£1m bonanza for deprived part of Canvey

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A DEPRIVED part of Canvey is set to receive a £1million investment to tackle crime and make the area a better place to live.

Link Road, Canvey, is one of 50 communities across the country which is set to benefit from a £200million scheme by the Big Lottery Fund this year. The funding is aimed at tackling problems such as antisocial behaviour, disorder and high unemployment in troubled areas.

The estate has been highlighted by the organisation because it is a hotspot for crime and antisocial behaviour, and was even a target during the rioting which swept through the country last summer.

During a night of trouble on August 9 in New Road, Maple Way and Third Avenue, which all lead off of Link Road, a bus stop was set on fire, windows were smashed and a series of grass fires were sparked.

The funding announcement also comes after councillors called for CCTV cameras to be installed in Link Road, at the junctions with First Avenue, Second Avenue, and Dinant Avenue, Canvey, following reports of drug deals openly taking place in the area.

Families on the estate will be given the final say as to how the money should be spent in the community over the next ten years.

Castle Point MP Rebecca Harris, said: “I am thrilled to hear this news. It is a worthwhile area and residents will get to decide how this money will be spent. Hopefully this will really help inspire people.

Mrs Harris launched a campaign last year, urging more community groups to apply for lottery funding, as the borough was suffering a significant shortfall in lottery grants in comparison with other areas.

She said: “Last year the Big Lottery fund gave out on average £400,000 to each constituency, whereas Castle Point received only £22,000.

“For years our borough has not been getting its fair share of funding, so it is important for people to be aware of what grants they can apply for.”

Ideas for the funding include things such as community gardens, litter campaigns, installing CCTV cameras, opening a youth centre, community cafe, or organising events such as nature walks and befriending schemes.

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2:40pm Fri 2 Mar 12

Duck Egg says...

What a waste!
What a waste! Duck Egg
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2:43pm Fri 2 Mar 12

Alice in Her Own Land :P says...

I thought lottery money went to GOOD causes .....
I thought lottery money went to GOOD causes ..... Alice in Her Own Land :P
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3:05pm Fri 2 Mar 12

Nick BURTON says...

Somehow I doubt this is enough money to make a real diffrence.
Somehow I doubt this is enough money to make a real diffrence. Nick BURTON
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4:04pm Fri 2 Mar 12

upset says...

Throwing money at link road will change very little if anything at all.
Spend the money on zero tolerance policing, even employ security to flush out the few scum that give this place a bad name, dont reward them by making their area nice, which will become targets for them to destroy within days of completion.
Throwing money at link road will change very little if anything at all. Spend the money on zero tolerance policing, even employ security to flush out the few scum that give this place a bad name, dont reward them by making their area nice, which will become targets for them to destroy within days of completion. upset
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4:15pm Fri 2 Mar 12

Brunning999 says...

You cannot polish a turd !!!
You cannot polish a turd !!! Brunning999
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4:17pm Fri 2 Mar 12

D'weller says...

Brunning999 wrote:
You cannot polish a turd !!!
But you can roll it in glitter!
[quote][p][bold]Brunning999[/bold] wrote: You cannot polish a turd !!![/p][/quote]But you can roll it in glitter! D'weller
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4:45pm Fri 2 Mar 12

saddo99 says...

There is no one deprived part of Canvey.It,s all horrible.
There is no one deprived part of Canvey.It,s all horrible. saddo99
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5:03pm Fri 2 Mar 12

boyracer_20yrs old says...

saddo99 wrote:
There is no one deprived part of Canvey.It,s all horrible.
Canvey Marsh is pretty good.
[quote][p][bold]saddo99[/bold] wrote: There is no one deprived part of Canvey.It,s all horrible.[/p][/quote]Canvey Marsh is pretty good. boyracer_20yrs old
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8:16pm Fri 2 Mar 12

essexlad08 says...

saddo99 wrote:
There is no one deprived part of Canvey.It,s all horrible.
Out of curiosity where do you live then?
[quote][p][bold]saddo99[/bold] wrote: There is no one deprived part of Canvey.It,s all horrible.[/p][/quote]Out of curiosity where do you live then? essexlad08
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9:07pm Fri 2 Mar 12

saddo99 says...

Not on Canvey!
Not on Canvey! saddo99
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9:51pm Fri 2 Mar 12

A Dermot says...

