Consultation On Hockley Woods Playarea – Open Until March 19th

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 admin 0

From the District Council website: “Local families are set to benefit from £45,000 of funding for Hockley Woods playground– and we want your views on how it should be spent! Rochford District Council is celebrating the news that we will be receiving the funds from Cory Environmental Trust to improve […]

Support A Positive Idea !

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 admin 3

It’s nice to have a positive idea to support –  and you can add your support to James Newport’s Ice Rink idea here. “I want to get the Town Council to consider the idea of an Ice Rink in Rayleigh over the Christmas period, but need the support of our […]

Two Pieces Worth Reading

Friday, January 13, 2017 admin 1

James Newport has writing two pieces on his blog about facilities currently provided by Rochford District council – the toilets on Crown Hill , and the John Fisher playground. Worth reading if you want to know what’s going on !

Could Be A Long Night On Tuesday…

Sunday, December 11, 2016 admin 4

It could be a long night at Next Tuesday’s Full Council Meeting. It includes the following: There is a public question on notice from Mr Alan James about Hockley’s toilets. Plus two questions from Cllr Diane Hoy , one about park homes sites and the other about car parking enforcement. […]

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Different Company To Run Our Leisure Facilities

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 admin 0

From the District Council website: Sports and leisure facilities in Rochford are set to come under new management from 1st July 2014, as sport and leisure management charity, Fusion Lifestyle, takes on the running of Clements Hall and Rayleigh Leisure Centres together with the Freight House, The Mill Arts and […]

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15% To Parishes

Saturday, May 11, 2013 admin 25

Another new government announcement is that when a council operates a “Community Infrastructure Levy” on developers (which Rochford will introduce eventually) 15% of the money will be passed to the relevant Parish/Town Council where development is taking place with, apparently, no rules over how this cash can be spent…

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When Planning Doesn’t Go According To Plan….

Monday, December 3, 2012 admin 2

Sometimes big deals between a council and a developer do go wrong. Just look at this situation in Brentwood where 8 Lib Dems councillors, 2 Conservative, 1 Labour and 1 independent are making on a stand. A deal with a developer that was supposed to provide a cinema for the […]

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The Echo Reports On The Football Club

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 admin 0

The Echo reports here on Rayleigh Sports and Social Club:   ….David Medlock, chairman of the club, said they were holding a meeting to consider their response. _ He said: We are very surprised that despite previous assurances we were given the club would not be moved have not endured. […]

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Toilets Saved…. (We Think We can Tell You That Now)

Saturday, January 28, 2012 admin 0

Back on Jan 11th, the District Council Cabinet discussed what to do about public toilets. It’s an important subject, but it’s been a bit tricky to tell you what happened, even though a couple of opposition councillors – Chris Black and Michael Hoy – went along to the meeting. The […]

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The Council Executive Meets Next Wednesday

Saturday, January 7, 2012 admin 3

The ‘cabinet’ of the Distict council meets next Wednesday at 7:30. You can download the agenda from this page. One of the items on the agenda is to start public consultation on a plan to reduce air pollution from the Rawreth Industrial Estate. The council is particularly thinking about the […]

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Good Looking Scandinavians In Essex

Monday, February 7, 2011 admin 4

One Rayleigh resident told us that last weekend in Grays he saw some waxwings for the first time in his life. In fact he saw 28 of them. If you are not sure what a waxwing is, the Essex Wildlife Trust explains that Essex Wildlife Trust would like to hear […]

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A Young View

Wednesday, August 5, 2009 admin 28

Someone left the following comment on our “Daylight Stabbing in Rayleigh” post. It’s very useful to get a teenager’s view , so we are making this as the start of a new post. Im a teenager in rayleigh and life is not as fun full as you think, their is […]