£200k boost for volunteer groups: Clubs urged to apply for share of Basildon cash fund

Echo: David Burton-Sampson chairman of the Langdon Hills Estate Residents’ Association David Burton-Sampson chairman of the Langdon Hills Estate Residents’ Association

SPORTS and community groups have been handed nearly £200,000 to help residents.

Basildon Council has given £198,843 to local causes in its latest round of Community Investment Fund payouts.

Groups to benefit include Langdon Hills Estate Residents’ Association, Redbacks Baseball and Softball, Parent 1st South Essex, the Noak Bridge Nature Reserve Society, Gloucester Park Murryfield Bowling Club, Ramsden Bellhouse Village Hall and the Badminton Academy.

Langdon Hills Residents’ Association wants to build a park, multi-use games arena, and improved cricket facilities to give youngsters something to do.

David Burton-Sampson, chairman of the group, said: “We are delighted to have had our application for funding accepted. The residents will be over the moon to know phase one of the refurbishment will be completed, hopefully by the summer.”

So far the council has handed out £408,521 from its £1million funding pot.

Cash was set aside from reserves for the 2013/14 financial year, but due to strict criteria the cash will also be available next year.

The council is also considering relaxing rules for more groups to gain access to the fund. Terri Sargent, councillor responsible for community, said: “Congratulations to the successful applicants. It is wonderful to see so many local causes and groups coming forward.”

She encouraged community and voluntary groups which provide services to the borough to visit the website basildon.gov.uk/cif for details and criteria to apply. They can also call 01268 294303 or e-mail janet.light@basildon.gov.uk

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7:18pm Mon 24 Feb 14

Kim Gandy says...

But Burton Sampson is Labour. All his rabble of cronies did at the council meeting last week was moan and ****, show off, posture and rant. Not to mention gesticulating at the public. Well that was at least one of their number - an odious creature with the manners and decorum of a gorilla with piles.

Oh but I see BS (unfortunate initials ;0) is currently targeting UKIP... on yet another bile-filled Tw@tter page, supposedly telling the "truth".

I've seen the "truth" leaflet and it certainly is BS.

I am no fan of UKIP with the exception of a few people in the party I remain on friendly terms with but this just shows how idiotic Labour really are.

They still haven't got over not winning the General Election in 2010 and still continue to posture and worse still, ASSUME they will be voted back in next year. Let alone their pretensions to reclaiming Basildon Council this year.

FIRST RULE OF POLITICS; NEVER EVER ASSUME what the voting public will do.

Haven't they heard? People have had enough of Labour. We had as much as we could take in their disastrous 13 year reign of terror during which they dragged this country down to a debt ridden hell hole.

From what I've heard recently when talking to a wide range of people about politics, they'd rather elect a team of deranged baboons than entertain Labour again. And that's from some of their former supporters.

Now, what they need to do is stop posturing in pubs and on Twitter and go out and do some real politics on doorsteps, you know, like getting things done for the local people.

Instead of writing pernicious lies on the internet and delivering their ridiculous garbage-ridden leaflets to the residents, perhaps they should consider getting their sleeves rolled up and pitching in on some local projects. Something positive for a change instead of dragging down their opponents and manufacturing lies about other local public figures and members of the public - and wasting police time in order to fulfil their jealousy-ridden hate campaigns against those whose track record in politics is far superior.

REAL Labour supporters (ie working men and women) have long since seen through this current bunch of champagne socialists who abhor the House of Lords but are happy to accept titles and payments of £300 day for attending it. Such people have long since defected to other parties or transferred their voting affections elsewhere - as they will do again this spring.

And next spring.

I'm afraid a lot of traditional Labour voters remain unconvinced.

The best Labour has to offer these days, in parliament, are Kate Hoey and Frank Field. Two people who make quite a lot of sense - and spend their time doing what they're paid to do instead of **** about their opponents.

And as for thinking the election is a foregone conclusion. Never ASSUME.... it makes an **** of U and ME.

