Chris Whitty CMO visited Tendring on a sunny Friday 11th September to be shown the treasures Clacton has to offer as well as the challenges faced by a struggling sea side town. I was privileged to be part of the whole day which included taking part in a panel discussion with him where myself and others from the area were able to share honest and real reflections about the opportunities and reality of living in a town that has so much to give in regard to its beauty and communities but lacks the opportunities for aspirations to be fulfilled for many of us and our future generations”.

The visit drew to a close in Jaywick Sands where Chris was able to appreciate the wealth of the beautiful coastline as well as the stark deprivation which sits behind the sea wall.