TENDRING’S MPs hosted an event showcasing “growing” investment opportunities around the district.

Harwich and North Essex MP Sir Bernard Jenkin and Clacton MP Giles Watling promoted key projects around Tendring to Government ministers and businesses at a parliamentary event last Wednesday.

The event focused on areas such as offshore wind farms, tourism opportunities like the Mayflower 400 and the Corbeau Seats Rally, housing growth and garden communities and the development of skills to create a workforce capable of delivering future growth.

Held in the Palace of Westminster, speakers included Emma Tatlow from the national Mayflower 400 project and Tendring Council leader Neil Stock.

The event, which also provided networking opportunities, launched Tendring 4Growth, spearheaded by the council’s regeneration team to work to attract further investment and jobs into the area.

Mr Stock said it had been a fantastic way of shouting about what Tendring could offer.

He said: “There has already been a great amount of public and private sector investment in Tendring, from the Galloper Wind Farm operations and maintenance facility in Harwich to the £36million coastal defence scheme at Clacton.

“But we don’t want to rest on our laurels.

“We need to continue to grow, and create the conditions for businesses to grow too, and Tendring4Growth is all about that – continuing to help those in our district and reaching out to those we think would do well in Tendring too.

“The Tendring4Growth reception was also about setting out what we are doing, and what infrastructure investment would really unlock Tendring’s full potential.

“As a council we are doing amazing and ambitious things – a view backed by the Local Government Association during its Peer Review earlier this year.

“What they recommended, and what we know, is that we need to shout about it more too, and that was another key reason for holding this reception.”