Cycle store in Belfairs park

Cycle store in park

Cycle store in park

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A PLACE to store cycles could soon be built in a popular park to encourage more people to saddle up.

Planners at Southend Council have recommended proposals to erect a cycle store in Belfairs Park, in Eastwood Road North, Eastwood, are approved.

The unit will go next to the park’s Woodland Resource Centre, which was built three years ago.

The park has more than 500,000 visitors each year, but Southend Council is encouraging more people to saddle up.

The cycle shed will be built on green belt land, but planners do not see this as a big problem.

In her report, planning officer Janine Rowley said: “The proposal involves the construction of a single storey to house cycle parking ancillary to the existing Woodland centre, this is considered to be appropriate development within the green belt and the provision of facilities to support sustainable transport is encouraged and supported.”

Southend Council’s development control committee will rule on the proposal next Wednesday.

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2:24pm Sat 2 Aug 14

Friendly Fire says...

Fantastic news. A cycle thief would welcome this news with open arms.
Fantastic news. A cycle thief would welcome this news with open arms. Friendly Fire
  • Score: 0

3:20pm Sat 2 Aug 14

Maddogg says...

Great place to go and nick a few bikes at night. If not that, an ideal opportunity to start a lovely big fire.
Great place to go and nick a few bikes at night. If not that, an ideal opportunity to start a lovely big fire. Maddogg
  • Score: 0

4:05pm Sat 2 Aug 14

Jack222 says...

Excellent idea - because obviously the bikes will have locks and a cctv camera will be in place. The comments above are ridiculously negative.
Excellent idea - because obviously the bikes will have locks and a cctv camera will be in place. The comments above are ridiculously negative. Jack222
  • Score: -7

4:38pm Sat 2 Aug 14

John Right says...

Maddogg wrote:
Great place to go and nick a few bikes at night. If not that, an ideal opportunity to start a lovely big fire.
Hello it the Kn0b lover, and we all know why you like the woods...
[quote][p][bold]Maddogg[/bold] wrote: Great place to go and nick a few bikes at night. If not that, an ideal opportunity to start a lovely big fire.[/p][/quote]Hello it the Kn0b lover, and we all know why you like the woods... John Right
  • Score: 0

5:13pm Sat 2 Aug 14

Friendly Fire says...

Jack222 wrote:
Excellent idea - because obviously the bikes will have locks and a cctv camera will be in place. The comments above are ridiculously negative.
That don't stop bike thieves. A decent pair of bolt cutters and a balaclava would do the job.
[quote][p][bold]Jack222[/bold] wrote: Excellent idea - because obviously the bikes will have locks and a cctv camera will be in place. The comments above are ridiculously negative.[/p][/quote]That don't stop bike thieves. A decent pair of bolt cutters and a balaclava would do the job. Friendly Fire
  • Score: 0

5:31pm Sat 2 Aug 14

jolllyboy says...

Shared space again ! the park used to be a quiet place for a walk so long as you avoided the dog poo.

Next thing they will be charging for parking since there is only one bus goes there and that has now reduced its service and only one an hour on a sunday !
Shared space again ! the park used to be a quiet place for a walk so long as you avoided the dog poo. Next thing they will be charging for parking since there is only one bus goes there and that has now reduced its service and only one an hour on a sunday ! jolllyboy
  • Score: 11

5:57pm Sat 2 Aug 14

Friendly Fire says...

jolllyboy wrote:
Shared space again ! the park used to be a quiet place for a walk so long as you avoided the dog poo.

Next thing they will be charging for parking since there is only one bus goes there and that has now reduced its service and only one an hour on a sunday !
Parking charges don't mean nothing to me. I park where I like,
[quote][p][bold]jolllyboy[/bold] wrote: Shared space again ! the park used to be a quiet place for a walk so long as you avoided the dog poo. Next thing they will be charging for parking since there is only one bus goes there and that has now reduced its service and only one an hour on a sunday ![/p][/quote]Parking charges don't mean nothing to me. I park where I like, Friendly Fire
  • Score: -7

6:06pm Sat 2 Aug 14

Howard Cháse says...

Friendly Fire wrote:
jolllyboy wrote:
Shared space again ! the park used to be a quiet place for a walk so long as you avoided the dog poo.

Next thing they will be charging for parking since there is only one bus goes there and that has now reduced its service and only one an hour on a sunday !
Parking charges don't mean nothing to me. I park where I like,
Ooh you're so hard....
[quote][p][bold]Friendly Fire[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jolllyboy[/bold] wrote: Shared space again ! the park used to be a quiet place for a walk so long as you avoided the dog poo. Next thing they will be charging for parking since there is only one bus goes there and that has now reduced its service and only one an hour on a sunday ![/p][/quote]Parking charges don't mean nothing to me. I park where I like,[/p][/quote]Ooh you're so hard.... Howard Cháse
  • Score: 8

6:13pm Sat 2 Aug 14

Maddogg says...

