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CONTENTS The continuing demise of Southend (dire) High Street 9/10 Local Issues by Philip Miller
Celebrating 100 years of Council housing
Council article by Cllr Ron Woodley
Light Christmas pudding with Butterscotch sauce
Recipe by Judy Barden
Christmas beauty tips
Hair & Beauty by Craig Smith
Brainbox52 What's on
La Petite Petanque
The Angel Inn
Sales Lettings Valuations Management Mortgages
VitB1225 Essex Equity Southend Oracle Directory CHC Aesthetics High-Tech Membrane
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BRING THE OUTDOORS IN
The continuing demise of Southend (dire) High Street
It’s been over a year since I wrote my 'Save Southend Dire Street' article. (See October 2018's Oracle issue via their website on p17)
and make them into extra free parking. • Open certain segments of the High Street again to cars.
The article at the time caused quite a stir of
All three suggestions were well received
the right kind. Many readers made contact
and nobody spoke out against the proposed
with letters of support, agreement and
suggested further good ideas. So much
Road to recovery
so I arranged a public seminar where two highly regarded local/national architects presented their own visions for Southends future prosperity.
If taken forward by the council, these easy to do quick wins would have sent a positive message to customers and given a strong message to the retailers. My suggestions
alone will not win the battle long term,
I invited the 'Oraclers' who had made
but would start the road to recovery, a real
contact, leaders of the political groups, the
confidence booster and an encourager for
press and other interested parties. We held
new businesses to the High Street.
the meeting at Sands on the seafront and it
However, here we are a year or so later and
was well attended with a very positive vibe
where are we on that road to recovery you
in the room.
My three suggestions from the article were:
What has been done? Zilch!
• Make all side roads from Royal Terrace to
What is new? Nothing!
Queens’s road free two hour parking. • Remove all unnecessary double yellow
Any short, medium, long term plans or strategies at all? None at all!
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Did they listen? No!
the High Street from the railway bridge
Has the decline worsened? Yes.
to the Victoria shopping centre, starting
On the positive side the rough sleepers have now been displaced, although the aggressive beggars are still in abundance. They even have their own pitches nowadays and we still have to run the gauntlet with 'yobbo' cyclists intimidating us with their agressive cycling, and it’s not just the kids!
More cops on the beat Although promises of more to come, we have a few more cops on the beat but hardly enough. We also have a team of local security guards that are reassuring to see, but like Coca-Cola you can’t beat the real thing! Not that many years ago, before the cuts in Police budgets, Southend had a permanent squad of twenty four PCs, two sergeants and an inspector just for the High Street, plus two PCs for the seafront, shameful really, in comparison to today.
Petition for 2 hours free parking
with forcing the Odeon out of business by opening a bright new shiny cinema on the Seaway Car Park. Are cinemas not toast anyway with all the ways of watching film and affordable big TVs at home? I’m not sure those businesses in the doomed zone have been told as yet? What can you say or do? Last time out, we had a Conservative council who wouldn’t listen and lost the election, they listen now! The coalition who came into power promising to play an open and fair game are not doing so. Maybe time for a complete change of tack? To this end we could lose the cabinet system and return to the committee structure as Basildon have done, or go for an elected mayor who has “carte blanche” over everything. The first is safe, the second could be a wild ride, you might even get somebody like me! The latter I wouldn’t
From the meeting, one of the attendees
recommend, my idea of running anything
Josie Hewitt took the 'bull by the horns' and
is with a committee of one, just me! That’s
gathered a two thousand plus signature
it for now, let’s hope somebody at SBC gets
petition supporting the two hour 'free'
motivated in the meantime!
parking initiative. Please sit down when
Philip Miller M.B.E Executive Chairman Stockvale Group Of Companies
you hear the current adminstrations reason for refusal. “If you give free parking, it will cause congestion making it too busy!" What I do hear though is they have a plan to eliminate the northern end of 10
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at a price that is truly affordable, (and I dislike
• Any landlord who no longer wishes to rent
that word immensely) through rent or to
in the private rented sector, should enable
purchase, to the majority of normal working
council’s to take ownership at market price
people and families.
and bring into council owned stock.
More affordable housing
• Allow councils to build homes through a rent
Yes, we as a country do need more homes,
to buy system of their existing housing stock
but should we keep flooding the market with
up to 90% of the home’s value and allow all
more and more homes that are unaffordable,
the receipts and capital/maintenance costs to
enabling the house builders to make high
fund the building of new homes.
profits and for the buy to let landlords to take
• All new homes built through this method to
away the initial rung of the property ladder
be allowed into the rent to buy scheme after a
from people, to allow these same landlords
10 year period of renting.
to charge extortionate rents that ordinary
• Stop the influence of developers and private
working people can ill-afford to pay and for
sector landlords in government policies.
the government to ill-afford to pay in benefits up to the Local Housing Allowance.
