Waste site planned next to Southend beach

Southend Standard: Angry: Robert Steele Angry: Robert Steele

COUNCIL bosses are looking at creating a waste site next door to Three Shells Beach and Southend Pier.

Southend Council wants to move a rubbish depot from Lucy Road and has earmarked the site between the pier and Adventure Island as the possible location for a storage shed for ten 1,100- litre rubbish bins.

The proposed site, in Marine Gardens, off Western Esplanade, is used as a car park for pier staff and equipment storage, but could be turned into a store for the bins.

The plans have prompted fears the bins could attract rats and more seagulls and lead to smells, noise and traffic problems during a busy summer season.

Southend Standard:

Objecting: Robert Steele

Robert Steele, 64, from Shelley Square, Southend, said: “Three Shells Beach is popular for families and tourists, so why is the council proposing a waste storage unit at the side of the pier?

“Lorries will be travelling on the service road by the beach.

This will cause a danger, not to mention the smell.

“If this went ahead, I believe families would eventually avoid the area. Does the council really believe this is a good idea?”

Southend Standard:

On display? The planning notice

A public notice has been posted in the pier service road, but not on the beach, and Mr Steele believes fewpeople will see it there.

There are 17 parking spaces and ten would be left following the changes, which the council says is enough.

Twenty one rubbish collectors would work on the site during summer, with just four in winter and rubbish trucks would visit the site between 9am and 11pm all year around.

Southend Standard:

Seaside spot: Three Shells Beach

A statement with the application said: “The site is adjacent to Adventure Island, a significant source of lighting noise and movement. It is envisaged the proposed use would not increase noise levels significantly.”

Three other sites, at Darlows Green, Pitmans Close and the corner of Lifstan Waywere ruled out.

Southend Standard:

Proposal: Planned rubbish shed

A council spokesman said: "This plan has been carefully designed to manage any potential issues and it should be stressed that rubbish will not be held overnight or for long periods of time. The council is well aware of the importance of our beaches to local people and businesses, and how important they are for tourism and visitors.

“It is therefore essential that we keep the seafront clean and tidy, and this facility needs to be as near to the seafront as it can be to allow us to do this.

“This is the most suitable and best option on council owned land within this area. It will be safe secure storage on a temporary basis, and is not a waste treatment plant.”

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1:28pm Mon 2 Jun 14

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

OOOhhheee What a pong...
OOOhhheee What a pong... Nowthatsworthknowing
  • Score: 12

1:41pm Mon 2 Jun 14

sosad 1 says...

checked my calendar is it the1st of april or a departing gift of the countrys most corrupt council!
checked my calendar is it the1st of april or a departing gift of the countrys most corrupt council! sosad 1
  • Score: 24

1:47pm Mon 2 Jun 14

Loosers says...

What moron came up with this proposal. Leave the facility in Lucy Road.
What moron came up with this proposal. Leave the facility in Lucy Road. Loosers
  • Score: 23

3:07pm Mon 2 Jun 14

I care about rayleigh says...

I thought the council wanted to encourage visitors to Southend!!!
I thought the council wanted to encourage visitors to Southend!!! I care about rayleigh
  • Score: 25

3:24pm Mon 2 Jun 14

pembury53 says...

sounds like a reasonable idea..... its mainly riff raff using the facilities around there, so the stench and odd rat or two will not prove a deterrent, a few may drown in the eagerly anticiptaed lagoon !
sounds like a reasonable idea..... its mainly riff raff using the facilities around there, so the stench and odd rat or two will not prove a deterrent, a few may drown in the eagerly anticiptaed lagoon ! pembury53
  • Score: -16

4:48pm Mon 2 Jun 14

Howard Cháse says...

Just leave all the rubbish the people using the beach can't be bothered to put in a bin or bag up to take home with them where they drop it.....
Just leave all the rubbish the people using the beach can't be bothered to put in a bin or bag up to take home with them where they drop it..... Howard Cháse
  • Score: 1

5:01pm Mon 2 Jun 14

Southend-on-Sea B.C Communications says...

