The Town Council comprises five quite distinct communities: Frinton on Sea, Great Holland, Kirby Cross, Kirby le Soken and Walton on the Naze. The Town Council is situated on the Essex Coast, in the area of the Tendring District Council. The Town Council was established in 1974 as a successor Town Council to the former Urban District Council.
The Town has a population of 19,039 some 9055 households contained within an area of 2808.19 hectares.
The Town Council has sixteen Councillors elected in 2019. The Town Council meets every three weeks. The Town Council has two sub-committees, the Recreation and Amenities Committee meeting every six weeks or more frequently if volume of business demands and the Personnel Committee. Agendas of forthcoming Town Council Meetings and minutes of recent Town Council Meetings are included on this website as is a calendar of future Meetings.
The Town Council has a major Community facility, the Columbine Centre at Princes Esplanade, Walton on the Naze that is available for hire. The Columbine Centre is an excellent venue that can accommodate large events such as theatre productions, conferences and parties. It also provides a superb venue for community activities ranging from badminton, dance, yoga, keep-fit, children’s activities and Church Services.
The Town Council maintains two allotment sites. All are productive, well maintained and sociable. Please telephone the Town Council Offices for further information (01255) 676666.
The Town Council comments on all planning applications affecting the Town. Its other responsibilities include tree planting, bus shelters, seafront shelters, village greens and commons, play areas, a skateboard park, the Town Hard and public seats. In 2004 the Town Council in partnership with Essex Police saw the recruitment of six Police Community Support Officers with a further two recruited in 2006. Following the election of the Police and Crime Commissioner and reorganisations within the Police Authority PCSO part-funding was withdrawn. The Town Council made the decision to fully fund six PCSOs w.e.f. April 2015 in order to continue with the good work they have done in this area. It is hoped that they will continue to have a significant impact on nuisance, crime and disorder to help keep crime low in our towns and villages.
Town Council gives financial assistance to many local organisations each year. For further information please telephone: (01255) 676666.
The Town Council precept of 2021/22 is £622,413 and the effect on an average Band D Council tax bill is £77.69