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The Argents In The Workhouse

Sunday, October 31, 2010 admin 1

It’s not the most cheerful subject, but if you are interested in the workhouses that used to be in our area, have a look at The Workhouse website . To quote Wikipedia Under the Poor Law systems of England and Wales, Scotland and Ireland, a workhouse was a place where […]

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“Unstable Road”

Saturday, October 30, 2010 admin 0

Some anxious residents in Whitehouse Chase , Rayleigh have left a comment on Fixmystreet tonight: “Our road has been subject over the last 4 years to use by very heavy plant used to build 9 extra houses including the Whitehouse Farm Development.The joining strips in the road are now opening […]

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Central Area Comes Up Next

Friday, October 29, 2010 admin 2

A new round of Area Committee meetings takes place in November. The first one to take place will be the Central Area Committee on November 9th, covering Hawkwell, Hockley and Hullbridge. It will be held at Greensward School. In addition to the usual public question time, there will be a […]

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Fullfact.org

Thursday, October 28, 2010 admin 0

If you are having trouble trusting national newspapers these days – any national newspaper – about political issues , you might find the Fullfact.org website useful. They aim to independentally check ‘political’ facts and figures in an unbiased way. They are worth a look.

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Another Place To Eat…Another Blog To Create?

Thursday, October 28, 2010 admin 0

Hullbridge councillor Michael Hoy writes here about a new “Mediterranean” restaurant opening soon in Hullbridge. Which make us wonder – is there someone (maybe one of our readers) who fancies setting up their own blog reviewing local eating and drinking places? It could be fun to do…. and we could […]

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466!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 admin 5

Chris Black asked at Full Council last night how many planning enforcement cases were ongoing in Rochford District. The answer is 466 – a shockingly high figure. The council has 2 full-time officers dealing with this, plus some other officers helping sometimes. To put it mildly, this seems inadequate. The […]

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Ruth Livingstone’s Coastal Walk

Monday, October 25, 2010 admin 0

We’ve just found the blog of Ruth Livingstone who is walking around the British coastline: “My name is Ruth Livingstone. I am a 50 something lady and I have set myself a task. I am going to walk around the coastline of the British mainland. Starting in North Norfolk, I […]

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A View From Hockley To Spark Debate!

Sunday, October 24, 2010 admin 18

Brian Guyett has sent us the text that is being used by some residents and local groups for objecting to the Core Strategy. This might prompt some debate! * ———- * “1. The Core Strategy is unsound because proposals to build on the Green Belt have not been properly evaluated […]

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Council Ice Skating In Great Wakering

Saturday, October 23, 2010 admin 0

The District Council website has some stuff on ice skating on 26/27/28 October at Great Wakering Recreation Ground, High Street, Great Wakering. “As part of the Council?s portfolio of play projects funded by the Big Lottery a synthetic ice rink will be touring the District. – The skating is free […]

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Free Parking On Saturdays Before Christmas – Well, Probably

Friday, October 22, 2010 admin 1

The District Council has put out the following press statement on its website: The Council has agreed to free parking in its car parks all day on the four Saturdays before Christmas. . On the 27th November and 4th, 11th and 18th December residents will be able to park free […]

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Marathon Meeting !

Thursday, October 21, 2010 admin 11

A good-natured meeting of the Development Committee finished at 10:40 pm today. The chamber was overflowing with members of the public attending: Here’s a very brief summary: 1. Two bungalows in Trenders Avenue, Rawreth – PASSED. Approval moved by Chris Black, seconded by Heather Glynn. Voting was tied at 9-9. […]