A Long Night At The Development Committee

Friday, January 20, 2017 admin 0

The Development Committee meeting went on until 11 pm last night, and we didn’t even deal with the last item. Briefly: REFUSED BY 13 VOTES TO NIL (Refusal moved by Chris Black, on grounds of loss of residential amenity and potential noise) PASSED PASSED PASSED REFUSED (Refusal moved by Chris […]

Development Committee On Thursday

Monday, January 16, 2017 admin 0

The Development Committee of the District Council meets on Thursday evening at 7:30 . At the moment there are 6 applications on the agenda. You can find all the reports here.https://rochford.cmis.uk.com/rochford/Meetings/tabid/73/ctl/ViewMeetingPublic/mid/410/Meeting/4400/Committee/834/SelectedTab/Documents/Default.aspx The 6 items are:

Congratulations To Barbara Wilkins BEM !

Saturday, January 2, 2016 admin 0

District Councillor Barbara Wilkins has been awarded the British Empire Medal in the latest New Year’s Honours List – not for her council work, but for services to education : Mrs Wilkins is regarded with affection in the council, not least for extolling the virtues of Great Wakering whenever possible! […]

More On Streetlighting

Monday, December 21, 2015 admin 0

It seems that there is a delay in faulty streetlights being inspected, due to long-term illness, for which we can only sympathise with the person(s) concerned. However the County Council do need to raise their game on this! By special request, here are a  couple more maps to show the […]

Great Wakering Villager Of The Year

Saturday, August 8, 2015 admin 0

From the Great Wakering Parish Council website this week: Nominations Open for Villager of the Year Competition 04/08/2015Great Wakering Villager of the Year Competition now open for nominations. Closing date noon 12th October 2015. Nominations to be received at the Parish Council Office. Proposer and nominee must be a resident of […]

A Chance To Visit Foulness – But Be Quick !

Thursday, May 28, 2015 admin 0

From the District Council website – a chance to visit one of the most unusual places in Essex: Rochford District Council, in partnership with the Foulness Conservation and Archaeological Society (FCAS), are offering you the chance to go on a very special tour of Foulness Island. This is your chance […]

Foulness Councillor Crisis

Sunday, May 17, 2015 admin 0

There’s an unusual item on the agenda for next Tuesday’s RDC  Annual Council meeting . One of our parish councils, Foulness, doesn’t have enough parish Councillors to function. So it looks likely that the three District Councillors for Great Wakering and Foulness will be stepping in temporarily….

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Amenity Space Saved, Wakering Development Squeaks Through……

Thursday, September 25, 2014 admin 1

At tonight’s meeting of the Development Committee: The outline  application for 6 dwellings on the amenity space at Brocksford Avenue was refused by an overwhelming vote of councillors. Refusal was moved by  Ian  Ward and seconded by Heather Glynn. This pleased the public gallery, which was packed with concerned residents. […]

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When The Rockets Fell….

Friday, September 5, 2014 admin 0

  The Rochford Community History Archive has a new article listing all the known cases of V2 Rockets hitting our district in World War 2. Canewdon, Foulness and Rawreth received five hits each, which may seem surprising, but these are three of the largest parishes in area and the rockets […]

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Officers Recommend : Don’t Allow This Church To Be Demolished

Friday, July 11, 2014 admin 0

There’s a planning application on the latest “Weekly List” to demolish the United Reform Church to be demolished and be replaced by a two-storey garage/ games room for an adjacent dwelling. The key question here is not whether the building should be kept as a church, because planning permission has […]

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Lost Walks Of Rochford

Friday, June 27, 2014 admin 0

  From the District Council website   Help us rediscover lost walks and hidden heritage in rural and coastal Rochford District. Join us on foot or online and help reveal the stories of Rochford’s changing landscape through a series of public walks. Walk 1: Barling – Wakering Wednesday 9 July […]

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116 Homes, A Takeaway, And Lots Of Windows

Saturday, June 7, 2014 admin 0

It was a long meeting for the District Council Development Committee on Thursday evening. There were only 3 items, but a lot of debate! This was the outcome: Star Lane Brickworks, Great Wakering – 103 houses and 13 flats. This is the kind of application that councillors like in principle […]