The Castle Point Candidates

Saturday, April 8, 2017 admin 0

These are the County Council candidates for the Castle Point divisions. Canvey Island East Sam Aubrey UK Independence Party (UKIP) Dave Blackwell Canvey Island Independent Party Paul Edmund Chaplin Liberal Democrats Maggie McArthur-Curtis Labour Party Chas Mumford Conservative Party Canvey Island West Jay Blissett Conservative Party Ian Anthony Donald Gale […]

Sports Awards 2015

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 admin 0

The shortlists for the Rochford and Castle Point Sports Awards have been announced on the District Councilwebsite. The two names for Rochford Sports Personality of the Year are: Kristian Brown – athletics and Taylor Carter – golf One of the people presenting the awards at the Gala Evening, on November […]

Aiming For A Healthier Essex

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 admin 0

The District Council’s Review Committee met last night to hear two presentations on health and care in Rochford and Castle Point.. They were unusually interesting – although too detailed to summarise here. Also full marks to the Labour chair of the committee, Jerry Gibson, for allowing the public to ask […]

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A Nice Little Earner

Saturday, May 2, 2015 admin 2

The Daily Mirror has been looking at the private landlord companies that, overall, receive billions of pounds of housing benefit payments from the government each year. In particular they focused on UKIP’s housing spokesman, whom they state receives ?800,000 of housing benefit money each year from Haringey council. However the […]

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Sereena Davey – Our Candidate In Castle Point

Monday, April 20, 2015 admin 3

Sereena Davey was born in Essex and attended her first primary school in Chelmsford. She grew up in north Hampshire but returned to the county to study for a degree and Masters at the University of Essex. Sereena has had a long career in public affairs helping companies and organisations […]

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You Can Help Buy And Protect Some Woodland In Thundersley…..

Monday, October 21, 2013 admin 0

From the website of the Essex Wildlife Trust: Urgent – Help us save Cottage Plantation: a fantastic woodland site. We have just 12 weeks to raise ?44,000 towards the purchase of Cottage Plantation – a fantastic woodland site in Daws Heath. Cottage Plantation is in a complex of ancient woodlands […]

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The Thoughts Of Our Big Neighbour

Thursday, July 11, 2013 admin 1

The Conservative leader of Southend Council, Nigel Holdcroft,? writes here: I attended the Local Government Association’s Annual Assembly and Conference in Manchester last week and Lord Heseltine was a lead speaker. His comments were generally well received and it was interesting that he stressed once again his belief that the […]

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When Rayleigh Had Rockets

Monday, March 4, 2013 admin 4

Did you know Rayleigh used to have its own speedway team?   [youtube_sc url=”” width=”420″ height=”236″]   “Rayleigh,? as I said,? in general was a really happy atmosphere track”

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Unemployment News

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 admin 0

Some good news today nationally! There has been a surprise fall in unemployment . Youth unemployment is also down , as the Guardian explains: The ONS data also showed that youth unemployment improved, with the number of 16 to 24-year-olds out of work falling below a million in the three […]

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A Thoughtful Look At Essex

Thursday, February 9, 2012 admin 0

Essex suffers a bit from stereotypes of white stiletto heels and crass behaviour. So it’s good to see a thoughtful article in the New Statesman that gives a rounded view of our county. Everything from weapons research in Chelmsford to the rare insects and orchids of Canvey…. If you have […]