Spend a few hundred quid on some dynamite and blow some holes in the sea walls and let the sea cleanse the filth.
Spend a few hundred quid on some dynamite and blow some holes in the sea walls and let the sea cleanse the filth. A Dermot
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11:15pm Fri 2 Mar 12

Last Poster says...

Alice in Her Own Land :P wrote:
I thought lottery money went to GOOD causes .....
What, like Bankers do you mean? what a divided society we now have, thanks to the right-wing "I want it all" elitists!
[quote][p][bold]Alice in Her Own Land :P[/bold] wrote: I thought lottery money went to GOOD causes .....[/p][/quote]What, like Bankers do you mean? what a divided society we now have, thanks to the right-wing "I want it all" elitists! Last Poster
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11:27pm Fri 2 Mar 12

Brunning999 says...

Last Poster wrote:
Alice in Her Own Land :P wrote:
I thought lottery money went to GOOD causes .....
What, like Bankers do you mean? what a divided society we now have, thanks to the right-wing "I want it all" elitists!
And your answer is to a better society is ?

The Labour Party perhaps?
[quote][p][bold]Last Poster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alice in Her Own Land :P[/bold] wrote: I thought lottery money went to GOOD causes .....[/p][/quote]What, like Bankers do you mean? what a divided society we now have, thanks to the right-wing "I want it all" elitists![/p][/quote]And your answer is to a better society is ? The Labour Party perhaps? Brunning999
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11:31pm Fri 2 Mar 12

Brunning999 says...

D'weller wrote:
Brunning999 wrote:
You cannot polish a turd !!!
But you can roll it in glitter!
Except it still stinks and rots away without anyone caring to do anything except let it rot!!
[quote][p][bold]D'weller[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Brunning999[/bold] wrote: You cannot polish a turd !!![/p][/quote]But you can roll it in glitter![/p][/quote]Except it still stinks and rots away without anyone caring to do anything except let it rot!! Brunning999
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11:33am Sat 3 Mar 12

Nebs says...

Brunning999 wrote:
D'weller wrote:
Brunning999 wrote:
You cannot polish a turd !!!
But you can roll it in glitter!
Except it still stinks and rots away without anyone caring to do anything except let it rot!!
http://www.guffsturd
polish.com/
[quote][p][bold]Brunning999[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]D'weller[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Brunning999[/bold] wrote: You cannot polish a turd !!![/p][/quote]But you can roll it in glitter![/p][/quote]Except it still stinks and rots away without anyone caring to do anything except let it rot!![/p][/quote]http://www.guffsturd polish.com/ Nebs
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5:46pm Sat 3 Mar 12

John T Pharro says...

upset wrote:
Throwing money at link road will change very little if anything at all.
Spend the money on zero tolerance policing, even employ security to flush out the few scum that give this place a bad name, dont reward them by making their area nice, which will become targets for them to destroy within days of completion.
This and Nick Burton's are the only two sensible posts on this subject.
[quote][p][bold]upset[/bold] wrote: Throwing money at link road will change very little if anything at all. Spend the money on zero tolerance policing, even employ security to flush out the few scum that give this place a bad name, dont reward them by making their area nice, which will become targets for them to destroy within days of completion.[/p][/quote]This and Nick Burton's are the only two sensible posts on this subject. John T Pharro
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10:47am Sun 4 Mar 12

My Dog is called alfie says...

A Dermot wrote:
Spend a few hundred quid on some dynamite and blow some holes in the sea walls and let the sea cleanse the filth.
while you are at it lets blow southend and basildon up aswell, Not everyone on canvey is low scum!
basildon is full of chavs and travelers that don't travel.
southend is full of drugs and prostitutes.
i moved from canvey to southend and trust me southend is a lot worser to live!
[quote][p][bold]A Dermot[/bold] wrote: Spend a few hundred quid on some dynamite and blow some holes in the sea walls and let the sea cleanse the filth.[/p][/quote]while you are at it lets blow southend and basildon up aswell, Not everyone on canvey is low scum! basildon is full of chavs and travelers that don't travel. southend is full of drugs and prostitutes. i moved from canvey to southend and trust me southend is a lot worser to live! My Dog is called alfie
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11:06am Sun 4 Mar 12

My Dog is called alfie says...

police.uk figures on crime in january
Southend 881
basildon 400
Canvey island 180
so why would canvey be full of filth? looks like southend is full of filth to me!
police.uk figures on crime in january Southend 881 basildon 400 Canvey island 180 so why would canvey be full of filth? looks like southend is full of filth to me! My Dog is called alfie
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11:52am Sun 4 Mar 12

Mudlark1 says...

