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DaveB
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31/01/2018 8:57 am  

At the last Forum meeting back in November 2017, the process of DERiC, Developing and Empowering Resources in Communities, helping to set up a Community Interest Company was begun, it has been reported on the TDC news site as follows:

Friday, 26 January, 2018

Moves are well underway to set up a new community-owned company to help aid Jaywick Sands’ regeneration.

Residents are to take a major role in the organisation which is being formed in a bid to help improve people’s lives.

A steering group has already been set up, has met twice and it is hoped to have Jaywick Revival Community Interest Company operating by the end of February.

At the next meeting on February 6 it is expected to agree a mission statement and come up with a brand and logo.

The company will be run by a board of 11 directors and a list of priorities to tackle is to be drawn up along with a business plan.

Among the priorities highlighted so far are a community shop; housing; tenant/landlord support; Jaywick Sands Festival; family support and support for vulnerable people, a community café, improved transport; land ownership; employment units and training opportunities.

The initiative is being supported by Developing and Empowering Resources in Communities (DERiC), a not for profit company, which has been meeting and talking with people in the area since the summer.

It has made an offer of up to £10,000 in grant funding to help get the organisation up and running.

Ritchard Brazil from DERiC attended a steering group meeting on Wednesday and is confident that the new company is only a matter of weeks away from being set up.

“The whole process is coming together well and we had a number of residents attend the meeting on Wednesday,” he said.

“The plan is to get more involved as things go forward and all residents will be able to buy shares in the company at 1p each, sold in blocks of 100.  Anyone who lives, works or has a genuine connection with Jaywick Sands will be able to buy one of these blocks.

“There will also be other companies and organisations which will be interested in providing financial backing. It will be hard work but it is very doable.

“It is all about Jaywick Sands Revival CiC playing a part in the overall regeneration of Jaywick Sands.”

Roy Raby, who chairs the steering group, said he is delighted with the progress being made so far.

“Once the company is up and running we will want to get as many Jaywick Sands’ residents involved as possible,” he added.

“We will be keeping them informed and leaflets will be put through doors with information about what is happening and when. Watch out for them arriving on the doormat soon.”

It is also hoped to strongly involve young people in Jaywick Sands and there is likely to be one place on the board kept for a representative from that age group.

Paul Honeywood, Tendring District Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing with special responsibility for Jaywick Sands, has also attended the meetings.

“I am encouraged by the enthusiasm shown for the company so far and it will be down to residents’ participation as to just how successful this can be,” he said.

“There is certainly the potential for the company to support TDC’s aims to regenerate Jaywick Sands and play its part in the process.”

Anyone wanting more information should contact Alison Gibbs, Alison.Gibbs@essex.gov.uk (link sends e-mail).


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01/02/2018 1:41 pm  

I see in the Daily Mail today, Jaywick is again been depicted as the most deprived areas of England.  A third world rubbish tip No matter how much money is being spent on Jaywick, it is wasted till this perception of Jaywick can be over come. The pictures of the rubbish dump in Brooklands are horrendous and as usuall our useless council say there is nothing they can do, as it is on private land.

And who is going to buy these shares, when Paul Honeywood has no control in the area.

Paul Honeywood said Jaywick will be the New Sand Banks, carry on dreaming.

 

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01/02/2018 4:09 pm  

It's a shame because the beaches there are beautiful.
Whilst London borough councils keep pushing/leaving people out there to rot, nothing will ever be done.
Needs investing in by someone, just not the Qatar family!

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01/02/2018 10:22 pm  

The story also made it into the Sun and the local rag.

The most amusing thing is that you find the same trolls making comments time and again, usually referring to all Brooklands residents as being Drunks, druggies and assorted scum, well words to that effect. One moron even referred to the flood in the sixties that wiped it out, only a decade out, another how when he drove through it, I didn't like to say he would have ended up in the sea.

So just like the Channel 5 poverty porn, the Papers have picked up on a story that yet again portrays the area in a poor light.  It is within the responsibility of the Environmental Services Dept. to pursue an Enforcement against the property owner. I know from personal experience that when you complain about rubbish accumulations to Environmental Services might just as well talk to yourself. Despite the fact that the TDC website states:

Rubbish which may cause a statutory nuisance include items which could cause risk to health or a nuisance to neighbouring properties.
For example:

  • An accumulation of refuse sacks containing food waste in your neighbour’s garden which gives rise to unpleasant odours and flies.
  • Rotting food or materials which may attract rats or other vermin.
  • Rubbish which may provide harbourage for rats and mice. 

