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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 […]

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ASDA – Officers recommend APPROVAL

Tuesday, February 14, 2006 admin 1

We have now seen the officers report for the Asda application which will be decided on Feb 21st. The officers are recommending approval (although councillors could disagree if they can provide suitable planning reasons). There’s a lot to read and we will provide further information when we have read it […]

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Rayleigh Station Thefts

Monday, February 13, 2006 admin 1

After our last posting about Rayleigh Station, we received the following email from a resident. Has anyone else had stuff stolen there? “I have seen some comments on your website about Rayleigh Station. I have had parts stolen from my cycle left for the day at the Station, The first […]

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Second Asda Application to be decided on the 21st

Sunday, February 12, 2006 admin 0

The second application from Asda for a supermarket on the “neighbourhood centre” in Rawreth Lane will come to the District Council’s planning meeting on Tuesday 21st Feebruary. The meeting will be held in the Council Chamber in the Civic Suite in Rayleigh (next to the Market Car Park, and opposite […]

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Grafitti Update

Thursday, February 9, 2006 admin 0

Grafitti is still a big issue in parts of Rayleigh and Rawreth (and indeed across the district!) One of our recent successes has been to get the council to spend an extra ?7500 per year on clearing the stuff up. In practice this means that instead of one ‘clean-up run’ […]

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Nuisance at Rayleigh Station – Police Response

Sunday, February 5, 2006 admin 0

Following the complaint that we posted about on Wednesday, we contacted the British Transport Police. They told us that , as it happens, they moved a group on from Rayleigh Station on Tuesday evening. If necessary they will consider a police operation that may involve prosecutions. Please keep us advised […]

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Youth Nuisance at Rayleigh Station

Wednesday, February 1, 2006 admin 0

Chris has received the following email from a resident: I’m not sure if you remember me, but you kindly came round to see me in Downhall Park Way last year when I e-mailed you about a few issues. I’m sorry to bother you again, but if you do have any […]

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Brooklyn Drive Rayleigh – would more yellow lines help?

Sunday, January 29, 2006 admin 2

In our last Focus news was included about the Highways Department agreeing to extend the double yellow lines at the top of Brooklyn Drive. This was to: 1. enable residents in the flats to gain easier access from their designated parking area 2. to give a larger turning space for […]

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Local Bodies Still Objecting to Asda Scheme

Tuesday, January 24, 2006 admin 0

We understand that Rawreth Parish Council has sent the following to Rochford District: For the Attention of Mr. Mike Stranks Copies to Mr. Mark Francois MP, County Cllr. Castle, Ward and Parish Councillors. Planning Application 05/01049/REM Asda Stores Ltd., Park School Site, Rawreth Lane, Rayleigh, Essex Council Comment is as […]

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Hambro Parade

Friday, January 13, 2006 admin 0

Ron had a site meeting this week at Hambro Parade with an officer from County Highways. As a result of the meeting, County Highways have agreed to ‘look at’ the following suggestions to try to improve things: (1) Installing bollards (or railings?) at the kerb edge either side of the […]