A Good Place For A Small Wedding

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Nice to see Rayleigh Windmill winning an award as a wedding venue. From the District Council website: Rayleigh Windmill has always offered something different as a venue for anyone getting married. Now that status has been recognised with the historic building winning the Essex Wedding Awards title – ‘Wedding Venue of the Year – Something Different!’ The event held last…
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What Are Passivhauses ?


This week’s “Yellow List” of planning applications can be downloaded here. These are applications that probably don’t need to go the Development Committee. Officers have prepared a report on each one, with a recommendation. If no councillor calls it by Wednesday lunchtime, the recommendation comes into effect. Two of the applications this week are small ones for building in the…
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East, West, Home’s Best…

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We wrote recently about Julia Hammond and her new website Essexology. Julia had a write-up in the Echo last Friday:  Julia has explored so many places around the world that many readers will have one question on their mind. Does she have a favourite? Julia, who says she is never happier than when walking her two dogs at home, is…
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Marks And Spencer Plan To Convert The Co-Op Into Two Units

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For those people wondering what Marks and Spencer are really planning to do in Rayleigh, one of the applications on the latest ‘weekly list’ is a clue. It’s the last one in this document here. (starting on page 30). These are the key paragraphs: This application seeks planning consent for external alterations relating to the change of the former The…
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Chief Constable And The Police And Crime Commissioner Coming To Rayleigh

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Stephen Kavanagh (the Chief Constable) and Nick Alston (the elected Police & Crime Commisioner) are coming to Sweyne Park School on November 12th from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm to answer questions from the public. Find out more here. This could be an interesting evening, and a chance to ask some serious questions about police cut-backs and how Essex police…
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Looks Like A Winner

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Let’s give some credit to Rayleigh Town Council for arranging for the Southend United team to turn on the Xmas lights this year. As the Echo reports: SOUTHEND United Football Club will be switching on Rayleigh’s Christmas lights this year. Rayleigh’s Christmas Lights Event will be held on Thursday November 26, from 4.00pm with the lights being switched on by…
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New Application Just In – 91 Dwellings And A Replacement Care Home Off London Road


On the latest list, so plenty of time before this gets to committee: 15/00593/FUL Parish Rayleigh Town Council Ward Sweyne Park Proposal: Demolition Of Existing Care Home And All Other Buildings, Erection Of 91 Dwellings Comprising 34no. Three Bed Houses, 24no. Four Bed Houses, 8no. Five Bed Houses, 7no. One Bed Flats, and 18no.Two Bed Flats, Construction Of Replacement Part…
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