Multi-million pound revamp of Southend seafront and Adventure Island set for green light

Southend Standard: An artist's impression of the artificial lagoon An artist's impression of the artificial lagoon

A MULTI-MILLION pound revamp of Southend seafront could start next week.

Plans for a £1million artificial lagoon at Three Shells Beach, a giant indoor play area in Adventure Island and a scheme to double the size of Sealife Adventure are all set for the green light on Wednesday.

Planning officers have recommended Southend Council approve the schemes, all put forward by the Stockvale Group, which owns Adventure Island and Sealife Adventure, as they meet its ambition to attract tourists out of season.

Paul Thompson, chairman of Southend Seafront Traders’ Association, said: “The schemes will help attract a lot more visitors.

"They are exciting developments and will bring people in.”

Derek Jarvis, Southend councillor for culture and tourism, said: “The seafront is our main tourist attraction, which generates millions of visitors every year and provides a major boost to the economy.

“We also value and encourage any investment into the town which offers new job opportunities for local people, and significant financial and regeneration benefits for Southend.”

Stockvale, which also owns the Three Shells Beach Cafe and restaurant Sands, has offered £100,000 towards the tree-lined tidal pool, which would stretch 125ft out into the sea, with the Government offering £850,000.

The firm has offered to move the 400ft long wall that would create the pool 50ft away from the Alexandra Yacht Club jetty after the 140-year-old club and the 60 sea cadets who use the launch raised concerns the steel, rock and boulder structure would prevent craft landing.

But the club says the wall will still prevent members going out in some tides. An extension half the size of a football pitch over an informal staff car park and former crazy golf course next to Sealife Adventre would house penguins, seals, crocodiles and meerkats.

It would boost last year’s 156,000 visitor numbers by a third and create 20 jobs.

The 43ft high indoor play area, on the vacant site next to the pier entrance previously occupied by the Blackbeard pirate ship ride, would contain fairground rides for toddlers and older children, a parents’ enclosure and food outlets.

It would stay open through the winter, when Adventure Island is closed, and create 100 full-time jobs.

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4:13pm Fri 4 Apr 14

runwellian says...

They need to deal with the yobs before the sea front!

Too many crimes in this town!
They need to deal with the yobs before the sea front! Too many crimes in this town! runwellian
  • Score: 12

4:20pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Howard Cháse says...

Haven't they learned that palm trees are not a good idea along the estuary yet?
Haven't they learned that palm trees are not a good idea along the estuary yet? Howard Cháse
  • Score: 19

4:29pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Erastothenes says...

Will the new plans include a budget to ensure that the lifts in the "pagoda" are in full working order. One was out of action for the best part of a month, until the other one failed too. Then they were both attended by a "lift engineer" and out-of-action, so users then had to ascend from the seafront to the High Street on foot: Not a very good advertisement for a town that craves visitors.

The round-the-world yacht race is scheduled to end off Southend pier during May, so will the Council be better prepared this time around, having ignored the start from the pier last September?
Will the new plans include a budget to ensure that the lifts in the "pagoda" are in full working order. One was out of action for the best part of a month, until the other one failed too. Then they were both attended by a "lift engineer" and out-of-action, so users then had to ascend from the seafront to the High Street on foot: Not a very good advertisement for a town that craves visitors. The round-the-world yacht race is scheduled to end off Southend pier during May, so will the Council be better prepared this time around, having ignored the start from the pier last September? Erastothenes
  • Score: 22

4:34pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Southend Andy says...

Its great, even when people want to invest there own money into Southend people still are not happy.
Its great, even when people want to invest there own money into Southend people still are not happy. Southend Andy
  • Score: 16

4:37pm Fri 4 Apr 14

jayman says...

£850,000 government spending on a leisure lagoon???? tough economic times and all that.
£850,000 government spending on a leisure lagoon???? tough economic times and all that. jayman
  • Score: 20

4:38pm Fri 4 Apr 14

supermadmax says...

Great news ! I also feel They should really work on other parts of the sea front, Blackpool's is great it goes on for miles with illuminations and all types. Southends is more concentrated.
Great news ! I also feel They should really work on other parts of the sea front, Blackpool's is great it goes on for miles with illuminations and all types. Southends is more concentrated. supermadmax
  • Score: 18

4:54pm Fri 4 Apr 14

volunteer driver says...

If we are going to attract more visitors we need more car parking The site at the end of Southchurch Ave would be ideal
If we are going to attract more visitors we need more car parking The site at the end of Southchurch Ave would be ideal volunteer driver
  • Score: 14

4:54pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Mikkel1 says...

One quote above said "It would increase numbers of visitors.", but SHOULD have read "Could". What guarantee has ANY Expert got that this would be so? NONE!
One quote above said "It would increase numbers of visitors.", but SHOULD have read "Could". What guarantee has ANY Expert got that this would be so? NONE! Mikkel1
  • Score: -12

4:59pm Fri 4 Apr 14

jolllyboy says...

Shared space - swimmers, children and canoes do not mix. If you look at the palm trees already there, after a mild winter I dont think that is the best idea. The indoor Adventure island could be good. But the sealife centre, well seen one seen them all and never do a 2nd visit. More attention to museums away from the seafront would have been a good idea.
Shared space - swimmers, children and canoes do not mix. If you look at the palm trees already there, after a mild winter I dont think that is the best idea. The indoor Adventure island could be good. But the sealife centre, well seen one seen them all and never do a 2nd visit. More attention to museums away from the seafront would have been a good idea. jolllyboy
  • Score: 2

5:14pm Fri 4 Apr 14

billericay boy says...

That looks so nice, Barbados or Southend lagoon for my holiday can't make my mind up.
That looks so nice, Barbados or Southend lagoon for my holiday can't make my mind up. billericay boy
  • Score: 12

5:23pm Fri 4 Apr 14

pembury53 says...

Southend Andy wrote:
Its great, even when people want to invest there own money into Southend people still are not happy.
invested in something decent, not this rubbish.... one of oldest yacht clubs in the country effectively closed down for some fake chavvy 'lagoon'..... i suppose that's about the stamp for southend....
[quote][p][bold]Southend Andy[/bold] wrote: Its great, even when people want to invest there own money into Southend people still are not happy.[/p][/quote]invested in something decent, not this rubbish.... one of oldest yacht clubs in the country effectively closed down for some fake chavvy 'lagoon'..... i suppose that's about the stamp for southend.... pembury53
  • Score: -9

5:35pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Life in a seaside town says...

Lets rename it Stockvale-on-Sea
Lets rename it Stockvale-on-Sea Life in a seaside town
  • Score: 9

5:39pm Fri 4 Apr 14

the25man says...

I like the idea of the lagoon its better than looking at the mud when the tides out.
I like the idea of the lagoon its better than looking at the mud when the tides out. the25man
  • Score: 24

6:19pm Fri 4 Apr 14

MHWoods says...

