Town Councillor Mr Terry Allen was elected Town Mayor at the Annual Town Council meeting on 10 May 2007. Councillor Allen represents Frinton Ward and has been a Town Councillor since 1992; he was last year’s Deputy Town Mayor. Councillor Allen has also been a Member and Leader of Tendring District Council. He runs his own electrical firm and is a keen Arsenal supporter. The Deputy Town Mayor is Councillor Mr Robert Bucke of Kirby Cross ward.
Maintenance of war memorials has always been one of the Town Council’s highest priorities. The Town Council is therefore very pleased to have received a grant of £1279 from the County Council’s Community Initiatives Fund towards restoring the plinth on the main memorial and cleaning the RAF memorial. Tendring District Council has also offered £500. Work can now start and both memorials will be looking their best for Remembrance Sunday.
The Seafront shelter on the Bath House Meadow in Walton on the Naze has been fully repaired and improved. The plywood partitions have been removed and the structure now is much more suitable for the 21st century. Again, the County Council has given 50% grant. Tendring District Council has also helped with grant for this shelter.
The Edwardian shelter opposite Frinton Court has now been fully restored. The condition was worse than it first appeared and much more work was required than had been anticipated. It is now, once again, a very pleasing piece of seaside architecture. The cost of restoration was 50% grant aided by the County Council’s Community Initiatives Fund.