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.
Don’t you just love it when a so-called up to date news report uses some stock footage that’s at least 9 years old. It also makes me laugh that mention was made of the storm surge last year and the … Continue reading →
I am referring to an article in the East Anglian Daily Times in which Dan Casey was interviewed and commented: “The community hall here has something on every day of the week. I get fed up with the negative press … Continue reading →
Now I’m not sure who’s having a joke. At the same time as extolling the virtues of Eco friendly technology like Video Conferencing and other means of business whereby movement of people is minimised. the current bunch of no hopers that … Continue reading →
Carlo Guglielmi, TDC’s Cabinet Member for Planning and Corporate Services. The words chocolate teapot spring to mind. A man that never seems to have a negative word to say about development as long as it is not a small scale development. … Continue reading →
Well Mr. Bean, sorry George, i’m so clever, its just my math that’s lousy, Osborne is looking smug about the drop in unemployment figures. Given that most of the drop is probably due to dead end part time and zero hours contracts, … Continue reading →
Well Douglas Carswell retook the Clacton seat for UKip with an improved majority over when he stood as a Conservative and some 59%+ of the vote. It was quite hilarious listening to BBC Essex and what can only be called as not so much … Continue reading →
There was me thinking Mick Page was on another planet, I think Tim Young and the Labour Party must have moved in next door, Chuka’s Labour vow to students. Now we really are in cloud cuckoo land. I take great … Continue reading →
Harsh words, but according to Mick Page in comments to the FT, that’s how he views Douglas Carswell. As for a further comment: Mr Page said council staff working on new sea defences on the coast and regeneration projects in … Continue reading →
Well at least according to Laura Pitel, Political Correspondent for the Times. Did someone come along and pinch all the wheels while we weren’t looking? In all honesty having been regularly referred to as a shanty town the idea of … Continue reading →
Having watched the ‘debate’ last night, The Battle for Clacton, I was disappointed, but not surprised to see the same old recriminations, empty promises and ‘guarantees’ being spouted by the 5 main candidates. Which makes me wonder why the TV … Continue reading →