Back sert - We Need Your Support!
The local authorities in Essex, Southend and Thurrock have been working together for some time to develop the plans for sert. On the back of overwhelming public support for the scheme and what it is trying to achieve, they have been trying to secure money from the Government to help build the scheme.
The final bid for money will be made to the Government in September 2011. To support the bid, we need to show that local people are still in favour of sert. That's where you can help! Go to the survey page hereand fill in our online questionnaire.
To get an update on the latest about the scheme, download our new leaflet here.
What is sert?To find out about sert and its objectives click here.
Bid for sert funding now submitted
On 9th September 2011, the scheme promoters submitted a bid to Government to secure funding for the sert project. Over 80% of the
£32 million cost of sert will be provided by the Government, with the rest coming from the local councils and contributions from
The bid, together with the supporting evidence provided to the Government, can be downloaded here
The Government will announce whether or not funding will be given in December 2011. In the meantime, the Department of Transport
is inviting external parties to comment on the bid. The comment period will run from 9th September to October 14th and will be open
to anyone who wishes to submit a relevant comment on the proposals.
A dedicated email address has been established for comments at firstname.lastname@example.org.