Flood Protection Grants Available For Properties

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 admin 1

‘Property Level Protection’ grants of up to £5,000 are available to homeowners who can provide evidence of damage to their home which has been caused by internal flooding within the last three years. They can be used to make homes more resilient to future flooding. You can find out more […]

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Keeping Warm

Friday, November 21, 2014 admin 0

Last Saturday the Daily Express warned of Six inches of snow to hit Britain next week as Arctic blast sends temperatures plummeting … which didn’t  happen. And the forecast for the next week is also fairly mild – so don’t panic: However the District Council website has had some stuff […]

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Financial Advice From The District Council

Sunday, October 13, 2013 admin 0

Are you getting Council Tax Support and worried about money? From the District Council Website: If you are getting Council Tax Support and are struggling to pay your Council Tax we have a dedicated officer, Laura Poole, who can offer help and advice. You can: – call her on 01702 […]

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Update: Flood Damage Help

Friday, August 30, 2013 admin 0

From the District Council website: Update: Flood damage help To help residents affected by the recent severe weather, Rochford District Council will collect any flood damaged items free of charge. Please call our Customer Services team on 01702 318111 or email customerservices@rochford.gov.uk with your details. We also have special arrangements […]

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“… the world could be a much better place”

Monday, August 12, 2013 admin 0

Southend Blogger Jack Monroe has a video in the Guardian today: “Jack Monroe, who writes the blog A Girl Called Jack, discusses how she became a popular austerity cook and food blogger while living below the poverty line, and demonstrates how to cook one of her signature dishes: the carrot, […]

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Jack Monroe On TV

Saturday, April 27, 2013 admin 4

We’ve linked before to Southend blogger and writer  Jack Monroe– especially on issues of poverty and how to feed yourself on ridiculously low amounts of money. Things are looking up for Jack .  As the BBC reports: Until two months ago, Jack Monroe was unemployed, and unable to claim all […]

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Jack’s Revamp

Thursday, December 6, 2012 admin 0

Southend Blogger Jack Monroe has revamped her site – It’s worth a look. Here’s an example: I’m often quoted as saying I spend around £10 a week on my food shopping for me and Small Boy, which is often met with a mixture of disbelief and shock, and a quick […]

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“The Best Half-Hour I Have Spent On You-Tube”

Thursday, September 20, 2012 admin 0

There are some BIG misunderstandings about student loans. You only actually pay this loan back if you are earning enough money…. graduates only pay money back when they earning over £21,000 per year. And then they pay back 9% of whatever they earn above £21,000 per year. And this £21,000 […]

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Bumps On the Roof Of Our Cars?

Tuesday, June 5, 2012 admin 0

If you drive on roads like the A13 you’ll find quite a few drivers are sticking to 50 mph and cruise control to save fuel. Here’s another idea (no guarantees that it works!) We found a new article on the Pacific Standard website that’s quiet intriguing. It’s about a Californian […]