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Wild Woods Day

Monday, May 19, 2008 admin 0

Wild Woods Day is on June 7th in Hockley Woods: Free Fun for all the family! Saturday 7 June, 12 midday to 4pm Hockley Woods Lots of fun and exciting activities will be available on the day including: * Max from Cans * Rochford District Council Recycling Team * Environmentally […]

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Trouble in Downhall

Sunday, May 18, 2008 admin 5

Following our item a few days ago re antisocial behaviour in Hawkwell, we are aware of problems in Downhall as well – large numbers of youths sometimes making noise late at night in Sweyne Park, and this weekend a house being egged in the Coppicegate development. Please keep us advised […]

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An English Democrat View Of The Golf Course Application

Saturday, May 17, 2008 admin 13

The Echo have an update on the Golf Course application – with an interesting comment added at the bottom from English Democrat politician Kim Gandy: A RAYLEIGH golf club’s proposal to reshape its course will be decided by Rochford District Council. The Lords Golf and Country Club in Hullbridge Road […]

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Hey, Where’s My Green Waste Collection?

Friday, May 16, 2008 admin 1

From the Rochford DC Website: “Green Waste Collection Due to unforseen circumstances the green waste collection from Wednesday 14th May has not been completed. Residents are advised to continue to present their green waste bins and they will be collected as soon as possible. This may affect the forthcoming collection […]

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Blue Council, Red Policy

Thursday, May 15, 2008 admin 5

The Echo’s urbane political journalist, Geoff Percival, sums up Tuesday night’s council meeting pretty well: We back Labour policy, say Tories TORY Rochford district councillors found themselves in the unusual position of defending Labour party policy at the annual meeting of the council. The Conservatives had come under attack from […]

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Trouble In Hawkwell

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 admin 0

Hawkwell Councillor John Mason writes here about antisocial behaviour in Hawkwell on 7th, 8th, 9th May: “Last night, Friday, 9 May was worse, the kids were still over there shouting abuse, drinking, lighting a fires until 4.15 am.” There were over 250 youths gathered. Youths had come from Rochford, Rayleigh […]

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Rayleigh High Street To Close For 4 Weeks

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 admin 6

A warning in the Echo: RAYLEIGH High Street is to close to traffic for four weeks to allow gas pipes to be replaced. The whole High Street, from the junction with Crown Hill, will be shut to cars from July 27. Energy supplier National Grid is carrying out the work […]

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Who Got What At Tonights Meeting

Tuesday, May 13, 2008 admin 3

New Chairman of the Council : Jim Grey Vice-Chairman : Tony Humphries Council Leader (for 4 years) : Terry Cutmore Deputy Leader : Mavis Webster Other Cabinet Members: Michael Starke (Environment – includes parks and recycling) Peter Webster (Finance ) Keith Gordon (Leisure, Tourism, Arts, Culture and Business) Keith Hudson […]

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The Revised East Of England Plan

Monday, May 12, 2008 admin 3

The Revised East of England Plan is published today. You can download it here (3.5 Megabytes) The report is 131 pages long , and there’s a lot to absorb. It deals with the governments proposals for housing, employment, transport etc. in the next 13-17 years. Rochford is not one of […]

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A “Presidential-style” Council

Monday, May 12, 2008 admin 3

After tomorrow night’s council meeting the District Council will be a very different place. The Conservatives are using national Labour proposals in order to bring in a new council constitution. The Leader of the council, Terry Cutmore, will have greatly increased powers and will be elected to serve a 4-year […]