Howard Cháse wrote:
Haven't they learned that palm trees are not a good idea along the estuary yet?
But those planted along the sea front are still there, still throwing out new leaves every year. They may not be the grand specimens that you would find in Kew Gardens but they do add much-needed greenery to the sea front and give it a sense of character that tarmac and the smell of chip fat most certainly doesn't. Southend's sea front is a big draw for visitors and the more attractive and diverse it is for families to visit, the less it has to rely on parties of drunken revellers on a Saturday night. Speculate to accumulate so the saying goes and this is a great example of that.
[quote][p][bold]Howard Cháse[/bold] wrote: Haven't they learned that palm trees are not a good idea along the estuary yet?[/p][/quote]But those planted along the sea front are still there, still throwing out new leaves every year. They may not be the grand specimens that you would find in Kew Gardens but they do add much-needed greenery to the sea front and give it a sense of character that tarmac and the smell of chip fat most certainly doesn't. Southend's sea front is a big draw for visitors and the more attractive and diverse it is for families to visit, the less it has to rely on parties of drunken revellers on a Saturday night. Speculate to accumulate so the saying goes and this is a great example of that. MHWoods
  • Score: 34

6:49pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

Erastothenes wrote:
Will the new plans include a budget to ensure that the lifts in the "pagoda" are in full working order. One was out of action for the best part of a month, until the other one failed too. Then they were both attended by a "lift engineer" and out-of-action, so users then had to ascend from the seafront to the High Street on foot: Not a very good advertisement for a town that craves visitors.

The round-the-world yacht race is scheduled to end off Southend pier during May, so will the Council be better prepared this time around, having ignored the start from the pier last September?
Why does it have to be a world of lifts, escalators and moving walkways, let them walk, climb and struggle a little, they can have all the automated modes of transport later in life...
[quote][p][bold]Erastothenes[/bold] wrote: Will the new plans include a budget to ensure that the lifts in the "pagoda" are in full working order. One was out of action for the best part of a month, until the other one failed too. Then they were both attended by a "lift engineer" and out-of-action, so users then had to ascend from the seafront to the High Street on foot: Not a very good advertisement for a town that craves visitors. The round-the-world yacht race is scheduled to end off Southend pier during May, so will the Council be better prepared this time around, having ignored the start from the pier last September?[/p][/quote]Why does it have to be a world of lifts, escalators and moving walkways, let them walk, climb and struggle a little, they can have all the automated modes of transport later in life... Nowthatsworthknowing
  • Score: 12

7:05pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Joe Clark says...

pembury53 wrote:
Southend Andy wrote:
Its great, even when people want to invest there own money into Southend people still are not happy.
invested in something decent, not this rubbish.... one of oldest yacht clubs in the country effectively closed down for some fake chavvy 'lagoon'..... i suppose that's about the stamp for southend....
The firm has offered to move the 400ft long wall that would create the pool 50ft away from the Alexandra Yacht Club jetty after the 140-year-old club and the 60 sea cadets who use the launch raised concerns the steel, rock and boulder structure would prevent craft landing.

But the club says the wall will still prevent members going out in some tides


Tell me Pembury53 do you know what SOME means?

How is SOME tides going to close the club down, its not ALL, anyway when the tide is out they cant launch can they! So why not let kids have a bit of water to splash about it.

Sadly there are people who would rather not see any investment in Southend, nothing new being built, no jobs being created, just a town devoid of tourists but these are the same people who moan that NOT enough is done in town to encourage more people to come!

Do something it's wrong do nothing it's wrong, if you hate it so much move I hear Margate is right up your street!
[quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Southend Andy[/bold] wrote: Its great, even when people want to invest there own money into Southend people still are not happy.[/p][/quote]invested in something decent, not this rubbish.... one of oldest yacht clubs in the country effectively closed down for some fake chavvy 'lagoon'..... i suppose that's about the stamp for southend....[/p][/quote]The firm has offered to move the 400ft long wall that would create the pool 50ft away from the Alexandra Yacht Club jetty after the 140-year-old club and the 60 sea cadets who use the launch raised concerns the steel, rock and boulder structure would prevent craft landing. But the club says the wall will still prevent members going out in some tides Tell me Pembury53 do you know what SOME means? How is SOME tides going to close the club down, its not ALL, anyway when the tide is out they cant launch can they! So why not let kids have a bit of water to splash about it. Sadly there are people who would rather not see any investment in Southend, nothing new being built, no jobs being created, just a town devoid of tourists but these are the same people who moan that NOT enough is done in town to encourage more people to come! Do something it's wrong do nothing it's wrong, if you hate it so much move I hear Margate is right up your street! Joe Clark
  • Score: 21

7:13pm Fri 4 Apr 14

profondo asbo says...

Got taste of paradise?
Got taste of paradise? profondo asbo
  • Score: 1

7:40pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

Joe Clark wrote:
pembury53 wrote:
Southend Andy wrote:
Its great, even when people want to invest there own money into Southend people still are not happy.
invested in something decent, not this rubbish.... one of oldest yacht clubs in the country effectively closed down for some fake chavvy 'lagoon'..... i suppose that's about the stamp for southend....
The firm has offered to move the 400ft long wall that would create the pool 50ft away from the Alexandra Yacht Club jetty after the 140-year-old club and the 60 sea cadets who use the launch raised concerns the steel, rock and boulder structure would prevent craft landing.

But the club says the wall will still prevent members going out in some tides


Tell me Pembury53 do you know what SOME means?

How is SOME tides going to close the club down, its not ALL, anyway when the tide is out they cant launch can they! So why not let kids have a bit of water to splash about it.

Sadly there are people who would rather not see any investment in Southend, nothing new being built, no jobs being created, just a town devoid of tourists but these are the same people who moan that NOT enough is done in town to encourage more people to come!

Do something it's wrong do nothing it's wrong, if you hate it so much move I hear Margate is right up your street!
The Alexander will be closing down, due to subsidence, scouts can embark into their dingy once in a blue moon,anywhere...
[quote][p][bold]Joe Clark[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Southend Andy[/bold] wrote: Its great, even when people want to invest there own money into Southend people still are not happy.[/p][/quote]invested in something decent, not this rubbish.... one of oldest yacht clubs in the country effectively closed down for some fake chavvy 'lagoon'..... i suppose that's about the stamp for southend....[/p][/quote]The firm has offered to move the 400ft long wall that would create the pool 50ft away from the Alexandra Yacht Club jetty after the 140-year-old club and the 60 sea cadets who use the launch raised concerns the steel, rock and boulder structure would prevent craft landing. But the club says the wall will still prevent members going out in some tides Tell me Pembury53 do you know what SOME means? How is SOME tides going to close the club down, its not ALL, anyway when the tide is out they cant launch can they! So why not let kids have a bit of water to splash about it. Sadly there are people who would rather not see any investment in Southend, nothing new being built, no jobs being created, just a town devoid of tourists but these are the same people who moan that NOT enough is done in town to encourage more people to come! Do something it's wrong do nothing it's wrong, if you hate it so much move I hear Margate is right up your street![/p][/quote]The Alexander will be closing down, due to subsidence, scouts can embark into their dingy once in a blue moon,anywhere... Nowthatsworthknowing
  • Score: 5

7:41pm Fri 4 Apr 14

kakagirl says...

