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met a couple of weeks ago to discuss new Licensing and Gambling Policies, these had to be reviewed as they had become out of date with changes in legislation and the Agenda and Draft Policies can be seen here.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

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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.

A Tale of Two Meetings

Last night the District Council had two meeting, the first was the normal monthly Development Control Meeting whilst the second was an Extraordinary Meeting of the Full Council which, according to the Public Agenda was To consider the exempt report of the Director relating to a forthcoming planning appeal. The first meeting was fairly standard … Continue reading A Tale of Two Meetings

Review Committee and a lack of Complaints, or, when is a complaint a Complaint.

The recent Review Committee meeting, which was held on 7 July and chaired by Conservative Councillor Dave Sperring in the absence of the actual Chairman and Conservative appointee Cllr Gibson, looked at an item suggested by last years committee, the Complaints process at the Council. A summary of the complaints process was given by an Officer who then … Continue reading Review Committee and a lack of Complaints, or, when is a complaint a Complaint.

Local Higways panel and the Cyclepath to nowhere.

The Local Highways panel for Rochford met on the 25 June and included in the Agenda was a report on the cycle-path along the Hullbridge Road which came to a sudden halt in May before it had reached its planned end at Ferndale Road. Residents (including myself) had been told by the people working on … Continue reading Local Higways panel and the Cyclepath to nowhere.