Yellow Advertiser
21st February 2007


Next protest is tomorrow

STATEMENT of intent.

With a history originally stretching way back to 1972, the current local public campaign against the controversial Priory Crescnet road widening (scheme F5), has been running since early in 2001.

Campaign groups, individuals and surveys have shown repeatedly that the majority of people responding over the past six years are against the scheme.

Parklife has run regular outreach activities - including street stalls, public meetings, visits to events, and demonstrations - that have all highlighted this fact. The people who respond are from all walks of life, and all parts of the town. Many (if not most) drive or use cars, including along the current stretch of road.

Both the public and campaigners want the current situation resolved as soon as possible. The decision to continue with the scheme lies with Southend Borough Council, the decision to fund it with the Department for Transport. Either party could cancel it immediately.

Residents of Camp Bling have repeatedly stated that at this point the East Saxon king's buial site would be vacated, and the land returned to its original state.

The time to decide is now.

What are we waiting for?

We will be gathering for a short public demonstration at 6:30pm on Thursday February 22, on the steps at Southend Civic Centre.

Shaun Qureshi
Campaigner - Parklife
Camp Bling, Priory Crescent, Southend

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