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Row Erupts Between Rival Councillors Over Canvey Lake Dredging

Chas Mumford and David Manclark

Posted on March 17, 2016

By Maurice Richmond, Clacton Gazette

A ROW has broken out after it emerged Canvey lake has still not been dredged- seven years after the idea was first put forward.

Plans to dredge the lake, create a children’s play area, and add bridges were first discussed by Canvey Town Council back in 2009, with then-chairman Nick Harvey claiming his vision would look “fantastic.”

David Manclark, who is standing as a Tory borough council candidate in the island’s North ward, has accused the town council of misleading residents into thinking an application for £800,000 cash had been lodged with the Environment Agency.


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