This Saturday, 16 December, a group of residents will be undertaking a litter-pick along the beaches and promenade of Holland on Sea - from Fish Tail Groyne 23, up at Holland Haven by the Gunfleet Boating Club and Radar Mast, to Fish Tail Groyne 9, by the Gunfleet Sailing Club and Eastcliff Playing Fields.
If you would like to join us we are meeting at York Road Car Park at 10:00 a.m. on the Saturday; litter pickers, bags, and hoops to keep the bags open, will be handed out there.
The Clacton and Holland Beach Hut Association has promoted the event to their members, and invites have gone out to Gunfleet Sailing Club, Clacton Sailing Club, and Gunfleet Boating Club. If we have a good turn-out then we will designate a bay or two to small groups. The subsequent bags of rubbish will be picked-up by Tendring District Council.
It would be great if you could spare a little time; we are so lucky to have our wonderful beaches, and a bracing walk before Christmas will set us all up for the forthcoming festivities.
Sea Front and Open Spaces
The next Quarterly Meeting will be held on Monday 29th January 2018 at 2pm in the Public Hall, Frinton Road. At this meeting there will be a presentation by Mike Gogarty, Director of the Wellbeing, Public Health & Communities.
It is with great sadness that we have to report that Holland on Sea resident and HRA Executive Committee member Trevor Bright passed away, following a cardiac arrest whilst on holiday in Fuerteventura with his wife Jackie.
Trevor was born in 1953 and came from a local family, his grandfather working for the railways at Frinton and his father being with the local constabulary until his retirement from the force when he became a magistrates’ clerk at Clacton Court.
Trevor had the “privilege” of christening the new concrete footbridge at Frinton station in 1957 when, at 4½ years old, he was the first person to “toddle” across the new bridge. In 2012 Trevor was the last person to shut the old Frinton Gates when they were erected in the station entrance as a monument to this iconic feature that guarded the entrance to Frinton.
Trevor was married to Jackie in September 1976 and, not long after, his job as a project manager in the oil business took the two of them to the Gulf where they lived for a number of years. Returning to this country, they settled down to have a family – Julia and Maria and whilst work could have taken him to far reaching places he resisted as he wanted to ensure that his children had a consistent education.
Trevor retired not that long ago from his career with British Petroleum and lived in Canterbury Road where he and Jackie settled into their new roles as proud grandparents. He was both a fit and active man, being a keen golfer and a member of the Frinton and Walton Heritage Trust. He joined the Holland Residents’ Association Executive Committee and took on the mantle of planning, making sure that any applications for the area were appropriate. Trevor’s commitment and dedication to the role saw the Committee and, more importantly, the community of Holland on Sea in safe hands; his ability to tease-out all the issues on a controversial planning application and home-in on the very strong reasons for refusal was second to none.
But most of all, Trevor was just a “good guy”, great company, enthusiastic and committed and a lovely person to know. Holland on Sea will be worse off for his premature departure, and we shall all miss him.
Our thoughts are with Jackie, Julia, Maria, his grandchildren, and family as a whole at this sad time.
The Chairman and members of the Executive Committee,
Holland Residents’ Association
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