New seafront business opportunity

Seafront service expression of interest 2023

Rickshaw rides along the Essex Sunshine Coast could be a possibility as part of a new business opportunity.

Tendring District Council (TDC) is inviting expressions of interest from local businesses or entrepreneurs to maximise use of the area’s 36 miles of coastline.

In particular the council is looking for a seafront train operator in Clacton, rickshaw operators, outdoor sport and fitness activities, water or beach sports, mobile bike-based food or drink businesses, and deck chair or sun lounger hire – but other ventures will be considered.

Seafront service expression of interest 2023

Alex Porter, TDC Cabinet Member for Leisure and Tourism, said new ventures would help to keep the Essex Sunshine Coast an attractive place to visit.

“We already have a fantastic offer along our coastline, from the sandy beaches and fabulous kiosks, to the amusements and other attractions; but it is important for any area to keep its offer fresh and diverse,” Councillor Porter said.

“We have a lot of untapped potential and it has long been our ambition to make better use of our coastline, which is why we are inviting these expressions of interest now hopefully for implementation ahead of this summer season.

“So if you think you can deliver something exciting along part of our seafront – whether it is one of our suggestions above or something else – please do get in touch with us.”

To submit an expression of interest for your proposed venture email by 5 February 2023.

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