Could Be A Long Night On Tuesday…

Sunday, December 11, 2016 admin 4

It could be a long night at Next Tuesday’s Full Council Meeting. It includes the following: There is a public question on notice from Mr Alan James about Hockley’s toilets. Plus two questions from Cllr Diane Hoy , one about park homes sites and the other about car parking enforcement. […]

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Downhall Under Fives

Monday, March 17, 2008 admin 71

Downhall Under Fives planning application to return to their old site behind Ferndale Road comes before the District Council committee on March 27th – and it’s recommended for refusal. You can download the full agenda here, but here are the officers reasons: It is proposed that this Committee RESOLVES to […]

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Different Company To Run Our Leisure Facilities

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 admin 0

From the District Council website: Sports and leisure facilities in Rochford are set to come under new management from 1st July 2014, as sport and leisure management charity, Fusion Lifestyle, takes on the running of Clements Hall and Rayleigh Leisure Centres together with the Freight House, The Mill Arts and […]

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15% To Parishes

Saturday, May 11, 2013 admin 25

Another new government announcement is that when a council operates a “Community Infrastructure Levy” on developers (which Rochford will introduce eventually) 15% of the money will be passed to the relevant Parish/Town Council where development is taking place with, apparently, no rules over how this cash can be spent…

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When Planning Doesn’t Go According To Plan….

Monday, December 3, 2012 admin 2

Sometimes big deals between a council and a developer do go wrong. Just look at this situation in Brentwood where 8 Lib Dems councillors, 2 Conservative, 1 Labour and 1 independent are making on a stand. A deal with a developer that was supposed to provide a cinema for the […]

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The Echo Reports On The Football Club

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 admin 0

The Echo reports here on Rayleigh Sports and Social Club:   ….David Medlock, chairman of the club, said they were holding a meeting to consider their response. _ He said: ?We are very surprised that despite previous assurances we were given the club would not be moved have not endured. […]

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Toilets Saved…. (We Think We can Tell You That Now)

Saturday, January 28, 2012 admin 0

Back on Jan 11th, the District Council Cabinet discussed what to do about public toilets. It’s an important subject, but it’s been a bit tricky to tell you what happened, even though a couple of opposition councillors – Chris Black and Michael Hoy – went along to the meeting. The […]

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The Council Executive Meets Next Wednesday

Saturday, January 7, 2012 admin 3

The ‘cabinet’ of the Distict council meets next Wednesday at 7:30. You can download the agenda from this page. One of the items on the agenda is to start public consultation on a plan to reduce air pollution from the Rawreth Industrial Estate. The council is particularly thinking about the […]

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Good Looking Scandinavians In Essex

Monday, February 7, 2011 admin 4

One Rayleigh resident told us that last weekend in Grays he saw some waxwings for the first time in his life. In fact he saw 28 of them. If you are not sure what a waxwing is, the Essex Wildlife Trust explains that Essex Wildlife Trust would like to hear […]

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The Preschool Debate

Friday, March 28, 2008 admin 9

The council chamber was packed, probably the fullest it has been since the Southend United stadium application. The parents behaved impeccably. Downhall Under Fives – application for single storey building. The debate began with a presentation by the planning officer. He emphasised that the proposal was against council Green Belt […]

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A Young View

Wednesday, August 5, 2009 admin 28

Someone left the following comment on our “Daylight Stabbing in Rayleigh” post. It’s very useful to get a teenager’s view , so we are making this as the start of a new post. Im a teenager in rayleigh and life is not as fun full as you think, their is […]

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More On SureStart At Downhall

Wednesday, July 15, 2009 admin 0

Chris and Ron went to Downhall School yesterday. A lot of local residents and parents were there to get more information on the proposed SureStart Centre there. We learned that: The County Council will be producing a planning application in late August. Instead of the District Council deciding the application, […]