Gt. Holland Resident’s Associaion saw a need to provide a surfaced footway to the children’s play area on the village green. The proposal was welcomed and endorsed by the Town Council, Tendring District Council and Essex County Council. The Residents’ Association obtained an “Awards for All” grant and the Town Council and the District Council made substantial financial contributions. The County Council provided the materials. Work is now complete and it is hoped that parents with children in pushchairs will notice an improvement next time they take their children to the play area.
Keen students of bus shelter architecture will have noticed that many of the shelters in the Town’s area are being repaired. All 17 are now in the ownership of the Town Council (that is, all of them except the ones carrying advertising). Many have suffered vandalism, others are just showing signs of wear. We are especially pleased with this restoration at the entrance of historic Walton on the Naze.
New Town Mayor
Town Councillor Mr Jack Robertson was elected Town Mayor for the forthcoming year at the Annual Town Council Meeting on Friday 12 May 2006. Councillor Robertson was elected to represent Homelands Ward in 2003; he was last year’s Deputy Town Mayor. He has lived in Walton most of his life and has his own engineering business in Walton. The new Deputy Town Mayor is Town Councillor Mr Terry Allen of Frinton Ward.