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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.

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ASDA apply to build a supermarket at the Park School Site

Saturday, July 16, 2005 admin 0

In a surprise move, ASDA have applied to build a supermarket on part of the playing fields at the old Park School Site. This is on the part that was supposed to be for “Mixed Use” or “Neighbourhood Uses” As required by law , Chris and Ron won’t make their […]

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Lindsay Comes Second in By-Election

Friday, July 15, 2005 admin 0

The by-election in Sweyne Park Ward following the sad death of Gerry Mockford was a fairly low-key affair, with the campaigning not as intense as usual. Joan Mockford won her late husband’s seat, but we were pleased to see our candidate Lindsay Frend come second in what is traditionally Labour’s […]

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Wimpey Finally Get Permission for “Coppice Gate”

Wednesday, June 1, 2005 admin 0

Wimpey have finally got permission to build their houses on flats in part of the old Park School playing fields. The first time they tried Ron and Chris got it refused but this time it was passed – although Ron and Chris still objected. Was it worthwhile spending the time […]

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Election Results May 5th 2005

Friday, May 6, 2005 admin 0

There were two parliamentary elections and five county council elections in Rochford District on May 5th – here are the results: Chris Comes Second in the County Council Elections The result for Rayleigh North: Stephen Castle Conservative 3815 (44%) Chris Black Liberal Democrat 2908 (34%) Labour 1382 (16%) Greens 432 […]

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Hullbridge Road Housing

Saturday, April 30, 2005 admin 0

Chris writes: You may have seen an article in the local paper about the scheme for some new, pretty large, houses, in Hullbridge Road .The newspaper report said the scheme was “passed unanimously”. This isn’t exactly true… The council officers were recommending that the scheme be approved without it even […]

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Problems on the A127 Near Southend

Thursday, April 28, 2005 admin 0

Earlier this year we reported on problems on the A127 just by the boundary with Southend. First of all, there are seven lighting columns in the central reservation that aren’t working. Secondly, the road surface itself is in a poor state of repair. We ave now had the following reply […]