The Hypocrisy party continues to go from the sublime to the ridiculous and are convincing nobody except themselves.
But Burton Sampson is Labour. All his rabble of cronies did at the council meeting last week was moan and ****, show off, posture and rant. Not to mention gesticulating at the public. Well that was at least one of their number - an odious creature with the manners and decorum of a gorilla with piles. Oh but I see BS (unfortunate initials ;0) is currently targeting UKIP... on yet another bile-filled Tw@tter page, supposedly telling the "truth". I've seen the "truth" leaflet and it certainly is BS. I am no fan of UKIP with the exception of a few people in the party I remain on friendly terms with but this just shows how idiotic Labour really are. They still haven't got over not winning the General Election in 2010 and still continue to posture and worse still, ASSUME they will be voted back in next year. Let alone their pretensions to reclaiming Basildon Council this year. FIRST RULE OF POLITICS; NEVER EVER ASSUME what the voting public will do. Haven't they heard? People have had enough of Labour. We had as much as we could take in their disastrous 13 year reign of terror during which they dragged this country down to a debt ridden hell hole. From what I've heard recently when talking to a wide range of people about politics, they'd rather elect a team of deranged baboons than entertain Labour again. And that's from some of their former supporters. Now, what they need to do is stop posturing in pubs and on Twitter and go out and do some real politics on doorsteps, you know, like getting things done for the local people. Instead of writing pernicious lies on the internet and delivering their ridiculous garbage-ridden leaflets to the residents, perhaps they should consider getting their sleeves rolled up and pitching in on some local projects. Something positive for a change instead of dragging down their opponents and manufacturing lies about other local public figures and members of the public - and wasting police time in order to fulfil their jealousy-ridden hate campaigns against those whose track record in politics is far superior. REAL Labour supporters (ie working men and women) have long since seen through this current bunch of champagne socialists who abhor the House of Lords but are happy to accept titles and payments of £300 day for attending it. Such people have long since defected to other parties or transferred their voting affections elsewhere - as they will do again this spring. And next spring. I'm afraid a lot of traditional Labour voters remain unconvinced. The best Labour has to offer these days, in parliament, are Kate Hoey and Frank Field. Two people who make quite a lot of sense - and spend their time doing what they're paid to do instead of **** about their opponents. And as for thinking the election is a foregone conclusion. Never ASSUME.... it makes an **** of U and ME. The Hypocrisy party continues to go from the sublime to the ridiculous and are convincing nobody except themselves. Kim Gandy
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7:24pm Mon 24 Feb 14

Kim Gandy says...

Both "B I T C H" and "A S S" are perfectly legitimate words, especially in the context I am using them in. Let's not get so precious eh? In this case I really am referring to the donkey vernacular rather than the bottom vernacular.

Dear, dear, oh dear... how far down the road to censorship we have gone.
Both "B I T C H" and "A S S" are perfectly legitimate words, especially in the context I am using them in. Let's not get so precious eh? In this case I really am referring to the donkey vernacular rather than the bottom vernacular. Dear, dear, oh dear... how far down the road to censorship we have gone. Kim Gandy
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10:09pm Mon 24 Feb 14

ThisYear says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
But Burton Sampson is Labour. All his rabble of cronies did at the council meeting last week was moan and ****, show off, posture and rant. Not to mention gesticulating at the public. Well that was at least one of their number - an odious creature with the manners and decorum of a gorilla with piles.

Oh but I see BS (unfortunate initials ;0) is currently targeting UKIP... on yet another bile-filled Tw@tter page, supposedly telling the "truth".

I've seen the "truth" leaflet and it certainly is BS.

I am no fan of UKIP with the exception of a few people in the party I remain on friendly terms with but this just shows how idiotic Labour really are.

They still haven't got over not winning the General Election in 2010 and still continue to posture and worse still, ASSUME they will be voted back in next year. Let alone their pretensions to reclaiming Basildon Council this year.

FIRST RULE OF POLITICS; NEVER EVER ASSUME what the voting public will do.

