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 […]
We have just heard the very sad news that Gerry Mockford , one of the District Councillors for Sweyne Park Ward, has died, following a stroke. Gerry was a conscientious councillor. When he spoke in the council chamber he was closely listened to , because he always seemed to speak […]
After a request from a resident, we have got the District Council to arrange a special, full , clean-up of litter in Sweyne Park. Not just around the play area and the rebound wall, but the whole park.
There’s a planning application for three one-bedroom flats in Rochford Town Centre. There is no garden, and no car parking. Two neighbours are objecting, saying “totally unsuitable for three flats – can’t visualise how these could be allowed in such a small place”. And the applicants are…Rochford and District Conservative […]
The application for the all-weather sports pitch was refused by 23 votes to 2 at the planning meeting on March 22nd. Cllr Mockford proposed refusal on the grounds of overlooking, Chris Black suggested adding noise nuisance as a second reading. Chris Lumley made a particularly good speech. There were aboout […]
We understand that the planning application for an all-weather sports pitch at Sweyne Park School, Rayleigh , will be decided at the district council’s planning meeting on March 22nd. When we have some more news on this we will let you know… Update: The application is recommended for approval by […]
Part of the Park School site is supposed to be for ?Mixed use/ Neighbourhood / Commercial? uses. It wasn?t supposed to be residential.However the District Council has now agreed that some flats can be built above shops here. Ron and Chris asked the obvious questions ? How many shops? How […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]