My Dog is called alfie wrote:
police.uk figures on crime in january
Southend 881
basildon 400
Canvey island 180
so why would canvey be full of filth? looks like southend is full of filth to me!
And dont forget the single parent families..lol
**
well said by the way Upset a good comment. I think the CCTV idea is a good one to. A million pounds sounds like a lot of money and it is but over a period of 10 years? cant see to much changing to be honest, a few new street signs and manacured grass dosnt and wont fix anything.
The council should be looking to evict troublesome families as well as re-address the housing allocation in this area, to many converted houses made into 1 bed flats for the disadvantaged and troubled youth, its bound to be a problem area.
[quote][p][bold]My Dog is called alfie[/bold] wrote: police.uk figures on crime in january Southend 881 basildon 400 Canvey island 180 so why would canvey be full of filth? looks like southend is full of filth to me![/p][/quote]And dont forget the single parent families..lol ** well said by the way Upset a good comment. I think the CCTV idea is a good one to. A million pounds sounds like a lot of money and it is but over a period of 10 years? cant see to much changing to be honest, a few new street signs and manacured grass dosnt and wont fix anything. The council should be looking to evict troublesome families as well as re-address the housing allocation in this area, to many converted houses made into 1 bed flats for the disadvantaged and troubled youth, its bound to be a problem area. Mudlark1
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3:00pm Sun 4 Mar 12

Sign of the times says...

Mudlark1 wrote:
My Dog is called alfie wrote:
police.uk figures on crime in january
Southend 881
basildon 400
Canvey island 180
so why would canvey be full of filth? looks like southend is full of filth to me!
And dont forget the single parent families..lol
**
well said by the way Upset a good comment. I think the CCTV idea is a good one to. A million pounds sounds like a lot of money and it is but over a period of 10 years? cant see to much changing to be honest, a few new street signs and manacured grass dosnt and wont fix anything.
The council should be looking to evict troublesome families as well as re-address the housing allocation in this area, to many converted houses made into 1 bed flats for the disadvantaged and troubled youth, its bound to be a problem area.
Quote: "well said by the way Upset a good comment. I think the CCTV idea is a good one to. A million pounds sounds like a lot of money and it is but over a period of 10 years? cant see to much changing to be honest, a few new street signs and manacured grass dosnt and wont fix anything.
The council should be looking to evict troublesome families as well as re-address the housing allocation in this area, to many converted houses made into 1 bed flats for the disadvantaged and troubled youth, its bound to be a problem area."

Yep. Agree also. Although does evicting troublesome families help also? It only moves a problem elsewhere.

To look at the housing allocation in the area could be a perfect solution. As you say, mowing the grass doesn't necessarily help.

People have to be encouraged to look after the area they live in and if they are not happy there then this will not happen.

I went past Benfleet station today and saw that the newly errected bike park/sheds have been smashed up and covered with hardboard.

You see there is no pride. With good intentions councillors tidy up the area using our money but it makes no difference.

Oh, and as for all the rude comments, they don't help a situation and are just as bad as the folk who are troubled.

There are quite a number of us who find Canvey a very green and pleasant land; are very happy with where we are living; are happy with our surrounding and have good and loyal neighbours so some people need to stick their comments where the sun don't shine!
[quote][p][bold]Mudlark1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]My Dog is called alfie[/bold] wrote: police.uk figures on crime in january Southend 881 basildon 400 Canvey island 180 so why would canvey be full of filth? looks like southend is full of filth to me![/p][/quote]And dont forget the single parent families..lol ** well said by the way Upset a good comment. I think the CCTV idea is a good one to. A million pounds sounds like a lot of money and it is but over a period of 10 years? cant see to much changing to be honest, a few new street signs and manacured grass dosnt and wont fix anything. The council should be looking to evict troublesome families as well as re-address the housing allocation in this area, to many converted houses made into 1 bed flats for the disadvantaged and troubled youth, its bound to be a problem area.[/p][/quote]Quote: "well said by the way Upset a good comment. I think the CCTV idea is a good one to. A million pounds sounds like a lot of money and it is but over a period of 10 years? cant see to much changing to be honest, a few new street signs and manacured grass dosnt and wont fix anything. The council should be looking to evict troublesome families as well as re-address the housing allocation in this area, to many converted houses made into 1 bed flats for the disadvantaged and troubled youth, its bound to be a problem area." Yep. Agree also. Although does evicting troublesome families help also? It only moves a problem elsewhere. To look at the housing allocation in the area could be a perfect solution. As you say, mowing the grass doesn't necessarily help. People have to be encouraged to look after the area they live in and if they are not happy there then this will not happen. I went past Benfleet station today and saw that the newly errected bike park/sheds have been smashed up and covered with hardboard. You see there is no pride. With good intentions councillors tidy up the area using our money but it makes no difference. Oh, and as for all the rude comments, they don't help a situation and are just as bad as the folk who are troubled. There are quite a number of us who find Canvey a very green and pleasant land; are very happy with where we are living; are happy with our surrounding and have good and loyal neighbours so some people need to stick their comments where the sun don't shine! Sign of the times
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3:14pm Sun 4 Mar 12

