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 […]

Benefits Update

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 admin 0

From the District Council website: Intermittent disruption to Revenues and Benefits online services Date: Wednesday, 26 August 2015 We are experiencing intermittent issues with Revenues and Benefits online services, which are currently being investigated.? These may affect access and/or functionality.? The online payments service is unaffected. We apologise for any […]

Satisfied In Our Expensive Homes – and Reasonably Happy

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 admin 0

According to the Daily Telegraph Rochford District has expensive homes – but also lots of satisfied people. The data on ‘satisfaction’ comes from the Office of National Statistics. Between 2012 and 2014, people were asked how satisfied they were with their lives , where 0 meant not at all satisfied […]

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“Row Looms over Sites for 4,600 new homes”

Wednesday, March 8, 2006 admin 0

Last night the Echo published our letter that argued against having all the new housing in Rayleigh and Rawreth. Meanwhile tonight Geoff Percival has written quite an interesting article. In case you can’t read the illustration, he says “A bitter row could be looming over plans for 3,000 new homes […]

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No more victimisation of West Rayleigh!

Thursday, March 2, 2006 admin 0

After seeing Geoff Percival’s column in last Fridays Evening Echo, the four Lib Dem District Councillors wrote a letter to the editor in support of what he said: We were delighted to see Geoff Percival highlighting how unfairly West Rayleigh has been treated over the past couple of decades. We […]

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The August Daytime Meetings

Saturday, July 29, 2006 admin 0

After the fiasco of the 22-minute district council meeting on July 19th, yet another sub-committee has been set up to give more time to look at the council’s planning policies. Instead of meeting in the evening, it will meet in the daytime – on August 4th, 10th and 15th. Meetings […]

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New Housing – The Debate Hots Up

Friday, January 25, 2008 admin 47

The argument about where to allocate new housing in the district seems to be hotting up again. According to the Echo: Could a new town be the answer? Hawkwell Parish Council believes it is. It suggests a new town in the west of Rayleigh would be the best policy to […]

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The Echo Reports…

Friday, August 22, 2008 admin 0

The Echo reports on the meeting between residents and Coral here: NEIGHBOURS have voiced concerns about plans to build a three-storey building with 19 flats and six shops near their homes. Residents do not want a pub or takeaway on the site, which is within the grounds of the Asda […]

Some More Crime Stats…

Monday, July 13, 2015 admin 1

Delving further into the police.uk website, we’ve found four charts: First of all, a chart showing the number of burglaries in Rayleigh each month for the past year: Secondly, a chart showing Rochford District has the lowest number of burglaries in Essex per head of population: Thirdly, a chart for […]

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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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The Citizen Of the Year Awards

Friday, February 20, 2015 admin 5

You have a month to nominate someone for the Rochford DC Citizen of the Year awards: Do you know someone from the Rochford District who has made a huge difference to your community? Is there a local person who you think deserves to be recognized for all they do for […]

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These Businesses Got A Grant – Maybe Yours Can Too……

Sunday, February 1, 2015 admin 3

The District Council has obtained ?50,000 from something called the “Business Southend” growth hub – and given it out to local businesses. The Council website explains it here: The following businesses have been awarded grants: Eva (UK) Ltd, a family run business, are using the grant of ?10,000 to expand […]