Member of Parliament for Clacton

Douglas Carswell

08 DEC 2015

Local MP keeps up the pressure on help for Jaywick

Douglas Carswell MP this week asked the government to better address constituents' concerns about the future of Jaywick.

In a written question response from Brandon Lewis, minister for housing and planning, the government said that a Jaywick Coastal Community Team plan is to be completed by January 2016. Douglas also asked about what resources are being provided to improve the quality of housing, with the government responding that:

"Tendring Council received £1.8 million in New Homes Bonus in 2015-16 and a total of £5.2 million since the scheme started in 2011-12."

Douglas met with Ian Gunn, a local Brooklands campaigner, to support a local petition which condemned the way that Jaywick and Brooklands are portrayed through TV documentaries.

Douglas went on to say that:

"For too long, Brooklands and Jaywick have been ignored by central government and Tendring Council

"It's great news that real action seems to be on the way through the Community Team, but local residents know all too well that problems haven't been addressed for many years. I look forward to seeing the new economic plan for the area and how it progresses, and I'll continue to press the government for its implementation."

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