£1.5m upgrade for Shrub End tip

Kevin Bentley, councillor for waste and recycling at Essex County Council, outside the Shrub End recycling centre.

Kevin Bentley, councillor for waste and recycling at Essex County Council, outside the Shrub End recycling centre.

First published in News Gazette: Photograph of the Author by , Senior reporter

A RECYCLING centre in Shrub End has been earmarked for a £1.5 million revamp.

Essex County Council hope to improve the recycling centre in Maldon Road over the next three years.

Although exact plans have not yet been made the site layout will be changed to allow space to be used better and make it a better facility for residents.

The cash for the project has been included in the authority’s draft budget, which is set to be approved by senior councillors tomorrow (Tuesday January 22) before being voted on by full council on Tuesday February 5.

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5:19pm Mon 21 Jan 13

wellnow says...

Should be a incinerator site.
Should be a incinerator site. wellnow
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5:34pm Mon 21 Jan 13

irememberwhen says...

What a load of rubbish!
What a load of rubbish! irememberwhen
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6:03pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Grabber says...

About time its a bit of a dump !
About time its a bit of a dump ! Grabber
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7:35pm Mon 21 Jan 13

hughie-s says...

"..the site layout will be changed to allow space to be used better "

But they've only just changed the layout, same planners that designed the "bus station" ??
"..the site layout will be changed to allow space to be used better " But they've only just changed the layout, same planners that designed the "bus station" ?? hughie-s
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10:20pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Hamiltonandy says...

Such cynical comments! Colchester Council should declare the "recycling centre" a creative business and watch the Arts Council grants roll in. Lots of work opportunities for "performance artists" to creatively pile up the refuse. Perhaps Colchester Council will partner it to their previous "tourist attraction" - the Visual Arts Facility. Would the Buntings theme park compete?
Such cynical comments! Colchester Council should declare the "recycling centre" a creative business and watch the Arts Council grants roll in. Lots of work opportunities for "performance artists" to creatively pile up the refuse. Perhaps Colchester Council will partner it to their previous "tourist attraction" - the Visual Arts Facility. Would the Buntings theme park compete? Hamiltonandy
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12:24am Tue 22 Jan 13

Boris says...

Can't see that it needs any improvement now. The new layout mentioned by hughie seems to work OK.
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That photo of Kevin Bentley will no doubt come back to haunt him.
Can't see that it needs any improvement now. The new layout mentioned by hughie seems to work OK. . That photo of Kevin Bentley will no doubt come back to haunt him. Boris
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7:18am Tue 22 Jan 13

greenbroker says...

Hamiltonandy wrote:
Such cynical comments! Colchester Council should declare the "recycling centre" a creative business and watch the Arts Council grants roll in. Lots of work opportunities for "performance artists" to creatively pile up the refuse. Perhaps Colchester Council will partner it to their previous "tourist attraction" - the Visual Arts Facility. Would the Buntings theme park compete?
So if we lived in a Hamiltonandy society we all be surrounded by rubbish tips and no arts? As long as they are near to where Hamiltonandy lives, that's fine by me. Let's turn the National Gallery into a tip as well and the Tate Modern; London's no.1 attraction.
[quote][p][bold]Hamiltonandy[/bold] wrote: Such cynical comments! Colchester Council should declare the "recycling centre" a creative business and watch the Arts Council grants roll in. Lots of work opportunities for "performance artists" to creatively pile up the refuse. Perhaps Colchester Council will partner it to their previous "tourist attraction" - the Visual Arts Facility. Would the Buntings theme park compete?[/p][/quote]So if we lived in a Hamiltonandy society we all be surrounded by rubbish tips and no arts? As long as they are near to where Hamiltonandy lives, that's fine by me. Let's turn the National Gallery into a tip as well and the Tate Modern; London's no.1 attraction. greenbroker
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9:05am Tue 22 Jan 13

TheCaptain says...

