How to get help with the cost of living in the Rochford District

Sunday, May 15, 2022 Editor 1

As the cost of living crisis continues to go unaided by the government here are some (limited) schemes that may be able to help ease the burden in the Rochford District. Scheme DescriptionHeader Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery Scheme If you’re an Essex homeowner with a household income below […]

Rochford District Council Doesn’t Want Your Money…..

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 Editor 0

…if you pay by cash. Residents have been short changed by a short sighted Council who freely admit that over 5000 transactions a month are made by using the payment kiosks in the council offices. Now Rochford District Council has informed residents via it’s Facebook page that this service will […]

Flood Protection Grants Available For Properties

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 admin 1

?Property Level Protection? grants of up to ?5,000 are available to homeowners who can provide evidence of damage to their home which has been caused by internal flooding within the last three years. They can be used to make homes more resilient to future flooding. You can find out more […]

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Keeping Warm

Friday, November 21, 2014 admin 0

Last Saturday the Daily Express warned of Six inches of snow to hit Britain next week as Arctic blast sends temperatures plummeting … which didn’t? happen. And the forecast for the next week is also fairly mild – so don’t panic: However the District Council website has had some stuff […]

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Financial Advice From The District Council

Sunday, October 13, 2013 admin 0

Are you getting Council Tax Support and worried about money? From the District Council Website: If you are getting Council Tax Support and are struggling to pay your Council Tax we have a dedicated officer, Laura Poole, who can offer help and advice. You can: – call her on 01702 […]

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Update: Flood Damage Help

Friday, August 30, 2013 admin 0

From the District Council website: Update: Flood damage help To help residents affected by the recent severe weather, Rochford District Council will collect any flood damaged items free of charge. Please call our Customer Services team on 01702 318111 or email with your details. We also have special arrangements […]

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“… the world could be a much better place”

Monday, August 12, 2013 admin 0

Southend Blogger Jack Monroe has a video in the Guardian today: “Jack Monroe, who writes the blog A Girl Called Jack, discusses how she became a popular austerity cook and food blogger while living below the poverty line, and demonstrates how to cook one of her signature dishes: the carrot, […]

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Jack Monroe On TV

Saturday, April 27, 2013 admin 4 We’ve linked before to Southend blogger and writer? Jack Monroe– especially on issues of poverty and how to feed yourself on ridiculously low amounts of money. Things are looking up for Jack .? As the BBC reports: Until two months ago, Jack Monroe was unemployed, and unable to claim […]

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Jack’s Revamp

Thursday, December 6, 2012 admin 0

Southend Blogger Jack Monroe has revamped her site – It’s worth a look. Here’s an example: I?m often quoted as saying I spend around ?10 a week on my food shopping for me and Small Boy, which is often met with a mixture of disbelief and shock, and a quick […]