Swim School Application Recommended For Refusal.

Sunday, April 30, 2017 admin 0

Even though it’s election time, normal council work still goes on. And there’s an interesting planning application on this week’s list: A planning application has just been submitted for a swim school in Rawreth Lane: Application Reference:17/00181/FUL Address Of Proposal:8 Imperial Park , Rawreth Lane, Rayleigh, SS6 9RS Proposal :Change […]

Trampolining, Industry, Education and Gospel

Saturday, April 22, 2017 admin 1

There’s a planning application at unit 8 on the Purdeys Way Industrial Estate. It’s for part of the unit to be for religious use – for the Praise Christian Centre International. The church will be open between 10am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 1pm on Sunday. Part […]

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 […]

The Perils Of the Cabinet System

Sunday, January 8, 2017 admin 0

We are not keen on the Cabinet system at Rochford – it’s expensive and not very democratic. Here’s an example from the Guardian website of how a Labour cabinet in Lewisham is pushing through a development that will force Millwall Football Club away from their home – even though the […]

A Pair Of Important Applications In Rochford

Friday, November 6, 2015 admin 24

There are two brand new planning applications near Cherry Orchard Lane.The intention seems to be to relocate the existing rugby club and put a business park where the club is currently located: You can search for the applications on the district council website here:

Sports Awards 2015

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 admin 0

The shortlists for the Rochford and Castle Point Sports Awards have been announced on the District Councilwebsite. The two names for Rochford Sports Personality of the Year are: Kristian Brown – athletics and Taylor Carter – golf One of the people presenting the awards at the Gala Evening, on November […]

The Yachts Set Sail….

Monday, August 31, 2015 admin 1

We wrote recently about the Cllipper Round The World Yacht Race that started this weekend: The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race begins in St Katherine’s Dock London on August 30th and then begins in earnest from Southend Pier on August 31st. As the Port of London Authority explains: 30th […]

If You Like Yachts, You Might Like To Take A Look.

Monday, August 10, 2015 admin 4

The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race begins in St Katherine’s Dock London on August 30th and then begins in earnest from Southend Pier on August 31st. As the Port of London Authority explains: 30th August 2015 12 yachts will lock out of St Katherine’s Dock from approximately 1400 until […]

Golf Application Goes To Appeal

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 admin 3

Last December the District Council refused a planning application for a golf course near the Chichester Hotel in Rawreth. Though it seemed more like an excuse to dump hundreds of thousand of tonnes of earth. Officers recommended approval, but one of us called it in to committee and we won […]

Time For Trampolines?

Friday, June 26, 2015 admin 2

Planning officers are recommending approval for an application for a trampoline centre at 12a Purdeys Way, Rochford. You can download the report here – it starts on page 10. Here’s some extracts: The unit has an internal floorspace of 900m² and includes a mezzanine floor. There would be a reception […]