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News and Comment February 2021

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6 February - Erith grinds to a halt

No, nothing to do with bad road design but it’s the regeneration project and Covid is getting the blame.

The Carnegie Library restoration is running only a couple of weeks late but beyond that things are not so happy. The High Street and Pier Road regeneration projects are six months late and Riverside Garden two months longer than that.

The plans for a cafe at 66/68 Pier Road are at a standstill and “the Council is not resourced” to continue with the Pier Festival.

Cabinet Member Louie French supported the idea of pop-up markets around the borough once Covid restrictions begin to be lifted.

70 Pier Road is paused because Covid has thrown doubt on whether there will be a need for extra office space in Erith. It is not impossible that the scheme will change to being residential.

Capita will not be moving their operation to the offices above Farm Foods. All due to Covid.

Extract from Scrutiny meeting Agenda dated 3rd February 2021 and published by Bexley Council .

in related news Covid pushed the construction of Sidcup’s Cinema/Library over budget and corners will now have to be cut to avoid an overspend. Completion is deferred to early next year.


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