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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
The Review Committee, which scrutinises council activities, had its first meeting of the civic year tonight. It has a new chair, Michael Hoy, who did a decent job tonight (the first time he has ever chaired a district council committee). Two of the items discussed were: Air quality […]
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 […]
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 […]