Paintbrushes, Petitions and Public Conveniences.

Saturday, September 9, 2017 admin 2

Imagine you were in a nearby DIY store and saw a local councillor not being allowed to buy a paintbrush or a hammer, because the District Council Constitution didn’t actually say that they could. You would think it was pretty odd. But something like this has recently happened. Not with […]

Wild Woods Day 2017

Monday, May 29, 2017 admin 0

From the District Council website Wild Woods Day Sponsored by Fusion Lifestyle, in association with Crouch Valley Scouts Saturday 3 June 2017 11am – 4pm Hockley Woods Enjoy a day of discovery in Hockley’s ancient woodlands with Rochford District Council’s annual Wild Woods Day Wild Woods Day is one of […]

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 […]

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. […]

A Couple Of Close Votes

Thursday, January 21, 2016 admin 14

At the Development Committee tonight, both applications were passed 7-5. The Folly Lane, Hockley , application was particularly contentious, as the Core Strategy indicated 50 dwellings for the site but 75 were proposed. Approval was moved by Heather Glynn, seconded ny Terry Cutmore and passed 7-5. The 5 who voted […]

Bullwood Hall

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 admin 8

The new drastically-reduced-in-size Development Committee meets tomorrow evening at 7:30 . You can find the details here. The main application is in Bullwood Hall Lane, Hockley. It is an outline application for the demolition of the prison complex building, conversion of Bullwood Hall to residential use and residential development , […]

Big Day In Hockley Woods Tomorrow!

Friday, May 29, 2015 admin 0

From the District Council website: Wild Woods Day Wild Woods Day Sponsored by Fusion Lifestyle Saturday 30 May 2015 11am 4pm Hockley Woods Plans are in full swing for our 12th annual Wild Woods Day on Saturday 30 May at Hockley Woods. This years event is set to be […]

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Tell Me More , Tell Me More!

Friday, March 20, 2015 admin 5

Having a few open air cinema evenings in our district sounds quite an exciting idea – at least in principle. Under its “Commercialisation” heading the District Council is allowing Essex Outdoor Cinema to hold events in Sweyne Park and Hockley Woods this year: June 6th – Hockley Woods – Shakespeare […]

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The Picnic District 2 – Hockley Woods

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 admin 0

Hockley Woods are surely our district’s greatest natural treasure – the biggest remnant of the ancient woods that once covered Essex. There’s more information on the Council website here. And if you are seriously interested in the woods, you can buy Oliver Rackham’s Book “The Ancient Woodlands of England:The Woods […]

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An Uneasy Committee Meeting!

Monday, March 2, 2015 admin 5

Last week’s Development Committee wasn’t as dramatic as the meeting last month, where the “North of London Road” application was refused. In fact at one stage it was very dull. But there were a lot of twists and turns, and a bit of bad feeling. Cllr Toby Mountain writes a […]