100 full time jobs? Wow!
100 full time jobs? Wow! kakagirl
  • Score: -3

7:55pm Fri 4 Apr 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

MHWoods wrote:
Howard Cháse wrote:
Haven't they learned that palm trees are not a good idea along the estuary yet?
But those planted along the sea front are still there, still throwing out new leaves every year. They may not be the grand specimens that you would find in Kew Gardens but they do add much-needed greenery to the sea front and give it a sense of character that tarmac and the smell of chip fat most certainly doesn't. Southend's sea front is a big draw for visitors and the more attractive and diverse it is for families to visit, the less it has to rely on parties of drunken revellers on a Saturday night. Speculate to accumulate so the saying goes and this is a great example of that.
I agree the palms are more settled now, they went through a bad stage, but have perked up and i see no reason that the won't survive, lets face it they been through rough times since being planted, should get more along the front.
[quote][p][bold]MHWoods[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Howard Cháse[/bold] wrote: Haven't they learned that palm trees are not a good idea along the estuary yet?[/p][/quote]But those planted along the sea front are still there, still throwing out new leaves every year. They may not be the grand specimens that you would find in Kew Gardens but they do add much-needed greenery to the sea front and give it a sense of character that tarmac and the smell of chip fat most certainly doesn't. Southend's sea front is a big draw for visitors and the more attractive and diverse it is for families to visit, the less it has to rely on parties of drunken revellers on a Saturday night. Speculate to accumulate so the saying goes and this is a great example of that.[/p][/quote]I agree the palms are more settled now, they went through a bad stage, but have perked up and i see no reason that the won't survive, lets face it they been through rough times since being planted, should get more along the front. DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: 8

10:52pm Fri 4 Apr 14

jantone says...

More brilliant news for our town, even if some people still continue to bury there heads in the sand & don't want Southend to move into the 21st century!!
Why are people so jealous of Philip Miller? Who else in this town can afford to contribute towards all these fantastic new attractions?
I , for one, cannot wait for construction to begin!!!!!!!!! Let's all get behind this man & stop slagging him off so much.
More brilliant news for our town, even if some people still continue to bury there heads in the sand & don't want Southend to move into the 21st century!! Why are people so jealous of Philip Miller? Who else in this town can afford to contribute towards all these fantastic new attractions? I , for one, cannot wait for construction to begin!!!!!!!!! Let's all get behind this man & stop slagging him off so much. jantone
  • Score: 22

10:57pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Joe Clark says...

jantone wrote:
More brilliant news for our town, even if some people still continue to bury there heads in the sand & don't want Southend to move into the 21st century!!
Why are people so jealous of Philip Miller? Who else in this town can afford to contribute towards all these fantastic new attractions?
I , for one, cannot wait for construction to begin!!!!!!!!! Let's all get behind this man & stop slagging him off so much.
"Why are people so jealous of Philip Miller?"

Why... I will tell you why he has succeeded whilst those against everything have failed.

That is why, pure and simple.
[quote][p][bold]jantone[/bold] wrote: More brilliant news for our town, even if some people still continue to bury there heads in the sand & don't want Southend to move into the 21st century!! Why are people so jealous of Philip Miller? Who else in this town can afford to contribute towards all these fantastic new attractions? I , for one, cannot wait for construction to begin!!!!!!!!! Let's all get behind this man & stop slagging him off so much.[/p][/quote]"Why are people so jealous of Philip Miller?" Why... I will tell you why he has succeeded whilst those against everything have failed. That is why, pure and simple. Joe Clark
  • Score: 8

7:00am Sat 5 Apr 14

SARFENDMAN says...

Looking back the idea of a proper Marina would have been a huge success and am sure that idea still holds water (sorry for the pun)
Looking back the idea of a proper Marina would have been a huge success and am sure that idea still holds water (sorry for the pun) SARFENDMAN
  • Score: 8

8:00am Sat 5 Apr 14

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

jolllyboy wrote:
Shared space - swimmers, children and canoes do not mix. If you look at the palm trees already there, after a mild winter I dont think that is the best idea. The indoor Adventure island could be good. But the sealife centre, well seen one seen them all and never do a 2nd visit. More attention to museums away from the seafront would have been a good idea.
People like to see live and living, not stuffed and antiquated in a museum, I think these new ventures are fantastic, if some posting here, had their way, we'd still have the seafront baths, the old boating lake, the old gas works pier as well as those old rip off auctions, along that "Golden Mile"
[quote][p][bold]jolllyboy[/bold] wrote: Shared space - swimmers, children and canoes do not mix. If you look at the palm trees already there, after a mild winter I dont think that is the best idea. The indoor Adventure island could be good. But the sealife centre, well seen one seen them all and never do a 2nd visit. More attention to museums away from the seafront would have been a good idea.[/p][/quote]People like to see live and living, not stuffed and antiquated in a museum, I think these new ventures are fantastic, if some posting here, had their way, we'd still have the seafront baths, the old boating lake, the old gas works pier as well as those old rip off auctions, along that "Golden Mile" Nowthatsworthknowing
  • Score: 0

8:12am Sat 5 Apr 14

Louisajo says...

Lots of families and individuals just love the seafront for strolling along, cycling, sitting, paddling, boating, windsurfing, jogging, skating, playing, sunbathing......etc etc - it's most attractive areas are the undeveloped parts.
Activities such as these are free.
Let's make sure those out to make money don't destroy the seafront for their own gains. There seems to be an steady increase in the number of buildings popping up on a seafront that's accessibility and openness is a huge draw for so many!
Lots of families and individuals just love the seafront for strolling along, cycling, sitting, paddling, boating, windsurfing, jogging, skating, playing, sunbathing......etc etc - it's most attractive areas are the undeveloped parts. Activities such as these are free. Let's make sure those out to make money don't destroy the seafront for their own gains. There seems to be an steady increase in the number of buildings popping up on a seafront that's accessibility and openness is a huge draw for so many! Louisajo
  • Score: 3

9:35am Sat 5 Apr 14

openspace says...

The moment something new is proposed for the town, the same group of pathetic moaners get in the act by whining and wingeing. The sea front looks much, much better now than it has done for many years, visitors are flocking to the seafront.
Someone referred to Blackpool, it looked really sad and very dirty when I went there just a very few years ago, it may be bigger but better??.
Shared spaces, I visited a town recently where the same principle had been applied in quite a few areas several years ago with some success, The same thing is also done in many coastal places in Portugal/Spain with no apparent problems.
It seems the main problem with Southend is a small number of serial moaners, never happy with anything. If I had as many problems with Southend as some people appear to have, I'd have moved out years ago, shame they don't !!!!!!!.
The moment something new is proposed for the town, the same group of pathetic moaners get in the act by whining and wingeing. The sea front looks much, much better now than it has done for many years, visitors are flocking to the seafront. Someone referred to Blackpool, it looked really sad and very dirty when I went there just a very few years ago, it may be bigger but better??. Shared spaces, I visited a town recently where the same principle had been applied in quite a few areas several years ago with some success, The same thing is also done in many coastal places in Portugal/Spain with no apparent problems. It seems the main problem with Southend is a small number of serial moaners, never happy with anything. If I had as many problems with Southend as some people appear to have, I'd have moved out years ago, shame they don't !!!!!!!. openspace
  • Score: 12

9:48am Sat 5 Apr 14

openspace says...

jayman wrote:
£850,000 government spending on a leisure lagoon???? tough economic times and all that.
The council have done wrong, the Government have done wrong, private investors have done wrong. The inevitable comments from a very unhappy and sad individual, what a miserable life you must lead, never seeing good in anything.

