Above photo: Talking Jaywick – ECC’s Head of Paid Service Margaret Lee, Gill Elkins and TDC Chairman Fred Nicholls (Photo: Tendring District Council).
ESSEX, United Kingdom – RESIDENTS in Jaywick turned up in force to discuss moves to improve housing, jobs and roads in their area.
They took the chance as part of the “It Happens in Jaywick” event staged at the Golf Green Hall on Wednesday (August 5).
The community event attracted a large number of people with stands organised by Tendring District Council (TDC) and Essex County Council (ECC) and John Henry Group (JHG) helping to provide information about shaping the regeneration of the area.
ECC’s £5million scheme to improve roads and drainage is already under way and people were able to find out about the progress made so far.
The work is being carried out by the County’s highways engineering partner, Ringway Jacobs which has subcontracted it to John Henry Group.
The project will be carried out over the next two years. It also involves a promise to set up a trust fund to keep the roads maintained and upgraded.
Essex County Council Leader, Cllr David Finch, said: “We pledged to invest in Jaywick and we are now delivering on that promise with a £5million investment to improve roads and drainage over two years.”
TDC had staff on hand to talk about the Vision for the Future for Jaywick and gather more views from the public about what they would like to see happen.
It follows on from a public exhibition which was attended by more than 400 people earlier this year at the Jaywick Resource Centre.
Paul Honeywood, TDC’s Cabinet member for Housing, said that the Council has already bought up a significant amount of land as part of its ongoing commitment to Jaywick.
“We want to hear what people want to see on the land and that includes new homes, jobs and health facilities,” he added.
“We are taking every opportunity to get out there in the community and speak to residents about what their aspirations are for Jaywick and they are a huge part of this overall process.
“We are listening to what they are saying and the response so far has been very positive and encouraging.”
Cllr Honeywood said that the Jaywick scheme will be one of the most important regeneration projects to be delivered in the whole of Essex for many years.
John Henry Group’s Marketing and Communications Manager, Rob Andrews, added: “We recevied quite a lot of enquiries from residents who were keen to discuss the works schedule for new roads in Jaywick, which are now underway.
“The John Henry Group was delighted to be able to support this event and will also continue to provide added community support across the village where we able to.”
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