FREEdom Will Cost At Cherry Orchard Park

Thursday, November 12, 2020 Editor 1

There used to be a time when enjoying a stroll in the fresh air was free. However, the Council is considering, to set their sights on charging visitors of Cherry Orchard Park adding to their car parking ‘cash cow’ scheme. Residents, who already pay to maintain this site through their […]

Sweyne Park Play Area

Monday, February 19, 2018 Cllr James Newport 0

What is going on with the play equipment or lack of?  Well, we’re pleased to report we’ve had an update today from the super-efficient town clerk at Rayleigh Town Council with the following… The work on the installation of new play equipment and surfacing in the Sweyne Park Open Space […]

A Rubbish Post on the Big Litter Pick

Sunday, January 21, 2018 Editor 0

Despite temperatures being as low a 1 degree and rain that turned to sleet, our Lib Dem team and helpers from the community successfully ‘picked’ over 20 sackfuls of rubbish from Sweyne Park today. During just 2 hours of work by the small team, we made quite a difference to […]

Litter and Fencing in Sweyne Park

Monday, January 15, 2018 Editor 0

We recently contacted the council about the amount of litter, dog fouling and the replacement of some of the fencing in Sweyne Park. Today we’ve received a response back from the officer responsible. Thank you for raising the issues regarding litter and dog-bins. Initially, I will ask Officers to take […]

Beware Of The Rat Who Is Poisoning Dogs

Thursday, October 1, 2015 admin 1

There is a disturbing story from Kristina Drake in the Echo tonight concerning a dog who had to be put down after eating poison or some kind of contaminated food. There has been a spate of reports about dogs being poisoned. Rochford District Council is stepping up patrols and inspections […]

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The Picnic District 1 – Cherry Orchard Jubilee Country Park

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 admin 3

We’ve used the phrase “The Picnic District” for our district before, and over the spring , summer and autumn we’re going to mention some of the possible places to have a picnic here. Let’s start with Cherry Orchard Jubilee Country Park, stretching all the way from Rochford to the edge […]

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Consultation On Open Space – Closes November 28th –

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 admin 0

  Rochford District Council residents have been given the opportunity to comment on the RDC draft Open Spaces Strategy. The Friends of Sweyne Park are encouraging people to respond to the consultation, saying: The committee wants to encourage as many people as possible to respond to this survey… In the […]

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Amenity Space Saved, Wakering Development Squeaks Through……

Thursday, September 25, 2014 admin 1

At tonight’s meeting of the Development Committee: The outline? application for 6 dwellings on the amenity space at Brocksford Avenue was refused by an overwhelming vote of councillors. Refusal was moved by? Ian? Ward and seconded by Heather Glynn. This pleased the public gallery, which was packed with concerned residents. […]

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If You Love Sweyne Park, Can You Help On the 29th?

Monday, June 9, 2014 admin 1

Rob Donovan from the Friends of Sweyne Park is trying to organise a community litter pick in the Park on Sunday 29th June between 10am and 1pm. If you can help on that day, please email Rob at by Wednesday evening so he can gauge numbers.