There never is a right time to improve leisure activities, money is always needed for education, health treatment, etc, etc. If we waited for the right time we would never have any improvements. Pretty much fact , I think.
[quote][p][bold]jayman[/bold] wrote: £850,000 government spending on a leisure lagoon???? tough economic times and all that.[/p][/quote]The council have done wrong, the Government have done wrong, private investors have done wrong. The inevitable comments from a very unhappy and sad individual, what a miserable life you must lead, never seeing good in anything. There never is a right time to improve leisure activities, money is always needed for education, health treatment, etc, etc. If we waited for the right time we would never have any improvements. Pretty much fact , I think. openspace
  • Score: 5

9:54am Sat 5 Apr 14

pembury53 says...

Joe Clark wrote:
pembury53 wrote:
Southend Andy wrote:
Its great, even when people want to invest there own money into Southend people still are not happy.
invested in something decent, not this rubbish.... one of oldest yacht clubs in the country effectively closed down for some fake chavvy 'lagoon'..... i suppose that's about the stamp for southend....
The firm has offered to move the 400ft long wall that would create the pool 50ft away from the Alexandra Yacht Club jetty after the 140-year-old club and the 60 sea cadets who use the launch raised concerns the steel, rock and boulder structure would prevent craft landing.

But the club says the wall will still prevent members going out in some tides


Tell me Pembury53 do you know what SOME means?

How is SOME tides going to close the club down, its not ALL, anyway when the tide is out they cant launch can they! So why not let kids have a bit of water to splash about it.

Sadly there are people who would rather not see any investment in Southend, nothing new being built, no jobs being created, just a town devoid of tourists but these are the same people who moan that NOT enough is done in town to encourage more people to come!

Do something it's wrong do nothing it's wrong, if you hate it so much move I hear Margate is right up your street!
you clearly know nothing about sailing..... 'some tides' is significant when marine activities have to fit around people's spare time..... if some tacky plastic paddling pool is your idea of improving southend perhaps you and margate would be more ideal bed fellows, and i guess your one of the clowns that doesn't think southend is already busy enough.......
[quote][p][bold]Joe Clark[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Southend Andy[/bold] wrote: Its great, even when people want to invest there own money into Southend people still are not happy.[/p][/quote]invested in something decent, not this rubbish.... one of oldest yacht clubs in the country effectively closed down for some fake chavvy 'lagoon'..... i suppose that's about the stamp for southend....[/p][/quote]The firm has offered to move the 400ft long wall that would create the pool 50ft away from the Alexandra Yacht Club jetty after the 140-year-old club and the 60 sea cadets who use the launch raised concerns the steel, rock and boulder structure would prevent craft landing. But the club says the wall will still prevent members going out in some tides Tell me Pembury53 do you know what SOME means? How is SOME tides going to close the club down, its not ALL, anyway when the tide is out they cant launch can they! So why not let kids have a bit of water to splash about it. Sadly there are people who would rather not see any investment in Southend, nothing new being built, no jobs being created, just a town devoid of tourists but these are the same people who moan that NOT enough is done in town to encourage more people to come! Do something it's wrong do nothing it's wrong, if you hate it so much move I hear Margate is right up your street![/p][/quote]you clearly know nothing about sailing..... 'some tides' is significant when marine activities have to fit around people's spare time..... if some tacky plastic paddling pool is your idea of improving southend perhaps you and margate would be more ideal bed fellows, and i guess your one of the clowns that doesn't think southend is already busy enough....... pembury53
  • Score: -8

10:08am Sat 5 Apr 14

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

Louisajo wrote:
Lots of families and individuals just love the seafront for strolling along, cycling, sitting, paddling, boating, windsurfing, jogging, skating, playing, sunbathing......etc etc - it's most attractive areas are the undeveloped parts.
Activities such as these are free.
Let's make sure those out to make money don't destroy the seafront for their own gains. There seems to be an steady increase in the number of buildings popping up on a seafront that's accessibility and openness is a huge draw for so many!
Oh well, have you tried the other side of the Thames, nice as you say, with zero developments, of course you haven't, but you join the other moaning posters, who generally contribute sweet F.A. to anything than your twisted and often bitter views, on this world.
[quote][p][bold]Louisajo[/bold] wrote: Lots of families and individuals just love the seafront for strolling along, cycling, sitting, paddling, boating, windsurfing, jogging, skating, playing, sunbathing......etc etc - it's most attractive areas are the undeveloped parts. Activities such as these are free. Let's make sure those out to make money don't destroy the seafront for their own gains. There seems to be an steady increase in the number of buildings popping up on a seafront that's accessibility and openness is a huge draw for so many![/p][/quote]Oh well, have you tried the other side of the Thames, nice as you say, with zero developments, of course you haven't, but you join the other moaning posters, who generally contribute sweet F.A. to anything than your twisted and often bitter views, on this world. Nowthatsworthknowing
  • Score: 0

10:51am Sat 5 Apr 14

tezzason1 says...

Howard Cháse wrote:
Haven't they learned that palm trees are not a good idea along the estuary yet?
Why is that?
[quote][p][bold]Howard Cháse[/bold] wrote: Haven't they learned that palm trees are not a good idea along the estuary yet?[/p][/quote]Why is that? tezzason1
  • Score: 2

10:54am Sat 5 Apr 14

Life in a seaside town says...

Lets keep this all in perspective, whether you like the idea or not, Mr M is not doing it for the town, he's doing it for his pocket. It is also go to see all his friends and employees supporting him on this.
Lets keep this all in perspective, whether you like the idea or not, Mr M is not doing it for the town, he's doing it for his pocket. It is also go to see all his friends and employees supporting him on this. Life in a seaside town
  • Score: 0

11:23am Sat 5 Apr 14

tezzason1 says...

Nowthatsworthknowing wrote:
jolllyboy wrote:
Shared space - swimmers, children and canoes do not mix. If you look at the palm trees already there, after a mild winter I dont think that is the best idea. The indoor Adventure island could be good. But the sealife centre, well seen one seen them all and never do a 2nd visit. More attention to museums away from the seafront would have been a good idea.
People like to see live and living, not stuffed and antiquated in a museum, I think these new ventures are fantastic, if some posting here, had their way, we'd still have the seafront baths, the old boating lake, the old gas works pier as well as those old rip off auctions, along that "Golden Mile"
The old seafront swimming pool had a far superior environment than a plastic indoor pool with the smell of chlorine. The rip off auctions provided free entertainment for people watching the suckers getting ripped off and the antics of the guys setting them up.The boating pool was magic in the early 50's when Britain's economy was still screwed in the aftermath of world war two and it provided cheap entertainment for the kids of families on a tight budget.
[quote][p][bold]Nowthatsworthknowing[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jolllyboy[/bold] wrote: Shared space - swimmers, children and canoes do not mix. If you look at the palm trees already there, after a mild winter I dont think that is the best idea. The indoor Adventure island could be good. But the sealife centre, well seen one seen them all and never do a 2nd visit. More attention to museums away from the seafront would have been a good idea.[/p][/quote]People like to see live and living, not stuffed and antiquated in a museum, I think these new ventures are fantastic, if some posting here, had their way, we'd still have the seafront baths, the old boating lake, the old gas works pier as well as those old rip off auctions, along that "Golden Mile"[/p][/quote]The old seafront swimming pool had a far superior environment than a plastic indoor pool with the smell of chlorine. The rip off auctions provided free entertainment for people watching the suckers getting ripped off and the antics of the guys setting them up.The boating pool was magic in the early 50's when Britain's economy was still screwed in the aftermath of world war two and it provided cheap entertainment for the kids of families on a tight budget. tezzason1
  • Score: 5

11:28am Sat 5 Apr 14

tezzason1 says...

runwellian wrote:
They need to deal with the yobs before the sea front!