Following a complaint, we will visit or telephone you within 10 working days of you making a complaint to discuss the matter. An officer will then assess whether or not a statutory nuisance exists and/or if vermin are likely to be attracted by the accumulation.

If satisfied that a statutory nuisance exists or the rubbish is attracting or providing harbourage for rats then the officer will require the person responsible for the rubbish or the owner of the land to remove the rubbish. If this does not work then we have the power to prosecute the offender.

I've yet to see that happen.

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01/02/2018 10:40 pm  
Posted by: DaveB

The story also made it into the Sun and the local rag.

The most amusing thing is that you find the same trolls making comments time and again, usually referring to all Brooklands residents as being Drunks, druggies and assorted scum, well words to that effect. One moron even referred to the flood in the sixties that wiped it out, only a decade out, another how when he drove through it, I didn't like to say he would have ended up in the sea.

So just like the Channel 5 poverty porn, the Papers have picked up on a story that yet again portrays the area in a poor light.  It is within the responsibility of the Environmental Services Dept. to pursue an Enforcement against the property owner. I know from personal experience that when you complain about rubbish accumulations to Environmental Services might just as well talk to yourself. Despite the fact that the TDC website states:

Rubbish which may cause a statutory nuisance include items which could cause risk to health or a nuisance to neighbouring properties.
For example:

  • An accumulation of refuse sacks containing food waste in your neighbour’s garden which gives rise to unpleasant odours and flies.
  • Rotting food or materials which may attract rats or other vermin.
  • Rubbish which may provide harbourage for rats and mice. 

Following a complaint, we will visit or telephone you within 10 working days of you making a complaint to discuss the matter. An officer will then assess whether or not a statutory nuisance exists and/or if vermin are likely to be attracted by the accumulation.

If satisfied that a statutory nuisance exists or the rubbish is attracting or providing harbourage for rats then the officer will require the person responsible for the rubbish or the owner of the land to remove the rubbish. If this does not work then we have the power to prosecute the offender.

I've yet to see that happen.

This was my comment, the council are useless. There are laws to deal with this problem, also to deal with the travellers.  But no, there is always excuses. 

Me thinks there should be a good shake up, when there are local elections.

When I spoke to my local counciller, he said I would like to help, but I have to be careful who I upset as I would loose votes. To true you have lost mine next time.

I think most of the council won't  rock the boat, so let' rock it for them.


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02/02/2018 8:52 am  

This may seem a silly question, but................................has anyone complained to the 'correct authorities'?? 


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02/02/2018 9:23 am  

Maureen, not a silly question, but as I said if you complain to the Councillor it just gets passed to Environmental Services, who then just use the Private land as another reason for delay. When you go direct to Environmental Services same result.


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03/02/2018 9:07 am  

This is what I and I think most people find most frustrating and annoying about how things seem to work these days.

Like so many things the average law abiding citizen tries to do the right thing and even go out of their way on occasion to accommodate what sometimes seem like overburdensome rules.

At the same time, the people that could care less about their neighbours or indeed their own environment are protected by some civil rights or similar legislation that defies logic, that they always seem to know how to manipulate for their own benefit.

So where once commonsense would prevail we are governed by a raft of laws that make sense only to bean counters and Politicians that love to play about with other peoples lives because they can and they all seem to want to be remembered for actually achieving something, be it good or bad But more often than not just totally pointless.

 

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06/02/2018 8:23 am  

Well it was on BBC Essex radio. The outcome is, that the council are going to clear the rubbish, at a cost to council tax payers. They say they do not know who owns the land. But a charge for the cost will be put against the property for ever, so if they find the owner, or it the property  is sold, the council will get the money back. Why is it, that nothing happens unless the media gets involved?


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06/02/2018 9:44 am  

Rogina - It seems like everyone wants their 5 minutes of fame these days, whether it is positive or negative and sadly Jaywick seems to be in the latter category most of the time.

