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Rayleigh – “Developing Chavtown”

Monday, May 29, 2006 admin 1

As many other towns around Essex start to spiral out of control it is Rayleigh that is often overlooked by critics. With violence escalating and the hoards of hooded gangs slowly dominating the streets it is not long before the once quaint town of Rayleigh is transformed into yet another […]

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Important Meeting on Thursday!

Saturday, May 20, 2006 admin 1

The Development Control Committee will deal with 6 planning applications next Thursday 25th. That’s not a big number – but as some of them are quite controversial, it could be an interesting night. There are more than 100 pages of reports for councillors to read. Item 1 is an application […]

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Not enough Secondary School Places in Rayleigh

Friday, May 12, 2006 admin 0

There’s a planning application at 58 Victoria Avenue Rayleigh. Basically it’s to knock down one bungalow and build 18 flats and maisonettes. There were some objections to this application and the officers are recommending refusal. We will write more about this application later but one interesting issue is about secondary […]

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Rayleigh Leisure Centre Opens – Any Comments?

Saturday, May 13, 2006 admin 1

The Rayleigh Leisure Centre has finally opened today, with the official opening performed by Paralympic gold medallist Danny Crates. There were plenty of councillors along for the big day. It was particularly good to see Joe Capon, baby son of Tory Councillors Phil and Tracy Capon. Tory County Councillor Stephen […]

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Asda WILL be discussed on May 25th

Friday, May 12, 2006 admin 6

The Asda planning application in Rawreth Lane will be discussed – and probably decided – at the District Council’s Development Control Committee meeting on May 25th. We understand that the council officer’s are recommending approval of the scheme – though of course councillors don’t have to follow their advice. We […]

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The Pavilion in King George’s Field

Friday, May 12, 2006 admin 0

Rayleigh?s new pavilion was officially ?opened? at the beginning of the month by Tony Humphries, the Town Council Chairman , complete with champagne and in the presence of the District Council Chairman, the local Press and various worthies. (Coincidentally, just in time for the local District Council elections!) Unfortunately this […]

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All-Weather Sports Pitch Passed by Inspector

Thursday, January 5, 2006 admin 0

A government inspector has granted planning permission to Sweyne Park School for an all-weather sports pitch. He has overruled District Councillors who refused permission because of its effects on residents in Cheapside East, Oakwood Road and Downhall Park Way. This is very disapponting. All the Lib Dem Councillors thought it […]

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A Warning About Sweyne Park

Sunday, May 7, 2006 admin 3

We received the following email today from a resident – worried about the number of people walking on the Bridle Way in Sweyne Park. So if you use the park, please take more care! While going round the bridleway this afternoon I counted 34 people on it, some were walking […]

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Floodlighting Complaints

Friday, May 5, 2006 admin 12

We’re starting to get complaints about the floodlighting at the replacement sports centre at the Park School site. Are any other residents concerned about this?