Too many crimes in this town!
Drown them in the lagoon and feed them to the crocodiles in the new enclosure
[quote][p][bold]runwellian[/bold] wrote: They need to deal with the yobs before the sea front! Too many crimes in this town![/p][/quote]Drown them in the lagoon and feed them to the crocodiles in the new enclosure tezzason1
  • Score: 5

1:43pm Sat 5 Apr 14

Keptquiettillnow says...

volunteer driver wrote:
If we are going to attract more visitors we need more car parking The site at the end of Southchurch Ave would be ideal
If I have read the latest news right, the car park at Lucy Road will be going soon for a casino/cinema etc. Come to Southend, but not in a car.
[quote][p][bold]volunteer driver[/bold] wrote: If we are going to attract more visitors we need more car parking The site at the end of Southchurch Ave would be ideal[/p][/quote]If I have read the latest news right, the car park at Lucy Road will be going soon for a casino/cinema etc. Come to Southend, but not in a car. Keptquiettillnow
  • Score: -1

1:45pm Sat 5 Apr 14

Keptquiettillnow says...

Louisajo wrote:
Lots of families and individuals just love the seafront for strolling along, cycling, sitting, paddling, boating, windsurfing, jogging, skating, playing, sunbathing......etc etc - it's most attractive areas are the undeveloped parts.
Activities such as these are free.
Let's make sure those out to make money don't destroy the seafront for their own gains. There seems to be an steady increase in the number of buildings popping up on a seafront that's accessibility and openness is a huge draw for so many!
Its gradually being taken away, drip drip drip......
[quote][p][bold]Louisajo[/bold] wrote: Lots of families and individuals just love the seafront for strolling along, cycling, sitting, paddling, boating, windsurfing, jogging, skating, playing, sunbathing......etc etc - it's most attractive areas are the undeveloped parts. Activities such as these are free. Let's make sure those out to make money don't destroy the seafront for their own gains. There seems to be an steady increase in the number of buildings popping up on a seafront that's accessibility and openness is a huge draw for so many![/p][/quote]Its gradually being taken away, drip drip drip...... Keptquiettillnow
  • Score: 2

1:55pm Sat 5 Apr 14

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

Life in a seaside town wrote:
Lets keep this all in perspective, whether you like the idea or not, Mr M is not doing it for the town, he's doing it for his pocket. It is also go to see all his friends and employees supporting him on this.
What have you done for this town ? BUTTON IT
[quote][p][bold]Life in a seaside town[/bold] wrote: Lets keep this all in perspective, whether you like the idea or not, Mr M is not doing it for the town, he's doing it for his pocket. It is also go to see all his friends and employees supporting him on this.[/p][/quote]What have you done for this town ? BUTTON IT Nowthatsworthknowing
  • Score: 4

3:48pm Sat 5 Apr 14

Life in a seaside town says...

Nowthatsworthknowing wrote:
Life in a seaside town wrote:
Lets keep this all in perspective, whether you like the idea or not, Mr M is not doing it for the town, he's doing it for his pocket. It is also go to see all his friends and employees supporting him on this.
What have you done for this town ? BUTTON IT
You would be very, very surprised, and that is worth knowing.
[quote][p][bold]Nowthatsworthknowing[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Life in a seaside town[/bold] wrote: Lets keep this all in perspective, whether you like the idea or not, Mr M is not doing it for the town, he's doing it for his pocket. It is also go to see all his friends and employees supporting him on this.[/p][/quote]What have you done for this town ? BUTTON IT[/p][/quote]You would be very, very surprised, and that is worth knowing. Life in a seaside town
  • Score: -3

5:21pm Sat 5 Apr 14

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

Life in a seaside town wrote:
Nowthatsworthknowing wrote:
Life in a seaside town wrote:
Lets keep this all in perspective, whether you like the idea or not, Mr M is not doing it for the town, he's doing it for his pocket. It is also go to see all his friends and employees supporting him on this.
What have you done for this town ? BUTTON IT
You would be very, very surprised, and that is worth knowing.
Oh do tell, did you work with the SAS, sad and single, or perhaps you were a test pilot, for the adventure Island rocket, no I know, you used to test the sweetness, of Southend rock...
OBE ? heading your way ? Ordinary **** Expert
[quote][p][bold]Life in a seaside town[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nowthatsworthknowing[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Life in a seaside town[/bold] wrote: Lets keep this all in perspective, whether you like the idea or not, Mr M is not doing it for the town, he's doing it for his pocket. It is also go to see all his friends and employees supporting him on this.[/p][/quote]What have you done for this town ? BUTTON IT[/p][/quote]You would be very, very surprised, and that is worth knowing.[/p][/quote]Oh do tell, did you work with the SAS, sad and single, or perhaps you were a test pilot, for the adventure Island rocket, no I know, you used to test the sweetness, of Southend rock... OBE ? heading your way ? Ordinary **** Expert Nowthatsworthknowing
  • Score: 0

6:04pm Sat 5 Apr 14

Joe Clark says...

pembury53 wrote:
Joe Clark wrote:
pembury53 wrote:
Southend Andy wrote:
Its great, even when people want to invest there own money into Southend people still are not happy.
invested in something decent, not this rubbish.... one of oldest yacht clubs in the country effectively closed down for some fake chavvy 'lagoon'..... i suppose that's about the stamp for southend....
The firm has offered to move the 400ft long wall that would create the pool 50ft away from the Alexandra Yacht Club jetty after the 140-year-old club and the 60 sea cadets who use the launch raised concerns the steel, rock and boulder structure would prevent craft landing.

But the club says the wall will still prevent members going out in some tides


Tell me Pembury53 do you know what SOME means?

How is SOME tides going to close the club down, its not ALL, anyway when the tide is out they cant launch can they! So why not let kids have a bit of water to splash about it.

Sadly there are people who would rather not see any investment in Southend, nothing new being built, no jobs being created, just a town devoid of tourists but these are the same people who moan that NOT enough is done in town to encourage more people to come!

Do something it's wrong do nothing it's wrong, if you hate it so much move I hear Margate is right up your street!
you clearly know nothing about sailing..... 'some tides' is significant when marine activities have to fit around people's spare time..... if some tacky plastic paddling pool is your idea of improving southend perhaps you and margate would be more ideal bed fellows, and i guess your one of the clowns that doesn't think southend is already busy enough.......
Where does it say plastic?

I have not seen the word plastic used once apart from you on the comment I quoted.

