UPDATED: Burst water main closes three cafes on Westcliff seafront

Burst water main flooding Westcliff seafront cafes

Burst water main flooding Westcliff seafront cafes

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A BURST water main along Westcliff seafront has force three cafes to close during peak lunchtime hours.

The leak, under the pavement in Western Esplanade, outside the Riverside Cafe, sent water pouring into the road from early morning.

It is believed Southend Council street cleaners alerted the Essex and Suffolk water to the issue around 5am this morning.

Engineers arrived at around 6am and hope to have fixed the problem by 4pm.

The Arches cafes remained open this morning, however due to the disruption Riverside Cafe, Coastal Bite and the Jolly Roger have been forced to close from around 11.30am.

It is hoped they will be able to reopen once the leak is fixed.

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8:42am Thu 19 Jun 14

Dr Sloan says...

Will they charge extra for this?
Will they charge extra for this? Dr Sloan
  • Score: -2

8:59am Thu 19 Jun 14

karen@bowersgifford says...

I hope all those businesses are ok .!
I hope all those businesses are ok .! karen@bowersgifford
  • Score: 0

9:08am Thu 19 Jun 14

CarnMountification says...

They could do with a good clean, never seen one of those Food standards agency 5 five star rating certificates along there
They could do with a good clean, never seen one of those Food standards agency 5 five star rating certificates along there CarnMountification
  • Score: -3

9:26am Thu 19 Jun 14

Robin Reliant says...

CarnMountification wrote:
They could do with a good clean, never seen one of those Food standards agency 5 five star rating certificates along there
Jolly Roger, Riverira,Riverside cafe, Sea Breeze, The Fountain, The Barge, The estuary, The Mermaid all score 5 out of 5. Dino's is a 4, waters edge also 4, Captains Table and Smilys is a 3, The Likes of Paverotti i'll Gattapardo Hamlet court Road scores a 1 along with Bailys Fry Inn and the Polanka Hamlet Court Road both 1.
Hope that helps.
[quote][p][bold]CarnMountification[/bold] wrote: They could do with a good clean, never seen one of those Food standards agency 5 five star rating certificates along there[/p][/quote]Jolly Roger, Riverira,Riverside cafe, Sea Breeze, The Fountain, The Barge, The estuary, The Mermaid all score 5 out of 5. Dino's is a 4, waters edge also 4, Captains Table and Smilys is a 3, The Likes of Paverotti i'll Gattapardo Hamlet court Road scores a 1 along with Bailys Fry Inn and the Polanka Hamlet Court Road both 1. Hope that helps. Robin Reliant
  • Score: 16

10:38am Thu 19 Jun 14

pembury53 says...

Robin Reliant wrote:
CarnMountification wrote: They could do with a good clean, never seen one of those Food standards agency 5 five star rating certificates along there
Jolly Roger, Riverira,Riverside cafe, Sea Breeze, The Fountain, The Barge, The estuary, The Mermaid all score 5 out of 5. Dino's is a 4, waters edge also 4, Captains Table and Smilys is a 3, The Likes of Paverotti i'll Gattapardo Hamlet court Road scores a 1 along with Bailys Fry Inn and the Polanka Hamlet Court Road both 1. Hope that helps.
the estuary do a nice breakfast, the sausages are top notch.....
[quote][p][bold]Robin Reliant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CarnMountification[/bold] wrote: They could do with a good clean, never seen one of those Food standards agency 5 five star rating certificates along there[/p][/quote]Jolly Roger, Riverira,Riverside cafe, Sea Breeze, The Fountain, The Barge, The estuary, The Mermaid all score 5 out of 5. Dino's is a 4, waters edge also 4, Captains Table and Smilys is a 3, The Likes of Paverotti i'll Gattapardo Hamlet court Road scores a 1 along with Bailys Fry Inn and the Polanka Hamlet Court Road both 1. Hope that helps.[/p][/quote]the estuary do a nice breakfast, the sausages are top notch..... pembury53
  • Score: 4

11:31am Thu 19 Jun 14

CarnMountification says...

Soon we'll have that new eatery, with a fantastic spacious setting, you'll be able to swing a cat and stretch out, listening to a jazz quartet as you peruse the fine wine list and gastro delights, I'm afraid the "Arches" will see the many Marches, as it dawns on people the finesse of the new....
Soon we'll have that new eatery, with a fantastic spacious setting, you'll be able to swing a cat and stretch out, listening to a jazz quartet as you peruse the fine wine list and gastro delights, I'm afraid the "Arches" will see the many Marches, as it dawns on people the finesse of the new.... CarnMountification
  • Score: -3

12:11pm Thu 19 Jun 14

John Right says...

Always thought those kiosks were a little cramped, yet still charge the earth for a snack, never any parking, looking forward to the new gaff opening.
Always thought those kiosks were a little cramped, yet still charge the earth for a snack, never any parking, looking forward to the new gaff opening. John Right
  • Score: 7

4:22pm Thu 19 Jun 14

jolllyboy says...

cant blame it on too much rain !
cant blame it on too much rain ! jolllyboy
  • Score: 0

4:43pm Thu 19 Jun 14

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

Those horrid little rip offerries, tacky and greedy little hovels who need to remember they are just that.
Those horrid little rip offerries, tacky and greedy little hovels who need to remember they are just that. Nowthatsworthknowing
  • Score: 2

6:33pm Thu 19 Jun 14

VeteranOfMany says...

Ive always experience a rather tacky and overcrowded with tables sort of area
Ive always experience a rather tacky and overcrowded with tables sort of area VeteranOfMany
  • Score: 0

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