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Calls for Clacton to have its own town council
12:00pm Monday 30th September 2013 in News
A COUNCILLOR has called for Clacton to get its own town council in a bid to improve the area.
Kirby councillor Robert Bucke, who grew up in Clacton, says the town needs a stronger voice to overcome the deprivation affecting it.
Clacton issues are currently handled by Tendring Council, along with other matters from around the district.
But Mr Bucke believes some Clacton issues become diluted because there is no council to focus solely on the town.
He said: “Every area of Tendring has its own town or parish council apart from Clacton.
“For a town that size not to have its own council is astonishing.
“It is a town that has a lot of challenges and there are areas that are considered to be the most deprived in the entire country. Something different has to happen to see the regeneration of Clacton."
But District council leader Peter Halliday has rubbished claims that a town council is needed.
He said: “I think we are very well represented on the district council by some very strong councillors from Clacton."