Council Drama

REFUSED 23-10 …. Victory For Now

  The application “North of London Road” was refused tonight by 23 votes to 10. Chris Black and Ron Oatham moved refusal on the grounds of: inadequate  flood risk assessment highways (particularly lack of guarantees on improving the Hullbridge Road / Rawreth Lane junction objection from Sport England regarding Sports Pitches issues around secondary school places The Echo had a…
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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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The Capons’ Greatest Moments

  Phil and Tracy Capon are husband and wife, and both are currently  Conservative Councillors on Rochford District Council. In fact Phil is the Chair of the Development Committee. Word reached us at the weekend that they had both been deselected by the Conservative Association – so they cannot stand as Conservatives when they both come up for election next…
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Tory Whip Wins the Votes

It was a long and frustrating evening in the Council Chamber tonight. The Tories won all the key votes – but by a narrower margin than they would have liked: Chris Black proposed keeping firm minimum standards for the sizes of new flats and houses – vote was lost 17-12. Toby Mountain proposed cancelling the increases in car parking charges…
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