The Annual General Meeting for members of the Holland-on-Sea Residents Association will be held on Thursday 17th May 2018 in the Public Hall, Frinton Road, Holland-on-Sea. All members are welcome to attend.
All members of the Executive Committee, with the exception of the President, will be due for re-election at this meeting. Any other Full Member will be entitled to put their name forward for election to the committee. Further details will be published on the website in due course.
The A.G.M will follow a presentation, commencing at 7pm, by representatives from Colchester and Ipswich Hospital Trusts, on the merger between the two hospitals which is earmarked to take place this summer. It is expected that this presentation will attract a great deal of interest locally. In view of the seating capacity in the hall it is requested that ONLY H.R.A MEMBERS ATTEND. Other presentations are being held throughout the area for anyone else wishing to learn more about the merger.
Holland on Sea beaches were particularly active last Saturday, although this had nothing to do with the blue skies and unbroken sunshine. A group of Holland on Sea residents volunteered to carry out a clean-up of the seafront and make it look really attractive for Christmas, when so many people like to take a stroll.
Organised by the Holland on Sea Residents' Association, in partnership with the Clacton and Holland Beach Hut Association, and Tendring District Council, the event was heralded a real success with more than 30 bags of rubbish being collected. Such was the turn-out that groups were allocated a bay each and and the whole seafront, from First Avenue to Holland Haven, was tackled. Interesting finds included a number of milk crates, a flag of Cornwall, a pair of underpants, and the remains of a radio.
Richard Walker, who heads-up Seafront and Open Spaces on the Residents' Association Executive Committee said "On a bright but sharp winter's morning it was wonderful to get such a strong and enthusiastic response".
"Tendring District Council had kindly supplied litter-picker sticks, rubbish sacks, and some very handy frames to keep the bags open. The Chairman and Treasurer, amongst other members, of the Beach Hut Association had taken part, as had both Gunfleet Sailing Club and Clacton Sailing Club. Our County Councillor Colin Sargeant also joined us for the clean-up".
"The camaraderie within the group made it a real pleasure to carry-out the task and I can only thank the great team effort from a Great Team".
The District Council will be removing and disposing of the rubbish bags over the next couple of days.
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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