Please see full statement and information on this given to the Echo. The last paragraph is quite important. It is effectively a holding area for litter from the seafront bins - it will be moved from those bins into this holding area and will be collected at least once a day, possibly more in the sumer months.

“The current facility at Lucy Road is being moved to release the site for future development and regeneration.

“This plan has been carefully designed to manage any potential issues and it should be stressed that rubbish will not be held overnight or for long periods of time. The council is well aware of the importance of our beaches to local people and businesses, and how important they are for tourism and visitors.

“It is therefore essential that we keep the seafront clean and tidy, and this facility needs to be as near to the seafront as it can be to allow us to do this. This is the most suitable and best option on council owned land within this area.

“The activity to be undertaken by the Cory team from this site is the same as that already undertaken in the town centre from the Lucy Road site which enables us to provide clean and safe streets and beaches which are so key to our tourism offer. This will be safe secure storage on a temporary basis, and is not a waste treatment plant. Rubbish will not be held overnight and will be cleared at least once a day, possibly more in the summer months.”

Background:

The reference to ‘storage’ is only storage on a temporary basis.

The waste will be collected from the bins along Marine Parade via the electric ‘walk along’ waste collection vehicles, which return to Marine Gardens when full of rubbish. These will be emptied into the Euro bins, which will then be emptied on a daily basis (possibly more, during the summer season) by a larger DAF 55 waste collection vehicle.

The storage of rubbish is only on a temporary basis and would not be held overnight/longer period of time.
Please see full statement and information on this given to the Echo. The last paragraph is quite important. It is effectively a holding area for litter from the seafront bins - it will be moved from those bins into this holding area and will be collected at least once a day, possibly more in the sumer months. “The current facility at Lucy Road is being moved to release the site for future development and regeneration. “This plan has been carefully designed to manage any potential issues and it should be stressed that rubbish will not be held overnight or for long periods of time. The council is well aware of the importance of our beaches to local people and businesses, and how important they are for tourism and visitors. “It is therefore essential that we keep the seafront clean and tidy, and this facility needs to be as near to the seafront as it can be to allow us to do this. This is the most suitable and best option on council owned land within this area. “The activity to be undertaken by the Cory team from this site is the same as that already undertaken in the town centre from the Lucy Road site which enables us to provide clean and safe streets and beaches which are so key to our tourism offer. This will be safe secure storage on a temporary basis, and is not a waste treatment plant. Rubbish will not be held overnight and will be cleared at least once a day, possibly more in the summer months.” Background: The reference to ‘storage’ is only storage on a temporary basis. The waste will be collected from the bins along Marine Parade via the electric ‘walk along’ waste collection vehicles, which return to Marine Gardens when full of rubbish. These will be emptied into the Euro bins, which will then be emptied on a daily basis (possibly more, during the summer season) by a larger DAF 55 waste collection vehicle. The storage of rubbish is only on a temporary basis and would not be held overnight/longer period of time. Southend-on-Sea B.C Communications
  • Score: -2

5:49pm Mon 2 Jun 14

TherealIndiana says...

Southend-on-Sea B.C Communications wrote:
Please see full statement and information on this given to the Echo. The last paragraph is quite important. It is effectively a holding area for litter from the seafront bins - it will be moved from those bins into this holding area and will be collected at least once a day, possibly more in the sumer months.

“The current facility at Lucy Road is being moved to release the site for future development and regeneration.

“This plan has been carefully designed to manage any potential issues and it should be stressed that rubbish will not be held overnight or for long periods of time. The council is well aware of the importance of our beaches to local people and businesses, and how important they are for tourism and visitors.

“It is therefore essential that we keep the seafront clean and tidy, and this facility needs to be as near to the seafront as it can be to allow us to do this. This is the most suitable and best option on council owned land within this area.

