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Local Issues

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suppose everyone has been aware of different disputes with Southend Council recently, with the care homes, libraries, shared spaces, Museum, Café, schools and our beloved Pier, to name but a few. When I joined Friends of Shoebury Common, I had no idea it would involve a 12-hour day commitment and turn into a full time job! I really thought that if I filled in the missing jigsaw pieces, we would convince the Councillors to listen to their electorate and really think what a 5 metre wide heavy and ugly floodgate would look like in front of Uncle Toms, Shoebury Common. However, every time I asked a simple question, the answer received, created 10 more questions and so the jigsaw and the lack of transparency grew in size.

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With 93 similar flood projects being considered this year, only 15 involved coastal defences and it was lovely to hear that towns like Felixstowe had received green flag awards for public partnership, before any design even started. Even the Council accepted that the consultation meetings were “poor at best” and despite sensible questions being asked, answers given were misleading and in some cases even ignored.

Preferred option was £2m, now estimated £15m! A detailed breakdown of our raised promenade was given back in April 2013, after they decided to add over £3m for items such as lighting, drain repairs, disabled access, soil, new beach huts just so the “preferred option” took centre stage. Despite requesting a similar breakdown of costs for the councils “preferred option” in April 2013, we have never received this important information, just a lump sum, so we have nothing to compare or check against. Remember we were told the preferred option was £2m in 2012 and now total costs are being estimated in excess of £15m!

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83% against preferred option We thought the Council meetings would be democratic, with any public questions being submitted 5 days in advance, but the agenda / reports were not posted until 2 days before, so we were refused. The committee were told Agency funding would be lost if not approved that day, when the Agency had not yet even approved funding, so how could it be lost? One conservative councillor said he would not sleep at night if they did not give urgent approval, despite all five options offering the same protection. With 83% against the preferred option, he also said “he would only support a scheme which had the least impact on this fantastic asset”, comparing a 22” raised promenade having a negative affect & looking into Lodwick’s gardens against a viewing gallery on top of their 7 foot high wall. This unique Common and the 166 beach huts have been here for over 100 years, so it should not be destroyed just to dump 55,000 tons of soil or obtain £1m in exchange for planning permission to build yet more houses on a level 3 flood plain.

High tide at 2am Friday 6th Dec at Thorpe Bay Yacht Club slipway. Beach and many huts completely flooded.

All the Southend and Essex Coastal Defence plans suggest and history confirms,“holding the existing line”, which would mean increasing the existing sea wall by 28”. No other UK seaside town can be found which has used a 2 metre high sea wall as a sensible design? After the 1953 floods, most of the existing sea walls were raised by 2 feet, from Shoebury Common to East of the Pier, so why are the crest levels all different now and they know we are not the lowest? Why is Shoebury Common a 1 in 200 year protection with a new 5.80 AOD crest wall and yet Southchurch is 1 in 500 year protection with a lower crest sea wall. With all Conservative Councillors so in favour of this poor design and with such a huge list of inconsistencies, it is no surprise residents are unhappy with the situation and the way they have been treated.

Non-attendance We thought we would get the answers at our debate meeting organised and paid for by FoSC on December 16th 2013 as they agreed to attend. However, when they received some of the questions we wanted on the agenda, they suddenly withdrew from attending! By the time you all read this article, democracy, transparency and fair play may prevail or on the other hand all our hard and passionate work may be buried in the Shoebury Common under 55,000 tons of Southend's London Clay Soil. All I can ask is WHY? by Peter Lovett Friends of Shoebury Common (Figures and information given at time of print and maybe subject to change.)

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ach month we studiously focus on our students and their achievements or inform you about the different departments we have in the school and the subjects they teach.

However, in this article we would like to inform you about the extensive network that supports your child in achieving such high standards. Were you aware that Shoeburyness High School opens at 5.45am weekdays and does not close until 10.00pm most nights. Our site staff team embarks on various tasks throughout the day culminating in building projects being completed which have not only enhanced the environment butheightened the quality of teaching and learning. n n n n

Examples include: Total refurbishment of the Science department New dining hall area The creation of link corridors A new suite of Performing Arts studios

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actively support the children with various issues and have regular contact with parents and outside agencies. This group of people are further supported by our School Counsellors, a team of School Chaplins from Shoeburyness and Thorpe Bay Baptist Church and a dedicated Attendance Team who ensure students attend school. We must also praise the work of our housekeepers who maintain our facilities to a high standard.

Once the students have completed their studies it is the job of the Examination Team to make sure that all the entries are correctly enrolled with the external examination boards (not an easy task!) and to ensure that the examinations run smoothly and with as little stress as possible, from the studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; point of view. Our curriculum is extensive, but this is only possible because of the incredibly efficient Curriculum Administration Team which produces the array of paperwork that goes home to parents on a regular basis. (Additionally, resources for use in lessons are typed up with speed and efficiency by this

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team of people). They also have a role in supporting our academic mentoring and making sure parents have the relevant details for events such as parents’ evenings and open days. The reprographics facility at the school is “state of the art”,producing quality resources for the students and the parents.

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If your child feels poorly at school the main office staff will attend to their needs until contact can be made with parents or guardians. This support is greatly appreciated by the students at Shoeburyness High School. Our reception is extremely busy throughout the day, handling numerous phone calls and “value for money” is sought in all aspects of welcoming our visitors. school life. A number of departments are fortunate to have technicians who not only help the At Shoeburyness High School we pride teaching staff by providing the necessary ourselves in the support we give to resources, but also give up their time to assist colleagues from other schools and this type the students with their experiments and of work is the responsibility of our training school staff. Various courses and training practical tasks. programmes are run throughout the year The school has in excess of 800 computers and cover many educational initiatives. and to make sure these are working our IT Support Team are hands on throughout the Shoeburyness High School is supported by a week maintaining and updating the software. number of external contractors who have Students are also fortunate to have a responsibility for the catering (Cucina), well-stocked library and are encouraged to cleaning (Facilicom) and Southend Borough take part in reading challenges and special Council who look after our grounds. These three contractors play an important role in promotional weeks. making sure the school is a centre for Our financial spending is overseen by a highly effective learning. efficient finance team who make sure the As you can see Shoeburyness High School relies on the dedication and commitment of New seating area being built the support staff who work extremely hard in by site staff making sure we maintain our reputation as an excellent school. Huw Williams Deputy Headteacher

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toss in a bowl with the watercress and the r emaining lemon zest. Add the olive oil, lemon juice and then season with a little sugar, salt and pepper, tossing well to combine.

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