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More Recycling, Better Recycling

Saturday, December 15, 2007 admin 9

Up till now we haven’t written about what happened at the special District Council meeting on December 5th. This was a meeting to discuss new contracts for waste management, street cleansing and grounds maintenance. Because it involved certain financial information it was held in ‘private and confidential’ and the minutes […]

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Big Contracts Meeting Next Wednesday

Friday, November 30, 2007 admin 2

There’s an important meeting of the District Council next Wednesday 5th December – for making a decision on new contracts for waste management, street cleansing and grounds maintenance. Because councillors will be discussing the details of various tenders received, the public will NOT be allowed into this meeting!

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Love Food, Hate Waste

Thursday, November 1, 2007 admin 1

There’s a new Essex-wide campaign – “Love Food, Hate Waste”. You can find some details on the Rochford District Council website here. And there’s also a competition , involving creating an original recipe fusing leftovers or long-shelf life products like corned beef. The winner gets his or her recipe put […]

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The Future of Waste Collection And Recycling

Sunday, October 14, 2007 admin 0

The District Council is busy at the moment sorting out a new contract for waste collection and recycling. You can find the latest council reports here, although some of it is heavy going… The choices it has to make are: Will the council carry on with a weekly collection of […]

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Recycling In Rawreth

Monday, July 9, 2007 admin 2

Do you live in the more rural parts of Rawreth ? (That is, not Rawreth Lane?) Would you like a green recycling bin? If so, please let us know as soon as possible! The reason this issue has cropped up is because we had an email recently from a Rawreth […]

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Tory U-Turn on Incinerators?

Monday, June 4, 2007 admin 0

It looks like the Conservatives who control the County Council are proposing to build an incinerator in the county to deal with the treatment of waste. Lib Dem County Cllr Ian Gale writes: ?After years of insisting that they have a ?no incineration? policy and contesting elections on that basis, […]

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Lakeside Flats Refused

Friday, March 30, 2007 admin 0

The planning application at the ‘pond house’ in Down Hall Road – demolish the existing house and build 7 flats and a new house – was refused last night. The ward councillors Chris and June Lumley argued very persuasively that because of the special nature of the side, this was […]

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A Sad Tale

Sunday, February 18, 2007 admin 0

A couple of weeks ago we received this email from a resident : I am a disabled pensioner in receipt of income support. This week I had a new kitchen worktop installed that was 3 mtrs long and I needed to dispose of the old worktop. I telephoned the council […]

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Recycling Success !

Tuesday, February 6, 2007 admin 1

The District achieved it’s highest ever recycling rate in November, according to the latest information from the District Council: “Figures on kerbside recycling collections across the District for November showed the recycling rate reached 18.5per cent, against 15.8 per cent for the same month last year. The total tonnage of […]

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Highways Stupidity

Wednesday, January 10, 2007 admin 2

The whole Park School site should have been a showcase development. After all , it doesn’t get any easier than this – it was a flat, nearly empty site owned by the County Council . Everything should have been designed properly. But now we find that the housing has been […]