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Trouble At The Central Area Committee

Wednesday, October 31, 2007 admin 0

According to today’s Echo: RESIDENTS are furious over plans for hundreds of homes in a quiet village. About 500 new homes could be built in Hullbridge by 2021, under revisions to Rochford District Council’s new development plan. The village was one of the areas earmarked to take an increased amount […]

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13-8 – Embarassment For The Tory Leadership

Tuesday, October 30, 2007 admin 8

We’ve just got back from the Full Council meeting tonight, we’ll report in full later. One big item tonight was the Council vote on which two district councillors to appoint as trustees on the Grange Community Association. A fair view would be to appoint the local ward councillors – Conservative […]

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The loss of the 35 Bus Service

Monday, October 29, 2007 admin 0

There’s something ironic about losing the only bus service along Rawreth Lane just as Asda opens. But more importantly, it’s going to cause real hardship to some Rawreth people. Although the District Council havn’t been able to tell us anything today, local bodies , plus the County Council are all […]

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New Asda Rayleigh

Monday, October 29, 2007 admin 44

Press release from Asda: A TRULY LOCAL EVENT!! A DAY FOR FAMILY AND COMMUNITY AS ASDA OPENS ITS DOORS IN RAYLEIGH What: The new Asda in Rayleigh opens to the public with Chairman of Rochford District Council, Cllr Keith Gibbs, Chairman of Rayleigh Town Council Cllr Patricia Weaver, plus local […]

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Light Pollution

Monday, October 29, 2007 admin 5

We had the following email over the weekend from someone who lives near Asda: From my house, I can see 9 streetlights, all within a distance of 15 yards from my property. On top of this the ASDA service yard has its service yard lights on all night, every night. […]

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Last Thursday’s Development Control Meeting

Sunday, October 28, 2007 admin 5

The plans for the Asda signage went through. However there is now an hours restriction to stop the illuminated sign being on all night, and another restriction to prevent the sign on the side of the store being lit. To quote one resident who emailed Chris this weekend , the […]

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TheNew Political Structure…

Sunday, October 28, 2007 admin 0

Residents’s Party Councillor John Mason writes about the new cabinet and area committee structure here, and he’s not impressed: …Residents in Hawkwell, who got no answers at the RDC Area Committee, call their own public meeting to find out about the proposals about 365 new houses proposed for their area. […]

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Is This A Way Of Finding Money For A Swimming Pool In Rayleigh?

Saturday, October 27, 2007 admin 0

The Echo reports today: Southend’s hopes for a new Olympic swimming pool and a museum to house the Saxon King relics could be boosted by the area’s inlcusion on a Government list of the country’s top economic hotspots. The Thames Gateway development zone is one of five areas singled out […]

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Bullwood Hall

Friday, October 26, 2007 admin 2

Follwoing on from a comment from Mike Nobes earlier this week, we see the Echo now reports as follows: FOREIGN criminals sent to Bullwood Hall jail to be deported have been released early and allowed to stay in Britain, it has emerged. The Ministry of Justice has confirmed eight foreign […]

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Grange Community Centre : Jackie “Calls In ” Decision

Thursday, October 25, 2007 admin 0

Jackie Dillnutt has “Called In ” the decision on Grange Community Centre made at the Cabinet last week. Under the Council Constitution, she needed two other councillors to support her, but she had four – all the other Lib Dems. The Grange Community Centre will now be discussed at the […]

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Our Questions To Council

Wednesday, October 24, 2007 admin 5

We are asking the following questions at next weeks full council meeting (it’s going to be a bit like parliamentary question time….) A).From Councillor Chris Black: According to the Daily Telegraph on the 13th October: “Statutory instruments allow the Government to alter laws without a full act of Parliament, ie […]

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If You’re Interested In The Lib Dems…

Wednesday, October 24, 2007 admin 0

If you join the Lib Dems before October 31st you can vote in our leadership contest between Chris Huhne and Nick Clegg. You can join online for only ?9- just click here. Chris Black Adds: Last time I voted for Chris Huhne, but at the moment: