A ribbon was cut on Friday to official open a new heritage trail marking 150 years of Clacton-on-Sea.   Residents and visitors alike are encouraged to follow the Clacton 150 trail and learn about what was in the area before building of the town began, how the resort grew during the Victorian and Edwardian periods,…

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The Red Arrows will fly over Clacton on two days this summer as the town celebrates its 150th anniversary.   Along with the world-renowned Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF), the ace Royal Air Force (RAF) display team will grace the skies for the special flypast in August.   Alex Porter, Cabinet Member for Leisure…

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Clacton Pier Fireworks

An iconic seaside attraction is set to celebrate its 150th birthday with a real bang this year.   Clacton Pier is putting on eight free fireworks extravaganzas – with one every week during the school summer holidays.   Bosses were unable to stage any displays last year due to COVID restrictions and they have also…

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Clacton Leisure Centre

Leisure centres in Tendring have set out how they will re-open, in line with the government roadmap.   From 29 March outdoor grass sports pitches are available to book in line with the requirements of each sport’s national body. In keeping with the gradual relaxation of restrictions, the re-opening of further leisure services is subject…

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Colchester SOS Bus

The Open Road SOS Bus, which is normally found on Colchester High Street, made its debut on Christmas Tree Island in Clacton last Friday to offer support to local residents who are homeless, at risk of homeless, street drinking or just in need of local support services.   Organised in partnership with SHELLS (Shelter &…

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This weekend Clacton Pier opened its latest ride a White Water Log Flume and it’s an instant splash hit!   Customers of all ages were queuing long before it made its initial run around lunchtime on Saturday and by the end of the day hundreds of thrill seekers had enjoyed the attraction.   The ride…

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A couple who beat a man to death in his own home and then set it on fire to try to cover it up have been convicted of murder.   Paul Gillett, 54, was found dead in the bath of his flat in Station Road, Clacton by firefighters who’d been called to a fire there…

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clacton pier

More than 30 jobs are up for grabs at Clacton Pier as it prepares for the start of the new season in February.   Bosses at the popular attraction are looking to recruit full-time, part-time and seasonal posts.   A special event is being staged on Thursday January 24 from 12pm to 8pm in the…

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