Shower makes popular Canvey beach more family friendly

Echo: Shower makes popular Canvey beach more family friendly Shower makes popular Canvey beach more family friendly

A POPULAR Canvey beach has been made more family-friendly with a new £13,000 shower.

Campaign group the Friends of Concord Beach celebrated the switch on of its new foot shower to enable youngsters to clean off after a dip in the sea.

The addition of a shower for holidaymakers is the latest in a string of improvements to the Eastern Esplanade beach by the community group.

These include new benches and the sprucing up of the sea wall with colourful murals.

The shower will be turned on from 10am to 7pm, from April to October, at the height of the season.

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4:07pm Sun 13 Apr 14

John T Pharro says...

Hope the Council who contracted Pinnacled ensure the only thing to wash off is sand and not the dog poo that carpets the footpath. How many staff are supposed to be present under the contract and who ensures they are there to clear it up along with the other litter?
Hope the Council who contracted Pinnacled ensure the only thing to wash off is sand and not the dog poo that carpets the footpath. How many staff are supposed to be present under the contract and who ensures they are there to clear it up along with the other litter? John T Pharro
  • Score: 5

4:12pm Sun 13 Apr 14

Howard Cháse says...

Must be bath night. Look at that queue....
Must be bath night. Look at that queue.... Howard Cháse
  • Score: 9

5:11pm Sun 13 Apr 14

carnmountyouknowitmakessense says...

I see furthest on the left, that fine individual, who made all those wonderful benches, for Concord Beach, the man is Legend, Colin you have given so much, thank you..
I see furthest on the left, that fine individual, who made all those wonderful benches, for Concord Beach, the man is Legend, Colin you have given so much, thank you.. carnmountyouknowitmakessense
  • Score: -7

5:13pm Sun 13 Apr 14

carnmountyouknowitmakessense says...

John T Pharro wrote:
Hope the Council who contracted Pinnacled ensure the only thing to wash off is sand and not the dog poo that carpets the footpath. How many staff are supposed to be present under the contract and who ensures they are there to clear it up along with the other litter?
Orrmo
[quote][p][bold]John T Pharro[/bold] wrote: Hope the Council who contracted Pinnacled ensure the only thing to wash off is sand and not the dog poo that carpets the footpath. How many staff are supposed to be present under the contract and who ensures they are there to clear it up along with the other litter?[/p][/quote]Orrmo carnmountyouknowitmakessense
  • Score: -11

6:13pm Sun 13 Apr 14

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

John T Pharro wrote:
Hope the Council who contracted Pinnacled ensure the only thing to wash off is sand and not the dog poo that carpets the footpath. How many staff are supposed to be present under the contract and who ensures they are there to clear it up along with the other litter?
What have you contributed to this venture...?
[quote][p][bold]John T Pharro[/bold] wrote: Hope the Council who contracted Pinnacled ensure the only thing to wash off is sand and not the dog poo that carpets the footpath. How many staff are supposed to be present under the contract and who ensures they are there to clear it up along with the other litter?[/p][/quote]What have you contributed to this venture...? Nowthatsworthknowing
  • Score: -9

7:23pm Sun 13 Apr 14

the25man says...

I see there are the usually silly comments and the changing of the subject.
The foot shower will certainly please Parents as getting sand off feet is difficult and will save cleaning out the car.
I see there are the usually silly comments and the changing of the subject. The foot shower will certainly please Parents as getting sand off feet is difficult and will save cleaning out the car. the25man
  • Score: 7

8:01pm Sun 13 Apr 14

Royr says...

the25man wrote:
I see there are the usually silly comments and the changing of the subject.
The foot shower will certainly please Parents as getting sand off feet is difficult and will save cleaning out the car.
Hear hear - couldn't agree more
[quote][p][bold]the25man[/bold] wrote: I see there are the usually silly comments and the changing of the subject. The foot shower will certainly please Parents as getting sand off feet is difficult and will save cleaning out the car.[/p][/quote]Hear hear - couldn't agree more Royr
  • Score: 2

8:03pm Sun 13 Apr 14

Eric the Red says...

13 grand for a bit of hose and a tap in a tin box?
13 grand for a bit of hose and a tap in a tin box? Eric the Red
  • Score: 6

11:17am Mon 14 Apr 14

CarnMountification says...

Eric the Red wrote:
13 grand for a bit of hose and a tap in a tin box?
I concur, shame there isn't a drain, for the water to run into, will be very mucky on that path, but then they only had £13 Grand...
[quote][p][bold]Eric the Red[/bold] wrote: 13 grand for a bit of hose and a tap in a tin box?[/p][/quote]I concur, shame there isn't a drain, for the water to run into, will be very mucky on that path, but then they only had £13 Grand... CarnMountification
  • Score: -1

2:57pm Mon 14 Apr 14

upset says...

