The Next West Area Committee

It’s at the Salvation Army Hall in Rayleigh High Street, starting at 7:30.

Residents can ask questions and get a hot drink as well….

The agenda is a bit thin, with the main items being :

(1) Update by Acting Inspector Richard Baxter on
Crime and Disorder in Rawreth and Rayleigh

(2) Presentation by Debora Byrne on the Possibility of Introducing Measures to Deal with Irresponsible Dog Ownership

However, we know that some Rawreth residents intend to ask some very serious questions about the applaing smell problems from the sewage treatment works. Because of this, Chris asked for someone from environmnetal health to attend, and we have heard today that Steve Blake the Environmental Protection Team Manager will be there.

There’s also a written update on various local issues, including:

Unauthorised Travellers? Site on A1245:

The Council is now considering the possibility of prosecuting the occupiers of this unauthorised site. However, the arrangements for dealing with unauthorised Gypsy and Travellers sites are complicated by the requirements to comply with the provisions of the Human Rights Act and by a recent change in national planning policy.

A review of the East of England Plan is underway to take account of the requirements of national legislation that an assessment be carried out of the need for the provision of pitches for Gypsy and Traveller caravans in the East of England districts.

An issues and options paper was published by the East of England Regional Assembly in May 2007 and the Council is waiting for the outcome from that consultation to determine the appropriate course of action for dealing with this site.