Everything Hasn’t Gone Exactly to Plan

Friday, May 11, 2018 Editor 5

Over the last couple of years at Rochford District Council, things don’t appear to have gone exactly to plan. There’s been the IT project crisis that has cost the council over 140% more than the original budget, the lethargic Investment Board, the outrage by local residents over the Frances Cottee […]

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The Cabinet System Should Be Scrapped

Saturday, September 27, 2014 admin 8

  If anyone is looking at the District Council website to try to find out who initiated the idea to build houses on Brocksford Green – well it’s not easy! But the decision seems to have been made by the Council Executive? (the Cabinet) back in December 2012 under “Asset […]

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The Council Executive Meets Next Wednesday

Saturday, January 7, 2012 admin 3

The ‘cabinet’ of the Distict council meets next Wednesday at 7:30. You can download the agenda from this page. One of the items on the agenda is to start public consultation on a plan to reduce air pollution from the Rawreth Industrial Estate. The council is particularly thinking about the […]

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Lots Of Questions

Friday, July 15, 2011 admin 0

The following questions have been submitted to next Thursday’s Full Council: 1 QUESTIONS BY MEMBERS 1.1 The Proper Officer reports that, pursuant to Council Procedure Rule 12.2, the following questions have been received:- 1.2 From Cllr C I Black:- . (a) Of the Portfolio Holder for Young Persons, Adult Services, […]

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Tomorrow Night’s Cabinet – Some Interesting Stuff.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011 admin 1

The District Council cabinet meets tomorrow night, June 22nd. You can find details about the meeting here. There’s some interesting stuff to be discussed. What a pity the only 8 councillors allowed to speak (let alone vote!) are 8 Conservatives , none of whom represent the largest community in the […]

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A Bit of Extra Money For The CAB

Thursday, June 16, 2011 admin 0

District Council Cabinet Member Cllr Jo McPherson has agreed to giving a bit more cash to the Citizens Advice Bureau. She has made the following executive decision: EXECUTIVE DECISION BY PORTFOLIO HOLDER FOR YOUNG PERSONS, ADULT SERVICES, COMMUNITY CARE & WELL-BEING, HEALTH AND COMMUNITY SAFETY SUBJECT: REQUEST FROM ROCHFORD & […]

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Council Website Predicts Council Decision in Advance? – WITH CORRECTION

Saturday, April 9, 2011 admin 9

The District Council website reports: Changes to Parking Enforcement Posted on 22 March 2011 by admin From 1 April, Rochford District Council will no longer be responsible for enforcing on-street parking regulations (yellow lines, commuter parking etc). While Essex County Council is still the Highways Authority, the task of enforcing […]

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Complaint About Clements Hall

Friday, May 30, 2008 admin 1

From the Echo: A DISGUSTED swimmer has slammed “filthy” conditions at a council-owned leisure centre. The 23-year-old, who asked not to be named, said he was shocked at the state of the changing rooms on recent visits to Clements Hall Leisure Complex in Hawkwell. The leisure centre, in Clements Hall […]

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Council Decides To Keep Sports Pitches Under Direct Control

Thursday, April 24, 2008 admin 11

We’ve been told that the council’s cabinet decided last night to keep the new sports pitches by the Rayleigh Leisure Centre under it’s direct control . The council will NOT be leasing the land to any local club like Rayleigh Boys or Hambro Colts. We understand that the decision was […]

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The Member Champion For Risk

Saturday, February 2, 2008 admin 10

There’s an item for next Thursday’s Cabinet meeting- Item 5.2 . It’s about appointing a ‘Member Champion for Risk”. This sounded quite intriguing. Have the cabinet taken so much power that they are setting up board game tournaments to keep the ordinary councillors happy? Would the next step be a […]

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Playspace Update

Friday, February 1, 2008 admin 1

Following pressure from Jackie, the District Council Cabinet is going to discuss playspace graffiti at their next meeting on Feb 6th.