Is this not the same group of people who complained about the slippery concrete floor in the paddling pool when the tide went out? If so how can they be pleased to have a shower without drainage, hope they are well insured because it is a public foot path, water and sand/mud are very slippery. Oh yes they know it is because they complain about the pool!!!
Is this not the same group of people who complained about the slippery concrete floor in the paddling pool when the tide went out? If so how can they be pleased to have a shower without drainage, hope they are well insured because it is a public foot path, water and sand/mud are very slippery. Oh yes they know it is because they complain about the pool!!! upset
  • Score: 0

4:19pm Mon 14 Apr 14

CarnMountification says...

upset wrote:
Is this not the same group of people who complained about the slippery concrete floor in the paddling pool when the tide went out? If so how can they be pleased to have a shower without drainage, hope they are well insured because it is a public foot path, water and sand/mud are very slippery. Oh yes they know it is because they complain about the pool!!!
I heard today, that it was tuck in the "On" position, with water everywhere, running down the foot path, 13000 and it's already broken ?
[quote][p][bold]upset[/bold] wrote: Is this not the same group of people who complained about the slippery concrete floor in the paddling pool when the tide went out? If so how can they be pleased to have a shower without drainage, hope they are well insured because it is a public foot path, water and sand/mud are very slippery. Oh yes they know it is because they complain about the pool!!![/p][/quote]I heard today, that it was tuck in the "On" position, with water everywhere, running down the foot path, 13000 and it's already broken ? CarnMountification
  • Score: -3

8:42pm Mon 14 Apr 14

EssexPerson says...

£13,000! Who has paid for this? Disgusting waste of money that could be better spent.
£13,000! Who has paid for this? Disgusting waste of money that could be better spent. EssexPerson
  • Score: -1

8:56pm Mon 14 Apr 14

iknowbetter says...

EssexPerson wrote:
£13,000! Who has paid for this? Disgusting waste of money that could be better spent.
Most of the money was raised using what is called match funding. Basically you apply to organisations that give to good causes, such as Essex County Council match funding project and the National Lottery Funding and any money raised by the volunteer group is matched if the application is successful.
[quote][p][bold]EssexPerson[/bold] wrote: £13,000! Who has paid for this? Disgusting waste of money that could be better spent.[/p][/quote]Most of the money was raised using what is called match funding. Basically you apply to organisations that give to good causes, such as Essex County Council match funding project and the National Lottery Funding and any money raised by the volunteer group is matched if the application is successful. iknowbetter
  • Score: 2

9:02pm Mon 14 Apr 14

iknowbetter says...

upset wrote:
Is this not the same group of people who complained about the slippery concrete floor in the paddling pool when the tide went out? If so how can they be pleased to have a shower without drainage, hope they are well insured because it is a public foot path, water and sand/mud are very slippery. Oh yes they know it is because they complain about the pool!!!
One would hope the Tory lead Council and planning dept would have learnt from their past mistake regarding the paddling pool saga before allowing such a project to be passed so we must assume they did!!
[quote][p][bold]upset[/bold] wrote: Is this not the same group of people who complained about the slippery concrete floor in the paddling pool when the tide went out? If so how can they be pleased to have a shower without drainage, hope they are well insured because it is a public foot path, water and sand/mud are very slippery. Oh yes they know it is because they complain about the pool!!![/p][/quote]One would hope the Tory lead Council and planning dept would have learnt from their past mistake regarding the paddling pool saga before allowing such a project to be passed so we must assume they did!! iknowbetter
  • Score: 2

9:57pm Wed 16 Apr 14

EssexPerson says...

iknowbetter wrote:
EssexPerson wrote:
£13,000! Who has paid for this? Disgusting waste of money that could be better spent.
Most of the money was raised using what is called match funding. Basically you apply to organisations that give to good causes, such as Essex County Council match funding project and the National Lottery Funding and any money raised by the volunteer group is matched if the application is successful.
Still money that should be better spent.. What is wrong with filling a bottle with water and using that to clean off the sand?
[quote][p][bold]iknowbetter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]EssexPerson[/bold] wrote: £13,000! Who has paid for this? Disgusting waste of money that could be better spent.[/p][/quote]Most of the money was raised using what is called match funding. Basically you apply to organisations that give to good causes, such as Essex County Council match funding project and the National Lottery Funding and any money raised by the volunteer group is matched if the application is successful.[/p][/quote]Still money that should be better spent.. What is wrong with filling a bottle with water and using that to clean off the sand? EssexPerson
  • Score: -1

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