Tell us how to spend £75k

Tell us how to spend £75k

Tell us how to spend £75k

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CASTLE Point Council has pledged to spend £75,000 on making the borough more attractive next year.

The council is putting together its budget for 2014/15 and has set aside the cash to carry out a series of projects in the community to make Castle Point a nicer place to live.

Now, residents are being invited to have their say on how the cash should be spent in their neighbourhood.

Themoney could be used to improve local parks and open spaces, improve street scene and signs or any other environment projects that will benefit the area.

Colin Riley, Conservative councillor responsible for environment and street scene, said: “People might think more litter bins are a priority, more benches should be provided in town centres, or signs around our neighbourhoods should be improved.

“All legitimate suggestions will be seriously considered in the process of spending the money.”

Residents and community groups should make their suggestions to Trudie Bragg, head of environment, by February 28.

Peter Burch, councillor responsible for leisure, added: “Despite the pressure on budgets we are determined to spend this money on things that will make a noticeable difference to the communities in our borough.”

Residents can make their suggestions by e-mailing tbragg@castle point.gov.uk For more information, visit castlepoint.gov.uk or call 01268 882200.

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9:36am Thu 20 Feb 14

Howard Cháse says...

Fix a pothole somewhere......


Employ a dog poop warden.....
Fix a pothole somewhere...... Employ a dog poop warden..... Howard Cháse
  • Score: 3

9:55am Thu 20 Feb 14

Keptquiettillnow says...

Divide it into £1000 and have a lottery for the council tax payers. Make 75 people happy.
Divide it into £1000 and have a lottery for the council tax payers. Make 75 people happy. Keptquiettillnow
  • Score: 3

10:26am Thu 20 Feb 14

supermadmax says...

"CASTLE Point Council has pledged to spend £75,000 on making the borough more attractive next year. "

Perhaps they should focus on making it less boring, its hardly the hub of activity and excitement is it ?
"CASTLE Point Council has pledged to spend £75,000 on making the borough more attractive next year. " Perhaps they should focus on making it less boring, its hardly the hub of activity and excitement is it ? supermadmax
  • Score: 2

10:27am Thu 20 Feb 14

Chris Flunk says...

Improve parks and open spaces by covering unsightly grass and flowers with housing estates. This will not only save money on grass cutting but also drive away nuisance wildlife.
Improve parks and open spaces by covering unsightly grass and flowers with housing estates. This will not only save money on grass cutting but also drive away nuisance wildlife. Chris Flunk
  • Score: 7

12:34pm Thu 20 Feb 14

carnmountyouknowitmakessense says...

I think it should be spent on diverse activity equipment
I think it should be spent on diverse activity equipment carnmountyouknowitmakessense
  • Score: -1

12:43pm Thu 20 Feb 14

InTheKnowOk says...

Is this council for real?? .. If there is spare cash floating about, fix the potholes and put the lights back on ...
Is this council for real?? .. If there is spare cash floating about, fix the potholes and put the lights back on ... InTheKnowOk
  • Score: 3

12:49pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Touch79 says...

InTheKnowOk wrote:
Is this council for real?? .. If there is spare cash floating about, fix the potholes and put the lights back on ...
Totally agree with this.

Turning the lights out was a sick joke, now they're just rubbing salt into the wounds.

Get out and about after midnight (as some of us have to, and lots of us want to) and you'll see that it's scary as hell.
[quote][p][bold]InTheKnowOk[/bold] wrote: Is this council for real?? .. If there is spare cash floating about, fix the potholes and put the lights back on ...[/p][/quote]Totally agree with this. Turning the lights out was a sick joke, now they're just rubbing salt into the wounds. Get out and about after midnight (as some of us have to, and lots of us want to) and you'll see that it's scary as hell. Touch79
  • Score: 2

2:33pm Thu 20 Feb 14

upset says...

Chris Flunk wrote:
Improve parks and open spaces by covering unsightly grass and flowers with housing estates. This will not only save money on grass cutting but also drive away nuisance wildlife.
Nice one M8 a man after my own heart!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Chris Flunk[/bold] wrote: Improve parks and open spaces by covering unsightly grass and flowers with housing estates. This will not only save money on grass cutting but also drive away nuisance wildlife.[/p][/quote]Nice one M8 a man after my own heart!!!!! upset
  • Score: -2

2:40pm Thu 20 Feb 14

upset says...

