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Tendring District Council

Tendring District Council is thrilled to be part of the North Essex Economic Board. Through this project we aim to invest in a joined-up approach across local authorities to support the economic growth within our unique and diverse district. NEEB recognises the important collaboration between rural and urban landscapes to achieve economic growth. From start-ups to established businesses, we strive to offer the best business support and learning opportunities for our coastal and rural communities to develop.

More about Tendring District

With miles and miles of coastline Tendring District is a beautiful place to live, work and raise a family. Extending from the River Stour in the north and the River Colne in the south, this district includes the coast towns of Clacton-on-Sea, Frinton-on-Sea, Walton-on-the-Naze, Jaywick, Brightlingsea, Dovercourt and Harwich; as well as large village communities in Manningtree, St Osyth and Great Bentley.

The Tendring Peninsula

Sometimes referred to as the Tendring Peninsula, the district was formed in 1974 by a merger of the borough of Harwich with Brightlingsea Urban District, Clacton and Frinton and Walton urban districts, and Tendring Rural District. The name Tendring comes from the ancient Tendring Hundred which is named after the small Tendring village at the centre of the area.

In 2020 Which? magazine ranked Frinton-on-Sea and Clacton-on-Sea as two of the most desired coastal locations to live in Essex. Frinton-on-sea ranked number 20 out of 100 across the UK. In 2020 and 2022 several beaches on our coast line were awarded the Blue Flag award.

Economically, Tendring is a diverse community. In 2013 Tendring District Council undertook significant work to develop a 10-year Economic Strategy for the district. This work reflected the commitment of the Council and its partners, to create the conditions needed to stimulate economic growth in the district in the period to 2023. In May 2018 Tendring4Growth (T4G) was introduced as a means of drawing together partners, local businesses and communities to ensure growth in the district is sustained and that its benefits all who live and work in Tendring.

Tendring4Growth events are being held throughout the year, each event has its own theme and keynote speakers. The hugely successful Tendring4Growth fortnight (25th September 2023 to 7th October 2023) will also be back, which will include the very popular Jobs & Skills Fair, Women In Business Event and the Tendring Business awards, along with some new and engaging events.

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