Council Initiatives

Manningtree has a small council but it is busy and proactive. Here are some of the councillors' initiatives that have been achieved over the last few years:

Initiatives

  • Community Engagement Award;
  • Community Youth Award (with Lawford and Mistley Parish Councils);
  • Emergency Plan (with Lawford and Mistley Parish Councils);
  • Floral Manningtree and Love Where You Live Campaign;
  • H.M. The Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations (with Lawford and Mistley Parish Councils);
  • Three Parishes Family Fun at the Furze Biennial Event (with Lawford and Mistley Parish Councils).

Capital & Maintenance projects

  • Cycle racks in the High Street;
  • New Council website;
  • New lighting units;
  • New seating areas at Market Place, Brook Street, Station Road and Market Cross;
  • New town sign at The Walls;
  • Purchase of CCTV cameras in Brook Street via local sponsorship;
  • Purchase of sand for the beach;
  • Refurbishment of the Town's noticeboard;
  • Refurbishment of the War Memorial.

Highway projects

  • 20mph speed limit in Station Road/High Street currently being considered by ECC Highways;
  • Double yellow lines in Colchester Road currently being considered by North Essex Parking Partnership;
  • Speed bumps in Brook Street currently being considered by ECC Highways;
  • Condensing the town's road signage onto fewer posts currently being considered by ECC Highways;
  • Time-restricted parking bays installed last year in Quay Street.