One of the items discussed at last week’s Rawreth Parish Council Meeting was the West Rayleigh Sewage Works in Watery Lane. Council Chairman Alistir Matthews confirmed that lorry movements were increasing again, especially the from Rawreth Lane end which suggested that the lorries are originating from the Rochford works. The Clerk Hayley Bloomfield advised that a letter had been sent to Richard Evans of RDC asking for an update on the current situation on site and that at the time of the meeting no reply had been received.
Somebody mentioned that the prevailing wind had been from the SW recently, so the stench was hitting Hullbridge rather than Rawreth. Is Hullbridge Parish Council getting compllaints on this – or do Hullbridge residents think the smell is coming from farmers fields rather than the sewage works?