For most of our Extra Care Housing estates we have agreements with the local authority to let a percentage of our vacant properties to people nominated by them. Hanover’s agreement for this estate is that all of the allocations are managed by the local authority, Tendring District Council, who can be contacted on 01255 686868.
There are 30 self-contained accessible apartments each with a bedroom, lounge and kitchen. There is an alarm call system linking each apartment to the site manager. The on-site care staff and the Hanover On Call alarm control centre provide help and assistance in the event of an emergency. Activities here include coffee mornings, outings and exercise classes.
On-site care provision by Social Services approved providers, includes a freshly cooked hot midday meal served in the dining room and weekly cleaning of the apartments. There are large courtyard gardens to the front and rear, with seats and a patio. They are tended by a gardener.
The development is in a quiet residential area within easy reach of the local shops, half a mile away. There is a Post Office, supermarket, bank and a pub. The town centre is just two miles away and can be reached by bus, which runs every half an hour. The bus stop is 300 yards from the development.
Clacton has a pleasure pier, arcades, a golf course, caravan parks and an airfield. Clacton-on-Sea is served by a shopping area with many of the usual national chains as well as a Factory Shopping Village, in the north of the town. Clacton Seafront Gardens has been awarded a green flag and includes formal gardens, memorials and places to sit and rest away from the hustle bustle of the beach. Clacton has one of only seven Blue flag beaches in the East of England at Martello Bay.
Art and culture
The town and its beaches are still popular with tourists in the summer, and there is an annual entertainment programme including the Clacton carnival held the second Saturday in August. Clacton Air Show showcases a huge variety of historic and modern aircraft such as the Lancaster, Spitfire, Harrier, Tornado and the famous Red Arrows. Clacton-on-Sea has two theatres, the West Cliff Theatre and the Princes Theatre. The West Cliff is one of the last theatres in the country to put on an old style summer show.
Location and transport links
Clacton-on-Sea faces due south in a gently curving bay of beautiful sands and is the largest town on the Tendring peninsula, in Essex. It is located at the terminus of the A133 road which runs between Clacton and Colchester. The resort of Frinton-on-Sea is nearby. The town is served by Clacton-on-Sea railway station. It takes 90 minutes by train to reach London Liverpool Street station. The town is served by bus routes to Colchester, Manningtree, Harwich and Walton-on-the-Naze. National Express operates coach services to/from London and Liverpool.
Distance to GP: 1 miles
Distance to shop: 1 miles
Distance to bus stop: 0.05 miles
Distance to Post Office: 1 miles