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“It?s the people who make a town special, though”

Friday, July 6, 2012 admin 3

Chris Black has an article on the Guardian website today, on this special morning for Rayleigh. Here is the text, with some added links and photos: ” If you want to see the most charming council house in Britain, come and visit the Dutch Cottage in Rayleigh. It?s tiny, octagonal […]

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“Green Party Leader Coming To Hullbridge And Hockley”

Sunday, April 21, 2013 admin 13

It’s probably been a looooong time since a leader of one of the political parties came to our district. David Steel stopped off for a photo at Rayleigh Weir in 1983, but we can’t recall any others since then. However according to Cllr Michael Hoy, the leader of the Green […]

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Beauty Studio Application to go to Main Committee

Tuesday, August 15, 2006 admin 23

A planning application for a beauty studio is causing some controversy. It’s a rather small application – to convert some derelict toilets at Lubbards Farm , Hullbridge Road ,Rayleigh into a beauticians studio with up to two staff. The link to the council’s website with details of the application is […]

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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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Floody Saturday

Saturday, August 24, 2013 admin 120

You won’t be surprised to know that Watery Lane is flooded – more bad times for the people who live there. But it’s been a dreadful day across our district. Homes flooded, roads flooded, roofs letting in water, fish escaping from garden ponds, road surfaces damaged and debris been carried […]

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Don’t Be Surprised That The Public Are Surprised !

Friday, July 26, 2013 admin 181

Chris Black writes: In many parts of Rayleigh there is a sudden realisation about the proposed developments to the west of the town. People are upset that they didn’t know about it. Why didn’t they know about it ? 1 – The process has been dragging on for seven years […]