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GP Shortage- What we found out

Friday, October 22, 2004 admin 0

When two people from the Primary Care Trust came to visit the District Council (at our request) we found out a lot: There are four more GPs in our district than a year ago. However, the number of patients per GP has hardly changed – because, strangely, the number of […]

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GPs Shortage – Do you have any questions?

Thursday, October 14, 2004 admin 0

hris and Ron have requested that someone from the Primary Care Trust should come to a council meeting to explain why we have a lack of doctors in our area. Also to explain why , for example, that there is land and money for a new doctor’s surgery in western […]

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Are they listening to us?

Tuesday, October 12, 2004 admin 0

Last month we issued a press statement that included the paragraph :”Too many council and committee debates are taken up with criticising the national Labour Government. We are not supporters of Messrs Blair and Prescott, but we are elected to work on local issues and not to waste valuable committee […]

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Are you at risk from Flooding?

Sunday, October 10, 2004 admin 0

he Environment Agency now have new maps on their website that give information about the risk of your particular area being flooded from sea or from a river. The maps aren’t the easiest to use, but once you have located your home, you can click to see what risk category […]

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Not Very Impressed by a Tory Leaflet

Sunday, October 10, 2004 admin 0

It’s good to see them making an effort , but we can’t give very high marks to the recent Tory leaflet in Whitehouse Ward. Here’s some criticisms of what they say: “Rochford – A Top Authority”. No mention that our Tory-Controlled Council has been officially rated as “A Weak Council”. […]

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District Council Prepares Policy on Pub Licensing

Friday, October 8, 2004 admin 0

The District Council is going to take over responsibility for licensing premises that are used to supply alcohol or provide hot food and drink between 11pm and 5am. This obviously includes pubs and late-night burger-vans etc. The council will also be involved with regulating club and places that need entertainment […]

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Look After Your Caravan

Friday, October 8, 2004 admin 0

It was mentioned at Rawreth Parish Council this month that there’s been a spate of caravan stealing in the area.. Apparently the culprits are coming from other counties – they aren’t local villains – so be careful.

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Where’s the Church?

Friday, October 8, 2004 admin 0

County Highways have refused to put up a directional sign showing the way to St Nicholas Church, Rawreth. A sign would certainly be useful because you can’t see the church from the main road. Apparently the main reason for refusing it is that it lies on a road with “Church” […]

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Where’s the Grafitti Hotline?

Wednesday, October 6, 2004 admin 0

This year one of the commonest complaints from residents has been about grafitti, and sometimes it’s been very difficult to get the District Council to act quickly (although they do say they will respond immediately to any particularly offensive grafitti). Apparently there’s supposed to be a “graffiti hotline” but it […]

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Support for Skateboarding – but Where’s the Money for it?

Saturday, October 2, 2004 admin 0

As mentioned below, the petition for a skateboarding facility in Wakering was discussed at a District Council committee meeting on Sept 30th. Credit where it’s due – Tory Councillor Barbara Wilkins made a very effective, almost passionate speech on behalf of the young people involved. Chris Black followed her by […]