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Residents question councillors over sea defence plans
5:00pm Saturday 16th February 2013 in News
MORE than 40 residents turned out for Tendring’s first Question Time event in Holland-on-Sea.
Residents were given the chance to fire questions at Tendring Council’s cabinet members at the meeting.
The majority of the questions were about the major new coastal defence scheme for the coastline between Holland Haven and Clacton Pier.
Council leader Peter Halliday was asked if the project could be achieved sooner.
“We all want this to happen as soon as possible but there are European procurement rules which on their own will take six months along with other procedures to go through,” he said.
“We aim to have a spade in the ground early in 2015 and that really is the earliest we can achieve for a scheme of this size.”
Residents also questioned the cabinet members over waste and recycling, council tax, unadopted roads, using the Princes Theatre as a cinema, cycle paths and about a new doctor’s surgery.
Questions were also raised about car parking, flooding, public toilets, trees, development in Sladbury’s Lane, mobile homes and campervans in car parks and fishing on the seafront.
The inititive will also take place at the Park Pavilion Club, Dovercourt, on February 19, St James Church Hall, Clacton, on March 5, Homelands Free Church Hall, Walton, on March 12, the Colne Community School, Brightlingsea, on May 8, and at the Venture Centre 2000, Lawford, on May 29.