Today on 7th Febuary 2010 over 500 people gathered at Canvey Island’s Concord Beach to protest about CPDC’s decision to demolish the paddling pool that has provided safety and entertainment to children and adults alike since the 1930’s. The campaign to save the pool is spearheaded by Sue & Lea Swann, who’s father Clary (also present today) ran the Canvey Casino for many years. Lea still runs the Concord Cafe next to the Pool.
Local Canvey independant / Canvey Town Councilors were present including Joan Liddiard and Independant MP Bob Spink who made a rousing speech. Many others were obvious by their absence. Many members of the Canvey Community Archive were present including Steve Bullock, Graham Stevens & Janet Penn. Here I have videoed Bob’s main speech and most of Lea’s. You may have to turn the sound up as the voices are a little quiet, enjoy!