Why don't you want Southend thriving, or are you somebody who wants to ban tourists and have Southend just for residents, that is one way to destroy the town the other is listen to the nimbys like you and a few other stick in the muds.
[quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Joe Clark[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Southend Andy[/bold] wrote: Its great, even when people want to invest there own money into Southend people still are not happy.[/p][/quote]invested in something decent, not this rubbish.... one of oldest yacht clubs in the country effectively closed down for some fake chavvy 'lagoon'..... i suppose that's about the stamp for southend....[/p][/quote]The firm has offered to move the 400ft long wall that would create the pool 50ft away from the Alexandra Yacht Club jetty after the 140-year-old club and the 60 sea cadets who use the launch raised concerns the steel, rock and boulder structure would prevent craft landing. But the club says the wall will still prevent members going out in some tides Tell me Pembury53 do you know what SOME means? How is SOME tides going to close the club down, its not ALL, anyway when the tide is out they cant launch can they! So why not let kids have a bit of water to splash about it. Sadly there are people who would rather not see any investment in Southend, nothing new being built, no jobs being created, just a town devoid of tourists but these are the same people who moan that NOT enough is done in town to encourage more people to come! Do something it's wrong do nothing it's wrong, if you hate it so much move I hear Margate is right up your street![/p][/quote]you clearly know nothing about sailing..... 'some tides' is significant when marine activities have to fit around people's spare time..... if some tacky plastic paddling pool is your idea of improving southend perhaps you and margate would be more ideal bed fellows, and i guess your one of the clowns that doesn't think southend is already busy enough.......[/p][/quote]Where does it say plastic? I have not seen the word plastic used once apart from you on the comment I quoted. Why don't you want Southend thriving, or are you somebody who wants to ban tourists and have Southend just for residents, that is one way to destroy the town the other is listen to the nimbys like you and a few other stick in the muds. Joe Clark
  • Score: -2

6:43pm Sat 5 Apr 14

Life in a seaside town says...

Nowthatsworthknowing wrote:
Life in a seaside town wrote:
Nowthatsworthknowing wrote:
Life in a seaside town wrote:
Lets keep this all in perspective, whether you like the idea or not, Mr M is not doing it for the town, he's doing it for his pocket. It is also go to see all his friends and employees supporting him on this.
What have you done for this town ? BUTTON IT
You would be very, very surprised, and that is worth knowing.
Oh do tell, did you work with the SAS, sad and single, or perhaps you were a test pilot, for the adventure Island rocket, no I know, you used to test the sweetness, of Southend rock...
OBE ? heading your way ? Ordinary **** Expert
I am a qualified Civil, Coastal and Structural Engineer. What makes you an expert ?
[quote][p][bold]Nowthatsworthknowing[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Life in a seaside town[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nowthatsworthknowing[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Life in a seaside town[/bold] wrote: Lets keep this all in perspective, whether you like the idea or not, Mr M is not doing it for the town, he's doing it for his pocket. It is also go to see all his friends and employees supporting him on this.[/p][/quote]What have you done for this town ? BUTTON IT[/p][/quote]You would be very, very surprised, and that is worth knowing.[/p][/quote]Oh do tell, did you work with the SAS, sad and single, or perhaps you were a test pilot, for the adventure Island rocket, no I know, you used to test the sweetness, of Southend rock... OBE ? heading your way ? Ordinary **** Expert[/p][/quote]I am a qualified Civil, Coastal and Structural Engineer. What makes you an expert ? Life in a seaside town
  • Score: 3

8:00pm Sat 5 Apr 14

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

Life in a seaside town wrote:
Nowthatsworthknowing wrote:
Life in a seaside town wrote:
Nowthatsworthknowing wrote:
Life in a seaside town wrote:
Lets keep this all in perspective, whether you like the idea or not, Mr M is not doing it for the town, he's doing it for his pocket. It is also go to see all his friends and employees supporting him on this.
What have you done for this town ? BUTTON IT
You would be very, very surprised, and that is worth knowing.
Oh do tell, did you work with the SAS, sad and single, or perhaps you were a test pilot, for the adventure Island rocket, no I know, you used to test the sweetness, of Southend rock...
OBE ? heading your way ? Ordinary **** Expert
I am a qualified Civil, Coastal and Structural Engineer. What makes you an expert ?
So your the one, soon to be held responsible, for the non action in regards to damage to the piers supports, through erosion.
Be civil now....
[quote][p][bold]Life in a seaside town[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nowthatsworthknowing[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Life in a seaside town[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nowthatsworthknowing[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Life in a seaside town[/bold] wrote: Lets keep this all in perspective, whether you like the idea or not, Mr M is not doing it for the town, he's doing it for his pocket. It is also go to see all his friends and employees supporting him on this.[/p][/quote]What have you done for this town ? BUTTON IT[/p][/quote]You would be very, very surprised, and that is worth knowing.[/p][/quote]Oh do tell, did you work with the SAS, sad and single, or perhaps you were a test pilot, for the adventure Island rocket, no I know, you used to test the sweetness, of Southend rock... OBE ? heading your way ? Ordinary **** Expert[/p][/quote]I am a qualified Civil, Coastal and Structural Engineer. What makes you an expert ?[/p][/quote]So your the one, soon to be held responsible, for the non action in regards to damage to the piers supports, through erosion. Be civil now.... Nowthatsworthknowing
  • Score: -2

8:19pm Sat 5 Apr 14

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

Looks like the ideal place to cool off the horses, after the buggy races.....
Looks like the ideal place to cool off the horses, after the buggy races..... Nowthatsworthknowing
  • Score: 0

7:09am Sun 6 Apr 14

leighman says...

It looks like this story was aired three days late!
It looks like this story was aired three days late! leighman
  • Score: 1

7:17am Sun 6 Apr 14

rodgdodge says...

Life in a seaside town wrote:
Nowthatsworthknowing wrote:
Life in a seaside town wrote:
Nowthatsworthknowing wrote:
Life in a seaside town wrote:
Lets keep this all in perspective, whether you like the idea or not, Mr M is not doing it for the town, he's doing it for his pocket. It is also go to see all his friends and employees supporting him on this.
What have you done for this town ? BUTTON IT
You would be very, very surprised, and that is worth knowing.
Oh do tell, did you work with the SAS, sad and single, or perhaps you were a test pilot, for the adventure Island rocket, no I know, you used to test the sweetness, of Southend rock...
OBE ? heading your way ? Ordinary **** Expert
I am a qualified Civil, Coastal and Structural Engineer. What makes you an expert ?
Hello Life---,
I have been monitoring the promenade ( mainly the Eastern along to Shoebury east beach, for some years.Inc. Ocean Beach cafe and the re-profiling of City Beach ect( may have some of my fotos in the Echo a few years ago?).
I think ( with climate change in mind!), that we should look at making a ` dyke`, running out from near old Leigh, out to level with the end of the pier, down river, past the Mulberry Harbour wreck, then back to the shore at the boat ramp( Shoebury common). This enclosed would be tidal ( with an amount retained for recreation ect), remove the need for weather damaged foreshore( protected from waves ect!). The recent winter has removed so much beach and exposed ( even more!) the foundations of very expensive beach huts.That there is ( if the council refuses to re-charge the beach) the serious likely-hood that several million pounds worth of property, will disappear, within a few years.
[quote][p][bold]Life in a seaside town[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nowthatsworthknowing[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Life in a seaside town[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nowthatsworthknowing[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Life in a seaside town[/bold] wrote: Lets keep this all in perspective, whether you like the idea or not, Mr M is not doing it for the town, he's doing it for his pocket. It is also go to see all his friends and employees supporting him on this.[/p][/quote]What have you done for this town ? BUTTON IT[/p][/quote]You would be very, very surprised, and that is worth knowing.[/p][/quote]Oh do tell, did you work with the SAS, sad and single, or perhaps you were a test pilot, for the adventure Island rocket, no I know, you used to test the sweetness, of Southend rock... OBE ? heading your way ? Ordinary **** Expert[/p][/quote]I am a qualified Civil, Coastal and Structural Engineer. What makes you an expert ?[/p][/quote]Hello Life---, I have been monitoring the promenade ( mainly the Eastern along to Shoebury east beach, for some years.Inc. Ocean Beach cafe and the re-profiling of City Beach ect( may have some of my fotos in the Echo a few years ago?). I think ( with climate change in mind!), that we should look at making a ` dyke`, running out from near old Leigh, out to level with the end of the pier, down river, past the Mulberry Harbour wreck, then back to the shore at the boat ramp( Shoebury common). This enclosed would be tidal ( with an amount retained for recreation ect), remove the need for weather damaged foreshore( protected from waves ect!). The recent winter has removed so much beach and exposed ( even more!) the foundations of very expensive beach huts.That there is ( if the council refuses to re-charge the beach) the serious likely-hood that several million pounds worth of property, will disappear, within a few years. rodgdodge
  • Score: 2

