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Fairland Close

Saturday, March 5, 2005 admin 0

After several complaints from residents, Chris has asked County Highways to consider putting some yellow lines at the junction of Fairland Close and Hambro Hill, just to keep the junction safe for people to use.

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“Political Correctness Gone Mad”

Wednesday, March 2, 2005 admin 0

t seems that County Highways are laying down the law on Christmas Lights and Hanging baskets in Rayleigh High Street: – It will be necessary for the Town Council to undertake an independent structural survey prior to ECC giving permission to affix any attachments to ECC lighting columns. – Planting […]

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Is Chris going to stand for Parliament? No.

Monday, February 14, 2005 admin 0

There was a slightly odd piece in the Evening Echo suggesting that Chris might be standing for the County Council or even for Parliament. As it happens, the LIb Dems haven’t yet selected any candidates yet. Meanwhile Chris would like to respond as follows: The idea of me being an […]

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Trenders Avenue

Sunday, February 13, 2005 admin 0

As we have mentioned elsewhere , the Inquiry into the District Council’s local plan will be discussing and visiting a number of sites across our district. The Inquiry will be visiting The Yard, Trenders Avenue, Rawreth, on February 22nd.

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The Local plan Inquiry – which areas is it looking at?

Thursday, February 10, 2005 admin 0

The District Council has prepared a Local Plan to deal with development issues up to about 2011. However it isn’t finally agreed yet – there has to be a Public Inquiry first with a government inspector and this starts on February 16th . You can find out more at the […]

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Dog Mess. Not Funny.

Wednesday, February 9, 2005 admin 0

Residents have been complaining to us about dog mess recently -especially to Bruce Smart. Particular problem areas seem to be Teignmouth Drive, Kings Farm and Eastview Drive. If you’ve got a smelly problem in your location and would like a laminated poster to discourage offenders, please let us know and […]

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The Plans for the new School Building

Friday, February 4, 2005 admin 0

There’s some news at last about the new primary school building for St Nicholas School, Rawreth. . The County now hope to have the new building ready for autumn 2006. The plans show it would cater for only 120 pupils, with the option of expanding to 210. Oddly enough, there […]

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Why the Council isn’t recycling everywhere

Thursday, February 3, 2005 admin 0

We’ve had some residents in Kelso Close asking us why have been left out of the new expanded recycling scheme. In fact there’s quite a few places left out of the scheme at the moment. We asked the council why and this is their helpful response: Kelso Close is on […]

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Oops- No Recycling in Kelso Close

Saturday, January 22, 2005 admin 0

The District Council seem to have missed Kelso Close off the recycling scheme !Presumably its so new, it was overlooked. Anyway, we have asked the council to include it in the scheme as soon as possible.

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The Future May be Bright, but the Future’s not an Orangery

Saturday, January 22, 2005 admin 0

The planning meeting on January 20th threw out an application for an orangery at New Hall in Sutton Road. Basically , the scheme was for a very large conservatory, and it broke the green belt rules. Some councillors felt we should grant an exception as it is a very well […]

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Oast Way Flats Get Passed

Saturday, January 22, 2005 admin 0

The planning application for 18 flats at 5, Weir Pond Road was passed at the planning meeting on January 20th. There was quite a lot of discussion and lots of photos were shown – some councillors were concerned about the access to the flats, which would be via Oast Way. […]

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Housing Scheme on The Playing Fields Thrown Out – For Now

Friday, January 21, 2005 admin 0

The old team of Black and Oatham were in action at the planning meeting on Jan 20th. We persuaded the district council to refuse permission for the proposed housing scheme at the Park School site, for 129 houses and flats. We know there will be housing here eventually – that […]