“The activity to be undertaken by the Cory team from this site is the same as that already undertaken in the town centre from the Lucy Road site which enables us to provide clean and safe streets and beaches which are so key to our tourism offer. This will be safe secure storage on a temporary basis, and is not a waste treatment plant. Rubbish will not be held overnight and will be cleared at least once a day, possibly more in the summer months.”

Background:

The reference to ‘storage’ is only storage on a temporary basis.

The waste will be collected from the bins along Marine Parade via the electric ‘walk along’ waste collection vehicles, which return to Marine Gardens when full of rubbish. These will be emptied into the Euro bins, which will then be emptied on a daily basis (possibly more, during the summer season) by a larger DAF 55 waste collection vehicle.

The storage of rubbish is only on a temporary basis and would not be held overnight/longer period of time.
It's not how long the waste will be stored there, the issue is that as is the issue with all bins and waste storage areas that the bins will become incrusted with detritus, unless jet washed intensively on a daily basis will smell like your average dust cart as it passes. Now on a nice hot, sunny day I wouldn't like sit down wind of a dustcart for an extended period of time!
[quote][p][bold]Southend-on-Sea B.C Communications[/bold] wrote: Please see full statement and information on this given to the Echo. The last paragraph is quite important. It is effectively a holding area for litter from the seafront bins - it will be moved from those bins into this holding area and will be collected at least once a day, possibly more in the sumer months. “The current facility at Lucy Road is being moved to release the site for future development and regeneration. “This plan has been carefully designed to manage any potential issues and it should be stressed that rubbish will not be held overnight or for long periods of time. The council is well aware of the importance of our beaches to local people and businesses, and how important they are for tourism and visitors. “It is therefore essential that we keep the seafront clean and tidy, and this facility needs to be as near to the seafront as it can be to allow us to do this. This is the most suitable and best option on council owned land within this area. “The activity to be undertaken by the Cory team from this site is the same as that already undertaken in the town centre from the Lucy Road site which enables us to provide clean and safe streets and beaches which are so key to our tourism offer. This will be safe secure storage on a temporary basis, and is not a waste treatment plant. Rubbish will not be held overnight and will be cleared at least once a day, possibly more in the summer months.” Background: The reference to ‘storage’ is only storage on a temporary basis. The waste will be collected from the bins along Marine Parade via the electric ‘walk along’ waste collection vehicles, which return to Marine Gardens when full of rubbish. These will be emptied into the Euro bins, which will then be emptied on a daily basis (possibly more, during the summer season) by a larger DAF 55 waste collection vehicle. The storage of rubbish is only on a temporary basis and would not be held overnight/longer period of time.[/p][/quote]It's not how long the waste will be stored there, the issue is that as is the issue with all bins and waste storage areas that the bins will become incrusted with detritus, unless jet washed intensively on a daily basis will smell like your average dust cart as it passes. Now on a nice hot, sunny day I wouldn't like sit down wind of a dustcart for an extended period of time! TherealIndiana
  • Score: 14

5:55pm Mon 2 Jun 14

DAGASMAN says...

I thought the beach was a waste site
I thought the beach was a waste site DAGASMAN
  • Score: -2

5:57pm Mon 2 Jun 14

John Bull 40 says...

If the council planned a free ice cream kiosk, someone would moan about it,
the smell the rats etc, there are rats everywere,if you look.
If the council planned a free ice cream kiosk, someone would moan about it, the smell the rats etc, there are rats everywere,if you look. John Bull 40
  • Score: 2

9:56pm Mon 2 Jun 14

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

Southend-on-Sea B.C Communications wrote:
Please see full statement and information on this given to the Echo. The last paragraph is quite important. It is effectively a holding area for litter from the seafront bins - it will be moved from those bins into this holding area and will be collected at least once a day, possibly more in the sumer months.

“The current facility at Lucy Road is being moved to release the site for future development and regeneration.

“This plan has been carefully designed to manage any potential issues and it should be stressed that rubbish will not be held overnight or for long periods of time. The council is well aware of the importance of our beaches to local people and businesses, and how important they are for tourism and visitors.

