A group of senior officials from Shanghai, China are in the UK this week to sign a joint Wetland Affiliation Agreement between the RSPB at Wallasea Island and the Shanghai Chongming Dongtan National Nature Reserve. As the District Council website explains: The RSPB’s Wallasea Island team has been assisting with […]
Rayleigh Lib Dems had our autumn walk along the Paglesham Sea Wall today. No politics, just fresh air and a chance for a chat. The weather was very kind for October…. we saw quite a few dragonflies. Plus of course birds. Looking towards Wallasea Island ….. In these waters lie […]
The Development Committee meeting went on until 11 pm last night, and we didn’t even deal with the last item. Briefly: REFUSED BY 13 VOTES TO NIL (Refusal moved by Chris Black, on grounds of loss of residential amenity and potential noise) PASSED PASSED PASSED REFUSED (Refusal moved by Chris […]
The Development Committee of the District Council meets on Thursday evening at 7:30 . At the moment there are 6 applications on the agenda. You can find all the reports here.https://rochford.cmis.uk.com/rochford/Meetings/tabid/73/ctl/ViewMeetingPublic/mid/410/Meeting/4400/Committee/834/SelectedTab/Documents/Default.aspx The 6 items are:
An event run by the RSPB on October 1st. – booking essential . £5 donation requested. .”Come and see what birds are returning to their winter feeding grounds”. Find out more here.
Find out more about Paglesham on the Essexology website here. And Wallasea Island too.
This week’s “Yellow List” of planning applications can be downloaded here. These are applications that probably don’t need to go the Development Committee. Officers have prepared a report on each one, with a recommendation. If no councillor calls it by Wednesday lunchtime, the recommendation comes into effect. Two of the […]
One of the items on the latest ‘weekly list’ of planning applications is in Canewdon. You can download the details here (it starts on page 9) The application is to change the use of some land to ‘recreational’ to be used in conjunction with a child-minding business which is operated […]
We’ve posted things before about the big wildlife project on Wallasea Island : Wallasea Island Wild Coast project is a landmark conservation and engineering scheme for the 21st century, on a scale never before attempted in the UK and the largest of its type in Europe. The aim of this […]
Our district has three scientific claims to fame . First of all, the remains of the most important ship in the history of science- Charles Darwin’s Beagle – lie in the river mud near Paglesham. Secondly, due to the connection with the physicist Lord Rayleigh, the town of Rayleigh lends […]
“Wallasea Island Wild Coast project is a landmark conservation and engineering scheme for the 21st century, on a scale never before attempted in the UK and the largest of its type in Europe.The aim of this project is to combat the threats from climate change and coastal flooding by recreating […]
The project is described as “Conservation for the 21st century, on a scale never before attempted in the UK!” This video explains what’s there. The RSPB website has a new comment from a satisfied visitor: I visited Wallasea for the first time today. I cannot get over the numbers of […]