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Chris Asks a Pointed Question

Tuesday, January 18, 2005 admin 0

Chris has sent into the following written question to the council for the budget meeting next week, addressed to Cllr Webster, chairman of the appropriate committee: “At tonight’s meeting there are expected to be substantial increases in car parking charges, but no alteration in the means of paying. Bearing in […]

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Tonnes and Tonnes of Success with Recycling

Monday, December 20, 2004 admin 0

We are proud as Liberal Democrats in encouraging the council to expand recycling across the District – even though some Conservatives had to be dragged almost kicking and screaming into agreeing. And recycling is proving a great success – these are the initial collection figures: Week 1 – 35 tonnes […]

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Rats!

Friday, December 10, 2004 admin 0

Last month we wrote about rats seen in Websters Way Car Park. Apparently there’s a big storm drain that runs right underneath the Car Park, and the rats use it as a public thoroughfare…. come the autumn there’s less food lying around from abandoned takeaways etc., and the rats start […]

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Problems in the Downhall Park Way Area

Friday, December 10, 2004 admin 0

We had an email over the weekend from a resident Chris – we had BIG problems last night ( Fri 3rd ) youths started to gather around 7.40 and by 8.00 there were, I would estimate, 40+. All on the corner of Downhall Park Way / Bristol Close area. They […]

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Confusion Over Health Facilities

Tuesday, November 30, 2004 admin 0

Ron and Chris went to a “workshop” of the Primary Care Trust discussing new health facilities for Rayleigh and Hullbridge. There was a lot of discussion, but not much progress. They MAY make a bid in the New Year for some kind of new clinic on the Park School site […]

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Wind Turbine Application is Passed

Saturday, November 27, 2004 admin 0

The planning application for a domestic wind turbine at Sherbourne (the home in Eastcheap that’s effectively inside Sweyne Park) was passed by the District Council by 18 votes to 8. This was a very difficult application to judge. Ron and Chris both went up the A127 to try to listen […]

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Tories Clash Over Badgers

Saturday, November 27, 2004 admin 0

A planning application for a mobile building at Landwick Gate on Foulness has been supported by the district council. The building is an extra security building for screening people. But there was a bit of a clash between two Tory Councillors. Cllr Mavis Webster from Rayleigh was concerned about possible […]

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So IS there a Proposal for a Road?

Saturday, November 20, 2004 admin 0

There seems to be a lot of manouevering before the scenes regarding some kind of a by-pass to help access to Southend. This would presumably be at the cost of going through Rochford’s Green Belt. But nothing is at all clear at the moment. Southend Council want a road, Teddy […]

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Council to Press for Better Bus Service Along Rawreth Lane

Saturday, November 20, 2004 admin 0

We know that some residents in Rawreth would benefit greatly from an improved bus service along Rawreth Lane. Also, with the replacement leisure centre, new shops, new hosues, possible new medical facilities and a relocated, larger school, there is a good practical case for a better service here. So Ron […]

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Wind Turbine Application

Friday, November 19, 2004 admin 0

The planning application for a domestic wind turbine at Sherbourne (the home in Eastcheap that’s effectively inside Sweyne Park) will come to the planning committee on Thursday November 25th. The officers are recommending it for approval, and in fact it would already have been passed automatically if Chris Black hadn’t […]

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What’s That Noise?

Thursday, October 28, 2004 admin 0

A resident in our ward has complained to us about a droning engine noise that she hears , particularly late at night. Who else is hearing this? And does anybody know what it is?

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So What’s Going On?

Monday, October 25, 2004 admin 0

There’s suddenly a lot of speculation about a possible Rochford bypass., which would make it easier to drive in and out of Southend, at the cost of a loss of some more countryside. (a six lane highway between Rayleigh and Hullbridge?) At the moment the situation is as clear as […]