One positive note though, speaking to one of the members of the BeeKeeping Society. That does seem to be making headway growing more and more interest, not only in Beekeeping but also the Honey itself.

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06/02/2018 11:53 am  
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Rogina - It seems like everyone wants their 5 minutes of fame these days, whether it is positive or negative and sadly Jaywick seems to be in the latter category most of the time.

One positive note though, speaking to one of the members of the BeeKeeping Society. That does seem to be making headway growing more and more interest, not only in Beekeeping but also the Honey itself.

Very envious of the beekeeping


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06/02/2018 11:55 am  

Bit of an old ruse this one.......Councils aware of problems but only react or respond once the media is involved which they think gains them brownie points!!


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Viv S
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06/02/2018 11:57 am  
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Well it was on BBC Essex radio. The outcome is, that the council are going to clear the rubbish, at a cost to council tax payers. They say they do not know who owns the land. But a charge for the cost will be put against the property for ever, so if they find the owner, or it the property  is sold, the council will get the money back. Why is it, that nothing happens unless the media gets involved?

Are they seriously saying they dont know who owns the land?  Maybe its Travellers property........


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06/02/2018 3:30 pm  

The problem in Jaywick is that where most of the vacant land was originally owned by the Steadman Family it was later sold on to Doug Taylor. But the sale covered a lot of parcels of land that were not clearly delineated to Land Registry. Added to which there are so many properties that have not changed hands since compulsory registration came in that the records of real ownership are quite vague. So one vacant plot is unlikely to have a registered owner if it's been in the same hands for more than 20 years.


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06/02/2018 3:48 pm  

Very interesting, thanks.  Logically then someone could just go and set up on that land and use it until they are challenged.  Would then have to prove ownership. Hope no Travellers are reading this....!!


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18/02/2018 5:02 pm  

The current state of the Jaywick Sands Revival CIC is that registration has been submitted for it to become a legal entity, an interim board of directors is in place, all of whom will only be in post for six months when a new board will be elected.

I am writing this post because there has been some very negative comments on Social Media about it, particularly some trying to say that it is another Council inspired plot, all very secret etc, in fact, all the usual anti anything new. I can only reiterate that the idea is not Council or Government inspired, but is coming from a company that has a proven track record in inspiring less advantaged communities to achieve an improved economic and social outlook. Contrary to the conspiracy theorists mumblings about secrecy all of the meetings have been open to anyone who cares to turn up and anyone that expressed an interest in the whole idea at the November Forum AGM or contacted Alison Gibbs after the December 10th story in the Gazette would have received an invitation to the meetings that followed. the details of which can be found at https://jaywicksandsrevival or https://jaywick.net

For anyone that is interested there is another Open meeting at Inclusion Ventures at 12 Brooklands Gardens on 27th February at 11 am information should also be available at the Forum meeting in the Resource Centre on 28th February at 10 am.

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18/02/2018 7:38 pm  

Sorry for this late reply, but what you outlined in fact happened quite a lot here at one time, with at least one or more empty properties down my road (Avenue) being targeted as we speak.. The property owners passed away and family took it over but sold another they owned, the quite famous property almost opposite it known as the "Essex Boys Place" who`s exterior and my road was used in the film Essex Boys.

Anyway, that happily sold it left the now rapidly dilapidated bungalow  opposite being boarded up after an out of towner & partner turned up and started working on it only to come face to face with another of the owners family member arriving asking what the hell is going on.

Local gossip (dont you love it) states that one errant family member sold the unused bungalow to the out of towners for a kiss me quick cash deal and off everyone went believing a bargain to be had ..but it never was, and the poor bungalow has been left for years again unused or worked on...Then, along comes a "well known" local landlord with a small portfolio of Jaywicks "finest" who now tells all it his and has filled the place with belongings as to making his mark on the property...

Even better is another empty property a few doors down been empty even longer, and one that TDC`s empty homes department cannot determine just who actually owns that one, as "Rob" who I once worked with explained to me..

Empty properties were heralded by TDC as places there ARE targeting to rid the District of, plus it was on the Info sheets that were given out and displayed on wall charts in our resource centre a few years ago when TDC started to get serious about regenerating Brooklands.

Still waiting then are we....lol

would take far too long to explain why we retired 10 years early and moved here,
but never regretted doing either.


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