Easter Waste Collections

Monday, April 10, 2017 admin 0

The District Council has advised that bin collections within the Rochford District Council area will continue as usual. For those residents who have a bin collection on Good Friday (April 14) or Easter Monday (April 17), please present your bins for collection. Collections will also continue as normal over the […]

That Waste Site Could Be Here A Lot Sooner than 2026

Saturday, January 14, 2017 admin 0

Chris Black and Chris Stanley wrote recently about the proposal for a waste site at Dollymans Farm , on the Rawreth – Basildon border. This isn’t a council idea, but has been supported by a government inspector . We wrote that: She was concerned about a likely lack of capacity […]

More On The Dollymans Farm Waste Proposal (UPDATED)

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 admin 11

Back in November we wrote about surprise plans for a new waste site on part of Dollymans Farm, on the Rawreth / Basildon border. Tomorrow a 6 week consultation begins on the proposal – and we will give more details about the consultation process tomorrow night. This evening local councillors  […]

Waste Site For Rawreth / Basildon Border?

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 admin 2

We didn’t see this one coming… Essex County Council and Southend-on-Sea Borough Council as have been working jointly over a number of years to prepare a Replacement Waste Local Plan. The draft Replacement Waste Local Plan was submitted to the Government for independent examination by a Planning Inspector. We have […]

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Rochford’s Recycling In The Guardian

Monday, November 3, 2014 admin 0

  The Guardian  did a feature last Monday about recycling, looking at four councils with good recycling levels and seeing how they did it. One of them was Rochford: Rochford district council With England’s highest recycling rates Rochford’s head of environmental services, Richard Evans, ascribes its scheme’s success to simplicity. […]

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A Rubbish Event !

Sunday, October 12, 2014 admin 0

  If you  have any questions about waste or recycling, you can get them answered by council staff at the Mill Arts & Events Centre, in Rayleigh, from 11am to 3pm next Thursday, October 30. This is part of a free event aimed at families, to celebrate the District’s recycling  […]

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The District Council’s Annual Report

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 admin 0

The District Council are encouraging people to read their annual report, which you can download by clicking here. Perhaps the most positive thing this year is recycling – we are back to being the number one district in England.

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Cash For Trash

Saturday, June 28, 2014 admin 0

  The District Council has a new initiative. For three months, when people put their litter in a bin in Rayleigh  High Street  they will be helping raise money for local charities….  The new campaign is a partnership between Rochford District Council and Keep Britain Tidy and is being supported […]

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We’re Rochford, Not Rochdale….

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 admin 0

You may have already seen this on the telly, but here’s our council officer Richard Evans explaining how our district got to be no.1 in recycling: Warning : bad language in the comments on Youtube

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Recycling Banks?

Thursday, May 15, 2014 admin 6

  Town Councillor Bruce Smart would like some feedback from residents regarding something that is coming up at a Rayleigh Town Council meeting next Monday. The District Council is asking the Town Council about the feasibility having new recycling banks at the following locations:   John Fisher Community Hall, Little […]

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Recycling Consultation From The County Council

Saturday, February 1, 2014 admin 5

  The latest consultation from Essex County Council is on recycling centres- you can find it here. Review of Essex County Council’s Recycling Centre Service Essex County Council currently spends about £7m per year providing 21 Recycling Centres across the county for residents to dispose of their waste. Although some […]