Boat House proposals slammed by Labour councillors

Labour councillors in Southend have criticised as “reckless” plans to spend around £200,000 on a new boat house on Two Tree Island.

Labour councillors in Southend have criticised as “reckless” plans to spend around £200,000 on a new boat house on Two Tree Island.

 

A paper, presented to Southend Borough Council's Cabinet this week, proposes constructing a new rowing club house in Leigh, prompting Labour councillors to voice their opposition.

 

Kursaal ward councillor Judy McMahon said, “in the current financial climate, when the council are cutting children's centres and services to vulnerable groups, it is ludicrous that they are even considering such a proposal.”

 

“It is simply reckless to suggest spending this amount of tax-payers' money throwing up a council-owned property on a Category A flood plain, let alone on a project that will benefit such a small group of people.”

 

“The Labour group have no hesitation in making our opposition to the plans clear at the outset.”

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