Following a general meeting of the Crouch Coastal Community Team, end of last year, it was agreed that Rochford District Council would take over the accountable body status of the partnership and reviewed the Terms of Reference (TOR) for the group, which is published in the Related Content section. The new chairperson was also unanimously agreed as Cllr. Mrs June Lumley of Rochford District Council. The group will continue to meet on a regular basis and minutes of the previous meeting are available in Related Content section. There is an open general annual meeting each year and the next one will take place on Tuesday, 24th November 2020 at 10 am at Rayleigh Civic Suite and Information Centre, 2 Hockley Road, Rayleigh.
Background – Originally the group was formed after being awarded a £10,000 grant by the then Department for Communities & Local Government (DCLG) to set up a Coastal Community Team (CCT) for the River Crouch inc. the River Roach. Part of the funding required the group to produce an economic action plan for the River Crouch to ensure its economic prosperity going forward, this was refreshed in 2017 and details what the grant money was spent on. This was published and is in the Related Content section.
The group are also stakeholders in the Essex Path to Prosperity project run by Essex County Council and the Natural England Coastal Path project, both of which are operating across the districts of Chelmsford City, Maldon and Rochford Districts. More information about these projects can be found in the Related Content.
Part of the teams on-going work is to promote the River Crouch to visitors and therefore we invite you to download both the River Crouch Visitors Guide and Crouch Walks – South of the River, in the Related Content section.
If you have an interest in the River Crouch and would like to join the Crouch CCT, please contact us using this email addresses - firstname.lastname@example.org