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The Council Takes Over Parking Enforcement

Thursday, September 30, 2004 admin 0

From October 1st the District Council will be enforcing the rules about on-street parking , doing a lot of things that traffic wardens have previously done before. You can expect the rules about yellow lines to be enforced rather more effectively now, so be warned! Find out more from the […]

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Application is in for the Spine Road at Park School

Wednesday, July 28, 2004 admin 0

Wimpey have submitted a planning application for the spine road for the Park School Site. This has to be completed before the housing, commercial development and replacement sports centre and school can be built. To see the plans , visit the council offices or contact Chris or Ron .

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Bridge Re-opens

Friday, May 28, 2004 admin 0

As many residents will already know, the Battlesbridge Bridge has reopened with a weight limit of 3 Tons….

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Ron’s Parking Suggestion

Saturday, March 27, 2004 admin 0

Ron Oatham has made the following suggestion to County Highways about Rayleigh High Street parking. He wrote: “In view of the many requests from the public and the Chamber of Trade to provide more parking I would like to put forward the following suggestions for consideration when a review is […]

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Are the County Skating on Thin Ice?

Sunday, August 10, 2003 admin 0

Chris has been asking more questions about the County Highways budget for winter salting and snowploughing this winter , getting information that the County don’t normally publicise. The situation is this that the budget has been cut in most of South Essex: In Rochford, cut from ?103,335 last winter to […]

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“Eagle-Eyed Oatham” spots a mistake in the Echo

Monday, July 28, 2003 admin 0

Ron has sent the following letter to the Evening Echo, complaining about a photograph that was labelled “Nightmare – Traffic in Rayleigh High Street”- We wonder if they’ll publish it ! Dear Sir, Alan James’ views and opinions (Echo Wed. July 23rd) on Rayleigh’s traffic problems are welcome and encouraged. […]

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Shock Cuts in Winter Salting Budget

Saturday, July 12, 2003 admin 1

We had enough trouble last winter with slippery roads in our district . Next winter is likely to be much worse, because there will only be one-third as much money for road salting and snowploughing! We have just found out that the budget for salting and snowploughing in our district […]

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No Government Announcement of A Bypass Here

Friday, July 11, 2003 admin 0

When the government announced plans for new roadbuilding and road widening, we checked to see if they proposed building a Rochford bypass. The answer was that there is nothing in the government’s announcement about a bypass here – which will relieve some people and disappoint others.

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One New Zebra for Rayleigh?

Sunday, July 6, 2003 admin 0

According to County Highways, it looks like we’ll get maybe one or two new pedestrian crossings in Rayleigh in the next three years. The road outside Rayleigh Station should be top of the list, but there are visibility problems there. Perhaps it will be provided as part of other interchange […]

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Beeches Road

Wednesday, May 21, 2003 admin 0

Residents have complained to us about speeding traffic at the western end of Beeches Road. Ron is now discussing speed limits with County Highways. If you are interested in this issue and haven’t spoken to us yet, please feel free to contact Ron.