Council loses out in parking auction

First published in News

TOWN councillors have missed out on buying four parking spaces on Canvey after being outbid at auction.

Canvey town council wanted to spend £8,000 on four parking spaces outside its offices in High Street.

The town council has been renting out the parking spaces for £800 a year, but wanted to take ownership of the spaces. However, the town council lost out to a mystery buyer who spent a whopping £16,500 on the spaces during the auction.

Ray Howard, the Conservative representative for Canvey Island West, said: “I take the view that the parking spaces are in a very strategic location, but we agreed we would only go up to £8,000.”

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3:03pm Wed 7 May 14

carnmountyouknowitmakessense says...

Some parking firm LBS has got them...
Some parking firm LBS has got them... carnmountyouknowitmakessense
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4:20pm Wed 7 May 14

pembury53 says...

i wonder what they'll charge the councillors for parking there..... doubt they'll want too long a wait for nice return on 16 grand.....
i wonder what they'll charge the councillors for parking there..... doubt they'll want too long a wait for nice return on 16 grand..... pembury53
  • Score: 3

4:59pm Wed 7 May 14

Howard Cháse says...

pembury53 wrote:
i wonder what they'll charge the councillors for parking there..... doubt they'll want too long a wait for nice return on 16 grand.....
They might build a house there...
[quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: i wonder what they'll charge the councillors for parking there..... doubt they'll want too long a wait for nice return on 16 grand.....[/p][/quote]They might build a house there... Howard Cháse
  • Score: 4

6:10pm Wed 7 May 14

carnmountyouknowitmakessense says...

pembury53 wrote:
i wonder what they'll charge the councillors for parking there..... doubt they'll want too long a wait for nice return on 16 grand.....
The planning permission is to be revoked soon, nice place for a takeaway van, burgers and kebabs.......
[quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: i wonder what they'll charge the councillors for parking there..... doubt they'll want too long a wait for nice return on 16 grand.....[/p][/quote]The planning permission is to be revoked soon, nice place for a takeaway van, burgers and kebabs....... carnmountyouknowitmakessense
  • Score: 0

7:46pm Wed 7 May 14

abd123 says...

The Council had a bargain at £200 per year per place. Some public car parks take many times that rate. If the Council don't pay a lot more from now on somebody else will with parking at a premium there.
The Council had a bargain at £200 per year per place. Some public car parks take many times that rate. If the Council don't pay a lot more from now on somebody else will with parking at a premium there. abd123
  • Score: 4

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