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 Ł7m per year providing 21 Recycling Centres across the county for residents to dispose of their waste. Although some […]