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 […]
One of the extra bonuses of a country walk in the autumn is the chance to forage…
We’ve been in contact with one resident who carried out his own litter survey in various woods and parks of South Essex. He counted how much litter he saw in a two mile walk. This is what he found a couple of years ago: Over the last few years I […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday evening so he can gauge numbers.
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 […]
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.
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?
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 […]