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
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.
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.
As a member of Essex County Council I am also a member of Essex Fire Authority. Meetings for this are every quarter plus other meetings for sub-committees. Last week the meeting was largely devoted to the Integrated Risk Management Plan Consultation Plan 2015-2020 over the future of the Fire Service. There is an online consultation which … Continue reading Essex Fire Authority meeting
I am aiming to write up all of the Council meetings and events I attend this year. Last week, on the 9 June, the first Review Committee meeting of the year was held. This meeting was under the Chairmanship of Cllr Jerry Gibson who was appointed by the ruling Conservatives, under a change of rules … Continue reading Last Weeks Review Committee
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
Of all the issues that are raised for me to deal with the one which gives rise to most issues is Watery Lane, yet this road falls completely outside of my Division as it comes under, Conservative Councillor, Malcolm Maddocks in Rayleigh North (I cover Rochford West which is basically Hullbridge and Hockley). However this does … Continue reading Watery Lane