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Bullwood Hall Sex Change

Saturday, May 27, 2006 admin 0

The most startling news of the week is that Bullwood Hall in Hockley is changing over from an all-women to all-men prison. According to the Evening Echo: Staff at Bullwood Hall in Hockley were only told about the change yesterday morning (Wednesday) – just minutes before some of the inmates […]

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It’s Up to Asda now

Saturday, May 27, 2006 admin 0

Some residents have asked us what will happen next with Asda. As far as we can see, they have 3 options: To carry on with an appeal on their first application. We think they will lose Give up and let somebody else do something with the site- such as the […]

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More Information on the Schools Budget Mistake

Wednesday, May 24, 2006 admin 0

Following our previous posting on this, we have some information: – the county was allocating money to schools from the Dedicated Schools Grant budget based on number of pupils – the county was using an erroneous figure for the number of pupils which was larger than it should have been […]

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Important Meeting on Thursday!

Saturday, May 20, 2006 admin 1

The Development Control Committee will deal with 6 planning applications next Thursday 25th. That’s not a big number – but as some of them are quite controversial, it could be an interesting night. There are more than 100 pages of reports for councillors to read. Item 1 is an application […]

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Not enough Secondary School Places in Rayleigh

Friday, May 12, 2006 admin 0

There’s a planning application at 58 Victoria Avenue Rayleigh. Basically it’s to knock down one bungalow and build 18 flats and maisonettes. There were some objections to this application and the officers are recommending refusal. We will write more about this application later but one interesting issue is about secondary […]

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A New Year on the Council

Saturday, May 20, 2006 admin 0

Last Tuesday was the start of the new civic year in Rochford. There are few new faces this year as there are only 2 new councillors. But as most of the committees have been changed there has been a big change in people’s roles. The new chairman of the council […]

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Rayleigh Leisure Centre Opens – Any Comments?

Saturday, May 13, 2006 admin 1

The Rayleigh Leisure Centre has finally opened today, with the official opening performed by Paralympic gold medallist Danny Crates. There were plenty of councillors along for the big day. It was particularly good to see Joe Capon, baby son of Tory Councillors Phil and Tracy Capon. Tory County Councillor Stephen […]

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Car Park Survey

Monday, May 15, 2006 admin 0

If you are interested, the District Council are carrying out a customer survey on their car parks. You can complete it online here.

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Asda WILL be discussed on May 25th

Friday, May 12, 2006 admin 6

The Asda planning application in Rawreth Lane will be discussed – and probably decided – at the District Council’s Development Control Committee meeting on May 25th. We understand that the council officer’s are recommending approval of the scheme – though of course councillors don’t have to follow their advice. We […]

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The Pavilion in King George’s Field

Friday, May 12, 2006 admin 0

Rayleigh?s new pavilion was officially ?opened? at the beginning of the month by Tony Humphries, the Town Council Chairman , complete with champagne and in the presence of the District Council Chairman, the local Press and various worthies. (Coincidentally, just in time for the local District Council elections!) Unfortunately this […]