For a friendly, reliable local removals company with a personal touch… Make It a Good Move!
Are you looking for removals to Canvey Island?
With over 35 years’ experience and membership of the Bar Association of Removers, GoodMove has the knowhow to carry out just about any move.
Our location in Colchester, just 40 miles from the thriving market town of Canvey Island, combined with our expert local knowledge means we can price our services competitively.
GoodMove serves cities and towns either side of the Essex/Suffolk border, including:
Whether you are moving across the country or just down the road, we can help with all aspects of house removals to or from Canvey Island.
Contact us today to receive a free no obligation quote or to discuss your requirements. For removals with a personal touch…make it a GoodMove.
Moving with GoodMove couldn’t be simpler. Our experienced and friendly team will be on hand to guide you throughout the process and will tailor your move to your time and budget.
We pack your belongings using a bespoke range of packing materials and deliver them right to your new home using our extensive fleet of vehicles. We can supply the following materials so all your items can be packed suitably and avoid any damage in transit:
Once we ascertain the volume of effects being moved, we will send you a free no-obligation written quotation. If satisfied, we will then provide you with a full schedule detailing every aspect of your move, ensuring everything runs smoothly on the day.
We also offer a range of flexible storage solutions should you wish to take advantage of them.
The Guardian once called the island ‘Britain’s Mississippi delta’ with an exciting mix of eclectic chalets, and it even once made an ambitious bid for independence from the mainland.
This Essex enclave hit the headlines once again recently after a BBC documentary followed an Orthodox Jewish community group who moved from the capital to start a new life on the island.
You could be forgiven for thinking its isolation means it would frown upon outsiders, but Canvey – which is home to many working-class families priced out of East London – is welcoming of all, regardless of race, religion and class.
As an island, Canvey has developed many things separately from the mainland. As such, it enjoys a slightly slower pace of life and for this reason, is home to a high percentage of retirees.
The average price for property on Canvey Island stood at £282,313 as of December 2019. This is higher than the national average but well below the average for the county of Essex.
Analysis from local property agents Fisks shows long term house price growth in the area is strong, with the average annual rate of growth sitting at an enviable 10.8% since 2000.
In terms of property types, flats in Canvey Island sold for an average of £174,326 and terraced houses for £231,916.
Affordable homes and a vast range of property designs makes for an exciting and varied housing market. Whether it’s a beach-facing bungalow you are after or even a bungalow Canvey island has up to 155 homes currently on the market.
The most expensive properties are found on Point Road, George Close and Magnolia Close where values start from £485,000.
For a relatively small island there is a good range of local schools to choose from, catering for all ages.
There are two comprehensive schools in Canvey: The Cornelius Vermuyden School which is rated as ‘good’ by Ofsted and Castle View School.
The latter was told that it “requires improvement” but was praised for the effectiveness of its leadership and management. It’s Ofsted report from 2017 read:
“The governing body took crucial action in September 2016 to ensure rapid improvements, including appointing a new headteacher and the school is well placed on improving further in the future.”
Infant and junior schools include Canvey Infant School, Leigh Beck Infant and William Read Primary schools, all of which have been judged as ‘good’ schools by Ofsted following its last inspections.
Canvey Skills Campus, managed by Prospects College, is a state-of-the-art vocational centre for 14 to 19-year-olds. Completed in January 2013, the campus provides alternative key stage 4/5 education and training.
For parents who wish to send their child to grammar school, Southend Boys and Girls Grammar schools are both popular choices and although not based on the island are only a 15 minute journey away.
On Canvey you are never far from the beach. The small sheltered Thorney Bay beach is a favourite with families. It has a large flat grassy area with a play park, ideal for small children.
Labworth and Concord beaches, known for the shells, have two tidal paddling pools perfect for doing a spot of crabbing. Even when the tide recedes, there is plenty of water to splash around in.
Waterside Farm Sports complex is open to the public daily. Its facilities include a large swimming pool, sports halls, squash courts and exercise rooms. Outside there is a full-size synthetic football pitch and a skate park.
Fantasy Island Fun Park is a great spot to enjoy funfair rides of all types, suitable for smaller and older children. With cafes, cream parlours and fish and chip bars, it’s a great place to spend the afternoon.
To the northeast is Canvey Heights Country park where there are picnic benches, which overlook Tewkes Creek. The council are currently constructing a wildflower meadow here to provide a haven for insects and other wildlife.
To learn more about the island’s history, there are two museums: The Bay Military and Canvey Transport Museums. The former houses an interesting collection of historical artefacts and military exhibits from both world wars.
The Transport Museum also has a range of old and rare busses and coaches. Regular events are held here throughout the year and a small café is located on the site.
When moving with us, we handle everything from initial survey, to boxing up belongings, to loading and unloading whilst safeguarding your invaluable belongings. By planning your Essex move, this frees you up to get on with the important things when moving home.
Outstanding customer service, honesty and integrity are the cornerstones of our ethos. That’s why we are proud to be members of the British Association of Removers (BAR), consistently receiving rave customer reviews.
Our experienced team of removals specialists have been relocating customers all over the world since 1984.
With a reputation for outstanding customer service, there's no better choice of removals firm for your next move.
Our friendly support team are always on hand to offer help and guidance, whenever when you need it.