The Best And the Worst Of Rochford

Sunday, November 29, 2015 admin 0

As reported on the BBC today: Residents of Rochford in Essex came to the rescue of the organisers of the town’s festive lights switch-on when the Christmas tree was felled overnight by vandals. District Council chairman Heather Glynn said she was proud of the way the town’s community spirit shone […]

A Good Night For Labour In Rochford

Friday, November 27, 2015 admin 3

Labour won the Rochford Ward by-election last night – by just 4 votes! Matthew Softly Labour ? ? ? ? ? ??332 Michael Lucas-Gill? Cons. ? ? ? ? 328 Nicholas Cooper UKIP ? ? ? ? ? ?? 250 Dan Irlam? Lib Dem?? ? ? ? ? ? ? […]

Election Day Tomorrow !

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 admin 0

So the council by-election in Rochford Ward takes place tomorrow Having a Lib Dem candidate standing here has been a pleasant surprise for some people – they”ve like the way we have concentrated on local issues and carried out our local survey. We think that’s what council work should be […]

Five Go Canvassing Again In Rochford….

Saturday, November 21, 2015 admin 0

(Photo: Chris Black) It was cold, windy and a bit wet , but we had a good morning. Dan’s youth is proving to be a plus rather than a minus, and Jeremy Corbyn isn’t very popular….

Good Luck Dan !

Thursday, November 12, 2015 admin 5

We are are very pleased to see Daniel Irlam standing for the Lib Dems in the forthcoming District Council Election in Rochford Ward. Dan lives in the ward, works in the ward and certainly cares about the ward. He is a dedicated young campaigner and would make a fine councillor. […]

A Pair Of Important Applications In Rochford

Friday, November 6, 2015 admin 24

There are two brand new planning applications near Cherry Orchard Lane.The intention seems to be to relocate the existing rugby club and put a business park where the club is currently located: You can search for the applications on the district council website here:

Dalys Road Application On This Week’s Weekly List

Friday, October 30, 2015 admin 0

Planning applications in Rochford are dealt at Rochford in 3 different ways. Some applications are so small that the decisions are delegated to council officers. A typical example would be an extension to a house. A rarer example would be for a bigger application in the Green Belt – if […]

An Extra Meeting Of The Development Committee!

Sunday, October 11, 2015 admin 0

There’s an extra meeting of the Development Committee next Tuesday. It concerns the big housing application passed a couple of years back off Hall Road, Rochford. In particular it concerns the amount of affordable rented housing to be provided. The original plan was for 97 affordable homes in the first […]

A House Worth Visiting…

Thursday, October 8, 2015 admin 0

From the District Council website: Rochford District Council are opening the Old House to the public this Halloween for a special day and evening of ?spooktacular? tours. Built in 1270, the Old House has many a ghostly tale attached to it – so for one night only the council?s Communications […]

Grim News – Hundreds Made Redundant At Airport Firm

Friday, October 2, 2015 admin 3

Breaking news in the Echo: HUNDREDS of jobs have been lost after a leading firm at Southend Airport went into administration. Workers at aircraft maintenance company ATC Lasham were called into a meeting this morning and made redundant – being told to leave immediately. A statement from administrators Nigel Morrison […]

Visitors To the Cottage

Sunday, September 27, 2015 admin 0

The Daily Telegraph had a feature this week on “England’s least visited attractions”. The Dutch Cottage in Rayleigh came 14th with just 245 visitors a year. It doesn’t seem many, but bear in mind that the cottage is someone’s home and is only open by appointment on Wednesday afternoons. It […]