Why are we employing the council employees, if they wan't us to tell them what to do?
When we do make representation about other things like parking fees, building houses etc we get ignored.
This is nothing more than a publicity stunt, did the councillors authorise this, or is it the officers again wagging the dog so to speak?
Why are we employing the council employees, if they wan't us to tell them what to do? When we do make representation about other things like parking fees, building houses etc we get ignored. This is nothing more than a publicity stunt, did the councillors authorise this, or is it the officers again wagging the dog so to speak? upset
  • Score: 1

2:47pm Thu 20 Feb 14

carnmountyouknowitmakessense says...

I know how about a nice colourful May pole, for the Morris dancers of Rayleigh
I know how about a nice colourful May pole, for the Morris dancers of Rayleigh carnmountyouknowitmakessense
  • Score: -2

5:01pm Thu 20 Feb 14

upset says...

upset wrote:
Why are we employing the council employees, if they wan't us to tell them what to do?
When we do make representation about other things like parking fees, building houses etc we get ignored.
This is nothing more than a publicity stunt, did the councillors authorise this, or is it the officers again wagging the dog so to speak?
As we cant quote on this story http://www.echo-news
.co.uk/news/local_ne
ws/castlepoint/11025
263.Dale_Farm_stragg
lers_can_t_be_evicte
d___yet/
I thought I might buy a caravan and park outside judges house, I bet I would be evicted quick enough.
[quote][p][bold]upset[/bold] wrote: Why are we employing the council employees, if they wan't us to tell them what to do? When we do make representation about other things like parking fees, building houses etc we get ignored. This is nothing more than a publicity stunt, did the councillors authorise this, or is it the officers again wagging the dog so to speak?[/p][/quote]As we cant quote on this story http://www.echo-news .co.uk/news/local_ne ws/castlepoint/11025 263.Dale_Farm_stragg lers_can_t_be_evicte d___yet/ I thought I might buy a caravan and park outside judges house, I bet I would be evicted quick enough. upset
  • Score: 1

6:51pm Thu 20 Feb 14

ThisYear says...

upset wrote:
upset wrote:
Why are we employing the council employees, if they wan't us to tell them what to do?
When we do make representation about other things like parking fees, building houses etc we get ignored.
This is nothing more than a publicity stunt, did the councillors authorise this, or is it the officers again wagging the dog so to speak?
As we cant quote on this story http://www.echo-news

.co.uk/news/local_ne

ws/castlepoint/11025

263.Dale_Farm_stragg

lers_can_t_be_evicte

d___yet/
I thought I might buy a caravan and park outside judges house, I bet I would be evicted quick enough.
The nicety of the issue would be lost on you (going by your post)...
[quote][p][bold]upset[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]upset[/bold] wrote: Why are we employing the council employees, if they wan't us to tell them what to do? When we do make representation about other things like parking fees, building houses etc we get ignored. This is nothing more than a publicity stunt, did the councillors authorise this, or is it the officers again wagging the dog so to speak?[/p][/quote]As we cant quote on this story http://www.echo-news .co.uk/news/local_ne ws/castlepoint/11025 263.Dale_Farm_stragg lers_can_t_be_evicte d___yet/ I thought I might buy a caravan and park outside judges house, I bet I would be evicted quick enough.[/p][/quote]The nicety of the issue would be lost on you (going by your post)... ThisYear
  • Score: -1

10:02pm Thu 20 Feb 14

upset says...

ThisYear wrote:
upset wrote:
upset wrote:
Why are we employing the council employees, if they wan't us to tell them what to do?
When we do make representation about other things like parking fees, building houses etc we get ignored.
This is nothing more than a publicity stunt, did the councillors authorise this, or is it the officers again wagging the dog so to speak?
As we cant quote on this story http://www.echo-news


