The Travellers’ site on the old A130 has again been refused planning permission by the District Council. Chris and Ron proposed and seconded the refusal. Ron made the point that it was Green Belt, and that the application should be refused just like any other would be. When will the […]
The police came along to a meeting of the District Council to discuss the new powers they have to set up Dispersal Areas to deal with antisocial behaviour. Ron and Chris went to listen , and we learned a lot. Basically, the police can set up these areas, which have […]
The County Council have warned that because of the new housing being built , they expect they’ll be short of 73 places at Sweyne Park School in 2009. Chris has sent the following letter to the Evening Echo, which has now been published: It’s depressing news that we are likely […]
… but we’re not much wiser, as it was sent to us on a rather blurred drawing . Still, this is an improvement on how things started out. It all began with school playing fields being allocated for housing in a confidential meeting of the council without any public consultation! […]
In this years elections we aimed to win one or two seats off the Conservatives… we didn’t quite manage it … this is how we did: Keith lost in the District Elections by 226 votes but in the Town Council by only 3 votes. We had 2 recounts. You can […]
We had a look at the Town Council election leaflet from the Conservatives in Trinity Ward. It didn’t have any photographs of the candidates, it didn’t say where any of them lived and it didn’t say what their telephone numbers were. What a cheek – they expect people to elect […]
We saw a notice that a lady has stuck on the noticeboards in Sweyne Park, warning people about ADDERS – she said that one bit her dog. Chris phoned the lady to have a chat with her; the dog survived because some antivenom was obtained in time from Basildon hospital. […]
We have asked the District Council for details of Wimpey’s “Master Plan” for the Park School site. In fact we have asked them several times , but haven’t received anything yet! As soon as we have news, we will post it here.
This could be a good season for Rayleigh Cricket Club in the Mid Essex League. The Ist XI are second in Division 4 (2 points behind Navestock ) after beating South Weald 2nd XI by 13 Runs. Click here for more
Ron Oatham and Bruce Smart have been elected unopposed to the Town Council (Downhall Ward). Chris Lumley and June Lumley, who sit as Lib Dems on the District Council, have been re-elected unopposed to the Town Council as Independents. (Grange Ward) Keith Budden is still battling away to win in […]
We know that grafitti problems – and vandalism – are increasing in the Downhall Park Way area. We would ask parents to make sure that their offspring haven’t got any spray paint that you wouldn’t expect them to have – because this business is likely to end with some young […]
As many residents will already know, the Battlesbridge Bridge has reopened with a weight limit of 3 Tons….