Don’t steal thunder on office blocks, say Tories

Carby House in Victoria Avenue

Carby House in Victoria Avenue

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THE leader of the opposition Tories at Southend Council has accused the new ruling party of stealing their thunder.

Last Tuesday, the Echo revealed the new joint administration of Lib Dems, Labour, and Independents have put in a bid to buy two of the derelict office blocks in Victoria Avenue, to kickstart regeneration there.

The Tories had put £8million in their 2014/15 budget to regenerate the delapidated area before they were kicked out of power, which was carried over by the new administration.

The new ruling party claims that Tories presided over years of inaction with Victoria Avenue.

But John Lamb, leader of the opposition Conservative party, said: “They are taking the glory on this one as we had already set aside the money to develop this area.

“We successfully got money from the Government’s City Deal too, and tried very hard to get more cash from that project.”

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6:40pm Wed 6 Aug 14

RuleBritania says...

Don't steal your thunder? wasn't it under the Conservatives watch that huge sections of Vic Avenue were effectively left to rot for years?

I take it you don't want them taking all the praise for the absolute catastrophe that was the Victoria Avenue Roundabout either?
Don't steal your thunder? wasn't it under the Conservatives watch that huge sections of Vic Avenue were effectively left to rot for years? I take it you don't want them taking all the praise for the absolute catastrophe that was the Victoria Avenue Roundabout either? RuleBritania
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7:35pm Wed 6 Aug 14

jolllyboy says...

Stop infighting like a load of school children. Your priority is the town not scoring brownie points !
Stop infighting like a load of school children. Your priority is the town not scoring brownie points ! jolllyboy
  • Score: 12

9:05pm Wed 6 Aug 14

onorris24 says...

they will steal your thunder, tories.... because you had god knows how long to get rid of the eyesores that you left to rot!
they will steal your thunder, tories.... because you had god knows how long to get rid of the eyesores that you left to rot! onorris24
  • Score: 9

9:39pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Nebs says...

jolllyboy wrote:
Stop infighting like a load of school children. Your priority is the town not scoring brownie points !
I don't think you've grasped the idea of how local politics works.
[quote][p][bold]jolllyboy[/bold] wrote: Stop infighting like a load of school children. Your priority is the town not scoring brownie points ![/p][/quote]I don't think you've grasped the idea of how local politics works. Nebs
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10:20pm Wed 6 Aug 14

emcee says...

Oh ffs...GROW UP. Does it really matter? Hey, maybe if you are very lucky and wink at a few of the right people you may get a new housing development named after you...
John Lamb Towers... sound good? Ok, maybe not.
Oh ffs...GROW UP. Does it really matter? Hey, maybe if you are very lucky and wink at a few of the right people you may get a new housing development named after you... John Lamb Towers... sound good? Ok, maybe not. emcee
  • Score: 3

6:02am Thu 7 Aug 14

save southend says...

Did not one of these say they could be turned into flats for the homeless , then years on when the Landlords namely SBC have let drug addicts and drunks have ruined the lives of everyone else those in power will say lets pull them down , with a pic of one of them standing pointing , sound familiar
Did not one of these say they could be turned into flats for the homeless , then years on when the Landlords namely SBC have let drug addicts and drunks have ruined the lives of everyone else those in power will say lets pull them down , with a pic of one of them standing pointing , sound familiar save southend
  • Score: 2

6:11am Thu 7 Aug 14

poortaxpayer says...

The Tories would have planted Victoria Avenue with rows of palm trees if they had their way!
The Tories would have planted Victoria Avenue with rows of palm trees if they had their way! poortaxpayer
  • Score: 2

12:51pm Thu 7 Aug 14

Partyboy2 says...

When these are knocked down, Please use the rubble to replace the roundabout.... Those lights on a Saturday afternoon are a joke!
When these are knocked down, Please use the rubble to replace the roundabout.... Those lights on a Saturday afternoon are a joke! Partyboy2
  • Score: 0

9:22pm Thu 7 Aug 14

ThisYear says...

A Gargoyle of some sorts on the top of the offices might be helpful...last time this was suggested the 'gargoyle appreciation society' had it removed.
A Gargoyle of some sorts on the top of the offices might be helpful...last time this was suggested the 'gargoyle appreciation society' had it removed. ThisYear
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