Haven't they heard? People have had enough of Labour. We had as much as we could take in their disastrous 13 year reign of terror during which they dragged this country down to a debt ridden hell hole.

From what I've heard recently when talking to a wide range of people about politics, they'd rather elect a team of deranged baboons than entertain Labour again. And that's from some of their former supporters.

Now, what they need to do is stop posturing in pubs and on Twitter and go out and do some real politics on doorsteps, you know, like getting things done for the local people.

Instead of writing pernicious lies on the internet and delivering their ridiculous garbage-ridden leaflets to the residents, perhaps they should consider getting their sleeves rolled up and pitching in on some local projects. Something positive for a change instead of dragging down their opponents and manufacturing lies about other local public figures and members of the public - and wasting police time in order to fulfil their jealousy-ridden hate campaigns against those whose track record in politics is far superior.

REAL Labour supporters (ie working men and women) have long since seen through this current bunch of champagne socialists who abhor the House of Lords but are happy to accept titles and payments of £300 day for attending it. Such people have long since defected to other parties or transferred their voting affections elsewhere - as they will do again this spring.

And next spring.

I'm afraid a lot of traditional Labour voters remain unconvinced.

The best Labour has to offer these days, in parliament, are Kate Hoey and Frank Field. Two people who make quite a lot of sense - and spend their time doing what they're paid to do instead of **** about their opponents.

And as for thinking the election is a foregone conclusion. Never ASSUME.... it makes an **** of U and ME.

The Hypocrisy party continues to go from the sublime to the ridiculous and are convincing nobody except themselves.
Who do you suggest voting for Kim?
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: But Burton Sampson is Labour. All his rabble of cronies did at the council meeting last week was moan and ****, show off, posture and rant. Not to mention gesticulating at the public. Well that was at least one of their number - an odious creature with the manners and decorum of a gorilla with piles. Oh but I see BS (unfortunate initials ;0) is currently targeting UKIP... on yet another bile-filled Tw@tter page, supposedly telling the "truth". I've seen the "truth" leaflet and it certainly is BS. I am no fan of UKIP with the exception of a few people in the party I remain on friendly terms with but this just shows how idiotic Labour really are. They still haven't got over not winning the General Election in 2010 and still continue to posture and worse still, ASSUME they will be voted back in next year. Let alone their pretensions to reclaiming Basildon Council this year. FIRST RULE OF POLITICS; NEVER EVER ASSUME what the voting public will do. Haven't they heard? People have had enough of Labour. We had as much as we could take in their disastrous 13 year reign of terror during which they dragged this country down to a debt ridden hell hole. From what I've heard recently when talking to a wide range of people about politics, they'd rather elect a team of deranged baboons than entertain Labour again. And that's from some of their former supporters. Now, what they need to do is stop posturing in pubs and on Twitter and go out and do some real politics on doorsteps, you know, like getting things done for the local people. Instead of writing pernicious lies on the internet and delivering their ridiculous garbage-ridden leaflets to the residents, perhaps they should consider getting their sleeves rolled up and pitching in on some local projects. Something positive for a change instead of dragging down their opponents and manufacturing lies about other local public figures and members of the public - and wasting police time in order to fulfil their jealousy-ridden hate campaigns against those whose track record in politics is far superior. REAL Labour supporters (ie working men and women) have long since seen through this current bunch of champagne socialists who abhor the House of Lords but are happy to accept titles and payments of £300 day for attending it. Such people have long since defected to other parties or transferred their voting affections elsewhere - as they will do again this spring. And next spring. I'm afraid a lot of traditional Labour voters remain unconvinced. The best Labour has to offer these days, in parliament, are Kate Hoey and Frank Field. Two people who make quite a lot of sense - and spend their time doing what they're paid to do instead of **** about their opponents. And as for thinking the election is a foregone conclusion. Never ASSUME.... it makes an **** of U and ME. The Hypocrisy party continues to go from the sublime to the ridiculous and are convincing nobody except themselves.[/p][/quote]Who do you suggest voting for Kim? ThisYear
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