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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 […]

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Ferndale Rats

Thursday, February 12, 2004 admin 0

A resident near Ferndale Road told us he found a rat lying on a grass verge near his home .. probably killed by a cat. Rats definitely seem to be on the increase. Remember that if you have a rat problem you can call the District Council on 01702 546366 […]

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Budget Gets Passed Without Any Squabbling

Friday, February 6, 2004 admin 0

The District Council’s budget was passed with the support of the Conservatives AND the Lib Dems AND Labour. It’s the first time this has happened for about 12 years. So why did the Lib Dems support a “Tory” budget? Well, this year the council is so hemmed in by central […]

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Shock New Housing Report

Friday, February 6, 2004 admin 0

We’ve just seen a report on the Guardian that the East of England Region has agreed to an extra 500,000 home in the region by 2021. What this means for Rochford District, or for Rayleigh, we don’t know. We haven’t got any confirmation or information about this from the District […]