Public Safety

Fencing Request


We’ve been contacted recently by a resident concerned about an unfenced ditch at the entrance to the open space where Downhall Under Fives are based. RDC has done some work recently on the drainage ditch near the entrance here. This is commendable, and there is some fencing where the ditch is deepest. However it has not placed any fencing where…
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Essex Street Lights Switch-off To Be Raised In Commons

The decision by Essex County Council to switch-off street lights at midnight is to be raised in the House of Commons this morning by Colchester MP Sir Bob Russell. Liberal Democrat Sir Bob has had his name drawn for this morning’s Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport – and he has said that he will be asking about…
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  From the District Council website today Rochford District Council issues free sandbags Due to the adverse weather conditions, Rochford District Council will be providing free sandbags and sand to those in need. These will be available from BSG Buildbase, at Purdeys Industrial Estate, in tomorrow (Friday, February 14). Residents will need to take proof of residency with them, such…
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Beware Of the Algae ! Do Not Touch Scum!

From the District Council Website today: Rochford District Council is issuing a warning to all pet owners in the District who use Cherry Orchard Jubilee Country Park after the discovery of potentially toxic algal blooms in the lake. _ During periods of warm, sunny, calm weather algal blooms can naturally appear in water. _ Following the discovery of what appeared…
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County Council Paying Over A Million Pounds A Year In Pothole Compensation

From thisistotalessex: POTHOLES on Essex roads have forced the council to pay injured motorists and pedestrians more than £4 million in compensation in just three years. A Chronicle Freedom of Information request reveals Essex County Council paid £4,395,144 of taxpayers’ money in damages to residents hurt by falling or driving into potholes on our county’s roads. And with budgets being…
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