“It is therefore essential that we keep the seafront clean and tidy, and this facility needs to be as near to the seafront as it can be to allow us to do this. This is the most suitable and best option on council owned land within this area.

“The activity to be undertaken by the Cory team from this site is the same as that already undertaken in the town centre from the Lucy Road site which enables us to provide clean and safe streets and beaches which are so key to our tourism offer. This will be safe secure storage on a temporary basis, and is not a waste treatment plant. Rubbish will not be held overnight and will be cleared at least once a day, possibly more in the summer months.”

Background:

The reference to ‘storage’ is only storage on a temporary basis.

The waste will be collected from the bins along Marine Parade via the electric ‘walk along’ waste collection vehicles, which return to Marine Gardens when full of rubbish. These will be emptied into the Euro bins, which will then be emptied on a daily basis (possibly more, during the summer season) by a larger DAF 55 waste collection vehicle.

The storage of rubbish is only on a temporary basis and would not be held overnight/longer period of time.
SBC are a bunch of utter Cretins what a fuucking insult to the glory days of the seafront, this lot are.
[quote][p][bold]Southend-on-Sea B.C Communications[/bold] wrote: Please see full statement and information on this given to the Echo. The last paragraph is quite important. It is effectively a holding area for litter from the seafront bins - it will be moved from those bins into this holding area and will be collected at least once a day, possibly more in the sumer months. “The current facility at Lucy Road is being moved to release the site for future development and regeneration. “This plan has been carefully designed to manage any potential issues and it should be stressed that rubbish will not be held overnight or for long periods of time. The council is well aware of the importance of our beaches to local people and businesses, and how important they are for tourism and visitors. “It is therefore essential that we keep the seafront clean and tidy, and this facility needs to be as near to the seafront as it can be to allow us to do this. This is the most suitable and best option on council owned land within this area. “The activity to be undertaken by the Cory team from this site is the same as that already undertaken in the town centre from the Lucy Road site which enables us to provide clean and safe streets and beaches which are so key to our tourism offer. This will be safe secure storage on a temporary basis, and is not a waste treatment plant. Rubbish will not be held overnight and will be cleared at least once a day, possibly more in the summer months.” Background: The reference to ‘storage’ is only storage on a temporary basis. The waste will be collected from the bins along Marine Parade via the electric ‘walk along’ waste collection vehicles, which return to Marine Gardens when full of rubbish. These will be emptied into the Euro bins, which will then be emptied on a daily basis (possibly more, during the summer season) by a larger DAF 55 waste collection vehicle. The storage of rubbish is only on a temporary basis and would not be held overnight/longer period of time.[/p][/quote]SBC are a bunch of utter Cretins what a fuucking insult to the glory days of the seafront, this lot are. Nowthatsworthknowing
  • Score: 2

10:36pm Mon 2 Jun 14

Devils Advocate says...

I think perhaps the headlining here leads to what I hope is an exaggerated view. waste sites are smelly, full of corruption and things people could do without seeing. A bit like any council I suppose. But, to be honest, this looks rather like a shed to store "Dumpsters" in during the rubbish clearance process. If so, then it should not create a problem.

pembury53 says...
sounds like a reasonable idea..... its mainly riff raff using the facilities around there, so the stench and odd rat or two will not prove a deterrent, a few may drown in the eagerly anticiptaed lagoon !

This comment is also misleading. Does pembury53 not realise that his view of riff-raff is a very narrow one. He should realise that to those raised on greed and self import view all of us mere mortals as riff raff. His view of the down and outs is actually created by people of his ilk!
I think perhaps the headlining here leads to what I hope is an exaggerated view. waste sites are smelly, full of corruption and things people could do without seeing. A bit like any council I suppose. But, to be honest, this looks rather like a shed to store "Dumpsters" in during the rubbish clearance process. If so, then it should not create a problem. pembury53 says... sounds like a reasonable idea..... its mainly riff raff using the facilities around there, so the stench and odd rat or two will not prove a deterrent, a few may drown in the eagerly anticiptaed lagoon ! This comment is also misleading. Does pembury53 not realise that his view of riff-raff is a very narrow one. He should realise that to those raised on greed and self import view all of us mere mortals as riff raff. His view of the down and outs is actually created by people of his ilk! Devils Advocate
  • Score: 2

7:44am Tue 3 Jun 14

John Right says...

