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Rochford is Officially a Weak Council

Tuesday, September 28, 2004 admin 0

Last Thursday the Audit Commission this week have issued a report on Rochford District Council – and they’ve given it a rating as “weak”. This has greatly upset the Tory Group, who like to give the impression that everything is wonderful and think the rating is unfair Actually they didn’t […]

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Swimming Pool Gets Planning Permission in West Rayleigh

Sunday, September 26, 2004 admin 0

Don’t get excited, the Tories haven’t done a U-turn and decided to build a swimming pool in Rayleigh. But a private applicant has got permission to build a small pool at Lubards Farm which seems to be suitable for swimming lessons etc. Chris expressed some concerns about the potentially tricky […]

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Petition for Skateboarding in Wakering

Saturday, September 25, 2004 admin 0

195 people have sent a petition to the District Council , asking for a skateboarding facility in Great Wakering. The District Council will discuss it on September 30th. We guess that the discussion will revolve around two questions: Is there any money to provide one? Where could you put one […]

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Cllr Webster Gets Mentioned in the Evening Echo

Saturday, September 18, 2004 admin 0

Cllr Peter Webster , one of the ward members for Whitehouse Ward and the Vice-chairman of the District Council, was mentioned in Geoff’s Percival’s column in the Evening Echo on Sept 17th. The journalist was writing about Rochford’s “weak” rating by the Audit Commission and said: “I suspect part of […]

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Ashingdon Hall Application Refused

Thursday, July 29, 2004 admin 0

The District Council have refused planning permission for the the change of use of Ashingdon Hall, mainly on the grounds of ‘loss of amenity”. The motion for refusal was moved by Cllr Terry Cutmore and supported by almost every councillor (one independent councillor abstained, eveyone else voted for it). There […]

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Application is in for the Spine Road at Park School

Wednesday, July 28, 2004 admin 0

Wimpey have submitted a planning application for the spine road for the Park School Site. This has to be completed before the housing, commercial development and replacement sports centre and school can be built. To see the plans , visit the council offices or contact Chris or Ron .

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Bellwinch win appeal for 81 homes

Sunday, July 25, 2004 admin 0

Bellwinch have won their appeal for planning permission for their really high-density scheme at Read’s Nursery.(See our item about the planning inquiry further down the page) This is the one that the council actually refused, which had flats with no communal gardens. Chris calls it “Disappointing”, Ron’s word for it […]

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Lib Dems Ask For Public Speaking at planning Meetings

Friday, July 23, 2004 admin 0

Chris Black and Ron Oatham have proposed that the District Council allows the public to speak at the council’s planning meetings. This will now be discussed at the council meeting on July 29th. The idea is that any person who has previously written to the council about a particular planning […]