Vic Leach

Sunday, March 26, 2017 admin 0

We have heard the very sad news that Vic Leach, a former District Councillor and Chairman of Hawkwell Parish Council, has died. Vic was a key player in the Lib Dem administration that ran the district council in the 1990s. He was a fine councillor and campaigner, but above all […]

Development Committee Meets On Thursday

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 admin 9

The Development Committee meets on Thursday to decide 3 applications: In Stambridge : 3 flats between 7 and 13 Cagefield Road (not green belt) In Rayleigh : 2 cycle shelters at the Approach Car Park. Only coming to the committee because it is council land. In Hawkwell: A yard in […]

The Picnic District 10 : Magnolia Park and Nature Reserve

Monday, August 3, 2015 admin 2

The District Council website describes it as follows: Magnolia Nature Reserve on the Ashingdon/Hawkwell border is a lovely area of habitat and can usually be found alive with bird life. One of the specialties that have been found most winters in good numbers is the increasingly rare Bullfinch. This Nature […]

Refuse, Pass Or Defer?

Monday, May 25, 2015 admin 3

Apart from the Rawreth sports pitches, there were two other planning applications last Thursday† evening. One was for a solar farm at Southend Airport, to help power the airport – this was passed. The other item was more contentious – an application to demolish some commercial buildings at 90 Main […]

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Application For 37 Dwellings In Hawkwell

Saturday, February 21, 2015 admin 24

New planning application just in: 15/00075/FUL Parish: Hawkwell Parish Council Ward Hawkwell West Responsibility:Committee /Weekly List Proposal: Demolish Existing Buildings and redevelop to Provide 37 Dwellings With Associated Parking, Modified Site Access, pumping station, open space and landscaping. Location: 90 Main Road Hawkwell Perhaps one of the Hawkwell Councillors could […]

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4 Planning Applications

Thursday, February 19, 2015 admin 1

The agenda is out for next Thursday’s Development Control meeting. You can find it here. There are four applications shown, all 4 are recommended for approval. 1. For five extra parking spaces outside Tesco in London Road, Rayleigh 2. An application from the District Council itself for a very small […]

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“Help Tracy Get Back On Her Feet”

Saturday, January 24, 2015 admin 0

  From the fundraising page set up for her: This is a fundraising page for our amazing Tracy who was†a healthy 34 year old Mum of two small boys and was due to run a marathon this year. She was taken into hospital Christmas eve and none of us realised […]

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The Capons’ Greatest Moments

Monday, September 29, 2014 admin 23

  Phil and Tracy Capon are husband and wife, and both are currently† Conservative Councillors on Rochford District Council. In fact Phil is the Chair of the Development Committee. Word reached us at the weekend that they had both been deselected by the Conservative Association – so they cannot stand […]

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An Admirable Attitude

Friday, September 12, 2014 admin 0

Rochford Life has a short interview with Hawkwell Tory District Councillor Phil Capon. Phil is Chair of the Development Committee – the one that deals with planning applications. He makes some good points, for example: Iíve always believed that if you are going to be on the Council you should […]

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Travellers In Hawkwell

Friday, May 2, 2014 admin 8

Hawkwell Councillors John and Christine Mason have this evening posted on their facebook page: TRAVELLERS – Just to let everyone know that Essex Police and Rochford District Council are aware that 8 Travellers Caravans (inc Campers) are visiting the Car Park at the rear of Clements Hall Leisure Centre nearest […]