Rayleigh Neighbourhood Watch…
One of our leaflet deliverer volunteers in the Downhall Park way area heard what sounded like a scramble motorbike on Sunday morning. Did anyone else hear it – was it inside Sweyne Park?
The Friends of Sweyne Park Open Space have a new Facebook page. Facebook users can find them by searching ‘Friends of Sweyne Park Open Space’.
They are looking to build up numbers so they can run some more fun activities for our community next year in the park, which is a great idea.
Find them on Facebook!
Here’s very some disappointing news.
Last summer the County Council agreed to have a pedestrian crossing in Hullbridge Road opposite Lubards Farm. It was ‘signed off’ by the the councillor who was in charge of highways at that time.
However since then a new councillor has taken over, Rodney Bass, and he has rejected the crossing on the grounds that there isn’t a pavement on both sides of the road.
But we also get the feeling that the officers advising him in County Hall in Chelmsford, who hadn’t been to the local highways panel that discussed this, didn’t have a clue as to what activities happen at Lubards Farm or why people wanted a crossing.
We are not giving up. We are starting another petition and will battle once more to get a crossing – it will be discussed at the next Local Highways Panel on January 14th.Any help with the petition will be gratefully received.
We have a new Focus leaflet going out in Downhall and Rawreth ward, starting this weekend and hopefully finishing by just after Christmas.
If anyone wants to help deliver sometime over the next 3 weeks or so, please let us know….
There were an estimated 10,000 people in the High Street this afternoon and evening for the Christmas Lights Switch-On. With a fair consumption of candy floss and mulled wine (hopefully not at the same time).
The Christmas Lights going on in Rayleigh tomorrow evening, with events starting at 4:15! The Town Council have advised as follows (click to enlarge)
Before the Council meeting on Thursday night, there was a meeting of the Development Committee.
Three planning applications were considered.
The very small traveller site at The Pear Tree, 750 New Park Road, Hockley was given temporary permission.
The very small traveller site at Land West of The Pumping Station, Watery Lane, Rawreth was refused. Councillors were concerned about highways issues, flood risk and green belt policy.
A proposed car boot sale at Rayleigh Station Car park on Sundays was refused. (although they can still hold one for up to 14 days a year without permission)
There’s a couple of new planning applications in Whitehouse Ward Rayleigh , you can find them (and other new applications) by downloading the weekly list of new planning applications here.
The first one , in Castle Road, converts a gym and a beauty salon into flats:
Application number: 13/00629/COU
Change of Use From Gymnasium and Beauty Salon to 4 no. Two
Bedroomed Flats Incorporating New and Altered Fenestration,
Installation of 2 no. Balconies and Enclosure of Part of Existing
Ground Floor Canopy to Form a Lobby
The second one, in Eastwood Road, convert houses into an extension for a childrens nursery:
Application number 13/00650/FUL
Proposal:Change of Use of 42-46 Eastwood Road To Day Care Nursery
With Single Storey Infill Extension And First Floor Covered
Walkway Extension Between nos. 40 and no 42.
Rainbow Day Nursery
40 Eastwood Road
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