Top of page.

East of England Liberal Democrats

Navigation.
Content.
We store cookies on your device to make sure we give you the best experience on this website. I'm fine with this - Turn cookies off

£47m cash boost for Southend

January 12, 2020 2:23 PM
By Steve Shaw in Southend Echo
Originally published by Southend Liberal Democrats - Working For You

A BUMPER £47m cash injection will be spent on a package of projects to improve roads, schools, car parks and Southend Pier as part of new council budget plans revealed today.

Projects could include new multi-storey car parks at Tylers Avenue, Southend and two other possible sites in Leigh, due to be unveiled in March.

The £47m investment aimed at rejuvenating the town includes spending £3.2m on road improvements and pavements.

About £1m would be used for resurfacing and repairing potholes, £650,000 for improving road junctions, £600,000 on zebra crossing improvements and £450,000 on enhancing the conditions of pavements around trees.

A further £5.3m will be spent on maintaining and refurbishing the town's world-famous pier, part of an ongoing investment that needs to be committed to ensure the pier's longterm survival .

This will be on top of the £16m already allocated to the pier last year to replace the trains and build a new restaurant and a visitors' pavilion.

A one-hour town centre parking band reintroduced in autumn 2019 will also be maintained and all charges for council-owned car parks will be frozen for a second year.

Full story here