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Sweyne Park Litter Pick – More Volunteers Are Welcome!

Thursday, June 10, 2010 admin 0

The Friends of Sweyne Park have arranged a litter pick on Saturday. As the District Council website says: A number of people will be joining in with the litter pick, but more volunteers are welcome to help ensure that the park and surrounding streets are made as litter free as […]

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Priory Chase Problems

Wednesday, June 9, 2010 admin 11

We received the following email today from a resident, which we publish with his permission. We’ve been in contact with the district council this afternoon on this, emailing the councillors in charge of litter and community safety (Cllrs Michael Steptoe and Lesley Butcher, respectively) as well as the appropriate council […]

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“The World Cup Is A Safe Family Event”

Tuesday, June 8, 2010 admin 1

Essex Police have written on their website “The World Cup is a safe family event and Essex Police will be working throughout the tournament to make sure it stays that way.” Find out what they are aiming to do here.

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Making A Tower Bigger For Digital TV

Monday, June 7, 2010 admin 0

There’s an application in Ashingdon recommended for approval by officers. It’s to extend a mobile phone tower in Ashingdon to assist with digital TV when it comes: Application No : 10/00183/FUL Zoning : Metropolitan Green Belt Parish : Ashingdon Parish Council Ward : Ashingdon And Canewdon Location : Rouncefall The […]

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A Takeaway Opposite Rayleigh Station?

Sunday, June 6, 2010 admin 0

There’s a planning application in to convert the office building/house opposite Rayleigh Station into a takeaway. Council Officers are recommending refusal, on the following grounds: 1 The proposed use of the site as a Class A5 takeaway is likely to lead to short term parking taking place on or around […]

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The Most Notable Person Ever Born In Rochford?

Saturday, June 5, 2010 admin 0

The man in the picture above is possibly the most notable person ever born in our district. But few people here would recognise him. To explain who he is, and his importance, we need to provide some background….. The two nations of India and Pakistan have had a very difficult […]

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What To Do About Dangerous Dogs?

Friday, June 4, 2010 admin 0

Cllr Mike Steptoe has a role with a very long title “Portfolio holder for Environment, including Parks, Open Spaces and Woodlands, Recycling, Street Scene and the new Contracts “. That gives him a lot to deal with, including, it seems, dangerous dogs. Because he’s now made one of those ‘executive […]

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Congrats To Margaret

Thursday, June 3, 2010 admin 0

Congrats to Margaret Spencer, who has taken over from Dave Sperring as Chairman of Rayleigh Town Council. We hope she enjoys her year in office and look forward to seeing if she can use her extra influence to help the town. For example, she will now represent Rayleigh Town Council […]

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A Licensing Meeting…. Rochford Premier Stores

Wednesday, June 2, 2010 admin 3

The District Council’s Licensing Sub-Committee meets on June 11th at 10 am at the Civic Suite in Rayleigh. It will consider : …..the report of the Head of Environmental Services which asks Members to consider an application for a review of a premises licence with respect to Rochford Premier Stores, […]

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Get Your Bins Out by 7 am !

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 admin 3

The District Council are stressing this at the moment with a terse statement on their website: Important Information – Compostables Collection Please ensure that your compostables bins are left outside your property for collection by 7am on your allocated day to guarantee collection. The Echo has more background: RESIDENTS are […]