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In support of Asda

Sunday, April 30, 2006 admin 0

We have received the following anonymous letter. As this person had taken the trouble to write, we thought we’d post on the website…. ” Dear Mr Black, Mr Oatham and Mr Smart, I have just received your Focus through the door. If everyone was so concerned about the traffic in […]

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Our 6 candidates for 2006

Sunday, April 23, 2006 admin 0

There are district council elections in 6 wards in Rayleigh this year – and we have candidates for all of them. It’s a different picture elsewhere in the district – there weren’t any suitable candidates ready to stand for us this time. So are concentrating our efforts on Rayleigh. Chris […]

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Leisure Centre Definitely Opens on May 13th

Saturday, April 22, 2006 admin 1

The Rayleigh Leisure Centre opens on May 13th – more information is available from the district council’s website. We think that it’s a bit like Wembley Stadium ? it?s months behind schedule, but we are delighted it?s opening. There?s been a long gap since the old sports centre closed and […]

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ASDA application to be delayed yet again!

Monday, April 10, 2006 admin 0

We’ve been advised that County Highways still haven’t withdrawn their ‘temporary holding objection’ to the Asda application. So it looks like a decision won’t be taken on this application until the District Council planning meeting in May! The delay obviously means that the application will be decided after the May […]

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It’s Game on in Rayleigh

Wednesday, April 5, 2006 admin 1

We are contesting all 6 district seats that are up for election this year in Rayleigh: Chris Black is defending Downhall and Rawreth in a straight fight with Conservative Vic Howlett Chris Lumley is defending Grange in a straight fight with Conservative Roland Adams Keith Budden is trying to win […]

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Asda Application is held up – AGAIN

Tuesday, March 14, 2006 admin 0

We had some surprise news today. The Asda planning application is not coming to the District Council’s planning committee on March 30th. It will be delayed for at least another month because County Highways have still not withdrawn their holding objection. It’s not exactly clear what’s going on. But it’s […]

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Goodbye To Fives

Sunday, March 12, 2006 admin 0

It’s sad to see “Fives” music store closing in Rayleigh High Street. Yesterday Chris bought an old Kate Bush album and asked the proprietor why he was closing. The answer was – supermarkets like Tesco and Asda selling the top 50 albums etc.

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Primary Care Trust say they want the Asda site!

Monday, February 20, 2006 admin 0

Things became very interesting today.All the District Councillors received a letter from the Primary Care Trust. Basically the Trust are saying that they want to provide a pretty elaborate medical facility at the Park School site. Of course, that’s where Asda want to build their supermarket. And Asda can’t be […]

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Asda Decision Deferred Until March 30th After A Day of Confusion

Wednesday, February 22, 2006 admin 0

Last night’s planning meeting was a bit of an anti-climax. The decision on the Asda scheme was originally going to be decided last night. Then on Friday we heard that County Highways had put in a “holding objection” so that it would probably be deferred. Then yesterday lunchtime we heard […]

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Asda – Is Tonight the Night after all?

Tuesday, February 21, 2006 admin 0

According to information on the District’s Council’s website, It now looks likely that County Highways will withdraw their holding objection to the Asda planning application. So if you are interested – either for it or against – , please come along tonight. You might be pleased or disappointed, delighted or […]

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County Highways intervene on the Asda application

Friday, February 17, 2006 admin 2

Essex County Council Highways Department have objected to the Asda planning application, on the grounds that they need more information on how Asda’s scheme would affect traffic in the surrounding area. We understand that the District Council officers will now probably suggest that a decision on the application should be […]

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Rayleigh Sports Centre to Open on May 13th

Friday, February 17, 2006 admin 1

The District Council have confirmed to us that the Rayleigh Sports Centre will open to the public on May 13th. This is 5 months later than the council promised, but at least it is opening! Chris has asked when people can start booking facilities- no date has been fixed for […]