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Welcome, Bruce

Friday, May 28, 2004 admin 0

There will be no council election in Downhall or Rawreth this year. There was supposed to be a Town Council election in Downhall but the Liberal Democrats were the only party to put up candidates here – so Ron Oatham and Bruce Smart are elected unopposed! This is the first […]

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Tourism Ideas

Friday, May 28, 2004 admin 0

The District Council is using a firm of consultants to advise us on how to develope tourism in our area. Chris made a couple of suggestions at the council meeting on May 25th. Firstly, it seems that we have one of the three most important ships in alll of human […]

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The Hockley R0ad Site

Tuesday, May 18, 2004 admin 0

Quite a few people have asked us what is going to be built on the lane along Hockley Road, opposite Rayleigh Cemetery. Well, the whole site has had planning permission for housing for many years, But at the moment only one corner of the site is being developed, an elderly […]

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One Councillors View

Tuesday, April 20, 2004 admin 0

Following up what we wrote below, the leader of the Conservative Group , Cllr Peter Webster , has told me that he is favour of considering incineration across the country … and doesn’t mind me quoting him on this….

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Tory Scepticism on Recycling

Friday, April 16, 2004 admin 0

We are sometimes asked “When is the council going to arrange recycling for the WHOLE of the district? – it’s clear that many residents want to re-cycle. The District Council is actually discussing recycling at the moment . Hopefully the council will agree to an improved recycling scheme. But it’s […]

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Well Done, Rochford

Thursday, April 15, 2004 admin 0

Congratulations to the IT staff at Rochford District Council who have now put all the council agendas , minutes and reports online. So now the public can see what’s going on by logging on to Not only can you find information on current council activities, you can look back […]

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Ron’s Parking Suggestion

Saturday, March 27, 2004 admin 0

Ron Oatham has made the following suggestion to County Highways about Rayleigh High Street parking. He wrote: “In view of the many requests from the public and the Chamber of Trade to provide more parking I would like to put forward the following suggestions for consideration when a review is […]

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Tories Totally Confused at the Town Council

Thursday, March 25, 2004 admin 0

The last meeting of Rayleigh Town Council was quite weird. The Conservative councillors were in complete confusion. The Tories were proposing a couple of motions. Their first motion was about the proposed pavilion in King Georges Field – they wanted to delay any further action on the scheme. They couldn’t […]

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Ron “Barred” From Conservative Meeting

Sunday, March 14, 2004 admin 0

Now here’s an odd thing. Last year Ron was booked by the Rayleigh Conservative Ladies Club (or whatever they call themselves) to give a talk this last week on “My Sailor Daughter”. He did remind them that he was a Lib Dem Councillor. However at the last minute they cancelled […]

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Concerns about the Skateboard Area

Tuesday, February 24, 2004 admin 0

We had an email from a local resident who’s been chatting with some skateboarders about the skateboard area in King George’s Field, and the comments were quite interesting: hi , chatted with some slightly older skateboarders today and this is the result of what they said: – 1. it’s better […]

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Social Housing Schemes : Hambro Close Refused, Rest Are Passed

Friday, February 20, 2004 admin 0

Last night the District Council’s Planning Committee approved five social housing schemes but refused the one proposed for Hambro Close.The results were: Tendring Avenue: Passed by 19 votes to 6 after a lengthy debate Bardfield Way: Passed by 19 votes to 4 after a shorter debate Warwick Drive, Rochford: Passed […]