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Where’s the Grafitti Hotline?

Wednesday, October 6, 2004 admin 0

This year one of the commonest complaints from residents has been about grafitti, and sometimes it’s been very difficult to get the District Council to act quickly (although they do say they will respond immediately to any particularly offensive grafitti). Apparently there’s supposed to be a “graffiti hotline” but it […]

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Support for Skateboarding – but Where’s the Money for it?

Saturday, October 2, 2004 admin 0

As mentioned below, the petition for a skateboarding facility in Wakering was discussed at a District Council committee meeting on Sept 30th. Credit where it’s due – Tory Councillor Barbara Wilkins made a very effective, almost passionate speech on behalf of the young people involved. Chris Black followed her by […]

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Well Done, Geoff

Friday, October 1, 2004 admin 0

Congratulations to veteran Lib Dem Geoff Williams , who has just won a County Council by-election in Basildon , winning a seat from the Tories. The voting was: Geoff Williams (Lib Dem) 1167 Conservatives 999 Labour 426

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A Rather Different Planning Application

Friday, October 1, 2004 admin 0

There’s been a planning application to build a wind turbine at “Sherbourne” – the property in Eastcheap that’s more or less inside Sweyne Park. We understand the idea is is to convert the domestic heating of this place from gas to windpower. The turbine will be about 9 metres high. […]

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The Council Takes Over Parking Enforcement

Thursday, September 30, 2004 admin 0

From October 1st the District Council will be enforcing the rules about on-street parking , doing a lot of things that traffic wardens have previously done before. You can expect the rules about yellow lines to be enforced rather more effectively now, so be warned! Find out more from the […]

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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 […]