After an announcement last week at the Essex County Council meeting by Cllr Finch that no library in Essex would close and the surge of Tories posting pictures of themselves posing outside libraries they have "saved", we have been waiting for the detail of the announcement to be published in the new Draft Strategy after … Continue reading Libraries in Essex to close, despite Tory Claims?
Having been away for around a year we are now able to start posting on this site again. In the past a number of problems have led to breaks in posts, mainly time constraints but over the last year sorting out and updating the site appropriately. We have now done updated the site and will … Continue reading Finally we return
Friday (the 17th November) was the start of the Districts second Local Plan , when the Planning Policy Sub-Committee agreed to send the Issues & Options Document, with accompanying papers, to Extraordinary Council on to 28th November for Approval to go out to Consultation. This plan looks to build around 7,500 (figure calculated by Cllr John … Continue reading Here we go again – Rochford Launches Local Plan Consultation on potentialy 7,500 houses
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
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
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.
Both Diane and myself went to the Area Bus Review meetings at Rochford. I went to the morning session and Diane went to the afternoon one, to which she also took a number of residents. This review follows on from the recent consultation and the outcomes of it will dictate buses and the routes they … Continue reading Bus Review