upset says...

Sign of the times wrote:
Mudlark1 wrote:
My Dog is called alfie wrote:
police.uk figures on crime in january
Southend 881
basildon 400
Canvey island 180
so why would canvey be full of filth? looks like southend is full of filth to me!
And dont forget the single parent families..lol
**
well said by the way Upset a good comment. I think the CCTV idea is a good one to. A million pounds sounds like a lot of money and it is but over a period of 10 years? cant see to much changing to be honest, a few new street signs and manacured grass dosnt and wont fix anything.
The council should be looking to evict troublesome families as well as re-address the housing allocation in this area, to many converted houses made into 1 bed flats for the disadvantaged and troubled youth, its bound to be a problem area.
Quote: "well said by the way Upset a good comment. I think the CCTV idea is a good one to. A million pounds sounds like a lot of money and it is but over a period of 10 years? cant see to much changing to be honest, a few new street signs and manacured grass dosnt and wont fix anything.
The council should be looking to evict troublesome families as well as re-address the housing allocation in this area, to many converted houses made into 1 bed flats for the disadvantaged and troubled youth, its bound to be a problem area."

Yep. Agree also. Although does evicting troublesome families help also? It only moves a problem elsewhere.

To look at the housing allocation in the area could be a perfect solution. As you say, mowing the grass doesn't necessarily help.

People have to be encouraged to look after the area they live in and if they are not happy there then this will not happen.

I went past Benfleet station today and saw that the newly errected bike park/sheds have been smashed up and covered with hardboard.

You see there is no pride. With good intentions councillors tidy up the area using our money but it makes no difference.

Oh, and as for all the rude comments, they don't help a situation and are just as bad as the folk who are troubled.

There are quite a number of us who find Canvey a very green and pleasant land; are very happy with where we are living; are happy with our surrounding and have good and loyal neighbours so some people need to stick their comments where the sun don't shine!
In fairness the bike shed was damaged in a car accident a couple of weeks ago.
[quote][p][bold]Sign of the times[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mudlark1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]My Dog is called alfie[/bold] wrote: police.uk figures on crime in january Southend 881 basildon 400 Canvey island 180 so why would canvey be full of filth? looks like southend is full of filth to me![/p][/quote]And dont forget the single parent families..lol ** well said by the way Upset a good comment. I think the CCTV idea is a good one to. A million pounds sounds like a lot of money and it is but over a period of 10 years? cant see to much changing to be honest, a few new street signs and manacured grass dosnt and wont fix anything. The council should be looking to evict troublesome families as well as re-address the housing allocation in this area, to many converted houses made into 1 bed flats for the disadvantaged and troubled youth, its bound to be a problem area.[/p][/quote]Quote: "well said by the way Upset a good comment. I think the CCTV idea is a good one to. A million pounds sounds like a lot of money and it is but over a period of 10 years? cant see to much changing to be honest, a few new street signs and manacured grass dosnt and wont fix anything. The council should be looking to evict troublesome families as well as re-address the housing allocation in this area, to many converted houses made into 1 bed flats for the disadvantaged and troubled youth, its bound to be a problem area." Yep. Agree also. Although does evicting troublesome families help also? It only moves a problem elsewhere. To look at the housing allocation in the area could be a perfect solution. As you say, mowing the grass doesn't necessarily help. People have to be encouraged to look after the area they live in and if they are not happy there then this will not happen. I went past Benfleet station today and saw that the newly errected bike park/sheds have been smashed up and covered with hardboard. You see there is no pride. With good intentions councillors tidy up the area using our money but it makes no difference. Oh, and as for all the rude comments, they don't help a situation and are just as bad as the folk who are troubled. There are quite a number of us who find Canvey a very green and pleasant land; are very happy with where we are living; are happy with our surrounding and have good and loyal neighbours so some people need to stick their comments where the sun don't shine![/p][/quote]In fairness the bike shed was damaged in a car accident a couple of weeks ago. upset
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4:44pm Sun 4 Mar 12

Sign of the times says...

I don't get out much!!!!!
I don't get out much!!!!! Sign of the times
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1:12am Mon 5 Mar 12

essexlad08 says...

saddo99 wrote:
Not on Canvey!
But where though? It must be a very safe Zero crime area right?
[quote][p][bold]saddo99[/bold] wrote: Not on Canvey![/p][/quote]But where though? It must be a very safe Zero crime area right? essexlad08
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1:15am Mon 5 Mar 12

essexlad08 says...

A Dermot wrote:
Spend a few hundred quid on some dynamite and blow some holes in the sea walls and let the sea cleanse the filth.
Dynamite costs a bit more than a few hundred quid......yes my comment is pointless and stupid but it is also true!

Yours is just pointless and stupid!
[quote][p][bold]A Dermot[/bold] wrote: Spend a few hundred quid on some dynamite and blow some holes in the sea walls and let the sea cleanse the filth.[/p][/quote]Dynamite costs a bit more than a few hundred quid......yes my comment is pointless and stupid but it is also true! Yours is just pointless and stupid! essexlad08
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9:00am Mon 5 Mar 12

streetboy75 says...

all the anti Canvey knobs are out again, lol
all the anti Canvey knobs are out again, lol streetboy75
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10:17am Mon 5 Mar 12

essexlad08 says...

streetboy75 wrote:
all the anti Canvey knobs are out again, lol
Too right, but notice they don't say where they live!

I don't even live on canvey but I spend a lot of time there and I know it isn't a bad place it has problems but not on the scale of any of the surrounding areas!
[quote][p][bold]streetboy75[/bold] wrote: all the anti Canvey knobs are out again, lol[/p][/quote]Too right, but notice they don't say where they live! I don't even live on canvey but I spend a lot of time there and I know it isn't a bad place it has problems but not on the scale of any of the surrounding areas! essexlad08
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2:22pm Mon 5 Mar 12

Mudlark1 says...

"Quote"
Yep. Agree also. Although does evicting troublesome families help also? It only moves a problem elsewhere.
**
The theory would be to hope that if troublesome families realise that they will get evicted that they will think twice about being troublesome.
It always work granted but I would suggest that in 50% of cases it would, therefore halving the problem. Those that continue to be an issue will end up in Caravans, what is it the Americans call them, "Trailer Trash". At least then the majority of good people that live around the avenues will have some peace.
"Quote" Yep. Agree also. Although does evicting troublesome families help also? It only moves a problem elsewhere. ** The theory would be to hope that if troublesome families realise that they will get evicted that they will think twice about being troublesome. It always work granted but I would suggest that in 50% of cases it would, therefore halving the problem. Those that continue to be an issue will end up in Caravans, what is it the Americans call them, "Trailer Trash". At least then the majority of good people that live around the avenues will have some peace. Mudlark1
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2:27pm Mon 5 Mar 12

Mudlark1 says...

And to add, maybe Councils should adopt the approach that people with serious anti social behavour convictions are not rehoused by the council, this means they either find said caravan park to live or get a job and pay private rental. Private rentals have lower tollerances then the Council and effectively more powers in that they can evict the tenants with shorter notice if any contracts have been breeched by tenats, I.E anti social behaviour.
And to add, maybe Councils should adopt the approach that people with serious anti social behavour convictions are not rehoused by the council, this means they either find said caravan park to live or get a job and pay private rental. Private rentals have lower tollerances then the Council and effectively more powers in that they can evict the tenants with shorter notice if any contracts have been breeched by tenats, I.E anti social behaviour. Mudlark1
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9:31pm Thu 8 Mar 12

BMNO6 says...

1m Bonanza? I thought Horse and little Joe and all the Cartwrights were dead?
1m Bonanza? I thought Horse and little Joe and all the Cartwrights were dead? BMNO6
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