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Council Response on Floodlights

Friday, June 16, 2006 admin 0

We’ve had the following helpful response from the council regarding the new floodlights at the Rayleigh Leisure Centre: Dear Cllr Black Further to our earlier conversations, this is just a quick note to let you know of the progress regarding floodlights at the Rayleigh Leisure Centre. The contractors were on […]

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Good News for Jobs in Rayleigh

Thursday, June 15, 2006 admin 0

Powergen has announced that it is closing it’s Indian call centres, with UK staff dealing with phone calls instead. Hundreds of new jobs will be created in Rayleigh ,Bedford, Bolton, Leicester and Nottingham. The company has admitted that the use of overseas call centres had affected customer satisfaction. More news […]

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Extraordinary Council MeetingPlanned for 27th June

Tuesday, June 13, 2006 admin 1

We have just heard that the Chairman of the Council, Mavis Webster, in conjunction with the Leader of the Council, Terry Cutmore, has called an extraordinary meeting of the council for 7:30 on June 27th to consider reports on: The Final Accounts Performance Plans The Review of the Development Control […]

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Hockley Parish Plan Group

Sunday, June 11, 2006 admin 0

If you live in Hockley, you should be interested in what the Hockley Parish Plan Group is doing. They have a good website at What is the group doing? Their website explains: Central and local Government are placing increasing emphasis on community planning and involvement. There?s recognition that for […]

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Searles Yard Hearing on August 22nd

Saturday, June 10, 2006 admin 0

Rawreth residents may remember the application at Searles Yard in Trenders Avenue , off Rawreth Lane. The yard is currently used for the reclamation of building materials and the owners wanted to build three houses there. The key issue with the application was that it was in the Green Belt. […]

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Could YOU be the next Rawreth Parish Clerk?

Saturday, June 10, 2006 admin 0

We’ve been impressed by Rawreth Parish Council over the past few years. It only has a small number of elected councillors and one part-time paid clerk. But it has ‘punched above it’s weight’ in trying to get things done for the parish. Everybody works together in a constructive, non-political atmosphere. […]

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Lib Dems Plan Cuts In Income Tax

Thursday, June 8, 2006 admin 6

Here’s an interesting situation. While the Tories are saying that they won’t promise to cut taxes, the Liberal Democrats are proposing a 2p cut in national income tax. . Our idea is to help the environment by having higher green taxes – particularly on planes and large cars. We would […]

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Floodlighting “Is An Issue”

Wednesday, June 7, 2006 admin 0

Following complaints from residents about the intensity and direction of the floodlighting at the new Rayleigh Leisure Centre some officers at Rochford District Council have been looking around at night-time. They now agree that there “is an issue here”. So they are trying to adjust the floodlighting to solve the […]

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Rawreth Parish Council Meet on Wednesday

Monday, June 5, 2006 admin 0

Rawreth Parish Council meet on Wednesday night for their June meeting. It’s at the usual place and time – 7.30 pm in the Village Hall. There are still two vacancies on the council – and one of the items for discussion is “To consider next action for selection and election […]

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A quiet week on the council…

Sunday, June 4, 2006 admin 0

It’s been a quiet week on the council – not much to report for the past few days. Although apparently the Rev Ian Paisley was in Rayleigh High Street yesterday – we missed seeing him!

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Rayleigh – “Developing Chavtown”

Monday, May 29, 2006 admin 1

As many other towns around Essex start to spiral out of control it is Rayleigh that is often overlooked by critics. With violence escalating and the hoards of hooded gangs slowly dominating the streets it is not long before the once quaint town of Rayleigh is transformed into yet another […]