Bids are in to produce town centre masterplan

BIDS are in for a £100,000 contract to produce a masterplan for the regeneration of Canvey Town Centre.

The Castle Point Regener- ation Partnership, which includes representatives from the council and Essex County Council, is currently examining pitches from a number of consultants hoping to win the contract.

Castle Point’s cabinet will make the final decision in January about which consultant to take on and they will then have until September to produce the plan.

Council leader Pam Challis said: “Masterplanning is an important part of the regeneration process.

“It ensures development takes place in the best way possible, is a focus for public consultation and it makes sure that resources are targeted to the right places.

“A strong masterplan is also necessary if we are to make the best of the exciting opportunities for the future of Canvey Island’s town centre.”

Thames Gateway has earmarked £2.3 million to revamp parts of Castle Point.

The partnership now has to show how it plans to spend the money before the cash will be released. It is likely £1.3 million will be spent on the borough’s town centres, including Canvey, and £1million will go on improving the Charfleets and Manor Road trading estates.

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4:14pm Tue 25 Nov 08

acid_jim says...

Odd to see Pam Challis talking up Canvey town centre regeneration?

According to the councils web site regeneration of Canvey has 'halted'. So why waste hundreds of thousands of pounds on consultants to produce bold and imaginative schemes that will never see the light of day.

http://www.castlepoi
nt.gov.uk/main.cfm?T
ype=N&news=15587

(Renaissance Canvey comes to mind)
Odd to see Pam Challis talking up Canvey town centre regeneration? According to the councils web site regeneration of Canvey has 'halted'. So why waste hundreds of thousands of pounds on consultants to produce bold and imaginative schemes that will never see the light of day. http://www.castlepoi nt.gov.uk/main.cfm?T ype=N&news=15587 (Renaissance Canvey comes to mind) acid_jim

5:45pm Tue 25 Nov 08

soul man says...

of course there will be lots of hogwash to decide who gets the contract, and why not when those councillors get paid to sit and talk about for half a dozen meetings, and probably how much they will get out of it, especially if the contract is won by a friend or relative of a councillor, treat all councillors with caution as to their true motives
of course there will be lots of hogwash to decide who gets the contract, and why not when those councillors get paid to sit and talk about for half a dozen meetings, and probably how much they will get out of it, especially if the contract is won by a friend or relative of a councillor, treat all councillors with caution as to their true motives soul man

7:44pm Tue 25 Nov 08

Rocky says...

It does seem strange to be talking about regeneration under current climate but one hopes that will not last for too long.
As for Soul Man perhaps you should stand as a councillor.
It does seem strange to be talking about regeneration under current climate but one hopes that will not last for too long. As for Soul Man perhaps you should stand as a councillor. Rocky

10:44am Wed 26 Nov 08

upset says...

As said in previous posting, we have been told regeneration for Canvey town centre has been deferred. Possibly more important these proposals will be debated by Castle Points cabinet members (8 councillors) only 2 Canvey conservatives and no representatives from Canvey's majority holding Independents.
Even if it was still possible would we get what Canvey wants or would it be Officer lead cabinet puppets?
As said in previous posting, we have been told regeneration for Canvey town centre has been deferred. Possibly more important these proposals will be debated by Castle Points cabinet members (8 councillors) only 2 Canvey conservatives and no representatives from Canvey's majority holding Independents. Even if it was still possible would we get what Canvey wants or would it be Officer lead cabinet puppets? upset

12:17pm Wed 26 Nov 08

Mad 'M' says...

soul man wrote:
of course there will be lots of hogwash to decide who gets the contract, and why not when those councillors get paid to sit and talk about for half a dozen meetings, and probably how much they will get out of it, especially if the contract is won by a friend or relative of a councillor, treat all councillors with caution as to their true motives
I would agree, it does seem to be the case, if you are a relative or a friend of a councillor on Canvey you can get away with whatever you like !!
[quote][p][bold]soul man[/bold] wrote: of course there will be lots of hogwash to decide who gets the contract, and why not when those councillors get paid to sit and talk about for half a dozen meetings, and probably how much they will get out of it, especially if the contract is won by a friend or relative of a councillor, treat all councillors with caution as to their true motives[/p][/quote]I would agree, it does seem to be the case, if you are a relative or a friend of a councillor on Canvey you can get away with whatever you like !! Mad 'M'

6:49pm Thu 27 Nov 08

soul man says...

lets hope those were talking about take note, some of us know who you are, and whats gone before
lets hope those were talking about take note, some of us know who you are, and whats gone before soul man

9:14pm Thu 27 Nov 08

evilc says...

fancy a boat trip???
fancy a boat trip??? evilc
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