Monthly Archives: May 2016

The Bags of Help Grant scheme

At the moment the up take of the scheme in Tendring is low. There is funding available for 3 eligible projects within the Great Bentley and Brightlingsea area to receive a grant of £8,000, £10,000 or £12 ,000 .  As yet  no groups have submitted an application for this  funding.

If you have a project(s) that  you think might be suitable you are strongly recommended to apply for this funding!

You can find all the details and submit an application  on the dedicated website:

National Plant Monitoring Scheme

The second season of the National Plant Monitoring Scheme (NPMS) is underway with volunteers up and down the country going out to visit their squares.

Results from 2015: Follow the link to see the 2015 results the projects plans for the year ahead

More help please: There are still lots of squares available for surveying. Follow the link to the newsletter to see how you can become involved or visit the NPMS website

We particularly need to promote the scheme in remote areas as well as areas containing coastal and upland habitats.

(photo credit; Richard Walker, flickr)

Temporary Road Closures

Temporary road closure orders have been requested for Plough Road, Gt Bentley for the dates and times shown below.

Event Date Times
Gt Bentley Carnival and Fete Sat. 25 June 2016 12:30 – 13:30 hrs
Gt Bentley Running Club 5 Mile Fri. 1st July 2016 19:20 – 19:45 hrs
Gt Bentley Junior Race Fri. 1st July 2016 18:25 – 18:45 hrs

Thank you in advance for your patience.

EU Referendum

The statutory Notice of Referendum was recently published follow link to view a copy. You will see that this sets out the key dates in the referendum timetable for residents to register and for amendments to voting arrangements.

A TDC webpage has been dedicated to the EU Referendum and provides lots of information on who is eligable to vote and how to vote etc.

(photo credit; Epping Forest District Council, flickr)

Beat the Street Tendring –  8th June to 20th July 2016



Beat the Street is a fun free real-life walking and cycling challenge. Beat the Street is an Essex County Council initiative with support from Tendring District Council and delivered by Intelligent Health.

Designed to get kids and communities moving

Beat the Street is designed to inspire people to make small changes, such as walking or cycling to the shops, or to school or work every day, to improve their health. In 2015 more than 175,000 people took part.

How does it work?

‘Beat Boxes’ will be positioned throughout Tendring. Players receive a card which they tap on the Beat Boxes as they walk, cye, or scoot around town, earning points for themselves and their team. Players can view their progress online on There will be prizes for the top teams – at the end of the competition.

Find out more about how the competition works by visiting: