It is obvious from the memories that appear on this site that many of us remember with great affection Laindon’s High Road with its variety of shops. Many more of us remember when the new shopping centre opened, full of shops and life unfortunately any new visitor to the centre would now think they were in a third world country.
Well a small group have met to see if there is any mileage in taking things into their own hands and redecorating the centre. What this actual means we are not quite sure. Is it just a matter of a lick of paint or are there other initiatives that will draw people and new shops back to the centre.
Naturally we could not do anything without the approval of the owners and possible the Council. If we were given the nod then we will need plenty of volunteers with different skills. Do it yourself skills, negotiation skills, Health and Safety skills, Fund raising skills etc
The question is there still a Laindon Community that is willing to help smarten up the centre. A community spirit like the one in the days of the plotlanders who built their own homes, paths and opened their front rooms as shops.
You never know it might make the council sit up and take notice
Do we think it is a good idea, if so please add a comment?
We are now aware that the developers are fairly enthusiastic with regards to the idea and are willing to supply materials and a shop to work from.