Moving Slowly On Air Pollution. Very Slowly.

Thursday, May 11, 2017 admin 0

James Newport has been delving into the local news archives: “Something I rapidly learnt over the course of 1 year – nothing moves quickly in local government. I have to say though I find the following appalling. So I’ve decided, not to celebrate but to commiserate on this Echo News […]

Railway Work

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 admin 2

Network Rail have been sending out a letter to ‘lineside neighbours’ about upcoming railway works in Rayleigh. They will be carrying out improvement works between Southend and Shenfield from 13 June and lasting until 2019. Presumably each individual bit of track will be undergoing works only once during the four […]

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The Black Cloud

Monday, March 9, 2015 admin 4

The Echo reports tonight: Firefighters are at the scene of a large tyre fire near the Fairglen Interchange on the A130. A pile of tyres covering an area of 50 metres by 20 metres and stacked two metres high is alight, the incident commander reports. Two crews from Rayleigh Weir […]

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Air Pollution In Rayleigh Town Centre Is Too High

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 admin 1

The District Council has just announced that an “Air Quality Management Area” (AQMA) has been created in Rayleigh town centre, because air pollution is too high there. The annual average level of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) a pollutant associated with vehicle exhaust emissions is just over the National Air […]

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Poor Air Quality In Parts Of Rayleigh Town Centre

Saturday, October 25, 2014 admin 4

Not good news. Levels of Nitrogen Dioxide are still above national agreed levels in parts of Rayleigh Town Centre. (Nitrogen Dioxide is a pollutant that comes from, amongst other things, vehicle exhausts. ) The District Council is now planning to set up an “Area Quality Management Area” and is […]

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Another Sweyne Park Mention…

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 admin 0

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?

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Acoustic Fence Planning Application

Sunday, September 8, 2013 admin 0

Just come in….. a planning application for an acoustic fence, presumably to try to reduce the noise problems… Application Reference 13/00510/FUL Unit 12A, Rawreth Industrial Estate, Rawreth Lane, Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 9RL Erect 4.5m High Acoustic Fence To Rear Of Site Parish: Rawreth Parish Council Ward: Downhall And Rawreth Applicants’s […]

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That Must Be A REALLY Loud Alarm….

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 admin 0

Here’s details on some more enforcement action: “On June 4th, a noise abatement notice was served upon the occupier of 17 Sandon Close, Rochford as a result of the soubnding of a clock/radio alarm disturbing neighbouring residents. A warrant of entry was secured from Southend Magistrates Court and officers forced […]