Homes are holding a public consultation about its proposal to build 900 new homes … Continue reading →
Well the latest edict from dictator Cameron just about puts the cherry on the cake. Not content with delaying a referendum on the EU until 2017, so he can be seen to negotiate better terms for the UK. Meanwhile we … Continue reading →
With reference to the proposed Anti-UKip protest in Clacton on Saturday, its about time that the Colchester Trades Union Council [a] Kept its nose out of other Towns business and [b] Actually did something in support of its members rather … Continue reading →
I refer to a news item on the TDC website ‘Work with private landlords to continue to improve standards’. Talk about blowing your own trumpet. The presentation at the Princes Theatre was purely a publicity exercise by the DWP to … Continue reading →
Having read the New Statesman article a few times I’m a bit confused at some of the comments made. But when you look at the initial premise, ‘How has Britains Most Deprived Community Fared Under Coalition’. It becomes all to clear … Continue reading →
Can someone please explain to me why suddenly all tenants are at risk from so called ‘Rogue Landlords’, just because most Landlords are unwilling to sign up to some bogus scheme put forward by Government or Councils. Local Authorities have had … Continue reading →
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 →
Strange to see independent Kevin Watson sticking his head above the parapet along with the conservative Roy Raby in their latest incarnation as UKip candidates. Talk about jump on the bandwagon. Two men who should be going around in coats of … Continue reading →
Maybe I’m old fashioned, but I was of the belief that Inflation was based on the cost of those items that constituted, maybe not essentials for everyday life, but at least items that the majority of the population buy on … Continue reading →