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The Battle Of Wakering Common

Sunday, April 20, 2014 admin 0

We haven’t mentioned the Rochford District Community Archive for a while. So here’s a link to? a story of alcohol and violence from 1912: “At that time there was just one village policeman who depended to a great extent on the good will of most of the villagers and his […]

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The Buddha Pizza Oven

Friday, January 10, 2014 admin 0

Here’s something a bit diferent… planning application 13/00693/FUL on Foulness Island. It’s the last item on this weeks weekly list, and will be passed if no councillor calls it in by next Wednesday. It’s basically an application to allow some former allotments to be a communal garden with some sculptures. […]

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Pavement problems In Great Wakering….

Saturday, October 26, 2013 admin 0

  From FixMyStreet Grass verge pitted by parking of cars. Reported in the Pavements/footpaths category anonymously at 08:27, Thursday Sent to Essex County Council 3 minutes later Grass verge muddy and unsightly, edge of pavement becoming broken and dangerous. might not be long before an elderly person trips on pavement […]

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Countryfile Visits Our District

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 admin 0

  The BBC programme Countryfile visits the most dangerous public footpath in our country – the Broomway to Foulness Island. You can find it on iplayer here – at least for a while. Did you know Essex has the longest coastline of any English county?

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“Should be attended to with urgency”

Monday, May 20, 2013 admin 0

    From FixMyStreet today, a Wakering problem: . Broken pavement edges. Reported in the Pavements/footpaths category anonymously at 13:16 today Sent to Essex County Council 4 minutes later Pavement broken with large potholes at edge. This right outside Bell House main entrance, Bell House being shelted housing. Should be […]

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A Website About Wakering

Friday, April 26, 2013 admin 0

If you are interested in local history, or the Wakering area, be sure to look at http://www.wakeringheritage.org.uk/index.html?? . The website is full of stuff on Wakering, Barling and Foulness, from executing robbers in Anglo-Saxon times (men were hung, women were drowned) , to a list of people living there in […]

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One Way To Visit Foulness Island – And A Reason To Go

Thursday, April 25, 2013 admin 1

Foulness is surely one of the most curious places in England – it’s been inhabited for millennia, but has been a centre for Hi-Tech weapons research. You need a pass , and? a reason, to visit. There’s a slight Doctor Who or Quatermass feel to the place. The Rochford District […]

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Two More FixMyStreets

Monday, November 5, 2012 admin 2

And they are from opposite sides of the district:   From Councillor Colin Seagers in Great Wakering: Pavement trip hazard Reported in the Pavements/footpaths category by Cllr Colin Seagers at 12:45, Saturday 3 November 2012 Sent to Essex County Council 4 minutes later In front of The Oysters, Common Road, […]

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Conservative Motion On The Post Office

Monday, October 22, 2012 admin 0

Three Conservatives have put forward a motion for tomorrow night’s meeting of Full Council; it’s from Terry Cutmore, Keith Hudson and Heather Glynn: ‘This Council calls on the Royal Mail to reconsider very carefully the proposals to relocate the delivery offices currently available in Canewdon, Great Wakering and Rochford town. […]

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Great Wakering Crime Figures

Sunday, September 2, 2012 admin 0

This is the last in our series looking at the crime figures across the district. Crime in Great Wakering seems to be pretty infrequent, but in the summertime there’s some anti-social behaviour… By the way, the July figures are now on the www.police.uk website.

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A Hot And Stormy Night In the Council Chamber

Thursday, June 28, 2012 admin 3

Despite the air-conditioning working well, it was stormy in the District Council Chamber tonight! We had a meeting of the Development Committee tonight. The leader and deputy leader of the council, Terry Cutmore and Keith Hudson were both absent, and they missed quite a bit. There were two applications that […]