10:49am Sun 6 Apr 14

poortaxpayer says...

Will the crocodiles be living in the lagoon? We could throw David Ames in if they did.
Will the crocodiles be living in the lagoon? We could throw David Ames in if they did. poortaxpayer
  • Score: 3

10:50am Sun 6 Apr 14

Life in a seaside town says...

rodgdodge wrote:
Life in a seaside town wrote:
Nowthatsworthknowing wrote:
Life in a seaside town wrote:
Nowthatsworthknowing wrote:
Life in a seaside town wrote:
Lets keep this all in perspective, whether you like the idea or not, Mr M is not doing it for the town, he's doing it for his pocket. It is also go to see all his friends and employees supporting him on this.
What have you done for this town ? BUTTON IT
You would be very, very surprised, and that is worth knowing.
Oh do tell, did you work with the SAS, sad and single, or perhaps you were a test pilot, for the adventure Island rocket, no I know, you used to test the sweetness, of Southend rock...
OBE ? heading your way ? Ordinary **** Expert
I am a qualified Civil, Coastal and Structural Engineer. What makes you an expert ?
Hello Life---,
I have been monitoring the promenade ( mainly the Eastern along to Shoebury east beach, for some years.Inc. Ocean Beach cafe and the re-profiling of City Beach ect( may have some of my fotos in the Echo a few years ago?).
I think ( with climate change in mind!), that we should look at making a ` dyke`, running out from near old Leigh, out to level with the end of the pier, down river, past the Mulberry Harbour wreck, then back to the shore at the boat ramp( Shoebury common). This enclosed would be tidal ( with an amount retained for recreation ect), remove the need for weather damaged foreshore( protected from waves ect!). The recent winter has removed so much beach and exposed ( even more!) the foundations of very expensive beach huts.That there is ( if the council refuses to re-charge the beach) the serious likely-hood that several million pounds worth of property, will disappear, within a few years.
The idea is a good one. The problem is it is all crown land, SSSI, RAMSDA, etc and the cost would be significant. Finding the funding would be a major obstacle.
[quote][p][bold]rodgdodge[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Life in a seaside town[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nowthatsworthknowing[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Life in a seaside town[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nowthatsworthknowing[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Life in a seaside town[/bold] wrote: Lets keep this all in perspective, whether you like the idea or not, Mr M is not doing it for the town, he's doing it for his pocket. It is also go to see all his friends and employees supporting him on this.[/p][/quote]What have you done for this town ? BUTTON IT[/p][/quote]You would be very, very surprised, and that is worth knowing.[/p][/quote]Oh do tell, did you work with the SAS, sad and single, or perhaps you were a test pilot, for the adventure Island rocket, no I know, you used to test the sweetness, of Southend rock... OBE ? heading your way ? Ordinary **** Expert[/p][/quote]I am a qualified Civil, Coastal and Structural Engineer. What makes you an expert ?[/p][/quote]Hello Life---, I have been monitoring the promenade ( mainly the Eastern along to Shoebury east beach, for some years.Inc. Ocean Beach cafe and the re-profiling of City Beach ect( may have some of my fotos in the Echo a few years ago?). I think ( with climate change in mind!), that we should look at making a ` dyke`, running out from near old Leigh, out to level with the end of the pier, down river, past the Mulberry Harbour wreck, then back to the shore at the boat ramp( Shoebury common). This enclosed would be tidal ( with an amount retained for recreation ect), remove the need for weather damaged foreshore( protected from waves ect!). The recent winter has removed so much beach and exposed ( even more!) the foundations of very expensive beach huts.That there is ( if the council refuses to re-charge the beach) the serious likely-hood that several million pounds worth of property, will disappear, within a few years.[/p][/quote]The idea is a good one. The problem is it is all crown land, SSSI, RAMSDA, etc and the cost would be significant. Finding the funding would be a major obstacle. Life in a seaside town
  • Score: 1

10:50am Sun 6 Apr 14

poortaxpayer says...

rodgdodge wrote:
Life in a seaside town wrote:
Nowthatsworthknowing wrote:
Life in a seaside town wrote:
Nowthatsworthknowing wrote:
Life in a seaside town wrote:
Lets keep this all in perspective, whether you like the idea or not, Mr M is not doing it for the town, he's doing it for his pocket. It is also go to see all his friends and employees supporting him on this.
What have you done for this town ? BUTTON IT
You would be very, very surprised, and that is worth knowing.
Oh do tell, did you work with the SAS, sad and single, or perhaps you were a test pilot, for the adventure Island rocket, no I know, you used to test the sweetness, of Southend rock...
OBE ? heading your way ? Ordinary **** Expert
I am a qualified Civil, Coastal and Structural Engineer. What makes you an expert ?
Hello Life---,
I have been monitoring the promenade ( mainly the Eastern along to Shoebury east beach, for some years.Inc. Ocean Beach cafe and the re-profiling of City Beach ect( may have some of my fotos in the Echo a few years ago?).
I think ( with climate change in mind!), that we should look at making a ` dyke`, running out from near old Leigh, out to level with the end of the pier, down river, past the Mulberry Harbour wreck, then back to the shore at the boat ramp( Shoebury common). This enclosed would be tidal ( with an amount retained for recreation ect), remove the need for weather damaged foreshore( protected from waves ect!). The recent winter has removed so much beach and exposed ( even more!) the foundations of very expensive beach huts.That there is ( if the council refuses to re-charge the beach) the serious likely-hood that several million pounds worth of property, will disappear, within a few years.
Will the 'dyke' have superhuman powers to turn back the waves?
[quote][p][bold]rodgdodge[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Life in a seaside town[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nowthatsworthknowing[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Life in a seaside town[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nowthatsworthknowing[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Life in a seaside town[/bold] wrote: Lets keep this all in perspective, whether you like the idea or not, Mr M is not doing it for the town, he's doing it for his pocket. It is also go to see all his friends and employees supporting him on this.[/p][/quote]What have you done for this town ? BUTTON IT[/p][/quote]You would be very, very surprised, and that is worth knowing.[/p][/quote]Oh do tell, did you work with the SAS, sad and single, or perhaps you were a test pilot, for the adventure Island rocket, no I know, you used to test the sweetness, of Southend rock... OBE ? heading your way ? Ordinary **** Expert[/p][/quote]I am a qualified Civil, Coastal and Structural Engineer. What makes you an expert ?[/p][/quote]Hello Life---, I have been monitoring the promenade ( mainly the Eastern along to Shoebury east beach, for some years.Inc. Ocean Beach cafe and the re-profiling of City Beach ect( may have some of my fotos in the Echo a few years ago?). I think ( with climate change in mind!), that we should look at making a ` dyke`, running out from near old Leigh, out to level with the end of the pier, down river, past the Mulberry Harbour wreck, then back to the shore at the boat ramp( Shoebury common). This enclosed would be tidal ( with an amount retained for recreation ect), remove the need for weather damaged foreshore( protected from waves ect!). The recent winter has removed so much beach and exposed ( even more!) the foundations of very expensive beach huts.That there is ( if the council refuses to re-charge the beach) the serious likely-hood that several million pounds worth of property, will disappear, within a few years.[/p][/quote]Will the 'dyke' have superhuman powers to turn back the waves? poortaxpayer
  • Score: 0

