The District Council have changed the venue for the next two West area committees:
They will now be as follows:
28 November 2007 Salvation Army Hall, 146 – 148 High Street, Rayleigh .
8 January 2008 The Mill Arts and Events Centre, Bellingham Lane, Rayleigh.
The meetings were going to be at Sweyne Park School .The change is as a result of ‘specific comments from councillors’ (must have been from Conservative Councillors) and also ‘from members of the public’ who came along (Conservative party officials?)
Gosh, we wonder if these councillors were objecting because they didn’t like residents in Sweyne Park Ward having such a good opportunity to ask about the Grange Community Centre.
For 30 years or more the council has met in central Rayleigh. There’s not much point in having these meetings in Central Rayleigh as well.
Jackie Dillnutt, and Chris & June Lumley have already put out leaflets telling their residents that the meetings were taking place at Sweyne Park School! We are trying to make this system work, we really want to get the public involved, but it’s hard to do so when the rules keep changing….
PS thanks for the tip-off Alison, you spotted this first!