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A Slight Improvement…

Monday, June 30, 2014 admin 0

  One of the items discussed at last week’s local highways panel was the junction of Watery Lane ,? Hullbridge Road and Lower Road. There have been five ‘personal injury collisions’? in the past five years – one of them being serious. Three of them involved turning right into Watery […]

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How Many Readers Do We Get?

Monday, June 30, 2014 admin 2

For anyone who wonders if anyone reads onlineFOCUS , here’s our daily figures for June – you can click on the image to enlarge it: This month we had between 114 and 255 visitors each day. The software we use defines a ‘visitor’ as someone who hasn’t look at the […]

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Birdsong and Butterflies

Sunday, June 29, 2014 admin 0

Well done to the Friends Of Sweyne Park for arranging the litter pick today. More than a dozen people helped. A lovely sunny summer morning, with birdsong, butterflies, plus lots of friendly dogs and joggers…

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Cash For Trash

Saturday, June 28, 2014 admin 0

  The District Council has a new initiative. For three months, when people put their litter in a bin in Rayleigh? High Street? they will be helping raise money for local charities….? The new campaign is a partnership between Rochford District Council and Keep Britain Tidy and is being supported […]

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Lost Walks Of Rochford

Friday, June 27, 2014 admin 0

  From the District Council website ? Help us rediscover lost walks and hidden heritage in rural and coastal Rochford District. Join us on foot or online and help reveal the stories of Rochford?s changing landscape through a series of public walks. Walk 1: Barling – Wakering Wednesday 9 July […]

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Bus Stop Stays Where It Is !

Thursday, June 26, 2014 admin 0

It was agreed today at the Local Highways Panel that the bus stop in Hullbridge Road will stay where it is. A sensible decision at last on this.

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Rangers Replaced

Thursday, June 26, 2014 admin 5

For a few years now, the County Council has had teams of ‘rangers’ to do work such as cutting back vegetation on highways. Not simple grass cutting, but dealing with the sort of foliage that covers up road signs. The County and the District Council are now launching a new […]

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Aiming For A Museum !

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 admin 0

Mike Davies from “Rayleigh Through The Looking Glass” is on a working party trying to open a Town Museum. He has emailed lots of people today , including ourselves: We are actively pursuing our aspirations to open a Rayleigh Town Museum ?..Indeed we have just identified a potential site in […]

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Makro Apply For Longer Delivery Hours

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 admin 17

Makro have put in a planning to allow expended hours for deliveries, allowing the parking of delivery vehicles, and operating approved plant machinery outside the building. The current permitted hours are : 0730 – 2100 hrs Monday to Friday 0730 – 1900 hrs on Saturday 0900 – 1730 hrs on […]

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A Reminder For Next Sunday….

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 admin 0

“Friends of Sweyne Park Open Space are organising a litter pick in Sweyne Park Open Space between 10.00am and 1.00pm on Sunday 29th June. We will be based in the car park off Downhall Park Way during this time. Litter pickers (the grabby things) and bin bags will be provided […]