In August 2010 Castle Point Borough Council offered to transfer the responsibility of the day to day management and operation of the old tidal pool along with a section of the beach area to Canvey Island Town Council as part of an agreement between the two councils to promote and enhance the Concord beach area.
This area of beach and tidal pool has now been agreed by both councils and works to bring the area up to health and safety standards have been completed.
The tidal pool was officially transferred to the Town Council on the 22nd July 2011.
This has been an area where children have paddled and fished for crabs since the 1930s which is why Canvey Island residents campaigned for it to be saved. A Friends of Concord Beach Charity has been set up following various meetings with hundreds of residents over the survival of the pool. Canvey Island Town Council will work in partnership with Friends of Concord Beach to ensure the area is clean and safe once again.
Town Council Chairman Joan Liddiard said:
"We got there in the end...It is really good we have taken over the running of part of Concord Beach and the paddling pool...the Town Council has welcomed the opportunity to take over the management of this historic and well used facility following a campaign by residents to keep the pool open."
The Water Safety Code
BEWARE OF ALL DANGERS!
To keep yourself safe, when you are in, on or beside water, always follow the Water Safety Code.
Tidal water can be dangerous. Learn to spot and keep away from dangers.
The dangers of water include:
Top tips to stay safe
Constant supervision of children whilst near water on the beach is essential. Evidence suggests that children under the age of 11 years are most at risk and toddlers are the most vulnerable.
Make yourself familiar with the environment, recognise particular hazards, like changes in depth, slippery rocks and check out where the points of help are. Be particularly vigilant on the beach where tides and weather can affect the water conditions.
Seawater pools on Canvey Island
Following the rules and behaving sensibly should mean the safe enjoyment of the seawater pools for everyone. The seawater pools are an unsupervised facility and there are no lifeguards present so children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times.
Please read and follow the clear signage that is located in the car parks and at both seawater pools highlighting, hazards, warnings, advice and customer information.