"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Jaywick

Jaywick is a seaside village in the Tendring district of Essex, England, 2 miles (3.2 km) west of Clacton-on-Sea. It lies on the North Sea coast of England, 60 miles (97 km) from London and 17 miles (27 km) from Colchester. It was constructed in the 1930s as a holiday resort for Londoners, but over time has become one of the most deprived areas in the country.

The land was originally a combination of fields and salt marshes, and was generally impractical for agricultural use. It was purchased by the entrepreneur Frank Stedman in 1928 to provide low cost and affordable holiday homes to working class families, and became a popular holiday destination throughout the 1930s. After the Second World War, a shortage of housing meant the properties gradually became permanently inhabited despite being unsuitable for this purpose. The local community resisted demolition of the worst estates, and the government tightly controlled building regulations in the village while attempting to rehouse residents elsewhere.

Many of the holiday homes were never designed for long-term residence and are now in a state of disrepair. According to the Indices of deprivation 2010, part of the village is the most deprived area in England. Similar reports followed in 2012 and 2013. Jaywick has significant problems with unemployment and a risk of flooding, despite several attempts by the local council and government to transform the area.

Local authority: Tendring District Council

OS Grid Reference: TM151135

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Things to see and do in and around Jaywick

  • Push Kiting
  • Clacton Zoo
  • Clacton Pavilion
  • Clacton Pier
  • Seaquarium at Clacton Pier
  • REVIVAL
  • Robbie Rascal Party and Play Centre
  • Space Kingdom
  • Brightlingsea Museum
  • Brightlingsea Open Air Pool

Tourist Information

Clacton-on-Sea
Tourist Information Centre
Town Hall
Station Road
Essex
England
CO15 1SE

Phone 01255 686 633
Email clactontic@tendringdc.gov.uk

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Weather

Forecast for Sunday 22 October

06:00


Chance of rain 18%
Max temp. 11°C
(feels like 7°C)
Wind 7mph, gusting to 11mph.
WSW
Pressure 1005
Humidity 76%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 59%
Max temp. 10°C
(feels like 6°C)
Wind 7mph, gusting to 11mph.
W
Pressure 1007
Humidity 79%
UV Index
Air Quality

12:00


Chance of rain 12%
Max temp. 11°C
(feels like 7°C)
Wind 7mph, gusting to 10mph.
W
Pressure 1008
Humidity 72%
UV Index
Air Quality

15:00


Chance of rain 5%
Max temp. 12°C
(feels like 8°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 10mph.
W
Pressure 1009
Humidity 67%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 6%
Max temp. 11°C
(feels like 8°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 9mph.
W
Pressure 1011
Humidity 72%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 2%
Max temp. 11°C
(feels like 7°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 9mph.
W
Pressure 1012
Humidity 76%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
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Accomodation in and around Jaywick

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