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Paper Petitions Received by the Council

Closure of Pitsea Swimming Pool

The petition states - We the undersigned petition the Council to block London & Cambridge plans to close and demolish Pitsea Swimming Pool in order to make way for a new Morrison's superstore.

Current status - The petition was considered by the Leisure and Community Services Scrutiny Committee on 19 June 2012.  The Committee AGREED:

That the Cabinet Member for Leisure and Arts considers the comments and issues raised by the Committee when undertaking future deliberations on this matter

Land at Dry Street

The petition states - We the undersigned oppose any development of the Dry Street area for housing, which is currently being proposed by the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), South Essex College (SEC) and Basildon Borough Council (BBC).

The land at Dry Street is environmentally important ancient pasture land and recognised as having a special ecological status as a local wildlife site. Therefore, the site is irreplaceable and should remain.

We urge Basildon Borough Council to reconsider this proposal and fight to maintain the Dry Street site as open space for the benefit of Basildon and to again seek from government permission for this land to be designated as green belt land.

Current status - The petition was considered by the Environment and Regeneration Scrutiny Committee on 14 June 2012. The Committee AGREED:

1) That a copy of the lead petitioner's presentation to the Committee be appended to the minutes of this meeting and a copy of the minutes be sent to the Cabinet Member for Planning for consideration and also to G L Hearn, the property consultants acting for the landowners.

(2) That the report by Dr R. Cole, as referred to by Cllr Geoff Williams, be presented to the next meeting of the Committee for information and also sent to the Cabinet Member for Planning for consideration and the consultant's G L Hearn.

Closure of Skate Park and Multi Use Sports Area (MUSA)

The petition states - We the undersigned petition the Council to remove or relocate the Skate Park and Multi User Sports Area (MUSA) located immediately adjacent to the residential housing in Markhams Close, Billiercay, Essex SS15 5FJ.  The current location in now totally incompatible with the change of use of the adjacent land which has changed from sports community centre to residential housing.  This action will remove the excessive noise nuisance caused by the use of these facilities.  It will also help reduce the unacceptable level of anti-social behaviour.  This will benefit Council and Police services by reducing the strain on their recourses.  When relocated it will allow the children who wish to use the facility to continue to do so but without causing extreme noise disturbance which they currently do through no fault of their own, and allow residents the opportunity to enjoy their homes in peace.

Current status - The petition was received on 14 October 2014.  It was referred to the Cabinet Member for Leisure and Arts and Council Officers who considered the petition. Notification of the petition and its content were provided to ward councillors.  The Lead Petitioner has been advised that the Council has no plans to remove or reposition the skate park and MUSA at Markhams Chase.  At the Full Council meeting on 16 October 2014 a motion was presented to remove the skate park equipment and seek funding for relocating the skate park within the park.  The motion was debated but it was defeated by a majority of Councillors. response.

Keep Pitsea Tidy Petition

The petition states - We the undersigned, call upon Basildon Council to take immediate action regarding the condition of Pitsea ward estates due to the poor maintenance of the area.  This includes litter, rubbish dumping, overgrown weeds and the condition of walkways.

Current status - The petition was received on 13 October 2014.  It was referred to the relevant Cabinet Member and Council Officers who will consider the petition and take action they consider appropriate.  Notification of the petition and its contents were provided to ward Councillors affected by the petition.  The Lead Petitioner will be advised of the Council's decision.

 

 

 

 

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