On Tuesday 27 October, Sir David Amess, MP for Southend West, joined Prittlewell councillors, Meg Davidson, David Garston and Kevin Buck, on a visit round Prittlewell Ward.
Sir David was delighted to learn that the ward has received £34,000 of funding through the Community Infrastructure Levy.
The Community Infrastructure Levy is a charge which can be levied by local authorities on new development in their area. It is an important tool for local authorities to use to help them deliver the infrastructure needed to support development in their area.
During his visit Sir David learned from the local councillors their plans for using this money to improve the local area, including looking into re-installing the water fountain in Priory Park gardens and improving the facilities in Gainsborough playground.
Following the visit Sir David said, “I would like to thank the Prittlewell Councillors for taking me around the ward today and for their hard work in the community. I am delighted that Prittlewell has received funding through the Community Infrastructure Levy and I look forward to seeing how the money is spent to improve the local area.”