The Town Council, responding to the wishes of local people, opposes proposals by Network Rail to replace the manually operated Gates with barriers controlled from Colchester. Opposition is based on safety concerns and a wish to preserve the historic buildings. The Town Council has made application to English Heritage to List the Gates and nearby buildings as building of historic interest. The Town Council is also poised, with funding in place, too commission a safety survey as soon as Network Rail’s proposals are made available for consultation.
Council Tax for 2005/06 set by the Town Council of Frinton and Walton was down from £39.03 for an average Band “D” property to £38.22. This year it rises to £41.97 mainly to fund promenade lighting in Frinton on sea, two extra Police Community Support Officers and inflation.
Duncan McNair, Chonicler of the best-selling “Morello Papers” met the Town Mayor, Jack Robertson at Caxton Books in Connaught Avenue, Frinton on sea on Thursday 30 November for the launch of the book locally. They were joined by celebrity DJ, Mike Read, another Morello enthusiast. The popular “Morello Papers” is correspondence exchanged between Mr Morello, of italian origin, and the great,the good and the famous. Although not included in the present collection, Mr Morello has recently written at length to the Town Mayor. Enoch the goat was also present.