easyJet Says Au Revoir To Southend Airport

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 Editor 0

Flyers who take advantage of the budget airline, easyJet, will be disappointed to hear that they will cease to fly from Southend Airport after 1st September 2020 as the airline industry continues to feel the effects of Coronavirus travel restrictions. In a blow for the future of the airport, many […]

Grim News – Hundreds Made Redundant At Airport Firm

Friday, October 2, 2015 admin 3

Breaking news in the Echo: HUNDREDS of jobs have been lost after a leading firm at Southend Airport went into administration. Workers at aircraft maintenance company ATC Lasham were called into a meeting this morning and made redundant – being told to leave immediately. A statement from administrators Nigel Morrison […]

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A Place Worth Visiting…..

Thursday, March 19, 2015 admin 2

Southend airport will have flights to Maribor, Slovenia from June to October this year, according to the airport website: “Flights to one of Slovenia?s key tourist destinations ? world famous for its wine – are taking off from London Southend Airport three times a week from this summer. The Adria […]

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Airport Solar Farm Application Recommended For Refusal

Monday, December 15, 2014 admin 1

The application for a solar ‘farm’ at Southend Airport is being recommended by officers for refusal. Reasons: in the flood risk zone reduces the amount of land available for things like aircraft hangerage more information us needed on the effect on wildlife.

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Full Council Next Tuesday Night

Friday, December 12, 2014 admin 1

The are two District Council meetings open to the public next week. Both start at 7:30 pm at the Civic Suite (opposite Rayleigh Church). Tuesday night has Full Council, Thursday night has Development Committee. Some of the items at Full Council are: 2 formal questions from Chris Black to Cllr […]

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Solar Farms and Other Enviromental Applications

Monday, December 1, 2014 admin 2

As the Echo has reported here, there’s an application in for a big solar “farm” in Canewdon A MONSTER solar farm generating enough energy to power 4,125 homes could be built in Canewdon. Under plans submitted to Rochford Council, farmers Paul and Mark Woodford would lease the 50-acre stretch of […]

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Looking Up……

Friday, August 22, 2014 admin 1

Two WW2 Lancaster aircraft, flown over from Canada , were at Southend Airport today with a Spitfire and a Hurricane. If you were lucky, you might have seen them there, or watched them fly over Rayleigh and Rawreth this afternoon. Incidentally Southend Airport was an RAF base in WW2. According […]

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Rochford And The EU

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 admin 10

Local Labour blogger Matthew Dent writes here about how Southend Airport (which is really in Rochford) has benefited from the EU: ….Alongside the obvious bonus to Southenders of cheap, easy holidays on their doorstep, it has also brought money and business into the town.Why do I bring all of this […]

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Noise And The Airport

Sunday, December 15, 2013 admin 0

Rochford Life also have an interview with David Lister, Operations Director of London Southend Airport. Here’s a bit about night flights:   Rochford Life: David how long have you been in this role? David: I?ve been here since January 2013. Alistair moved on in July. He was the managing director […]

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Clive Wren

Monday, November 18, 2013 admin 4

We were very sorry to hear about the passing of former Lib Dem Councillor for Ashingdon, Clive Wren, who died recently , aged 78. Our thoughts are with his family. We were kindly sent the following obituary and photo, which we are very happy to publish. Clive Wren, 78 of […]

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County Council Opposes Any “Super Airports” In Essex

Saturday, September 28, 2013 admin 1

From the County Council website: ‘Time to Get Real on Aviation’ says Essex County Council 24 September 2013 Essex County Council (ECC) has warned the government?s expert Commission on aviation that it must not submit proposals for an ?unwanted and unviable? giant super airport at Stansted and has called instead […]

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London Southend Airport Is Rated Best In The UK

Sunday, August 18, 2013 admin 1

From the BBC website: London Southend Airport has been named as the UK’s best in a passenger survey. The Essex airport achieved a customer satisfaction score of 84% in the survey of more than 11,000 people by consumer magazine Which? Customers praised speedy check-in and arrivals at the airport, which […]