Campaigners want the underpass under Eagle Way, in Shoebury, to be blocked-off, because it has become a beacon for antisocial behaviour.
Bosses at Southend Council have totted up the cost of the scheme and the possibility of installing a new crossing on the road the subway currently bypasses.The cost? £100,000. Hey, it’s only taxpayer’s money!
And it’s not like they’ll just go somewhere else, is it?
Mike Assenheim, an independent councillor for Shoebury, who has led the campaign to close the subway, said that was not good enough.No, it isn’t. But not for the reasons you suggest.
Here’s my alternative – spend £200,000 and block the subway up with the troublemaking chav youths inside..!