Highways & Parking

Just Because A Document Is Big, It Doesn’t Mean It Is Right

Hullbridge Road / Rawreth Lane junction

If you look on the District Council website here and look down the page you can find and download the  Environmental Statement – Appendix G – Transport Assessment and Travel Plan (updated May 2015) It’s a big document (19Mb) and it’s 253 pages long. The 132nd page is surprising. The opening summary includes the following: That certainly sounds encouraging ,…
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Review Committee Asks Cllr Steptoe To Re-Think On Breast Cancer Screening Charges

Mammogram from Wikipedia. The breast on the left is healthy, the one on the right is cancerous

The Review Committee started the new civic year under its new chairman, Cllr Jerry Gibson. It was a good natured , non-party-political meeting. The most significant item was a call-in by Cllr Michael Hoy regarding a decision by Cllr Mike Steptoe on charging for commercial use of council car parks. Councillors weren’t concerned so much about the commercial side but…
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Hambro Parade Markings

When Ron Oatham and Chris Black recently received an email from County Highways entitled “Hullbridge Road/Rawreth Lane” we were quite excited – we thought, improvements to the Hullbridge Road / Lane junction at last! However the truth is a bit less dramatic. County Highways are simply making some minor adjustments to make it easier for vehicles to turn into Hambro…
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The Commissioner’s Views on Street Lighting

From the East Anglian Daily Times: Police officers in Essex are unable to carry out their work as effectively with the street lights turned off. That appeared to be the message from Essex Police and Crime Commissioner Nick Alston as he responded to questions from residents during a recent web chat. Currently in Essex street lights run by County Hall…
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Some Thoughts After The Review Committee

The District Council’s Review Committee met on Wednesday evening. It’s a bit like a House of Commons Select Committee , it’s there to scrutinise what the council does, and to review things. The biggest item on Wednesday was to discuss homelessness in our district, and a representative from Rochford Housing Association, plus Cllr Jo Mcpherson (the council’s Portfolio Holder on…
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