greenbroker wrote:
Hamiltonandy wrote:
Such cynical comments! Colchester Council should declare the "recycling centre" a creative business and watch the Arts Council grants roll in. Lots of work opportunities for "performance artists" to creatively pile up the refuse. Perhaps Colchester Council will partner it to their previous "tourist attraction" - the Visual Arts Facility. Would the Buntings theme park compete?
So if we lived in a Hamiltonandy society we all be surrounded by rubbish tips and no arts? As long as they are near to where Hamiltonandy lives, that's fine by me. Let's turn the National Gallery into a tip as well and the Tate Modern; London's no.1 attraction.
Well Andy moans again about Colchester Borough Council when this is solely an Essex project. Comment on facts or don't bother.
[quote][p][bold]greenbroker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hamiltonandy[/bold] wrote: Such cynical comments! Colchester Council should declare the "recycling centre" a creative business and watch the Arts Council grants roll in. Lots of work opportunities for "performance artists" to creatively pile up the refuse. Perhaps Colchester Council will partner it to their previous "tourist attraction" - the Visual Arts Facility. Would the Buntings theme park compete?[/p][/quote]So if we lived in a Hamiltonandy society we all be surrounded by rubbish tips and no arts? As long as they are near to where Hamiltonandy lives, that's fine by me. Let's turn the National Gallery into a tip as well and the Tate Modern; London's no.1 attraction.[/p][/quote]Well Andy moans again about Colchester Borough Council when this is solely an Essex project. Comment on facts or don't bother. TheCaptain
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2:22pm Tue 22 Jan 13

Hamiltonandy says...

Funny how "greenbroker" mentions London art galleries just as there will be an exhibition of Kurt Schwitters art at the Tate Britain. The working material he used was rubbish such as newspaper cuttings,sweet wrappers and chicken wire. Not surprisingly sales of his "mertz" art were rare in his lifetime.
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I object to so much taxpayer funding squandered on the failed "cultural quarter" whilst cutting funding of the popular Colchester Arts Centre and the Mercury theatre. So I will go on denouncing the cultural barbarians in the elected dictatorships of Essex County Council and Colchester Council. How likely is it these arrogant and incompetent organisations will successfully upgrade the Shrub end tip? Or will it be a disastrous bodge as their dismal record indicates.
Funny how "greenbroker" mentions London art galleries just as there will be an exhibition of Kurt Schwitters art at the Tate Britain. The working material he used was rubbish such as newspaper cuttings,sweet wrappers and chicken wire. Not surprisingly sales of his "mertz" art were rare in his lifetime. . I object to so much taxpayer funding squandered on the failed "cultural quarter" whilst cutting funding of the popular Colchester Arts Centre and the Mercury theatre. So I will go on denouncing the cultural barbarians in the elected dictatorships of Essex County Council and Colchester Council. How likely is it these arrogant and incompetent organisations will successfully upgrade the Shrub end tip? Or will it be a disastrous bodge as their dismal record indicates. Hamiltonandy
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2:27pm Tue 22 Jan 13

TheCaptain says...

Hamiltonandy wrote:
Funny how "greenbroker" mentions London art galleries just as there will be an exhibition of Kurt Schwitters art at the Tate Britain. The working material he used was rubbish such as newspaper cuttings,sweet wrappers and chicken wire. Not surprisingly sales of his "mertz" art were rare in his lifetime.
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I object to so much taxpayer funding squandered on the failed "cultural quarter" whilst cutting funding of the popular Colchester Arts Centre and the Mercury theatre. So I will go on denouncing the cultural barbarians in the elected dictatorships of Essex County Council and Colchester Council. How likely is it these arrogant and incompetent organisations will successfully upgrade the Shrub end tip? Or will it be a disastrous bodge as their dismal record indicates.
Only again Andy you mention CBC in a project that's solely ECC.
[quote][p][bold]Hamiltonandy[/bold] wrote: Funny how "greenbroker" mentions London art galleries just as there will be an exhibition of Kurt Schwitters art at the Tate Britain. The working material he used was rubbish such as newspaper cuttings,sweet wrappers and chicken wire. Not surprisingly sales of his "mertz" art were rare in his lifetime. . I object to so much taxpayer funding squandered on the failed "cultural quarter" whilst cutting funding of the popular Colchester Arts Centre and the Mercury theatre. So I will go on denouncing the cultural barbarians in the elected dictatorships of Essex County Council and Colchester Council. How likely is it these arrogant and incompetent organisations will successfully upgrade the Shrub end tip? Or will it be a disastrous bodge as their dismal record indicates.[/p][/quote]Only again Andy you mention CBC in a project that's solely ECC. TheCaptain
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