Canvey council block set for £340,000 revamp

Set for change - ward councillors Gail Barton and Lee Barrett with councillor Beverley Egan

Set for change - ward councillors Gail Barton and Lee Barrett with councillor Beverley Egan

First published in Local News

DETAILED plans have been submitted for a £340,000 revamp of a block of council flats blighted by overflowing bins and anti-social behaviour.

Frustrated residents of Chapman Court, in Seaview Road, Canvey have had to contend with yobs setting alight to dumped furniture, rotting rubbish festering in their communal courtyard and maggot infestations for years because there isn’t enough room for them to store their communal waste.

Now, the end is in sight as Castle Point Council has agreed to refurbish the block of flats to help put a stop to the problems and make the estate a nicer place to live.

Improving security will be a top priority with new door entry systems installed to enclose the stairwells, after a specialist police buildings expert was drafted in to offer advice on how to make the flats less vulnerable to crime.

Revamping the communal courtyard with better lighting, new paving and planting, as well as a replacement bin storage area will also be high on the agenda.

Beverley Egan, Conservative councillor responsible for homes and customer engagement, said: “Tenants have a right to live in decent homes and we’re hoping these changes will make a visible difference and also address some of the comments and concerns from residents.

“We’ve been looking closely at our housing stock to see the areas which need refurbishing, and it’s been good to really engage with residents, listen to their needs, and where we can, act on them.”

Repairs will also be carried out to the gutters and drainage, as well as interior decoration to give the building a fresh new look.

If approved, the works are expected to start in spring 2013.

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5:54pm Mon 28 Jan 13

pistoff says...

Sounds like a plan . chuck 340 grand at a bunch of Chavs who are going to wreck it faster than you can build it and sell anything that is removable . Maybe you should buy them all a nice RS or Subaru to update the old Corsas and Fiestas to make Wackey Races round Canvey on the weekend a bit more interesting as well . Chuck in a few Ipads and top of the range laptops with free broadband . I'm sure they wil be very happy and laughing thier grubby tracky bottoms off at anyone who is stupid enough to work for a living
Sounds like a plan . chuck 340 grand at a bunch of Chavs who are going to wreck it faster than you can build it and sell anything that is removable . Maybe you should buy them all a nice RS or Subaru to update the old Corsas and Fiestas to make Wackey Races round Canvey on the weekend a bit more interesting as well . Chuck in a few Ipads and top of the range laptops with free broadband . I'm sure they wil be very happy and laughing thier grubby tracky bottoms off at anyone who is stupid enough to work for a living pistoff
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8:33pm Mon 28 Jan 13

iknowbetter says...

pistoff wrote:
Sounds like a plan . chuck 340 grand at a bunch of Chavs who are going to wreck it faster than you can build it and sell anything that is removable . Maybe you should buy them all a nice RS or Subaru to update the old Corsas and Fiestas to make Wackey Races round Canvey on the weekend a bit more interesting as well . Chuck in a few Ipads and top of the range laptops with free broadband . I'm sure they wil be very happy and laughing thier grubby tracky bottoms off at anyone who is stupid enough to work for a living
People like you are partly to blame for the way society is today. By just assuming people who live in a council flat dosnt work for a living, it's a bit short sighted and ignorant really, dont you think..
[quote][p][bold]pistoff[/bold] wrote: Sounds like a plan . chuck 340 grand at a bunch of Chavs who are going to wreck it faster than you can build it and sell anything that is removable . Maybe you should buy them all a nice RS or Subaru to update the old Corsas and Fiestas to make Wackey Races round Canvey on the weekend a bit more interesting as well . Chuck in a few Ipads and top of the range laptops with free broadband . I'm sure they wil be very happy and laughing thier grubby tracky bottoms off at anyone who is stupid enough to work for a living[/p][/quote]People like you are partly to blame for the way society is today. By just assuming people who live in a council flat dosnt work for a living, it's a bit short sighted and ignorant really, dont you think.. iknowbetter
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9:45pm Mon 28 Jan 13

Nebs says...

How is refurbishing the flats going to deal with overflowing bins and anti social behaviour. Just buy some bigger bins, and give the rest of the money to the Police.
How is refurbishing the flats going to deal with overflowing bins and anti social behaviour. Just buy some bigger bins, and give the rest of the money to the Police. Nebs
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11:00pm Mon 28 Jan 13

echoforum says...

end of the day 'scum is scum;..dressing the underclass up aint gonna fix decades of disrespect ,idleness and violence.Oh, good luck by the way!
end of the day 'scum is scum;..dressing the underclass up aint gonna fix decades of disrespect ,idleness and violence.Oh, good luck by the way! echoforum
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4:28am Tue 29 Jan 13

soul man says...

people make slums, they dont build them, i remember when these flats were built, in the days before we had these type of folk in the area, another thing, there is little or no respect by some today for anything, a disgrace, wherever it may happen, and it seems to happen almost everywhere
people make slums, they dont build them, i remember when these flats were built, in the days before we had these type of folk in the area, another thing, there is little or no respect by some today for anything, a disgrace, wherever it may happen, and it seems to happen almost everywhere soul man
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10:13am Tue 29 Jan 13

upset says...

