What are they hiding?

Recently, on the 25th April, the District Council met and there were a number of items under Exempt (this is Council speak for Confidential).  We have released a press release about it which you can read here and from the excerpt below you can see we tried to have this heard in Public. At the meeting on … Continue reading What are they hiding?

Rochford Council Ignore Vote?

During the recent County Council Elections one of the most common questions I was asked related in some way to the downgrading of Southend A&E. Both the Green Party and the Rochford District Residents already felt that these proposals deserved a full airing at Rochford Council's next meeting, which was to be held on 25 … Continue reading Rochford Council Ignore Vote?

Rochford Citizen of the Year

This evening I have been attending the Rochford Citizen of the Year Award.  This is an annual ceremony to celebrate the best of the District. There are three catagories and the winners were Young Citizen - Chloe Good Charitable Support - Clair Hawtree Community Spirit - Georgie & Andrew Watson There is then an overall … Continue reading Rochford Citizen of the Year

An end and a new begining

  On Thursday we had an election for Essex County Council and after serving as their County Councillor for four years the residents of Hockley and Hullbridge decided that they didn't want me anymore but would rather have the Conservative candidate (Actually the vote in Hullbridge was overwhelmingly for me, it's just Hockley is a … Continue reading An end and a new begining

Licensing Committee, and some new Policies

The Licensing Committee of Rochford Council met a couple of weeks ago to discuss new Licensing and Gambling Policies, these had to be reviewed as they had become out of date with changes in legislation and the Agenda and Draft Policies can be seen here. The meeting discussed the new draft Licensing Policy first and I raised the … Continue reading Licensing Committee, and some new Policies

The Planning meeting, with little idea of what was to come.

As reported in the previous post last nights "secretive" meeting was preceded by the normally monthly meeting.  It was fairly standard, although two items that were on the Agenda hadn't made it to the meeting.  A summary of what happened is below. Land between Main Road, Rectory Road and Clements Hall Way, Hawkwell This had … Continue reading The Planning meeting, with little idea of what was to come.