.co.uk/news/local_ne


ws/castlepoint/11025


263.Dale_Farm_stragg


lers_can_t_be_evicte


d___yet/
I thought I might buy a caravan and park outside judges house, I bet I would be evicted quick enough.
The nicety of the issue would be lost on you (going by your post)...
Would I be right in thinking you support these non tax payers who trespass on someone else's land, this will cost tax payers a fortune again to get them moved.
[quote][p][bold]ThisYear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]upset[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]upset[/bold] wrote: Why are we employing the council employees, if they wan't us to tell them what to do? When we do make representation about other things like parking fees, building houses etc we get ignored. This is nothing more than a publicity stunt, did the councillors authorise this, or is it the officers again wagging the dog so to speak?[/p][/quote]As we cant quote on this story http://www.echo-news .co.uk/news/local_ne ws/castlepoint/11025 263.Dale_Farm_stragg lers_can_t_be_evicte d___yet/ I thought I might buy a caravan and park outside judges house, I bet I would be evicted quick enough.[/p][/quote]The nicety of the issue would be lost on you (going by your post)...[/p][/quote]Would I be right in thinking you support these non tax payers who trespass on someone else's land, this will cost tax payers a fortune again to get them moved. upset
  • Score: 1

12:03am Fri 21 Feb 14

ThisYear says...

upset wrote:
ThisYear wrote:
upset wrote:
upset wrote:
Why are we employing the council employees, if they wan't us to tell them what to do?
When we do make representation about other things like parking fees, building houses etc we get ignored.
This is nothing more than a publicity stunt, did the councillors authorise this, or is it the officers again wagging the dog so to speak?
As we cant quote on this story http://www.echo-news



.co.uk/news/local_ne



ws/castlepoint/11025



263.Dale_Farm_stragg



lers_can_t_be_evicte



d___yet/
I thought I might buy a caravan and park outside judges house, I bet I would be evicted quick enough.
The nicety of the issue would be lost on you (going by your post)...
Would I be right in thinking you support these non tax payers who trespass on someone else's land, this will cost tax payers a fortune again to get them moved.
Ah now we can see that you like to post from ignorance...for unless you can show evidence of what you state then thats just what you are doing..

First off..did you not understand the point made by the judge, that the over-nourished oaf Pickles had failed" to consider whether or not Mrs Flynn had an implied licence to occupy the land at the relevant times."

Do you understand what that means (the mentioned nicety)

Secondly: The owner of the land is happy for them to remain there..so they are not trespassing but stopping there by consent (see how ignorant you are looking?)

Thirdly: Any evidence to show they don't pay tax? Which tax do you have evidence of they don't pay?

Or are you relying on ignorant stereotyping as evidence?

'Taxpayers' should be up in arms with the council for carrying on this utter waste of money to hound people on land they have been allowed to stay on...BUT the council know they can depend on prejudice like yours to make sure they are never held to account for this wastage...now stop derailing the thread and go and do a little research..
[quote][p][bold]upset[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ThisYear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]upset[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]upset[/bold] wrote: Why are we employing the council employees, if they wan't us to tell them what to do? When we do make representation about other things like parking fees, building houses etc we get ignored. This is nothing more than a publicity stunt, did the councillors authorise this, or is it the officers again wagging the dog so to speak?[/p][/quote]As we cant quote on this story http://www.echo-news .co.uk/news/local_ne ws/castlepoint/11025 263.Dale_Farm_stragg lers_can_t_be_evicte d___yet/ I thought I might buy a caravan and park outside judges house, I bet I would be evicted quick enough.[/p][/quote]The nicety of the issue would be lost on you (going by your post)...[/p][/quote]Would I be right in thinking you support these non tax payers who trespass on someone else's land, this will cost tax payers a fortune again to get them moved.[/p][/quote]Ah now we can see that you like to post from ignorance...for unless you can show evidence of what you state then thats just what you are doing.. First off..did you not understand the point made by the judge, that the over-nourished oaf Pickles had failed" to consider whether or not Mrs Flynn had an implied licence to occupy the land at the relevant times." Do you understand what that means (the mentioned nicety) Secondly: The owner of the land is happy for them to remain there..so they are not trespassing but stopping there by consent (see how ignorant you are looking?) Thirdly: Any evidence to show they don't pay tax? Which tax do you have evidence of they don't pay? Or are you relying on ignorant stereotyping as evidence? 'Taxpayers' should be up in arms with the council for carrying on this utter waste of money to hound people on land they have been allowed to stay on...BUT the council know they can depend on prejudice like yours to make sure they are never held to account for this wastage...now stop derailing the thread and go and do a little research.. ThisYear
  • Score: 1

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