Work not started on town square

First published in Local news

WORK has not yet started on a town square despite plans to complete the project by the end of this year.

The proposals for a public open space next to the Colchester Town Station were put forward in October 2011 and it was initially hoped it would be opened this February.

But the square has faced several delays after negotiations with landowner Greater Anglia took longer than expected and a contractor went bust. A revised opening date in April, to tie in with the official opening of the new magistrates’ court, also had to be put back.

Members of Colchester Council’s finance and audit scrutiny panel were told by an officer on Tuesday the square was still due to be completed by the end of 2012.

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4:35pm Fri 23 Nov 12

Madcowmac says...

Funny they get planning permission.
Funny they get planning permission. Madcowmac
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4:35pm Fri 23 Nov 12

Madcowmac says...

Funny they get planning permission.
Funny they get planning permission. Madcowmac
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4:35pm Fri 23 Nov 12

Madcowmac says...

Funny they get planning permission.
Funny they get planning permission. Madcowmac
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4:35pm Fri 23 Nov 12

Madcowmac says...

Funny they get planning permission.
Funny they get planning permission. Madcowmac
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5:02pm Fri 23 Nov 12

Bert_Stimpson says...

Colchester project hit by delays. Not exactly a surprise is it given the recent track record in the town...
Colchester project hit by delays. Not exactly a surprise is it given the recent track record in the town... Bert_Stimpson
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5:17pm Fri 23 Nov 12

Sdapeze says...

It would have been good if the Gazette could have dug a bit deeper and asked why and when. It clearly will not be completed by end 2012 and it is something that will be good for the town, presumably.
It would have been good if the Gazette could have dug a bit deeper and asked why and when. It clearly will not be completed by end 2012 and it is something that will be good for the town, presumably. Sdapeze
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6:52pm Fri 23 Nov 12

Boris says...

Never presume.
Never presume. Boris
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9:31pm Fri 23 Nov 12

julieee says...

It's not square and it's not in town...
It's not square and it's not in town... julieee
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9:56pm Fri 23 Nov 12

hughie-s says...

How much over budget will it be?
How much over budget will it be? hughie-s
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6:29am Sat 24 Nov 12

Morant says...

Slow for reporters? The article does mention 'landowner, Greater Anglia.'
Slow for reporters? The article does mention 'landowner, Greater Anglia.' Morant
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11:28am Sat 24 Nov 12

wellnow says...

see you all at the roman feast £40 a head chocolate mice eh.
see you all at the roman feast £40 a head chocolate mice eh. wellnow
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11:33am Sat 24 Nov 12

majestic100 says...

Don't hold your breath waiting for this project to start let alone finish. They have yet to start the project to replace the bridge in Bakers Lane which was scheduled to start last August and reported in this paper. Perhaps the Gazette could report on why this has been delayed ?
Don't hold your breath waiting for this project to start let alone finish. They have yet to start the project to replace the bridge in Bakers Lane which was scheduled to start last August and reported in this paper. Perhaps the Gazette could report on why this has been delayed ? majestic100
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5:31pm Sat 24 Nov 12

PROOFREADER says...

Sdapeze wrote:
It would have been good if the Gazette could have dug a bit deeper and asked why and when. It clearly will not be completed by end 2012 and it is something that will be good for the town, presumably.
The Gazette staff do not know the meaning of investigative journalism!
[quote][p][bold]Sdapeze[/bold] wrote: It would have been good if the Gazette could have dug a bit deeper and asked why and when. It clearly will not be completed by end 2012 and it is something that will be good for the town, presumably.[/p][/quote]The Gazette staff do not know the meaning of investigative journalism! PROOFREADER
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5:35pm Sat 24 Nov 12

PROOFREADER says...

The Gazette staff do not know the meaning of investigative journalism!
The Gazette staff do not know the meaning of investigative journalism! PROOFREADER
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