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Holland-on-Sea

Holland On Sea

Holland on Sea, Sea front
Shire county Essex
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Colchester
Postcode district CO
Dialling code 01255
Police Essex
Fire Essex
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
List of places
UK
England
Essex

Holland-on-Sea is a seaside town in east Essex in the United Kingdom. Located south of the little village of Great Holland and directly north of Clacton-on-Sea, it has bus links to Walton-on-the-Naze and Clacton-on-Sea. It is a short coastal walk down the coastline to Clacton.

There is a public library, four churches, St Bartholomew’s Church (Church of England), All Souls Catholic Church, Holland Methodist and a Baptist church. The village has several independent shops, a village hall, a primary school, one main hotel (The Kings Cliff Hotel), plus a number of guest houses and pubs. It has numerous fine beaches with facilities for safe bathing and boating.

History

Holland-on-Sea was known as Little Holland, a small village until the early 20th century.

During the Second World War Holland-on-Sea was fortified against German attack. There is a martello tower in nearby Clacton, which was also used during the Second World War. There is a Second World War pill box in the holland haven country park. After the Second World War Holland-on-Sea went back to being a holiday town.

Government

There are several elected representatives at different levels of government which act for Holland-on-Sea, Essex.

District Councillors

There are two St Bartholomews District Councillors which represent the area at Tendring District Council. The District Council is responsible for local services, planning, council housing and refuse collection. Most district councillors are not paid a salary, but receive a basic allowance for the work they do. The current district councillors are Colin Cowlin (Holland-on-Sea Residents' Association) and Kanagasund-Ram King (Holland-on-Sea Residents' Association).[1]

County Councillor

The County Councillor for Clacton East represents the area on Essex County Council. The County Council is responsible for local services, including education, social services, transport, roads (except trunk roads and motorways), public rights of way and libraries. Most County Councillors are not paid a salary, but receive a basic allowance for the work they do. The current County Councillor is Linda Mead (Conservative).[1]

Member of Parliament

The local MP which covers this area is covered by the Clacton MP which represents the area in the House of Commons. The House of Commons is responsible for making laws in the UK and for overall scrutiny of all aspects of government. The current MP is Douglas Carswell (UKIP).[1]

Members of the European Parliament

There are seven Eastern MEPs that represent this area in the European Parliament. They scrutinise proposed European laws and the budget of the European Union, and provide oversight of its other decision-making bodies. The current MEPs are Vicky Ford(Conservative), Andrew Duff (Liberal Democrat), David Campbell Bannerman (Conservative), Stuart Agnew (UK Independence), Richard Howitt (Labour), Geoffrey Van Orden (Conservative) and Robert Sturdy (Conservative).[1]

Sport

Holland-on-Sea is the home of the Gunfleet Sailing Club, based near the junction of Marine Parade and Hazelmere Road. The Gunfleet Sailing Club was named after the Gunfleet Sands, a sand bank situated approximately 7 miles from the coast of Walton on the Naze stretching towards Clacton, the site of the abandoned Gunfleet Lighthouse and Gunfleet Sands Offshore Wind Farm.

Holland-on-Sea has a football team called Holland F.C. and also is home to a cricket pitch used by the Clacton Cricket Club, however Holland-on-Sea itself does not have a team.

Climate

In East Anglia, the warmest time of the year is July and August, when maximum temperatures average around 21 °C (70 °F). The coolest time of the year is January and February, when minimum temperatures average around 1 °C (34 °F)

East Anglia's average annual rainfall is about 605 millimetres , with October to January being the wettest months.

Notable residents

The singer Sade lived in the town with her family between the ages of 11 and 18.
Climate data for East Anglia (1971–2000 averages)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 44.1
(6.7)
44.8
(7.1)
49.8
(9.9)
54.1
(12.3)
61
(16.1)
66.2
(19.0)
71.2
(21.8)
71.4
(21.9)
65.5
(18.6)
57.9
(14.4)
49.6
(9.8)
45.7
(7.6)
56.8
(13.8)
Average low °F (°C) 34
(1.1)
33.6
(0.9)
36.7
(2.6)
39
(3.9)
44.1
(6.7)
49.3
(9.6)
53.2
(11.8)
53.2
(11.8)
49.8
(9.9)
44.6
(7.0)
38.5
(3.6)
35.8
(2.1)
42.8
(6.0)
Average rainfall inches (mm) 2.102
(53.4)
1.465
(37.2)
1.764
(44.8)
1.783
(45.3)
1.764
(44.8)
2.138
(54.3)
1.811
(46.0)
1.972
(50.1)
2.189
(55.6)
2.323
(59.0)
2.303
(58.5)
2.236
(56.8)
23.85
(605.8)
Source: East Anglia 1971–2000 averages

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References

  1. ^ a b c d Holland On Sea find your local MP, WriteToThem, accessed 18 April 2012
  2. ^ Met Office, Met Office Climate Data, accessed 20 April 2012

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