Looks right the perfect solution, to the issue of rubbish collection and daily removal, centrally located, with ease of access, shame the headline to this story, gives a different impression.
Looks right the perfect solution, to the issue of rubbish collection and daily removal, centrally located, with ease of access, shame the headline to this story, gives a different impression. John Right
  • Score: -1

1:38pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Realworld says...

So the council plan to move some stored bins from an area near to the seafront to another area near to the seafront? Yawn! Assume the complainants will no doubt be starting a petition to shut down Adventure Island? After all they have more waste bins on their site, are located much closer to a larger proportion of the general public and are only emptied once a day..
So the council plan to move some stored bins from an area near to the seafront to another area near to the seafront? Yawn! Assume the complainants will no doubt be starting a petition to shut down Adventure Island? After all they have more waste bins on their site, are located much closer to a larger proportion of the general public and are only emptied once a day.. Realworld
  • Score: 3

7:37pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Gillyrey says...

do we really want more trucks travelling along the 'shared space' of the seafront then along a narrow service road that is crossed by children playing on the beach and in winter is flooded in the storms. Not the greatest of ideals Southend Council have come up with but we are used to that. Will the proposer of this scheme be the person to tell a parent their child has been killed by a lorry or will they turn their backs and leave someone else to clear up their mess
do we really want more trucks travelling along the 'shared space' of the seafront then along a narrow service road that is crossed by children playing on the beach and in winter is flooded in the storms. Not the greatest of ideals Southend Council have come up with but we are used to that. Will the proposer of this scheme be the person to tell a parent their child has been killed by a lorry or will they turn their backs and leave someone else to clear up their mess Gillyrey
  • Score: 0

11:01pm Tue 3 Jun 14

ThisYear says...

Devils Advocate wrote:
I think perhaps the headlining here leads to what I hope is an exaggerated view. waste sites are smelly, full of corruption and things people could do without seeing. A bit like any council I suppose. But, to be honest, this looks rather like a shed to store "Dumpsters" in during the rubbish clearance process. If so, then it should not create a problem.

pembury53 says...
sounds like a reasonable idea..... its mainly riff raff using the facilities around there, so the stench and odd rat or two will not prove a deterrent, a few may drown in the eagerly anticiptaed lagoon !

This comment is also misleading. Does pembury53 not realise that his view of riff-raff is a very narrow one. He should realise that to those raised on greed and self import view all of us mere mortals as riff raff. His view of the down and outs is actually created by people of his ilk!
Pen53 is probably struggling to pay his mortgage but nobody outside his badly needing internal repairs house knows that...he still puts on airs and graces...without having a pot to...in, yet will stave to buy an expensive tie..
[quote][p][bold]Devils Advocate[/bold] wrote: I think perhaps the headlining here leads to what I hope is an exaggerated view. waste sites are smelly, full of corruption and things people could do without seeing. A bit like any council I suppose. But, to be honest, this looks rather like a shed to store "Dumpsters" in during the rubbish clearance process. If so, then it should not create a problem. pembury53 says... sounds like a reasonable idea..... its mainly riff raff using the facilities around there, so the stench and odd rat or two will not prove a deterrent, a few may drown in the eagerly anticiptaed lagoon ! This comment is also misleading. Does pembury53 not realise that his view of riff-raff is a very narrow one. He should realise that to those raised on greed and self import view all of us mere mortals as riff raff. His view of the down and outs is actually created by people of his ilk![/p][/quote]Pen53 is probably struggling to pay his mortgage but nobody outside his badly needing internal repairs house knows that...he still puts on airs and graces...without having a pot to...in, yet will stave to buy an expensive tie.. ThisYear
  • Score: -1

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