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Hadleigh Old Fire Station

Friday, January 31, 2014 admin 0

  One of the links in our right toolbar is for Hadleigh Old Fire Station, which is now used as studios for 15 artists and offices for a couple of community groups. Their website is worth an occasional visit – you can find out information? on the individual artists there, […]

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Any Chance Of Some Help?

Thursday, January 30, 2014 admin 0

One of our volunteer helpers who delivers? some Focus leaflets for us has had to step down through poor health. So we could do with another helper – to help in Downhall and Rawreth Ward. We give people 100-150 leaflets to deliver, every few months. It can be quite fun […]

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A Social Media Policy For The District Council ….

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 admin 0

  The District Council are likely to vote next month on adopting a “Social Media Policy” – that should interest people who read or comment on onlineFOCUS. You can find it on the Council website here?? (it is item 10) . Towards the end of the document it states “The […]

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Still A Chance ?

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 admin 5

The vote tonight to increase car parking charges AND end free parking on Saturday afternoons was quite close. It might just be possible to persuade some councillors to switch sides and replace what was passed tonight by a compromise motion, that still increased the charges but kept free Saturday afternoons. […]

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A Good Meeting

Monday, January 27, 2014 admin 0

The Friends of Sweyne Park had their Annual General Meeting tonight, and it was a good one. A decent attendance, good discussions and an enthusiastic new committee. Look out for more information in the weeks and months to come.

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Using Social Media

Sunday, January 26, 2014 admin 1

The Guardian website has a column entitled “The Secret Council Officer” where a council officer writes anonymously about life in local government. (It’s similar to their “Secret Footballer” series). TSCO has written on a number of subjects, including stress, and sexism. But TSCO started off by writing about how councils […]

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“Hullbridge Memories” Is Back

Saturday, January 25, 2014 admin 1

The website “Hullbridge Memories” is back: “Hello we are back and hopefully you will get some enjoyment reliving memories. Regretably I had to take the site down as I had found images from the site had been copied and were being sold on Ebay. At long last I have found […]

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The Hullbridge Road Ditch

Thursday, January 23, 2014 admin 0

Earlier this week we wrote about the ditch alongside Hullbridge Road. County Highways have advised that this is one of two sections of ditch that Highways are actually responsible for in Rochford District, the other being along London Road opposite Vernon Avenue. They seem to have overlooked this, following their […]

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Rayleigh On Target

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 admin 3

Is Rayleigh going to be Britain’s no. 1 town for archery? If you look at the rankings here the phrase “Rayleigh Town Archery Club” turns up a lot….. For example, 4 archers in the top 50 Junior Girls Recurve rankings are with Rayleigh: More on the Rayleigh Town Archery Club […]

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Secrets Of The Central Line

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 admin 0

Lots of quirky facts about the Central Line, including a secure Bank of England building, pretty Gants Hill, Alfred Hitchcock, and an underground munitions factory… Hat-tip: Liberal England