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The Truth About Potholes.

Saturday, October 20, 2012 admin 3

We ‘ve written a lot about potholes? – because there have been so many of them.? And now we know why. We hope our local Conservatives are embarrassed by the figures below. They darn well ought to be. This is a league table of the money spent on pothole repairs […]

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Election of a Police and Crime Commissioner – Who’s Standing?

Friday, October 19, 2012 admin 2

We now know who the candidates are in Essex for the Police and Crime Commissioner in Essex on November 15th: Nick Alston – Conservative (lives in Chelmsford) Linda Belgrove – Independent (lives in Alresford) Val Morris-Cook – Labour (lives in Thurrock) Andrew Smith – UKIP (lives in Epping) Mick Thwaites […]

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“How Thick Do You Spread the Butter?”

Thursday, October 18, 2012 admin 1

The Echo has an article about changes in policing in Hockley and Rochford: Brian Guyett, of Hockley Residents? Association, said he was concerned about the impact of reducing the number of community officers in each area. He added: ?At the end of the day this all comes back to the […]

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Unemployment News

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 admin 0

Some good news today nationally! There has been a surprise fall in unemployment . Youth unemployment is also down , as the Guardian explains: The ONS data also showed that youth unemployment improved, with the number of 16 to 24-year-olds out of work falling below a million in the three […]

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The Cost of Crumbling Roads

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 admin 1

Brentwood Lib Dem County Councillor David Kendall has used a Freedom of Information request to find out how much the County Council is paying out to drivers because of potholes: Over the last three years a staggering ?0.5 million has been paid out by Conservative run Essex County Council to […]

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Downhall Shopping Evening

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 admin 0

Downhall PTA have a Xmas shopping evening on Thursday November 8th. Confirmed stalls include: Rudolf and Friends Shucks Naturally Vens Love.Cake The Float Sanctuary Jessie?s Gems Jamie @ Home PS I Love You gifts

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A View From The Ward Councillors…..

Monday, October 15, 2012 admin 0

Hawkwell District Councillor Christine Mason has written on the Rochford Residents Party website about the recent planning application in her ward: What we as your District Councillors asked for at the Development meeting was for Rochford District Council to step in and negotiate with David Wilson Homes to prevent future […]

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Good News And Bad News On Open Spaces….

Sunday, October 14, 2012 admin 7

First of all, we know that quite a few people are unhappy at the state of Sweyne Park recently. We’ve been told that there have been some cases of dogs being taken to their vet with rashes on their legs because of the long vegetation. It’s been a difficult year […]

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New Bye-Laws For Our Open Spaces?

Sunday, October 14, 2012 admin 3

The District Council seems set to start consulting a few local organisations on new bye-laws for our parks and open spaces. according to this report on the council website (130kb) The Council?s byelaws for the District?s open spaces date back to 1976 for pleasure grounds and 1946 for Hockley Woods. […]

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A Night Of Spice

Saturday, October 13, 2012 admin 0

Good luck to the Spice Hut in Hambro Parade, Rayleigh , who told us this week that : We have been nominated for an award by British Curry Life for Chef of the Year 2012. The award ceremony is being held on 14th October at London’s Park Plaza hotel from […]

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We’re Back !

Friday, October 12, 2012 admin 0

We have been offline for a few days following a virus attack. We are very glad to be back. Thanks to everyone who emailed to ask about us….and thanks to the security people at 1&1 for their assistance. We’ll write some more tomorrow…..

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Boot Sales At Rayleigh Station

Monday, October 8, 2012 admin 2

You can hold events like boot sales for a certain number of days each year without planning permission. But if you want to have one weekly, you do need planning permission. The District Council now has an application to have a boot sale on every Saturday and Bank Holiday at […]