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Are You Being Redirected?

Saturday, May 31, 2008 admin 9

Are you having trouble accessing onlineFOCUS? One of our ‘regulars’ has told us that when he tries to access www.onlinefocus.org through Google, he is being redirected to another site. It doesn;t happen with any other sites he goes to…. UPDATE : (Saturday afternoon.) We have definitely suffered some kind of […]

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Complaint About Clements Hall

Friday, May 30, 2008 admin 1

From the Echo: A DISGUSTED swimmer has slammed “filthy” conditions at a council-owned leisure centre. The 23-year-old, who asked not to be named, said he was shocked at the state of the changing rooms on recent visits to Clements Hall Leisure Complex in Hawkwell. The leisure centre, in Clements Hall […]

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The Evidence Base

Thursday, May 29, 2008 admin 0

We think that some readers of onlineFOCUS will be interested in the evidence base on the District Council website. It’s full of background information and facts and figures….. This information gives a starting point for deciding about future development.

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FixMyStreet – Love Lane

Wednesday, May 28, 2008 admin 0

From the FixMyStreet website , someone has suggested the following yesterday: Lazy drivers outside primary school. Reported in the Car parking category by john weston at 14:48, Tuesday Sent to Rochford District Council 1 minute later Something needs to be done to stop people parking on the double yellow and […]

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Fair Shares For All

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 admin 17

Hawkwell Councillor John Mason is unhappy about the Conservative’s suggested housing allocation for Hawkwell: In the Summer of 2007, after the first public consultation, 32 Conservative Councillors met in private to allocate 2200 new housing units across Rochford District. They came up with 365 for Hawkwell West and just 740 […]

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Hockley Chamber Of Trade Plan Ahead

Monday, May 26, 2008 admin 0

That’s why they already have details of the Hockley Christmas Lights on their website: Saturday 22nd November The 12th annual Hockley Christmas Lights evening will be held this year on Saturday, 22nd November Once again Spa Road, Hockley will be closed to road traffic from around 5.30pm to enable stalls, […]

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Last Thursday’s Planning Decisions

Sunday, May 25, 2008 admin 4

It’s a wet bank holiday weekend – not much going on, except for some concern about the height of the river at Battlesbridge. But it’s about time we reported on last Thursday’s Development Control meeting. There weren’t any Rayleigh items, but all 5 Rayleigh Lib Dems were there anyway. In […]

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The Post Box Returns

Saturday, May 24, 2008 admin 0

We wrote last month about the missing postbox in Deepdene Avenue, Rayleigh and the missing bus stop in Down Hall Road. The Postbox is now back – and our colleague Chris Lumley is chasing up County Highways to get the bus stop back as well.

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Rayleigh University Of The Third Age

Friday, May 23, 2008 admin 0

There was a little item in the Echo this week about the University of the Third Age: PENSIONERS have paid a visit to Westminster after an offer by Rayleigh MP Mark Francois. Tory MP Mr Francois hosted the visit to Parliament by the Rayleigh branch of the University of the […]

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Motorcycles Not Welcome Here!

Thursday, May 22, 2008 admin 3

We received the following email from a resident a couple of nights ago and have passed it on to the District Council: I was walking through the park with my wife and our dog tonight, at 5.15pm- 5.50pm when I heard a motorbike. There was a boy about 14 years […]

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Planning Enforcement

Wednesday, May 21, 2008 admin 10

There’s an item at Rochford DC on planning enforcement tomorrow night. It deals with how many breaches of the planning rules need to be investigated. There are hundreds of cases to deal with! As the report says: The current caseload stands at 408 open cases, including 13 category A, 31 […]

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In A Good Cause – 27 May

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 admin 0

From the Rayleigh Horticultural Society Website: “Club Night this month is about as far from gardening as you can get – we are holding an ‘Antiques Valuation Evening! We did this last year and it proved very popular, although I don’t think anyone got to retire on the proceeds of […]