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Why the Council isn’t recycling everywhere

Thursday, February 3, 2005 admin 0

We’ve had some residents in Kelso Close asking us why have been left out of the new expanded recycling scheme. In fact there’s quite a few places left out of the scheme at the moment. We asked the council why and this is their helpful response: Kelso Close is on […]

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Oops- No Recycling in Kelso Close

Saturday, January 22, 2005 admin 0

The District Council seem to have missed Kelso Close off the recycling scheme !Presumably its so new, it was overlooked. Anyway, we have asked the council to include it in the scheme as soon as possible.

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The Future May be Bright, but the Future’s not an Orangery

Saturday, January 22, 2005 admin 0

The planning meeting on January 20th threw out an application for an orangery at New Hall in Sutton Road. Basically , the scheme was for a very large conservatory, and it broke the green belt rules. Some councillors felt we should grant an exception as it is a very well […]

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Oast Way Flats Get Passed

Saturday, January 22, 2005 admin 0

The planning application for 18 flats at 5, Weir Pond Road was passed at the planning meeting on January 20th. There was quite a lot of discussion and lots of photos were shown – some councillors were concerned about the access to the flats, which would be via Oast Way. […]

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Housing Scheme on The Playing Fields Thrown Out – For Now

Friday, January 21, 2005 admin 0

The old team of Black and Oatham were in action at the planning meeting on Jan 20th. We persuaded the district council to refuse permission for the proposed housing scheme at the Park School site, for 129 houses and flats. We know there will be housing here eventually – that […]

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Big Increase in Car parking Charges Expected

Wednesday, January 19, 2005 admin 0

The District Council sets its budget next week, on Jan 27th. We are expecting a big increase in car parking charges – to 50p per hour. This may be the only option for the council to maintain its finances. We will give a full report here after the meeting.

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Chris Asks a Pointed Question

Tuesday, January 18, 2005 admin 0

Chris has sent into the following written question to the council for the budget meeting next week, addressed to Cllr Webster, chairman of the appropriate committee: “At tonight’s meeting there are expected to be substantial increases in car parking charges, but no alteration in the means of paying. Bearing in […]

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Tonnes and Tonnes of Success with Recycling

Monday, December 20, 2004 admin 0

We are proud as Liberal Democrats in encouraging the council to expand recycling across the District – even though some Conservatives had to be dragged almost kicking and screaming into agreeing. And recycling is proving a great success – these are the initial collection figures: Week 1 – 35 tonnes […]

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Rats!

Friday, December 10, 2004 admin 0

Last month we wrote about rats seen in Websters Way Car Park. Apparently there’s a big storm drain that runs right underneath the Car Park, and the rats use it as a public thoroughfare…. come the autumn there’s less food lying around from abandoned takeaways etc., and the rats start […]

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Problems in the Downhall Park Way Area

Friday, December 10, 2004 admin 0

We had an email over the weekend from a resident Chris – we had BIG problems last night ( Fri 3rd ) youths started to gather around 7.40 and by 8.00 there were, I would estimate, 40+. All on the corner of Downhall Park Way / Bristol Close area. They […]

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Confusion Over Health Facilities

Tuesday, November 30, 2004 admin 0

Ron and Chris went to a “workshop” of the Primary Care Trust discussing new health facilities for Rayleigh and Hullbridge. There was a lot of discussion, but not much progress. They MAY make a bid in the New Year for some kind of new clinic on the Park School site […]

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Wind Turbine Application is Passed

Saturday, November 27, 2004 admin 0

The planning application for a domestic wind turbine at Sherbourne (the home in Eastcheap that’s effectively inside Sweyne Park) was passed by the District Council by 18 votes to 8. This was a very difficult application to judge. Ron and Chris both went up the A127 to try to listen […]