• Allow councils to charge council tax on properties that have approval after a 2 year
There is no doubt that we need more homes
period if there has been no substantive
and yes we need councils to build them, but
progress on the development.
stop calling them social housing, just call them homes for the hundreds of thousands of families waiting desperately to have somewhere decent to live at an affordable rent, linked to earnings that will enable citizens to afford to pay all the other costs associated with living a decent life in decent
• Therefore the Government should over the next 5 years allow all rents to be slowly aligned and be based upon a living rent that takes into consideration the income of the family/person living in the property, being
purchase orders buy all empty homes and refurbish to sell or rent. • Allow senior citizens to downsize into smaller properties without incurring stamp duty. Unless action is taken now to stop the ever
private or council owned.
• Councils should through compulsory
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DIRECTORY AIRPORT TRANSFER Air & Back 61 BARBERS Headhunters 29 BATHROOMS John Howard Bathrooms 31 St Ann's Building Supplies 36 BLINDS Worth & Co. 49 Retracx Blinds 31 BLOCK PAVING Brooks Paving 61 BUTCHERS Philip Splett 41 CAR DEALERSHIP Fairfield BMW 11 CARE HOME Boulevard Lodge 29 CARPETS & FLOORING Trade Carpets 5 CARPENTER John Sorrell 52 CARPET & OVEN CLEANING Gates Services 23 CLEANING Maid in Essex 53 COMPUTER SERVICES Computopia 63 CYCLE SHOP Bikebase 8 DECORATORS GMH Renovations 58 DENTAL Royal Mews 32 DIRECTORY (ONLINE) Southend Oracle Directory 34/35/58 DOUBLE GLAZING The Window Man 20 A1 Glazing 8 DOUBLE GLAZING REPAIR Cloudy2Clear 48 Discount Window Clinic 22 DRIVEWAYS Bespoke Resin Surfaces 38 DP Resin Driveways 53
LIGHTING Celco Lighting LOCKSMITHS Keycentre Locksmiths MARBLE WORKTOPS Abbey Marble MOBILITY SOLUTIONS John Howard Mobility OPTICAL CC Optical PHYSIOTHERAPY WDC Physiotherapy PLUMBING & HEATING Sonray Heating Hammond & Sons DG Plumbing & Heating Essex Maintenance Robert Bailey Plumbing & Heating POLITICAL PARTY Conservative Party PROPERTY MAINTENANCE T.H.M Property Maintenance PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
ELECTRICAL Emergency Electrician 63 Need an Electrician 50 RDM Electrical 43 ESTATE AGENTS Hunt Roche 3 Goldings 1 EQUITY RELEASE Essex Equity Release 33 Fosters Financial 57 FIREPLACES Fireplace & Design 30 Thornwood Fireplaces 14 FUNERAL SERVICES AR Adams Funeral Services 18 FURNITURE/FURNITURE RESTORERS Richard Attfield 7 TS Baskett 62 GARAGES RS Automotive 28 Service Garage 59 GARDEN CENTRE Morleys 6 GARDEN SERVICES Paul’s Gardening 18 HAIRDRESSERS Jerry Bell 15 HANDYMAN Piper Construction 22 HEALTH & BEAUTY CHC Aesthetics 42 VitB12 25 HOME IMPROVEMENT Climatec Home Improvement 56 INTERIOR DESIGN Morris Interiors 47 IT SUPPORT Applecheck 44 JEWELLERS AV & BV Andrews 37 JOBS Oracle Delivery 62 KITCHENS Granite Transformations 43 Gregorys of Essex 45 LANDSCAPE GARDENING RJM Landscaping 51
RESTAURANTS La Petite Petanque 13 The Angel Inn 17 Polash 68 ROOFING SERVICES CSJ Freeman & Sons 31 High-Tech Membrane Roofing 54/55 P Howarth Roofing 52 GSS Roofing 22 SANTA LETTER Santa's Surprise Letter 67 THEATRES & ENTERTAINMENT Cliffs Pavilion 23/60 THEME PARK Adventure Island 12 TRAVEL Oracle Travel Offers 65 TREE SERVICES Tree-King 50 Mike’s Tree Services 62 WASTE MANAGEMENT Veolia 36 YACHT CLUB Thorpe Bay Yacht Club 27
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John Howard Management & Lettings 4