Save seaway carpark

Save seaway carpark

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Joan Tiney started this petition to Southend on Sea Borough Council

Are you aware that southend council have given our most important seaway carpark away for a pound?

they also took the decision to give it to one developer and not allow anyone else to bid for the project is this right?

cars coming into the town are the oxygen for the businesses on the seafront and high stree, which is why car parks are so important to the southend’s economy.

it is a fact that 85% of visitors to southend come by car and not surprisingly want to park as close to the seafront/high street as they can.

the loss of such an important car park will have a major impact on businesses, tourism/retail and local residents, not in a good way!

seaway provides currently 661 spaces and you would think any development would be required to at least replace the same number of spaces and also put extra in to support the new businesses, far from it they are only required to put in 480 and no extra!

over the years we have lost over 1000 spaces that have previously supported the businesses in the high street and seafront, both retail and tourism which are the drivers for the local economy 

the business are not against a development which brings more visitors to southend but we hope you agree with us that another cinema, bowling alley and more national chain restaurants will do little to boost the local economy and encourage visitors to come to southend and return!

if you feel these are bad decisions for the future of our town we would like you to support us by signing this petition.

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