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Haltern Tragedy

Some readers may remember when the District Council took an active role in twinning with the town of Haltern, in Germany. One of the highlights was the visit of two German minesweepers to Baltic Wharf on Wallasea Island. Today we have heard the distressing news that sixteen teenagers and two teachers from Haltern were amongst those killed in the Germanwings…
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Thinking Neighbourly

One of our regulars contacted us today – she’d had some sad news. Someone that she knew purely online has died. Unfortunately it is one of those very sad cases where the deceased lay undiscovered in his flat for, it’s thought, around 3 weeks. He was only discovered when another poster on the online board got really worried because he…
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Holocaust Day 2015

From the District Council website:     Holocaust Memorial Day 2015   Date:  Tuesday, 27 January 2015 – 12:30pm   To commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day 2015 Rochford District Council will be holding a public service at the Memorial to Victims of Persecution Bellingham Lane, Rayleigh followed by a short film and reading in The Mill Arts and Events Centre on…
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Tonight’s Council Meeting

It was reasonably lively but without any bad temper. Here’s a few points: Council Chairman June Lumley was admirably frugal tonight. Most Council Chairman request a buffet with wine for councillors on the night of the December meeting. June didn’t do this, but did arrange refreshments to the public who attended the Civic Carol Service on Sunday, which raised about…
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