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Bowling Complex Referred To Committee

Tuesday, April 10, 2007 admin 0

We understand that the application for the tenpin bowling complex in Hockley has now been referred to the development control committee by Cllr Heather Glynn from Hawkwell. This means that councillors will decide whether it is passed or refused, rather than officers.

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The Need For Sports Pitches in Rayleigh

Sunday, April 8, 2007 admin 0

Conservative Councillor Tony Humphries is reported in the Echo today: A COUNCILLOR has appealed to landowners for help to provide more football pitches for young people in Rayleigh. Rayleigh town and Rochford district councillor Tony Humphries has been in the middle of a dispute over the use of pitches at […]

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Hockley: Planners recommend refusal of bowling alley

Thursday, April 5, 2007 admin 0

There’s a planning application for a tenpin bowling complex in Eldon Way, Hockley. Planners are recommending that it should be refused – and it will be refused if no district councillor requests by 1 pm Tuesday that it comes to the committee. Here’s part of the officers report: Parish : […]

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Massive Lorry Movements to the Golf Course?

Friday, February 23, 2007 admin 1

One of the planning applications last night was at Hanover Golf Coursein Hullbridge Road. They applied for some reshaping and landscaping of the existing golf courses, with some lakes to store water in. The environment agent had originally objected to the lakes but had now withdrawn their objection. Councillors were […]

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Tonight’s Planning Decisions

Thursday, February 22, 2007 admin 0

At tonights’s committee meeting: Application for extended hours for Rayleigh Cricket Club – refused. Application for Tree Nursery, Beeches Road, Rawreth – passed. Application for Bungalow in Main Road ,Hockley -refused Application for flats in Harper Way , Rayleigh – refused. Application in Wedds Way, Great Wakering (from Cllr Colin […]

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We Need More Sports Pitches in Rayleigh

Tuesday, February 13, 2007 admin 6

The Echo has the following story tonight about King George’s Field in Rayleigh. It indicates how much demand there is for somewhere to play football – whether for a proper match, or for training, or just for a kickaround: Footballers are up in arms over Rayleigh Town Council’s plan to […]

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Sports Pitches

Thursday, November 23, 2006 admin 0

One of the good things about onlineFOCUS is that some Conservative councillors look at it. And we understand that one or two of them have seen our item about the land near the Rayleigh Leisure Centre. The council say that the sports pitches there won’t be ready until 2009. These […]

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A Really Important Meeting Next Week- Part 2

Friday, November 24, 2006 admin 0

Next Thursday’s committee meeting will decide three more planning applications: Item 3) Demolish a car dealership in Southend Road, Great Wakering and build 9 houses and 15 flats. This is an application for ‘shared ownership’ housing – so the homebuyers only buy a part share in their property, making it […]

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Council gets a report on our Leisure Centres

Wednesday, November 8, 2006 admin 0

The District Council have a meeting of the Leisure, Tourism and Heritage Committee next week (on November 16th). The most interesting item is a routine progress report on the leisure facilities run for the council by Holmes Place. There’s nothing shocking here, but it’s worth reading. The full report is […]

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About Our Sports Centres

Thursday, October 5, 2006 admin 3

We had an email from a resident who wrote: Hi Chris just looked at your web site there doesn’t seem to be anything about Rayleigh sports centre being taken over by Virgin active. Were you aware? Seems that the council paid rather a lot of money to finance the new […]