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EMERGENCY funds have saved a skills centre in Harwich opening late.

Tendring Council has given £32,000 to Colchester Institute’s Energy Skills Centre in Parkeston so it can open in time in January.

Cash will pay for a new power supply to the headquarters, at Hamilton House, Foster Road, as well as improvements to create two IT suits, wireless networking, a fitted kitchen and common room facilities.

The improvements would have had to be scrapped if the college’s bid was unsuccessful, to keep the opening of the centre on track.

Money will be paid back if it can be found from other sources.

The Energy Skills Centre will provide further education, apprenticeship and employment programmes to more than 150 people by July 2013.

Students will learn about different sources of energy to give them a full breadth and understanding of the subject.

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6:28pm Wed 26 Dec 12

saywhatyousee says...

Where is the support for the established Tendring businesses that are struggling in the current downturn especially those in Harwich & Dovercourt? Are these places going to H&D residents first? What happens if there is no funding to repay the £32,000? When has Colchester been part of Tendring? Does this mean there will be no further cuts in services and the local council offices will be reopened as there is plenty of money in the pot? All this after local businesses being exposed to increased crime due to lack of policing?No answer will be the stern reply!
Where is the support for the established Tendring businesses that are struggling in the current downturn especially those in Harwich & Dovercourt? Are these places going to H&D residents first? What happens if there is no funding to repay the £32,000? When has Colchester been part of Tendring? Does this mean there will be no further cuts in services and the local council offices will be reopened as there is plenty of money in the pot? All this after local businesses being exposed to increased crime due to lack of policing?No answer will be the stern reply! saywhatyousee
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