Great Wakering Villager Of The Year

Saturday, August 8, 2015 admin 0

From the Great Wakering Parish Council website this week: Nominations Open for Villager of the Year Competition 04/08/2015Great Wakering Villager of the Year Competition now open for nominations. Closing date noon 12th October 2015. Nominations to be received at the Parish Council?Office. Proposer and nominee must be a resident of […]

The Lost Buildings Of Rayleigh

Friday, August 7, 2015 admin 2

Looking at photos of old buildings can be interesting. Looking at photos of old buildings that have been demolished can be more interesting. This month Rayleigh Through the Looking Glass looks at demolished buildings like the one above, which was pulled down around 90 years ago. Can you guess what […]

Image: Stevie Turner

It’s Been A Frustrating Business….

Wednesday, August 5, 2015 admin 5

We have been writing about the District’s Core Strategy since 2006, and there are literally hundreds of items on onlineFOCUS with the category “District Core Strategy”. If you want to see them all, starting at the beginning, you can click here. It’s been a frustrating business. It would have probably […]

The Picnic District 10 : Magnolia Park and Nature Reserve

Monday, August 3, 2015 admin 2

The District Council website describes it as follows: Magnolia Nature Reserve on the Ashingdon/Hawkwell border is a lovely area of habitat and can usually be found alive with bird life. One of the specialties that have been found most winters in good numbers is the increasingly rare Bullfinch. This Nature […]

The Picnic District 9 : Rochford Reservoir

Sunday, August 2, 2015 admin 0

Another interesting place in Rochford District for a picnic, this time in the heart of Rochford town! It is close to the railway station and the Freight House. The reservoir is 3 1/2 acres in size, you can see ducks there , and if you are really lucky, the blue […]

The Picnic District 8: Barling Magna Wildlife Reserve

Saturday, August 1, 2015 admin 0

You may not know it, but we are currently in “Love Your Parks Week”. So let’s look at Barling Magna Nature Reserve. A good place for a stroll… and a picnic. We’ve written before about the reserve: … The 12 acre site had been part of the Southend Borough?s old […]