Colchester town centre in midst of £250,000 spruce up

Gazette: Colchester town centre in midst of £250,000 spruce up Colchester town centre in midst of £250,000 spruce up

COLCHESTER town centre is getting a £250,000 spruce up, courtesy of Essex County Council.

County Hall has been working on a £1 million project to improve the shopping experience in Colchester, Chelmsford, Harlow and Basildon town and city centres.

The work in Colchester, which includes replacing broken slabs and treating footpaths with asphalt surfacing, began last month and will be completed by April 30.

Contractors have been repairing damaged paving and tidying up the appearance of footpaths in 26 town centre streets.

They include Eld Lane, Sir Isaac’s Walk, Church Street, Long Wyre Street, Culver Street East and West, Crouch Street, Head Street, High Street, St Botolph’s Street and Trinity Square.

Rodney Bass, councillor responsible for highways, said: “These essential works are a demonstration of our commitment to provide footways that Essex residents deserve.

“There will be some temporary disruptions while works are ongoing so please be patient. The benefit far outweighs these minimal disruptions.”

The work is largely being carried out during normal working hours, although some overnight works will also be carried out to ease congestion.

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3:45pm Fri 11 Apr 14

Bert_Stimpson says...

Too little, too late?

(£250k is just 0.89% of the public money squandered on firsts*ite fiasco to date)
Too little, too late? (£250k is just 0.89% of the public money squandered on firsts*ite fiasco to date) Bert_Stimpson
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5:00pm Fri 11 Apr 14

A Very Private Gentleman says...

Bert_Stimpson wrote:
Too little, too late?

(£250k is just 0.89% of the public money squandered on firsts*ite fiasco to date)
What has the got to do with the wonderful and highly artistic FIRSTSITE and how dare you associate such architecture with excreta.
Sorry LOL I am only joking?
It is S**TE
£250,000 Rodders will not cover the Brown Envelope Stationary Bill ?
You should have taken your £1 Million for the 17,000, that needed glasses.
Having said that if 17000 Mr & Mrs Magoo's by Specs, the money in duties back to the state should help?
[quote][p][bold]Bert_Stimpson[/bold] wrote: Too little, too late? (£250k is just 0.89% of the public money squandered on firsts*ite fiasco to date)[/p][/quote]What has the got to do with the wonderful and highly artistic FIRSTSITE and how dare you associate such architecture with excreta. Sorry LOL I am only joking? It is S**TE £250,000 Rodders will not cover the Brown Envelope Stationary Bill ? You should have taken your £1 Million for the 17,000, that needed glasses. Having said that if 17000 Mr & Mrs Magoo's by Specs, the money in duties back to the state should help? A Very Private Gentleman
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7:48pm Fri 11 Apr 14

Fellulah69 says...

Do you think some of the taxes, both council and "road" tax cod pay for the potholes…the roads in colchester are a joke!!!
Do you think some of the taxes, both council and "road" tax cod pay for the potholes…the roads in colchester are a joke!!! Fellulah69
  • Score: 8

8:57am Sat 12 Apr 14

jut1972 says...

Bert_Stimpson wrote:
Too little, too late?

(£250k is just 0.89% of the public money squandered on firsts*ite fiasco to date)
Story posted at 3.29 first firstsite comments at 3.45.
16 minutes to link the unsinkable. FFS get over it
[quote][p][bold]Bert_Stimpson[/bold] wrote: Too little, too late? (£250k is just 0.89% of the public money squandered on firsts*ite fiasco to date)[/p][/quote]Story posted at 3.29 first firstsite comments at 3.45. 16 minutes to link the unsinkable. FFS get over it jut1972
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1:52pm Sat 12 Apr 14

Shaneblackdarkknight says...

In other words Colchester crapcil ( sorry council ) are giving 250 grand to sub contractors at silly rates to do no work !
In other words Colchester crapcil ( sorry council ) are giving 250 grand to sub contractors at silly rates to do no work ! Shaneblackdarkknight
  • Score: -4

12:41pm Sun 13 Apr 14

catflap1 says...

first site is built and open get over it and move on
first site is built and open get over it and move on catflap1
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