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“Keep Party Politics Out of The Police”

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 admin 0

Sir Bob Russell is the only Lib Dem MP in Essex, and has his own way of doing things – whether with keeping down expenses, or giving blunt answers to constituents. Here’s his view on the Police and Crime Commissioner Elections: Sir Bob Russell, MP for Colchester, is urging residents […]

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Another Look At Rayleigh Town Football Club

Monday, October 29, 2012 admin 0

The latest District Council proposals aren’t yet agreed, but they involve building houses where Rayleigh Town football club currently play! The club would be offered a new site. If you don’t know much about the club, The Grounds For Concern Blog has a very thorough look at Rayleigh Town Football […]

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What Could Really Happen In Our Green Belt

Sunday, October 28, 2012 admin 4

Last week we showed the following figures for proposed housing in the Green Belt: However the document going to councillors at the moment says these are only minimum figures, the council may allow more houysing if required to meet our five year supply. So if houses don’t get built in […]

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Asda Licensing Application

Saturday, October 27, 2012 admin 6

We’ve had a few people contact us about a licensing application from Asda in Priory Chase, Rayleigh. It is licensing application 12/00667/LAPREV and you can find it on the District Council website here. The application is for : Supply of Alcohol – Time period : Everyday, 06:00 to 00:00 (we […]

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Seek Out The Art

Friday, October 26, 2012 admin 0

The Rochford Art Trail starts tomorrow, and lasts until  the following Saturday: Visit the town of Rochford to discover a week-long showcase of arts and creativity that connects local business with local artists. Temporary art exhibitions will be on view in shop windows, retail premises and public spaces. Download a […]

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A Question For Our Readers About Roads

Thursday, October 25, 2012 admin 8

Ron and Chris would be glad of your comments on the following question. The proposed new housing ‘North of London Road’ is likely to be in the area marked in mauve: (click on it to enlarge it)   Most of this will be housing, some will be open space. The […]

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The Green Belt Losses

Thursday, October 25, 2012 admin 10

This is a table from the latest District Council ‘allocations’ document, showing where new homes are going to be built across the district in the Green Belt (you can double-click on it to enlarge it)   However here’s a few points to bear in mind: It doesn’t include new housing […]

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Be Warned

Thursday, October 25, 2012 admin 2

There has been a spate of burglaries in the District in the last 3 days. Make sure you keep your windows and doors secure – when you go to bed, and when you go out.

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No Time To Write….

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 admin 2

No time to write tonight, too busy studying the latest big document on the Local Development Framework! It’s the “Draft Pre-Submission Allocations Development Plan Document” and you can find it here It’s 8810 kb. We’ll write some more tomorrow – but those interested in where exactly all the new housing […]

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Conservative Motion On The Post Office

Monday, October 22, 2012 admin 0

Three Conservatives have put forward a motion for tomorrow night’s meeting of Full Council; it’s from Terry Cutmore, Keith Hudson and Heather Glynn: ‘This Council calls on the Royal Mail to reconsider very carefully the proposals to relocate the delivery offices currently available in Canewdon, Great Wakering and Rochford town. […]

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Mexico City vs Rayleigh

Sunday, October 21, 2012 admin 11

Lib Dems are still working to get potholes fixed. In particular our colleague Chris Lumley  has been pressing to get The Approach repaired. Last week he emailed the council to say: The state of the road outside the entrance to the station in The Approach is now a disgrace. The […]