11:59am Sun 6 Apr 14

stopmoaning1 says...

Nowthatsworthknowing wrote:
Joe Clark wrote:
pembury53 wrote:
Southend Andy wrote:
Its great, even when people want to invest there own money into Southend people still are not happy.
invested in something decent, not this rubbish.... one of oldest yacht clubs in the country effectively closed down for some fake chavvy 'lagoon'..... i suppose that's about the stamp for southend....
The firm has offered to move the 400ft long wall that would create the pool 50ft away from the Alexandra Yacht Club jetty after the 140-year-old club and the 60 sea cadets who use the launch raised concerns the steel, rock and boulder structure would prevent craft landing.

But the club says the wall will still prevent members going out in some tides


Tell me Pembury53 do you know what SOME means?

How is SOME tides going to close the club down, its not ALL, anyway when the tide is out they cant launch can they! So why not let kids have a bit of water to splash about it.

Sadly there are people who would rather not see any investment in Southend, nothing new being built, no jobs being created, just a town devoid of tourists but these are the same people who moan that NOT enough is done in town to encourage more people to come!

Do something it's wrong do nothing it's wrong, if you hate it so much move I hear Margate is right up your street!
The Alexander will be closing down, due to subsidence, scouts can embark into their dingy once in a blue moon,anywhere...
Why have you introduced Scouts into the story?
[quote][p][bold]Nowthatsworthknowing[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Joe Clark[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Southend Andy[/bold] wrote: Its great, even when people want to invest there own money into Southend people still are not happy.[/p][/quote]invested in something decent, not this rubbish.... one of oldest yacht clubs in the country effectively closed down for some fake chavvy 'lagoon'..... i suppose that's about the stamp for southend....[/p][/quote]The firm has offered to move the 400ft long wall that would create the pool 50ft away from the Alexandra Yacht Club jetty after the 140-year-old club and the 60 sea cadets who use the launch raised concerns the steel, rock and boulder structure would prevent craft landing. But the club says the wall will still prevent members going out in some tides Tell me Pembury53 do you know what SOME means? How is SOME tides going to close the club down, its not ALL, anyway when the tide is out they cant launch can they! So why not let kids have a bit of water to splash about it. Sadly there are people who would rather not see any investment in Southend, nothing new being built, no jobs being created, just a town devoid of tourists but these are the same people who moan that NOT enough is done in town to encourage more people to come! Do something it's wrong do nothing it's wrong, if you hate it so much move I hear Margate is right up your street![/p][/quote]The Alexander will be closing down, due to subsidence, scouts can embark into their dingy once in a blue moon,anywhere...[/p][/quote]Why have you introduced Scouts into the story? stopmoaning1
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2:52pm Sun 6 Apr 14

Joe Clark says...

rodgdodge wrote:
Life in a seaside town wrote:
Nowthatsworthknowing wrote:
Life in a seaside town wrote:
Nowthatsworthknowing wrote:
Life in a seaside town wrote:
Lets keep this all in perspective, whether you like the idea or not, Mr M is not doing it for the town, he's doing it for his pocket. It is also go to see all his friends and employees supporting him on this.
What have you done for this town ? BUTTON IT
You would be very, very surprised, and that is worth knowing.
Oh do tell, did you work with the SAS, sad and single, or perhaps you were a test pilot, for the adventure Island rocket, no I know, you used to test the sweetness, of Southend rock...
OBE ? heading your way ? Ordinary **** Expert
I am a qualified Civil, Coastal and Structural Engineer. What makes you an expert ?
Hello Life---,
I have been monitoring the promenade ( mainly the Eastern along to Shoebury east beach, for some years.Inc. Ocean Beach cafe and the re-profiling of City Beach ect( may have some of my fotos in the Echo a few years ago?).
I think ( with climate change in mind!), that we should look at making a ` dyke`, running out from near old Leigh, out to level with the end of the pier, down river, past the Mulberry Harbour wreck, then back to the shore at the boat ramp( Shoebury common). This enclosed would be tidal ( with an amount retained for recreation ect), remove the need for weather damaged foreshore( protected from waves ect!). The recent winter has removed so much beach and exposed ( even more!) the foundations of very expensive beach huts.That there is ( if the council refuses to re-charge the beach) the serious likely-hood that several million pounds worth of property, will disappear, within a few years.
Something like that was proposed decades ago.
[quote][p][bold]rodgdodge[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Life in a seaside town[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nowthatsworthknowing[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Life in a seaside town[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nowthatsworthknowing[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Life in a seaside town[/bold] wrote: Lets keep this all in perspective, whether you like the idea or not, Mr M is not doing it for the town, he's doing it for his pocket. It is also go to see all his friends and employees supporting him on this.[/p][/quote]What have you done for this town ? BUTTON IT[/p][/quote]You would be very, very surprised, and that is worth knowing.[/p][/quote]Oh do tell, did you work with the SAS, sad and single, or perhaps you were a test pilot, for the adventure Island rocket, no I know, you used to test the sweetness, of Southend rock... OBE ? heading your way ? Ordinary **** Expert[/p][/quote]I am a qualified Civil, Coastal and Structural Engineer. What makes you an expert ?[/p][/quote]Hello Life---, I have been monitoring the promenade ( mainly the Eastern along to Shoebury east beach, for some years.Inc. Ocean Beach cafe and the re-profiling of City Beach ect( may have some of my fotos in the Echo a few years ago?). I think ( with climate change in mind!), that we should look at making a ` dyke`, running out from near old Leigh, out to level with the end of the pier, down river, past the Mulberry Harbour wreck, then back to the shore at the boat ramp( Shoebury common). This enclosed would be tidal ( with an amount retained for recreation ect), remove the need for weather damaged foreshore( protected from waves ect!). The recent winter has removed so much beach and exposed ( even more!) the foundations of very expensive beach huts.That there is ( if the council refuses to re-charge the beach) the serious likely-hood that several million pounds worth of property, will disappear, within a few years.[/p][/quote]Something like that was proposed decades ago. Joe Clark
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