John Right wrote:
Maddogg wrote:
Great place to go and nick a few bikes at night. If not that, an ideal opportunity to start a lovely big fire.
Hello it the Kn0b lover, and we all know why you like the woods...
Seen you lurking around the toilets there a few times. Are you worried all these bike people will ruin your undisclosed fun? How will you explain that to your boyfriend?
[quote][p][bold]John Right[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Maddogg[/bold] wrote: Great place to go and nick a few bikes at night. If not that, an ideal opportunity to start a lovely big fire.[/p][/quote]Hello it the Kn0b lover, and we all know why you like the woods...[/p][/quote]Seen you lurking around the toilets there a few times. Are you worried all these bike people will ruin your undisclosed fun? How will you explain that to your boyfriend? Maddogg
  • Score: 0

9:45pm Sat 2 Aug 14

Nebs says...

jolllyboy wrote:
Shared space again ! the park used to be a quiet place for a walk so long as you avoided the dog poo.

Next thing they will be charging for parking since there is only one bus goes there and that has now reduced its service and only one an hour on a sunday !
THEY don't want you to visit the park.
[quote][p][bold]jolllyboy[/bold] wrote: Shared space again ! the park used to be a quiet place for a walk so long as you avoided the dog poo. Next thing they will be charging for parking since there is only one bus goes there and that has now reduced its service and only one an hour on a sunday ![/p][/quote]THEY don't want you to visit the park. Nebs
  • Score: 0

9:52pm Sat 2 Aug 14

Blind Haze says...

Friendly Fire wrote:
Jack222 wrote:
Excellent idea - because obviously the bikes will have locks and a cctv camera will be in place. The comments above are ridiculously negative.
That don't stop bike thieves. A decent pair of bolt cutters and a balaclava would do the job.
I have to agree - if people are brazen enough to steal bikes from Southend Central and Westcliff train stations then a dark secluded forest would be their nirvana.
[quote][p][bold]Friendly Fire[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jack222[/bold] wrote: Excellent idea - because obviously the bikes will have locks and a cctv camera will be in place. The comments above are ridiculously negative.[/p][/quote]That don't stop bike thieves. A decent pair of bolt cutters and a balaclava would do the job.[/p][/quote]I have to agree - if people are brazen enough to steal bikes from Southend Central and Westcliff train stations then a dark secluded forest would be their nirvana. Blind Haze
  • Score: 0

8:13am Sun 3 Aug 14

RuleBritania says...

Blind Haze wrote:
Friendly Fire wrote:
Jack222 wrote:
Excellent idea - because obviously the bikes will have locks and a cctv camera will be in place. The comments above are ridiculously negative.
That don't stop bike thieves. A decent pair of bolt cutters and a balaclava would do the job.
I have to agree - if people are brazen enough to steal bikes from Southend Central and Westcliff train stations then a dark secluded forest would be their nirvana.
Belfairs woods is a dark secluded forest? Are you taking a creative writing course of something?
[quote][p][bold]Blind Haze[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Friendly Fire[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jack222[/bold] wrote: Excellent idea - because obviously the bikes will have locks and a cctv camera will be in place. The comments above are ridiculously negative.[/p][/quote]That don't stop bike thieves. A decent pair of bolt cutters and a balaclava would do the job.[/p][/quote]I have to agree - if people are brazen enough to steal bikes from Southend Central and Westcliff train stations then a dark secluded forest would be their nirvana.[/p][/quote]Belfairs woods is a dark secluded forest? Are you taking a creative writing course of something? RuleBritania
  • Score: 0

12:37pm Sun 3 Aug 14

Friendly Fire says...

Howard Cháse wrote:
Friendly Fire wrote:
jolllyboy wrote:
Shared space again ! the park used to be a quiet place for a walk so long as you avoided the dog poo.

Next thing they will be charging for parking since there is only one bus goes there and that has now reduced its service and only one an hour on a sunday !
Parking charges don't mean nothing to me. I park where I like,
Ooh you're so hard....
Yep I am indeed. It pays to be hard. I do the hell what I like.
[quote][p][bold]Howard Cháse[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Friendly Fire[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jolllyboy[/bold] wrote: Shared space again ! the park used to be a quiet place for a walk so long as you avoided the dog poo. Next thing they will be charging for parking since there is only one bus goes there and that has now reduced its service and only one an hour on a sunday ![/p][/quote]Parking charges don't mean nothing to me. I park where I like,[/p][/quote]Ooh you're so hard....[/p][/quote]Yep I am indeed. It pays to be hard. I do the hell what I like. Friendly Fire
  • Score: -3

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