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Extra Parking in the High Street

Thursday, November 10, 2005 admin 0

For the past 19 months Ron has been trying to get some changes in the High Street to get more on-street parking. Thanks to Ron , County Highways have now proided four extra FREE spaces near Byfords (and two of these are for one hour!). Ron says he isn?t finished […]

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Residents Victory Over Ashingdon Rehab Scheme

Tuesday, October 18, 2005 admin 0

A government inspector has refused permission for a controversial drug and alcohol rehabilitation clinic at Ashingdon Hall. The inspector said there were “real concerns about the possibility of disruptive or frightening behaviour as a result of patients leaving the centre”, and that ‘the proposals would cause significant harm to the […]

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Stuck at the Lights?

Monday, October 10, 2005 admin 0

Have you ever gone westwards along Rawreth Lane, and then got stuck at the traffic lights at Bedloes Corner? Really stuck – the lights just don’t turn green for you at all? You’re not the only one. It seems that the lights won’t turn green unless a vehicle stops really […]

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Battling On for Hambro Parade

Thursday, October 6, 2005 admin 0

The Lib Dems only have 2 councillors out of 23 on Rayleigh Town Council – Ron Oatham and Bruce Smart. But we like to think they “punch above their weight”. On Monday 3rd October Ron and Bruce were trying to keep the Town Council committed to funding Close Circuit TV […]

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Travellers Site

Wednesday, October 5, 2005 admin 0

We have just found out that the Planning Inquiry on the Traveller’s Site has now been fixed- for July next year. Apparently there’s no Planning Inspector available before this time. We are extremely disappointed at the delay and have asked the District to request again for an earlier date.

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Council Deadlocked Over Flacks Nursery Applications

Friday, September 30, 2005 admin 1

he District Council Planning Committee couldn’t agree on what to do with two applications for building flats and houses at Flacks Nursery (154 Eastwood Road). This was at September’s planning meeting.It was the first meeting to be chaired by Rochford Councillor Keith Gordon, and boy, he won’t forget it in […]

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Ron Criticises Council Cleansing

Sunday, September 25, 2005 admin 0

Ron Oatham has written to the District Council as follows: Good morning Last week the roadsweeper made one of his not very frequent visits to Brixham Close in Rayleigh.As I was around at the time I was able to witness the fact that he did not sweep into the (admittedly […]

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ASDA Application is Delayed

Tuesday, September 20, 2005 admin 0

We now expect the ASDA planning application to be decided at the District Council’s Planning Meeting on November 24th. (starting at 7:30, in the Council Chamber opposite Rayleigh Church). We have received quite a lot of emails concerning this application, both for and against. Rawreth Parish Council are not supporting […]

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The Straw Man of Rawreth

Thursday, September 1, 2005 admin 0

A “Straw Man” has been constructed by one of the Rawreth Farmers and it looks quite impressive. You will pass by it if you drive to Battlesbridge. Chris took this photo of it on Bank Holiday Monday…

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Travellers Site Hearing

Wednesday, August 17, 2005 admin 0

As you may know, the District Council refused permission for the Travellers Site on the A1245 in Rawreth (the old A130). The applicants have gone to appeal, and there should have been a hearing at the end of July to decide the matter. Unfortunately the Government Inspector was unable to […]

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All-Weather Pitch?

Sunday, August 14, 2005 admin 0

Earlier this year Ron and Chris voted against having an all-weather sports pitch at Sweyne Park School . In fact most councillors thought it was too close to residents in Cheapside East and so the District Council refused permission. However we do feel that a pitch like this is needed […]

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Rayleigh Cricket Club

Wednesday, August 10, 2005 admin 0

If you are inspired by the scond Ashes test, the latest news on Rayleigh Cricket Club is at their website .The Firsts are near the top of Division IV.