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Your Comments on the Council’s Website

Tuesday, July 25, 2006 admin 0

Last week we asked for your comments about the District Council’s website. Trouble is, the people who wanted to comment didn’t write anything because they didn’t feel confident enough to use some of the IT jargon. But a couple of people did tell us they’d like a system where they […]

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We’d really, really like your comments….

Sunday, July 16, 2006 admin 0

We know that there are quite a few regular readers of our website out there … and we are very glad to have you. If you have never left a comment here because you weren’t sure what to say… here’s an opportunity, because we’d especially like your opinion on two […]

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The July Sports Festival

Wednesday, July 5, 2006 admin 0

We’re a little bit late mentioning this, but this is the month of the Festival of Sport organised by Rochford Sports Council. These are the events arranged so far, as shown on the District Council Website: Football Coaching With SUFC POOLES LANE RECREATION GROUND, HULLBRIDGE 5 – 6PM, TUESDAY , […]

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Extraordinary Council MeetingPlanned for 27th June

Tuesday, June 13, 2006 admin 1

We have just heard that the Chairman of the Council, Mavis Webster, in conjunction with the Leader of the Council, Terry Cutmore, has called an extraordinary meeting of the council for 7:30 on June 27th to consider reports on: The Final Accounts Performance Plans The Review of the Development Control […]

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A New Year on the Council

Saturday, May 20, 2006 admin 0

Last Tuesday was the start of the new civic year in Rochford. There are few new faces this year as there are only 2 new councillors. But as most of the committees have been changed there has been a big change in people’s roles. The new chairman of the council […]

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The Council are asking for your views

Sunday, March 12, 2006 admin 0

As an early step in drawing up the new local plan, the District Council has been required by the government to produce a ?Statement of Community Involvement? which is supposed to show how democratic and fair things will be. What?s more, you have a chance to fill in a questionnaire […]

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The threat of being merged into one massive council

Monday, February 13, 2006 admin 0

There seems to be a disagreement among the senior journalists at the Evening Echo. Some support the idea of merging all the district and borough councils along the north side of the Thames , so there would be one big council covering Thurrock, Basildon, Castle Point, Rochford and Southend. Others […]

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Save the Essex Police Force!

Thursday, February 2, 2006 admin 0

Hawkwell Liberal Democrat Vic Leach had the following letter in the Evening Echo last week attacking the Labour government’s policy of merging police forces into bigger, more remote super-forces: “I am saddened, but not surprised, at Angela Smith toeing the party line in respect of the inter county police merger, […]

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Housing Transfer

Sunday, January 29, 2006 admin 0

The government is effectively forcing Rochford District Council – and other councils like us – to transfer our council housing stock over to a housing association. Some councillors are enthusiastic about it, others are more unwilling, but that’s the way things are going. However, it still has to be agreed […]

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Health Issues

Tuesday, January 17, 2006 admin 0

Chris and Ron had asked that someone from our local Primary Care Trust should come to the District Council. Tonight we were pleasantly surprised to see Malcom McCann, the Chief Executive of the Trust visit us. We had a very interesting evening. The first part of his presentation was about […]

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Some New Year?s Resolutions For Rochford ?Daytime? Council

Wednesday, January 11, 2006 admin 0

The following article (written by Chris) appears in this week’s Rayleigh Times: Let?s begin with some good news. It looks likely that Rochford District Council is going to allow the public to speak at planning meetings. This is long overdue ? the Liberal Democrat councillors proposed this some time ago, […]

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Health Director to face councillors over GP provision

Monday, January 2, 2006 admin 0

Last summer Ron and Chris requested that somebody from our local Primary Care Trust should come and talk to the District Council about the provision of GPs here. Well, somebody is finally coming on January 17th – Liz McGranahan, Director of Primary Care and Partnerships for Castle Point and Rochford […]