Wild Woods Day 2017

Monday, May 29, 2017 admin 0

From the District Council website Wild Woods Day Sponsored by Fusion Lifestyle, in association with Crouch Valley Scouts Saturday 3 June 2017 11am – 4pm Hockley Woods Enjoy a day of discovery in Hockley’s ancient woodlands with Rochford District Council’s annual Wild Woods Day Wild Woods Day is one of […]

New Planning Application:16 Homes At Fairways Garden Centre in Hullbridge Road

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 admin 4

A new planning application is just in, for 16 homes at Fairways Garden Centre in Hullbridge Road: Application Reference:17/00431/OUT Planning Portal Reference Number: PP-06028788 Address Of Proposal:Fairways Garden Centre , Hullbridge Road, Rayleigh, SS6 9QS Proposal: Outline Application to Demolish Commercial and Retail Units and Construct 4no. Two Bedroom, 8no. […]

Not Long Now To The Trinity Fair

Sunday, May 21, 2017 admin 2

Look out for this: The original Trinity Fair ran in Rayleigh each year from 1227. The Trinity Fair was shut down in 1899 as it had become “too rowdy.” Now in 2017 Rayleigh Trinity Fair is being brought back by Haddon Events and Rayleigh Town Council. The High Street will […]

Southend Hopsital “Requires Improvement”

Saturday, May 20, 2017 admin 0

From yesterday’s Echo: “SOUTHEND Hospital has been ordered to improve over fears staff shortages and a reliance on agency workers is putting patients at risk. The Care Quality Commission raised concerns about three main areas – medical care, services for children and young people and end of life care – […]

Oops.. Phones and Computers Down

Thursday, May 18, 2017 admin 0

The District Council’s phone and computer systems are not operational – due to a technical problem! We will write more about the Council’s ITC systems tomorrow…

Extraordinary Council Meeting On June 22nd On The NHS

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 admin 1

Make a note in your diaries! Following a motion from opposition councillors, there will be an extraordinary meeting of the District Council to receive a presentation on the proposed changes to the NHS , particularly the downgrading of Southend A&E and the location and capacity for elective surgery. It will […]

Lesley Butcher Is New Council Chairman

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 admin 4

Congratulations to Lesley Butcher on being elected Chair of the District Council for the next 12 months. She was sworn in tonight, sporting a rather fetching flower of blue ribbon in her hair. There’s an interview with her on Rochford Life here.

The Evidence Behind the Lib Dem Proposal To Legalise Cannabis

Monday, May 15, 2017 admin 2

Jonathan Calder has a good post here on the Lib Dem policy for a regulated market in cannabis. It’s worth repeating in full: The Liberal Democrat call for a regulated market in cannabis this week has attracted more media interest than out policies normally do. You can read the evidence […]