Issue details

Tendring District Council were successfully managing the Clacton150 project funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund in 2020. Celebrations and events have taken place over the past two years and include: the Clacton 150 trail, Octopus Ahoy!, naming of the bays on Clacton's beaches, installation of the Jubilee Beacon, education projects with local schools, and StreetTag. The total value initially awarded was £250,000 and there is an underspend on the project which has afforded additional opportunity.
As you are aware, the Leading Lighthouses situated in Dovercourt Bay is a project which is listed in the Council’s Heritage Strategy and discussions on their potential refurbishment have taken place with Historic England over recent years. Historic England have requested a further piece of work and additional surveys take place, in order to move this important project forward. National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) have been supportive of this project and have agreed that the under-spend can be used to support this work. As such, it is proposed that the balance of the under-spend will be used to fund an extension of the two funded Clacton150 posts to manage this workstream. These respective Officers will also be in a position to complete the Clacton 150 woodland work, which is reaching its conclusion, together with a full evaluation of the overall project.
No additional funding from the Council is required and the implications of this decision will be funded through the National Lottery Heritage Fund Programme. The total funding remaining is £38,620. The cost of extending the Officer's contracts is £17,620 and the balance of £21,000 will be allocated towards the Leading Lights study and any other associated costs.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 24/01/2023

Decision due: 24 Jan 2023 by Corporate Director (Economy & Place)

Contact: Michael Carran, Assistant Director (Economic Growth, Culture & Leisure) Email: Email: Tel: 01255 686689.


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