Education

Michael Hoy Starts Campaign Against School Bus Ruling

Councillor Michael Hoy writes here about a new County Council policy: “With effect from September 2015 Essex County Council have changed the policy on Home to School Transport for new pupils meaning parents or carers will have to pay themselves if their children go to Sweyne-Park School even though they may live over 3 miles away and would currently be entitled…
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Amenity Space Saved, Wakering Development Squeaks Through……

At tonight’s meeting of the Development Committee: The outline  application for 6 dwellings on the amenity space at Brocksford Avenue was refused by an overwhelming vote of councillors. Refusal was moved by  Ian  Ward and seconded by Heather Glynn. This pleased the public gallery, which was packed with concerned residents. The application for 116 dwellings at the old Star Lane…
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The Education Situation

We’ve been enquiring into the situation with primary school places in Rayleigh – why Essex County Council were originally asking for a new primary school “North of London Road”, and now they’re not. It seems that on the basis of a planning application for 475 homes , ECC don’t believe an extra school is needed. Admissions to primary school places…
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Threat To Some School Crossing Patrols

Have you heard about the Consultation on the County Council website about removing school crossing patrols where there is a pedestrian crossing, unless the school is willing to pay for it?! You can find it here. School Crossing Patrols Consultation Essex County Council (ECC) is facing a £235m shortfall over the next three years as government funding continues to reduce…
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Schools Holidays Petition … And Flood Prevention Funds

The “A Green Read” website , run by Councillor Michael Hoy, has had a lot of new stuff recently, including Hullbridge Woman to have her petition debated in Parliament. Donna Thresher started her Government e-petition back in March 2013 with the simple statement. “Stop Holiday companies charging extra in school holidays” The petition is a response to the belief that…
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ActionFraud – And Essex Fraudsters

Have you heard of the ActionFraud website? They describe themselves as follows: Who is Action Fraud?  Action Fraud is the UK’s national fraud reporting centre where you should report fraud if you have been scammed or defrauded. We provide a central point of contact for information about fraud and financially motivated internet crime. People are scammed, ripped off or conned…
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