As you may know, the District Council refused permission for the Travellers Site on the A1245 in Rawreth (the old A130). The applicants have gone to appeal, and there should have been a hearing at the end of July to decide the matter. Unfortunately the Government Inspector was unable to […]
Earlier this year Ron and Chris voted against having an all-weather sports pitch at Sweyne Park School . In fact most councillors thought it was too close to residents in Cheapside East and so the District Council refused permission. However we do feel that a pitch like this is needed […]
If you are inspired by the scond Ashes test, the latest news on Rayleigh Cricket Club is at their website .The Firsts are near the top of Division IV.
In a surprise move, ASDA have applied to build a supermarket on part of the playing fields at the old Park School Site. This is on the part that was supposed to be for “Mixed Use” or “Neighbourhood Uses” As required by law , Chris and Ron won’t make their […]
The by-election in Sweyne Park Ward following the sad death of Gerry Mockford was a fairly low-key affair, with the campaigning not as intense as usual. Joan Mockford won her late husband’s seat, but we were pleased to see our candidate Lindsay Frend come second in what is traditionally Labour’s […]
Wimpey have finally got permission to build their houses on flats in part of the old Park School playing fields. The first time they tried Ron and Chris got it refused but this time it was passed – although Ron and Chris still objected. Was it worthwhile spending the time […]
There were two parliamentary elections and five county council elections in Rochford District on May 5th – here are the results: Chris Comes Second in the County Council Elections The result for Rayleigh North: Stephen Castle Conservative 3815 (44%) Chris Black Liberal Democrat 2908 (34%) Labour 1382 (16%) Greens 432 […]
Chris writes: You may have seen an article in the local paper about the scheme for some new, pretty large, houses, in Hullbridge Road .The newspaper report said the scheme was “passed unanimously”. This isn’t exactly true… The council officers were recommending that the scheme be approved without it even […]
Earlier this year we reported on problems on the A127 just by the boundary with Southend. First of all, there are seven lighting columns in the central reservation that aren’t working. Secondly, the road surface itself is in a poor state of repair. We ave now had the following reply […]
We have just heard the very sad news that Gerry Mockford , one of the District Councillors for Sweyne Park Ward, has died, following a stroke. Gerry was a conscientious councillor. When he spoke in the council chamber he was closely listened to , because he always seemed to speak […]
After a request from a resident, we have got the District Council to arrange a special, full , clean-up of litter in Sweyne Park. Not just around the play area and the rebound wall, but the whole park.
There’s a planning application for three one-bedroom flats in Rochford Town Centre. There is no garden, and no car parking. Two neighbours are objecting, saying “totally unsuitable for three flats – can’t visualise how these could be allowed in such a small place”. And the applicants are…Rochford and District Conservative […]