Councillors lock horns about town centre regeneration

Braintree and Witham Times: Stephen Canning, councillor for Bocking Blackwater, introduced the motion Stephen Canning, councillor for Bocking Blackwater, introduced the motion

A war of words has erupted among councillors about the health of our town centres.

District councillor Stephen Canning praised both the Government and Braintree Council for its support of small businesses.

But opposition groups criticised suggestions the Conservative-led council had helped “rejuvenate” our high streets at a meeting on Monday evening.

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3:48pm Sat 22 Feb 14

pierre-pierre says...

Oh yeh, they closed the community centre in Victoria Street (Braintree), given to the locals by the US Forces, it had a large hall and meetings rooms, Said they were going to demolish it and "Build a Hotel"

gave us a house down Bocking end, which is not on a transport root.

Then to regenerate the town let some set up a Jewellery village and cafe in the old community centre
Oh yeh, they closed the community centre in Victoria Street (Braintree), given to the locals by the US Forces, it had a large hall and meetings rooms, Said they were going to demolish it and "Build a Hotel" gave us a house down Bocking end, which is not on a transport root. Then to regenerate the town let some set up a Jewellery village and cafe in the old community centre pierre-pierre

8:45am Mon 24 Feb 14

The Stinker Returns says...

Councillor Stephen Canning (aged 15)
Councillor Stephen Canning (aged 15) The Stinker Returns

4:37pm Mon 24 Feb 14

/@|_|@\ says...

Oh! He had a birthday then.
Oh! He had a birthday then. /@|_|@\

4:42pm Mon 24 Feb 14

/@|_|@\ says...

I found (amonst a lot of other stuff) this about Mr. Canny CAnning:

"Canning also recognises that the Tory Youth Wing - "suffers reputational difficulties and sometimes doesn't function as we all hope " - wonderful throat cutting honesty. He was also recently labeled "an oily **** from Braintree" by Twitter celeb @OldHolborn, in response to his campaign launch on tbg. "
I found (amonst a lot of other stuff) this about Mr. Canny CAnning: "Canning also recognises that the Tory Youth Wing - "suffers reputational difficulties and sometimes doesn't function as we all hope [sic]" - wonderful throat cutting honesty. He was also recently labeled "an oily **** from Braintree" by Twitter celeb @OldHolborn, in response to his campaign launch on tbg. " /@|_|@\

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