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A night when some highways requests get funding…. and others don’t

Saturday, July 15, 2006 admin 0

Last Tuesday the District Council discussed the “Local Determined” Highways Budget for 2006-7 . The County Council obviously have substantial funds for highways matters. Rather than decide themselves how they are going to spend all their budget , they call some of it the “Local Determined” bit , and then […]

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Application for 23 houses in Great Wakering

Monday, July 10, 2006 admin 1

The next District Council Development Control meeting is on July 20th . The main item is a planning application for 23 houses on land north of 71-89 Seaview Drive Great Wakering. Permission was originally given housing here in 1985, and the council officers are recommending approval. There is an interesting […]

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Inspector Hoile and the Case of the Green Belt Orangery.

Sunday, March 5, 2006 admin 0

If you are refused planning permission you can always go to appeal, and hope that a planning inspector rules in your favour. Sometimes planning appeals deal with big developments, but they can also deal with small ones – such as a recent appeal over an orangery in Rochford. As far […]

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More News From Rayleigh Town Council

Monday, July 3, 2006 admin 0

Here’s a few more snippets of news from Rayleigh Town Council: Legal Success: There’s been some good news about the grafitti on the skateboard equipment in King Georges Field. The Town Council took legal action in the civil courts against two of the people who caused the damage- and they’ve […]

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We’re expanding!

Thursday, July 6, 2006 admin 0

If you live in Grange or Downhall & Rawreth Ward you’ll know that we regularly produce local newsletters for those wards. Well, we’re now starting to distribute a “Focus” in Sweyne Park Ward too. Jackie Dillnutt is our new organiser for Sweyne Park Ward. If you have a question, or […]

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The July Sports Festival

Wednesday, July 5, 2006 admin 0

We’re a little bit late mentioning this, but this is the month of the Festival of Sport organised by Rochford Sports Council. These are the events arranged so far, as shown on the District Council Website: Football Coaching With SUFC POOLES LANE RECREATION GROUND, HULLBRIDGE 5 – 6PM, TUESDAY , […]

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Kate Spiller

Tuesday, July 4, 2006 admin 0

It was with great sadness that we heard of the death of Kate Spiller, the headteacher of Sweyne Park School. She has died at the age of 53, after a long and brave battle against cancer. The Evening Echo reports on the tributes to her here. It’s likely that the […]

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Open Space in Upper Lambricks to be allotments?

Sunday, July 2, 2006 admin 0

Rayleigh Town Council has been considering problems of vandalism and antisocial behaviour occuring in the open space between 42-44 Upper Lambricks, Rayleigh. This little space is owned by the District Council – however the Town Council is now going to approach the District Council for the land to be possibly […]

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Council doesn’t spend 4,900,000 pennies

Saturday, July 1, 2006 admin 0

At the last District Council meeting Chris Black raised the issue of the public conveniences in Great Wakering. The Council had ?49000 to spend in the last financial year on upgrading them but hasn’t used it. This is because the upgrading hasn’t been carried out because of the ongoing vandalism […]

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Amazing Bromley by-election swing!

Friday, June 30, 2006 admin 3

All credit to the Lib Dems in the Bromley and Chislehurst by-election. We came within 650 votes of winning the 17th safest Consevative seat in the country. Our share of the vote was up by 18 percent. The Tory share was down by 11 percent and the Labour vote by […]

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Rawreth Lane Roadworks Update

Thursday, June 29, 2006 admin 1

Following our previous item about the traffic delays in Rawreth Lane caused by the private roadworks taking longer than expected , we have had the encouraging update from County Highways Dear Chris, Further to this ‘fiasco’, we have today met with the contractor and agreed that he is to be […]