WHAT no INDIE councillors in a photo moaning!!
Are they all on holiday?
WHAT no INDIE councillors in a photo moaning!! Are they all on holiday? upset
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10:46am Tue 29 Jan 13

Cosmo Spring says...

iknowbetter wrote:
pistoff wrote:
Sounds like a plan . chuck 340 grand at a bunch of Chavs who are going to wreck it faster than you can build it and sell anything that is removable . Maybe you should buy them all a nice RS or Subaru to update the old Corsas and Fiestas to make Wackey Races round Canvey on the weekend a bit more interesting as well . Chuck in a few Ipads and top of the range laptops with free broadband . I'm sure they wil be very happy and laughing thier grubby tracky bottoms off at anyone who is stupid enough to work for a living
People like you are partly to blame for the way society is today. By just assuming people who live in a council flat dosnt work for a living, it's a bit short sighted and ignorant really, dont you think..
as we can see from another story on this website (it's on the Basildon page if you've not yet spotted it) some council councillers even live in council houses
[quote][p][bold]iknowbetter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pistoff[/bold] wrote: Sounds like a plan . chuck 340 grand at a bunch of Chavs who are going to wreck it faster than you can build it and sell anything that is removable . Maybe you should buy them all a nice RS or Subaru to update the old Corsas and Fiestas to make Wackey Races round Canvey on the weekend a bit more interesting as well . Chuck in a few Ipads and top of the range laptops with free broadband . I'm sure they wil be very happy and laughing thier grubby tracky bottoms off at anyone who is stupid enough to work for a living[/p][/quote]People like you are partly to blame for the way society is today. By just assuming people who live in a council flat dosnt work for a living, it's a bit short sighted and ignorant really, dont you think..[/p][/quote]as we can see from another story on this website (it's on the Basildon page if you've not yet spotted it) some council councillers even live in council houses Cosmo Spring
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6:38pm Tue 29 Jan 13

John T Pharro says...

iknowbetter wrote:
pistoff wrote:
Sounds like a plan . chuck 340 grand at a bunch of Chavs who are going to wreck it faster than you can build it and sell anything that is removable . Maybe you should buy them all a nice RS or Subaru to update the old Corsas and Fiestas to make Wackey Races round Canvey on the weekend a bit more interesting as well . Chuck in a few Ipads and top of the range laptops with free broadband . I'm sure they wil be very happy and laughing thier grubby tracky bottoms off at anyone who is stupid enough to work for a living
People like you are partly to blame for the way society is today. By just assuming people who live in a council flat dosnt work for a living, it's a bit short sighted and ignorant really, dont you think..
Well said, and can you explain "upset's" comment, because I haven't got a clue what he is on about?
[quote][p][bold]iknowbetter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pistoff[/bold] wrote: Sounds like a plan . chuck 340 grand at a bunch of Chavs who are going to wreck it faster than you can build it and sell anything that is removable . Maybe you should buy them all a nice RS or Subaru to update the old Corsas and Fiestas to make Wackey Races round Canvey on the weekend a bit more interesting as well . Chuck in a few Ipads and top of the range laptops with free broadband . I'm sure they wil be very happy and laughing thier grubby tracky bottoms off at anyone who is stupid enough to work for a living[/p][/quote]People like you are partly to blame for the way society is today. By just assuming people who live in a council flat dosnt work for a living, it's a bit short sighted and ignorant really, dont you think..[/p][/quote]Well said, and can you explain "upset's" comment, because I haven't got a clue what he is on about? John T Pharro
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12:58pm Wed 30 Jan 13

iknowbetter says...

John T Pharro wrote:
iknowbetter wrote:
pistoff wrote:
Sounds like a plan . chuck 340 grand at a bunch of Chavs who are going to wreck it faster than you can build it and sell anything that is removable . Maybe you should buy them all a nice RS or Subaru to update the old Corsas and Fiestas to make Wackey Races round Canvey on the weekend a bit more interesting as well . Chuck in a few Ipads and top of the range laptops with free broadband . I'm sure they wil be very happy and laughing thier grubby tracky bottoms off at anyone who is stupid enough to work for a living
People like you are partly to blame for the way society is today. By just assuming people who live in a council flat dosnt work for a living, it's a bit short sighted and ignorant really, dont you think..
Well said, and can you explain "upset's" comment, because I haven't got a clue what he is on about?
Maybe she secretly has a crush on Dave Blackwell but he has spurned her advances turning Upset into an gibbering stalker. whatever the answer is John clearly she is a few pennies short of a pound.
[quote][p][bold]John T Pharro[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]iknowbetter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pistoff[/bold] wrote: Sounds like a plan . chuck 340 grand at a bunch of Chavs who are going to wreck it faster than you can build it and sell anything that is removable . Maybe you should buy them all a nice RS or Subaru to update the old Corsas and Fiestas to make Wackey Races round Canvey on the weekend a bit more interesting as well . Chuck in a few Ipads and top of the range laptops with free broadband . I'm sure they wil be very happy and laughing thier grubby tracky bottoms off at anyone who is stupid enough to work for a living[/p][/quote]People like you are partly to blame for the way society is today. By just assuming people who live in a council flat dosnt work for a living, it's a bit short sighted and ignorant really, dont you think..[/p][/quote]Well said, and can you explain "upset's" comment, because I haven't got a clue what he is on about?[/p][/quote]Maybe she secretly has a crush on Dave Blackwell but he has spurned her advances turning Upset into an gibbering stalker. whatever the answer is John clearly she is a few pennies short of a pound. iknowbetter
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