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The Final Five Wards ….

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 admin 0

Rayleigh Central The current Conservative Councillor, Pat Aves, is stepping down. David Bodimeade (Labour) Margaret Spencer (Conservative) Stephen Tellis (Lib Dem) Sally-Ann Twydell (UKIP) Rochford The current Tory councillor here is James Cottis , although he is giving a Paglesham address. The UKIP candidate is giving a Shoeburyness address. James […]

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The Next Four Wards……

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 admin 0

Hawkwell South Currently a Conservative seat . Veteran councillor Heather Glynn is standing again for the Conservatives: Heather Glynn (Conservative) David Lench (Labour) Hawkwell West Currently held by the Rochford District Residents party. John Mason is defending his seat. Gill Gibson (Labour) John Mason (Rochford District Residents) Michael Webb (Conservative) […]

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Uncontested Parish Elections!

Monday, April 28, 2014 admin 12

There aren’t going to be any contested parish council elections for either Rawreth Parish or Rochford Parish this year – there were fewer candidates than spaces available. So there are two vacancies in Rawreth and five vacancies in Rochford. Additional councillors will now have to be co-opted, this is quite […]

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The First Four Wards….

Sunday, April 27, 2014 admin 3

There are 13 seats up for election this year. The Conservatives are defending lots of seats and have candidates everywhere. Labour and UKIP currently don’t have any district Councillors but have lots of candidates. The Liberal Democrats , Greens and the Rochford Residents each have councillors but don’t have many […]

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A Night That Made You Feel Proud Of Rayleigh

Saturday, April 26, 2014 admin 0

Last Thursday’s Annual Town Meeting at Sweyne Park School was a great success – the kind of evening that fills you with optimism. The meeting was essentially in two parts. First of all, a talk by the head of the school, Andy Hodgkinson. After that came the presentation of awards […]

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The Education Situation

Friday, April 25, 2014 admin 7

We’ve been enquiring into the situation with primary school places in Rayleigh – why Essex County Council were originally asking for a new primary school “North of London Road”, and now they’re not. It seems that on the basis of a planning application for 475 homes , ECC don’t believe […]

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The List Of Candidates!

Thursday, April 24, 2014 admin 1

You can download the list of candidates for the District Council elections here. We’ll take a closer look at each ward over the weekend… we’re off to the Annual Rayleigh meeting soon….

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A Warning From A Resident

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 admin 20

Sent to us by email overnight: I wonder if you could put a warning on the website. There was a white pick up doing the rounds here this afternoon offering gardening/tree cutting. Three men in it although only one got out, Irish accent. He was very very keen for me […]

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A Fledgling At Easter

Monday, April 21, 2014 admin 1

  Thank you to Elaine Lawrence for these two photos of a very small young bird in a local garden. Spring is definitely here!   We’ll probably get back to gritty politics tomorrow….