Compulsory Purchase Proposition for Travellers Site

Saturday, November 27, 2021 Editor 0

Work into a Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) for land at Mitchlins Farm in Rayleigh (nr Fairglen) could be underway by officers at Rochford District Council, if the Executive approve the £25,000 drawdown of funds at their next meeting. SUBJECT: COMPULSORY PURCHASE OF LAND AT MICHELIN FARM, RAYLEIGH 1.1 That the […]

Unofficial Caravan Club Members Club At Cherry Orchard Park

Monday, August 9, 2021 Editor 0

In what would appear a favourite spot in the district, travellers have once again pitched up in Cherry Orchard Park. About 10 caravans are now taking advantage of the newly resurfaced car parking. With the introduction of car parking fees, we do hope the Council are ensuring the travellers are […]

Travellers at Rayleigh Leisure Centre

Sunday, April 18, 2021 Editor 0

In a rinse and repeat process, the Council will go through the motions of eviction once again. Cllr James Newport explains more about the ‘not so merry go round’ in his blog post here.

Travellers Pitch Up At Rayleigh Leisure Centre

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 Editor 0

Residents in Priory Chase, have reported to us that for the 3rd time this year, there are unconfirmed reports of travellers pitching up in Rayleigh Leisure Centre car park. Despite calls for measures by Lib Dem Councillors, to protect sites and the installation of a height barrier, it appears that […]

Council Issues ‘Direction To Leave’ To Travellers

Monday, June 8, 2020 Editor 0

We welcome today’s news that the police have finally issued a ‘direction to leave’ notice to travellers who have illegally occupied the land behind Rayleigh Leisure Centre. Lib Dem Councillors have been supporting several concerned residents in the area and have been liaising with the Council to ensure that swift […]

Update on Travellers in Priory Chase

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 Editor 0

Rochford District Council have issued this press release September 3, 2019 Unauthorised Travellers leave site in the district. Rochford District Council can confirm that Travellers who had taken up illegal encampment at Priory Chase, Rayleigh have now vacated the site. Whilst it is not clear where they have moved to, […]

An Update On Travellers In Priory Chase

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 Editor 0

Straight from the MD at RDC, Shaun Scrutton… The travellers have now departed the field next to Grove allotments.  They left the field in a reasonably tidy state; all rubbish was bagged.  Unfortunately, three of the caravans have moved to the field in Priory Chase next to Rayleigh Leisure Centre. […]

Travellers Face Court Summons – Cherry Orchard Park

Thursday, August 8, 2019 Editor 0

Travellers have once again pitched up illegally at Cherry Orchard Park. The Council has issued the following statement today Court Summons served on Traveller encampment A court summons has been served on Travellers who have set up camp illegally on the car park area at Cherry Orchard Jubilee Country Park, […]

Gypsy/Travellers Site Goes Unopposed By Councillors

Thursday, April 25, 2019 Editor 0

Application Reference:18/01187/FULPlanning Portal Reference Number:PP-07501370Address Of Proposal:Pear Tree 750, New Park Road, Hockley, Essex, SS5 5JXProposal:Change Use Of Land For Siting Of Caravans For Residential Occupation As a Private Gypsy/Traveller Site Comprising One Static Mobile Home And Three Touring Caravans With Hard Standing And Cess Pool (retrospective). Another gypsy/travellers site […]

RDC Managing Director Perplexed By Member Question On Traveller Site

Thursday, January 31, 2019 Editor 1

Managing Director, Shaun Scrutton of Rochford District Council looked totally perplexed when asked a question by opposition Councillor, John Mason during today’s meeting of the planning policy subcommittee When asked “Why the Council hasn’t taken any positive action….” whilst referring to the site know as GT1 (Michelins Farm)* the Managing […]

Consultation on the Gypsy and Traveller Issues Paper

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 Editor 3

We’ve previously posted on where Travellers sites could be allocated in the Rochford District. Here’s a list for quick reference This should be noted is ONE of the options – other options for travellers sites are set out in Fig 2.1 & Fig 2.2 The consultation will be on the […]