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Local Bodies Still Objecting to Asda Scheme

Tuesday, January 24, 2006 admin 0

We understand that Rawreth Parish Council has sent the following to Rochford District: For the Attention of Mr. Mike Stranks Copies to Mr. Mark Francois MP, County Cllr. Castle, Ward and Parish Councillors. Planning Application 05/01049/REM Asda Stores Ltd., Park School Site, Rawreth Lane, Rayleigh, Essex Council Comment is as […]

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The Leadership Election

Friday, January 20, 2006 admin 0

If you are interested in the Liberal Democrat’s leadership election, you might like to look at the three candidates’ websites: Ming Campbell Simon Hughes Chris Huhne Who are the Liberal Democrats in our district voting for? Well, of course we all make our own minds up. However Sid Cumberland, who […]

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Health Issues

Tuesday, January 17, 2006 admin 0

Chris and Ron had asked that someone from our local Primary Care Trust should come to the District Council. Tonight we were pleasantly surprised to see Malcom McCann, the Chief Executive of the Trust visit us. We had a very interesting evening. The first part of his presentation was about […]

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Hambro Parade

Friday, January 13, 2006 admin 0

Ron had a site meeting this week at Hambro Parade with an officer from County Highways. As a result of the meeting, County Highways have agreed to ‘look at’ the following suggestions to try to improve things: (1) Installing bollards (or railings?) at the kerb edge either side of the […]

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Oh no, they’ve done it again!

Thursday, January 12, 2006 admin 0

This week Chris had his article published in the Rayleigh Times which criticised the Conservatives for: delaying decisions that should be taken at committee meetings by creating “working parties” to meet during the day when there’s plenty of time to spare at the evening meetings Well , last night’s meeting […]

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Some New Year?s Resolutions For Rochford ?Daytime? Council

Wednesday, January 11, 2006 admin 0

The following article (written by Chris) appears in this week’s Rayleigh Times: Let?s begin with some good news. It looks likely that Rochford District Council is going to allow the public to speak at planning meetings. This is long overdue ? the Liberal Democrat councillors proposed this some time ago, […]

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Flacks Nursery – Reduced Scheme gets passed

Sunday, January 8, 2006 admin 0

We reported earlier that the schemes for developing Flack’s Nursery didn’t quite get through the planning committee. New proposals came back to the planning committee last month – with significant reductions in the size and number of the properties, plus improvements in the design. This time the applications were passed […]

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Thank You Charles

Saturday, January 7, 2006 admin 0

Charles, thanks for resigning today. It was an intolerable situation. Thank you also for all that you’ve done for the party in the past – and you’ve done a lot. It’s sad – hugely sad – that you have stepped down, but it was the right thing to do. A […]

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All-Weather Sports Pitch Passed by Inspector

Thursday, January 5, 2006 admin 0

A government inspector has granted planning permission to Sweyne Park School for an all-weather sports pitch. He has overruled District Councillors who refused permission because of its effects on residents in Cheapside East, Oakwood Road and Downhall Park Way. This is very disapponting. All the Lib Dem Councillors thought it […]

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Rawreth Parish Council Meeting – Jan 2006

Thursday, January 5, 2006 admin 0

Chris went along as a visitor to last night’s Rawreth Parish Council meeting. As always, there was a friendly atmosphere but the hall was a little chilly – Cllr Mary Beckers kept her hat on until halfway through the meeting. Key highlights: The council is giving grants of ?500 to […]

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Quest End Flat Refused

Wednesday, January 4, 2006 admin 0

The planning application for a an extra flat at the Quest End development in Rawreth Land , Rayleigh (05/00871/FUL) has been refused. A scheme for 13 houses has already been considered, however this was an attempt to squeeze in an extra flat – to be built on top of some […]