District Wide

Aiming For A Healthier Essex


The District Council’s Review Committee met last night to hear two presentations on health and care in Rochford and Castle Point.. They were unusually interesting – although too detailed to summarise here. Also full marks to the Labour chair of the committee, Jerry Gibson, for allowing the public to ask questions at the end. However there are two points worth…
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Benefits Update


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.

A Nice Little Earner

The Daily Mirror has been looking at the private landlord companies that, overall, receive billions of pounds of housing benefit payments from the government each year. In particular they focused on UKIP’s housing spokesman, whom they state receives £800,000 of housing benefit money each year from Haringey council. However the Mirror also has a nifty interactive page where you can…
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These Businesses Got A Grant – Maybe Yours Can Too……

The District Council has obtained £50,000 from something called the “Business Southend” growth hub – and given it out to local businesses. The Council website explains it here: The following businesses have been awarded grants: Eva (UK) Ltd, a family run business, are using the grant of £10,000 to expand their business by repairing and refurbishing the showroom, allowing for…
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Rochford’s Recycling In The Guardian

  The Guardian  did a feature last Monday about recycling, looking at four councils with good recycling levels and seeing how they did it. One of them was Rochford: Rochford district council With England’s highest recycling rates Rochford’s head of environmental services, Richard Evans, ascribes its scheme’s success to simplicity. The biggest bin outside homes is for recycling – 240l…
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