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The Places Where They Didn’t Run Elections Properly (Don’t Be Alarmed , Rochford Isn’t One Of Them)

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Tom Stoppard wrote “It’s not the voting that’s democracy, it’s the counting.“ So it’s a but disturbing to see the electoral commission has so far found 29 returning officers that didn’t run elections properly last May. As Mark Pack writes here. The Electoral Commission has increased to 29 (from an initial 24) its tally of Returning Officers who failed to…
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This Is Where It Is….

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For anyone wondering exactly where the “Hullbridge” application is (it also includes a bit of Rawreth parish), here’s the official location plan: It’s worth mentioning here a recent comment by Councillor John Mason: I understand that ECC Highways as Statutory Consultee has Recommended as follows. Prior to first occupation, Highway works along the Lower road, Hullbridge Road and Rawreth Lane…
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70 Hockley Homes, An Ashingdon Dementia Unit, 9 Rayleigh Flats And Some External Stairs

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You can download this week’s list of new planning applications here. Here are details of four of them: 70 new homes  in Folly Lane, Hockley: 15/00599/FUL Parish: Hockley Parish Council Ward: Hockley West Responsibility:Committee/Weekly List Officer: Mrs Claire Buckley Proposal: Erection of 70 Dwellings, Together With Improvements to Existing Access, Pedestrian Access, Car Parking, Landscaping, Open Space, and Related Works…
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Benefits Update

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From the District Council website: Intermittent disruption to Revenues and Benefits online services Date: Wednesday, 26 August 2015 We are experiencing intermittent issues with Revenues and Benefits online services, which are currently being investigated.  These may affect access and/or functionality.  The online payments service is unaffected. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Creating Streets Instead Of Fortresses

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Create Streets is a group that thinks that we should be building well-designed in old-style streets. It describes itself as follows: Create Streets is a non-partisan social enterprise and independent research institute focusing on the built environment. We encourage the creation of more and better urban homes with terraced streets of houses and apartments rather than complex multi-storey buildings. We…
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