World Bee Day

Thursday, May 20, 2021 Editor 0

Chris and James have been right busy bees today – they’ve been sowing seeds for the bees supporting World Bee Day! Thanks guys, it will be interesting to see the progress of the seeds and we look forward to some more photos.

Grass Cutting and Management of Open Spaces in New Developments

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 Editor 0

Do you live on a New Development? Is the grass cut and the open space maintained? Do you have to pay a maintenance charge?What’s your experience? Good or bad, let us know your experience, as this is coming to the review committee for discussion by your Councillors on 5th November […]

Sweyne Park Update

Sunday, October 8, 2017 admin 0

Here’s an update on the park situation: The overgrown ditch between Downhall Park Way and Sweyne Park (see above) is going to be cleared at the same time as the hedge trimming of the bridleway – probably on Thursday 12th or Friday 13th this week. Rochford DC are getting some […]

A Couple Of Sweyne Park Issues

Sunday, September 24, 2017 admin 2

We have asked for some action on a couple of issues around Sweyne Park. First of all, some routine clearance is needed on the ditch alongside Downhall Park Way. (It’s hard to see it in the photo above!). Secondly , that a barrier or fencing be installed again at the […]

Sweyne Park Compliment

Thursday, September 15, 2016 admin 2

It’s always nice for us to pass on a compliment to the district council instead of a complaint, like the one we received this week: “must say that I think that the team that have cut back the bushes have done a really good job this year and have made […]

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Teignmouth Troubles

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 admin 6

We’ve have a a problem with the internet tonight at onlineFOCUS. But Ron would like to mention that, following a request from a resident, he’s trying to get the vegetation cut back near the junction of Down Hall Road and Teignmouth Drive. Also, following several requests from residents, for some […]

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Grassroots Success

Sunday, May 10, 2015 admin 3

We’d like to thank the District Council staff for a quick response last week. On Monday evening we emailed them about the overgrown vegetation in Bedloes Avenue Rawreth … they cut it back the next day.

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Rangers Replaced

Thursday, June 26, 2014 admin 5

For a few years now, the County Council has had teams of ‘rangers’ to do work such as cutting back vegetation on highways. Not simple grass cutting, but dealing with the sort of foliage that covers up road signs. The County and the District Council are now launching a new […]

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When Our Green District Is Just TOO Green

Sunday, June 22, 2014 admin 16

We’ve had quite a few complaints about grass and greenery in the last week. – Downhall Park Way ditch – a rectification notice was being sent to the contractors, ISS, on Friday to finish the work. They will have 2 working days to complete it. – A129 in Rawreth, to […]

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Sweyne Park Update

Thursday, January 9, 2014 admin 1

We know some residents are unhappy about the state of the bridle path in Sweyne Park. Here’s a photo before Xmas: and here’s a photo this week: (photocredits: Claire Priest Smart) We’re pleased to say that council officers are also concerned – they care about the park too – and […]

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“I always thought, I want to go around sixty”

Saturday, December 14, 2013 admin 1

Paul Warren, who is about to retire as the District Council’s Cheif Executive, has given a lengthy interview to Rochford Life magazine. It’s worth a read. Here’s an extract, about council tax and grass cutting: RL: ?I think what you are saying is that because you have managed it so […]