Coronavirus – Telephone Helpline

Please see below, some important information on the availability of a telephone helpline during the Coronavirus crisis.

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In case you are confined to home, please arrange for a neighbour, friend or relative to provide you with anything you may require to survive.

Perhaps a supermarket can deliver goods to you?

Please telephone either 111 for any medical help, or 999 (for emergencies only)

If you become stranded and DO NOT have anyone to call upon for help, the local churches have arranged a free ‘Delivery Scheme’ you can use.

This is only for ‘keeping you alive’ necessities like basic foods or collecting your prescription.

Call 0300 800 0181 9am-6pm and someone will talk you through the Delivery Scheme.

Frinton and Walton Churches Working Together

Coronavirus – Service Availability Information

A list of Service Availability for the local area has been put together and can be downloaded using the link below. The list covers a range of services, including but not limited to welfare services, pharmacies, home delivery and takeaway, and shops for food supplies.

Coronavirus – Essex Fraud Alert – Government Text message

If you or someone you know is vulnerable and has been a victim of fraud, please call Essex Police on 101.

Report fraud or attempted fraud by contacting Action Fraud at www.actionfraud.police.uk or call 0300 123 2040.

OFFICIAL UPDATE RE. GOV.UK TEXT MESSAGES

Following the alert sent out this morning, please see the official government response to messages such as the one shown below:

“The Government has only sent one text message to the public regarding new rules about staying at home to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Any others claiming to be from UK Government are false.

Criminals are able to use spoofing technology to send texts and emails impersonating organisations that you know and trust. We would remind anyone who receives an unexpected text or email asking for personal or financial details not click on the links or attachments, and don’t respond to any messages that ask for your personal or financial details.”

If you receive any such messages, report them to Action Fraud – www.actionfraud.police.uk/report-phishing

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Council House Refurbishment – Office Temporarily Relocating 26/07/2019

The Town Council Offices will be temporarily relocating to the first floor of the Columbine, Princes Esplanade, Walton on the Naze, CO14 8PZ whilst refurbishment to the Council House is undertaken.

The Office at the Triangle Shopping Centre, Frinton on Sea will close on Friday 26 July to allow for final packing.  Contact by telephone 01255 676666 or email fawtc@btconnect.com will still be available on the 29, 30 and 31 July, although this may be limited on the 1 & 2 of August due to the move.

The refurbishment is due to take approximately 10 weeks from 5 August 2019.

The Town Council apologies for any inconvenience caused during this time and we look forward to welcoming you to our refurbished Town Council Offices in October 2019.

Town Mayors Engagement Friday 14 June 2019

The Town Mayor Councillor Mrs F. Robertson and Deputy Town Mayor Councillor Mrs A. Oxley were invited to judge an annual sandcastle building competition held by the Daniel Connal Partnership at Frinton on Sea beach on 14 June 2019.   The Town, and Deputy Mayor did a brilliant job judging the sandcastles and really entered into the spirit of the event.  Luckily the weather was kind on the day and a good time was had by those who attended.

Sandcastle building competition

Purchase of the Council House Building August 2017

Frinton and Walton Town Council are negotiating with Tendring District Council to purchase the Council House Building from them.  Once the purchase is completed plans will be drawn up to make the main office bigger to enable the staff to continue with the service that they currently offer the residents of the Town Council Area.  The purchase will cost £25,000 and there will also be additional costs to make the building fit for purpose and a safe place for staff to work and people to visit

The Council House Building

Walton & District Community Food Bank Contribution 2015

Following the success of the past two years, the Town Mayor Councillor Jack Robertson requested that instead of exchanging Christmas cards that once again this year a contribution was made to the Walton and District Community Food Bank. 

The food bank is a voluntary organisation which relies entirely on public donations to stock the Food Bank and these donations were gratefully received

Food bank contributions

Public Consultation on the Tendring District Council local plan 2015

Public consultation on TDC local plan – issues and options consultation document (September 2015) – consultation exercise between 1 September and 13 October 2015.

A public consultation is being held on Thursday 17 September 2015 using a display of material (on loan) from tending district council between 10 am and 4pm at the town council offices, the council house, triangle shopping centre, Frinton-on-Sea.

Response forms will be available.

Walton Market Saved

Walton’s popular market was due to close permanently at the end of September 2007.  Town Councillors were determined to retain the market which was so important to the life of the town.  Rapid negotiations took place  and with goodwill from Town and Country Markets and Tendring District Council, an underlease of the market was transferred to the Town Council on 23 November.  The Town Council then negotiated short leases with Tendring District Council until April 2012 when a five year lease was agreed securing the Markets future.

The Town Council of Frinton & Walton operate Walton Market every Thursday throughout the year, and every Monday during the summer.

Image Walton Market

Allotments Update April 2014

The Town Council maintains three allotment sites.  All are productive, well maintained and sociable.  

Unusually we now have a few spare allotments plots and shorter lists at all sites, so if you would like to be considered for a plot then just enquire at the Town Council Offices to see what is available.  Fresh vegetables and keeping fit at the same time! 

Please telephone the Town Council Offices for further information (01255) 676666

Allotments Photograph