Beware Of The Rat Who Is Poisoning Dogs

Thursday, October 1, 2015 admin 1

There is a disturbing story from Kristina Drake in the Echo tonight concerning a dog who had to be put down after eating poison or some kind of contaminated food. There has been a spate of reports about dogs being poisoned. Rochford District Council is stepping up patrols and inspections […]

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The Picnic District 1 – Cherry Orchard Jubilee Country Park

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 admin 3

We’ve used the phrase “The Picnic District” for our district before, and over the spring , summer and autumn we’re going to mention some of the possible places to have a picnic here. Let’s start with Cherry Orchard Jubilee Country Park, stretching all the way from Rochford to the edge […]

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Consultation On Open Space – Closes November 28th –

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 admin 0

  Rochford District Council residents have been given the opportunity to comment on the RDC draft Open Spaces Strategy. The Friends of Sweyne Park are encouraging people to respond to the consultation, saying: The committee wants to encourage as many people as possible to respond to this survey… In the […]

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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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If You Love Sweyne Park, Can You Help On the 29th?

Monday, June 9, 2014 admin 1

Rob Donovan from the Friends of Sweyne Park is trying to organise a community litter pick in the Park on Sunday 29th June between 10am and 1pm. If you can help on that day, please email Rob at by Wednesday evening so he can gauge numbers.

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Confidential Report On Open Spaces

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 admin 9

The Council’s Executive – the ‘cabinet’ – meets on April 2nd. There are two items – one is the “Rochford Growth Strategy 2014 -2017 ” , which we are still reading. It’s 21 pages on promoting economic growth in the District. The second is “Draft Open Spaces Strategy”, which is […]

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A Good Meeting

Monday, January 27, 2014 admin 0

The Friends of Sweyne Park had their Annual General Meeting tonight, and it was a good one. A decent attendance, good discussions and an enthusiastic new committee. Look out for more information in the weeks and months to come.

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Another Sweyne Park Mention…

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 admin 0

One of our leaflet deliverer volunteers in the Downhall Park way area heard what sounded like a scramble motorbike on Sunday morning. Did anyone else hear it – was it inside Sweyne Park?

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The Friends Of Sweyne Park Are Now On Facebook

Monday, December 9, 2013 admin 3

The Friends of Sweyne Park Open Space have a new Facebook page. Facebook users can find them by searching ‘Friends of Sweyne Park Open Space’. They are looking to build up numbers so they can run some more fun activities for our community next year in the park, which is […]