Flood Protection Grants Available For Properties

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 admin 1

?Property Level Protection? grants of up to ?5,000 are available to homeowners who can provide evidence of damage to their home which has been caused by internal flooding within the last three years. They can be used to make homes more resilient to future flooding. You can find out more […]

Planning Enforcement On Academy Soccer’s Car Park

Thursday, June 18, 2015 admin 0

Following serious concerns from residents about whether the car park at the Academy soccer site in Rawreth was being constructed in accordance with the planning permission, there is now an enforcement case open, see the letter below: “The matter will be investigated as soon as possible and any breach of […]

The Revised Flood Risk Assessment

Sunday, June 14, 2015 admin 1

Studying the new planning application isn’t easy – lots of documents to click on. However this is one of the important ones: obj (6 Mb) The very simple summary of this document is below (click on it to enlarge) Here’s a helpful hint to Countryside – meet up with Rawreth […]

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Repair And Renew Grants

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 admin 0

Government grants to help people who were flooded in 2013-14 to prepare their homes against future flood risks were mentioned at Rawreth Parish Council tonight and they are definitely worth mentioning here. They are called Repair and Renew Grants – time is short , you have to apply by March […]

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Cake Night In Rawreth

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 admin 2

Tonight’s Rawreth Parish Council meeting dealt with some serious issues but was a good-natured affair. This was helped by the excellent home-made cheese scones and chocolate cake provided for the public as a seasonal treat (other councils please copy!). Here’s a few key points: The parish council are giving grants […]

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Next Flood Forum Meeting – 10 am Monday December 15th

Saturday, November 29, 2014 admin 4

From the District Council Website: The [next] meeting of the Forum for Surface Water Flooding Issues will be held at 10am on Monday, December 15, at the Civic Suite, Rayleigh, and members of the public are welcome to attend. Although Rochford District Council is not directly responsible for flood-related issues, […]

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Watery Lane Update

Friday, November 28, 2014 admin 6

Ron Oatham went to a meeting last Monday regarding Watery lane. The consultant presented a report which basically put forward nine possible options, none of which significantly reduced the the flood risk enough to attract Flood Defence Grant Aid. The option to raise the road by 1.2 Metres was clearly […]

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Still Work To Do On Flooding…

Monday, November 24, 2014 admin 8

The brook that goes under Church Road, Rawreth, yesterday. At the time of the picture – just after high water – it was swollen but thankfully not flooding the road.

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Sorting Out Sweyne Park

Saturday, November 22, 2014 admin 0

Credit where it’s due – Its good to see that the District Council de-silting the ditches in Sweyne Park, and carrying out other work to reduce the risk of flooding. See more on the council website here.   Hopefully this will prevent incidents like the one pictured above. Plenty more […]

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Rawreth Flood Issues

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 admin 0

  The main theme at tonight’s Rawreth Parish Council Meeting was probably flooding. There had been flooding in Church Road since the last meeting – Hayley the parish clerk had been out in her specially purchased parish waders to deliver sandbags . The sandbags had been provided by Rochford District […]

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Lucky Leicestershire

Sunday, October 19, 2014 admin 0

From the Liberal England website: For Christmas shoppers in Market Harborough this year, here?s a surprising fact. As you walk across The Square in town in December, six metres below your feet will be a drilling machine ? and the man operating it. He will be digging a tunnel for […]

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Rawreth Parish Council’s Response In Full

Friday, October 17, 2014 admin 4

“RE: Planning Application 14/00627/OUT Countryside Properties (UK) Ltd Land North of London Road, and South of Rawreth Lane and West of Rawreth Industrial Estate, Rawreth Lane, Rawreth Essex Further to your letter, enclosing a copy of the submitted plans and applications in respect of the proposals detailed above, Council have […]