Camp set up to save Priory Park in Essex

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Fri Dec 16 21:45:23 GMT 2005


Benefit gig Tuesday 20th December, 
8.00pm till 1.00am Sak's Underground , Clifftown road, adjacent to 
Southend Central station. 
Featuring Jah Free, Retrospex, Seasiders and Nick. 
Entry by donation. 

Also Xmas period Friday 23rd December till January, join us on site 
to help with construction work and various activities. 

Parklife have set up 'Camp Bling' on East Saxon king's burial 
site...the UK's newest and first urban street needed, 
call the site number on 07817 182394...or make your own  way there 
by using this map...thanks very much!

Southend Council Leader Anna Waite said "this sort of thing has 
never had influence in the past, and it is not going to influence us 
it will just make it a more expensive and protracted exercise."

Action Request

Those still following the ongoing 'Save Priory Park' campaign, can 
once again help in the fight to stop the dual carriageway scheme, 
planned for the A127/A1159 Priory Crescent, Southend on Sea, Essex.

Despite compulsory purchase and side roads orders being granted by 
Secretary of State Alistair Darling, after the local public inquiry 
held last year, funding is still not available to start work on the 

Latest available figures, show costs for the 870 metre stretch of 
new carriageway having more than tripled, to reach a staggering 
£11.242m as of last summer. This is the equivalent per mile, to a 
brand new stretch of motorway, with all of the associated 
destruction that it will bring to the most sensitive area of our 

The local authority is still seeking the significant £7.742m 
shortfall from Government, with latest figures due to be announced 
by the end of July.

Please write at the earliest convenience to show your opposition and 
to request cancellation of all funding to:

Karen Buck MP
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State,
26 Whitehall,

Karen.Buck at   

Lessons learnt during the 90's showed that the key element in 
successfully stopping a scheme was a visible, and determined ongoing 
campaign run by local people. The people of Southend have truly been 
amazing throughout-we therefore hope that you will support us with 
this request.

Shaun Qureshi

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