Teen Politics

Saturday, February 24, 2018 Editor 1

    Embed from Getty Images It’s a difficult task to engage with the younger generation and get them interested in politics enough to get them out to vote. However across the pond in the US, in the state of Kansas, the younger generation has been energised enough to run for […]

RESERVED MATTERS APPLICATION FOR 192 RESIDENTIAL UNITS

Friday, February 23, 2018 Editor 3

The application process for the land north of London Road is slowly creeping along and last night the development committee was asked to consider the “access, appearance, landscaping, layout and scale in relation to phase 1 of the approved outline application.” This application will always be a contentious issue and […]

Great Wakering & The New Local Plan

Thursday, February 22, 2018 Editor 0

Today, we’ve been over in Great Wakering assisting the ‘Friends of Rochford District‘ with their exhibition about the new local plan. Rochford District Council, in their infinite wisdom, omitted to hold a public exhibition in Wakering and we think that was a mistake. Gt Wakering, is a lovely village, with […]

Land North of London Road

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 Editor 0

Phase 1 of Land North of London Road will come before development committee on Thursday 22nd February to discuss the reserved matters. We expect it to be a lively debate with it being such a contentious proposal with local residents – why not come along and see for yourself. The […]

An Inflation Busting Council Tax Rise for Residents

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 Editor 2

Please don’t feel insulted by the next paragraph as this is written specifically for the leader of the council who tonight described inflation as ‘a crude measure’ Inflation – a general increase in prices and fall in the purchasing value of money Perhaps economics was / isn’t his strong point […]

The Local Plan – Up Close & Personal

Sunday, February 18, 2018 Editor 0

The Lib Dem team spent a successful Saturday morning getting ‘up close & personal’ in Rayleigh High St, providing information to residents about the Local Plan, Issues & Options consultation. Many residents were both delighted and enthralled with our ‘pop up’ exhibition and we struggled to keep up with the […]

Timber Grove – Since 2012

Thursday, February 15, 2018 Editor 0

The application for Timber Grove has been ‘knocking about’ since 2012. With the latest incarnation of the plan coming forward in January 2018. Those who aren’t familiar with the application can find more details here. In January, the development committee unanimously voted for refusal for many reasons, but in essence […]

Conservatives Vote for Council Tax Rises

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 Editor 2

Tonight the Tories and Cllr Burton, voted to increase the council tax for the Rochford District by 2.98%. The debate was lively and comical at times, with Cllr Ward giving members a good chuckle by incorrectly addressing the chair of the council (all good humoured). However, the subject of tonight’s […]

Maldon Council Workers to Enforce Speed Limits

Sunday, February 11, 2018 Editor 0

It’s reported here that Maldon Council will be taking on the role of the police by catching speeding motorists. It’s slightly different though from community speedwatch, which is already operated by numerous councils and groups around the country. These ‘community protection officers’ will enable the police to issue fines and […]

A Last Ditch Attempt

Saturday, February 10, 2018 Editor 0

Update – Cllr Stanley has had a phone call from Rochford District Council’s Portfolio Holder for the Environment after he has read this post. We’re told this problem will now be looked into. (Good to know that our blog posts are helpful to the Council!)   The frustration of seeing […]