West Rayleigh Flood Alleviation Scheme Consultation

Sunday, October 16, 2016 admin 3

Do you live in West Rayleigh? Have you been flooded in the past or worried about the flood risk to your property? Then come along to the West Rayleigh Flood Alleviation Scheme consultation on 19th October 5pm to 8pm at Sweyne Park School hosted by Essex County Council. It’s your […]

Extraordinary Council Meeting In Rawreth

Thursday, September 22, 2016 admin 4

There will be an extraordinary meeting of Rawreth Parish Council on Weds September 28th.  Main item to discuss is a request from the Rawreth Flood Action Group for a grant to assist them in getting a sequential test report in respect of flooding in the parish.

A Few Words On Flooding….

Friday, October 23, 2015 admin 3

Lib Dem County Councillor Stephen Robinson sent us a few snippets about a recent County Council meeting that are worth passing on: Flooding The main item was discussing flooding – including plans to mitigate and explain to landowners their responsibilities to keep drains and ditches clear that are on, or […]

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 […]