Barling & Sutton

Beautiful Barling

Have you ever looked at the parish website for Barling and Sutton? Someone’s done a very classy job…. Also, Barling Wildlife Reserve looks like a nice place to go to… In April 1998 a 999 year lease was granted to Barling Magna Parish Council via Rochford District Council from Southend Borough Council and the land was Registered in October 1998….
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Lost Walks Of Rochford

  From the District Council website   Help us rediscover lost walks and hidden heritage in rural and coastal Rochford District. Join us on foot or online and help reveal the stories of Rochford’s changing landscape through a series of public walks. Walk 1: Barling – Wakering Wednesday 9 July 2014 10am to 2pm Meet at All Saints Church, Church…
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A Website About Wakering

If you are interested in local history, or the Wakering area, be sure to look at http://www.wakeringheritage.org.uk/index.html   . The website is full of stuff on Wakering, Barling and Foulness, from executing robbers in Anglo-Saxon times (men were hung, women were drowned) , to a list of people living there in 1874, to the Luftwaffe dropping in during WW2. My aim…
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Other Highways Items….

Other highways stuff discussed yesterday included: Watery Lane – this is almost beyond parody now. We had one business-owner  who explained how Watery Lane has been officially closed for flooding for the last 34 working days. Currently the water is 18 inches deep. Sometimes lorries will come through the water when it isn’t too deep, other time they have to…
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The First Flyers Of Fambridge

The bookstall inside Rayleigh Lanes recently had a couple of copies of “Essex And Its Race For The Skies 1900-1939″ by Graham Smith. As you’d expect from the title, it deals with flying in Essex before WW2. But it also covers flights in Essex before 1900. A really long time before. Let’s go back to 1783. The Montgolfier Brothers in…
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Some Of The Recent Planning Applications: Community Support, 3 Houses And A Car Wash

The latest lists of new planning applications can be found on the District Council website here. They are the lists dated March 30th and April 6th. Most of the applications are for extensions etc but there are some bigger ones: C.F.P. Community Services ( Who provide “Community support for individuals with learning disabilities, mental health illnesses and other conditions, including…
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Some Of the New Planning Applications…. Takeaway, Childrens Play, Bigger Bomb Shelter And Bungalows

The latest list of new planning applications can be found on the District Council website here. It’s the list dated March 16th As usual, most of the applications this week are for house extensions etc. But there are some bigger ones: Office in Great Wakering to become takeaway: 12/00116/COU Parish: Great Wakering Parish Council Ward: Foulness And Great Wakering Proposal:…
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A Big Sporting Item

Two of the main items at the Development Committee on August 25th deal with Southend United’s proposed new stadium. Although these applications are just inside Southend Borough, Southend Council are consulting Rochford as the neighbouring authority. The applications are for: 11/00538/EXTM DEMOLISH NIGHTCLUB AND TRAINING FACILITIES; ERECT 22,000 SEAT FOOTBALL STADIUM INCLUDING 114 BEDROOM HOTEL, CONFERENCE FLOORSPACE, PLAYERS HOSTEL, FOOD…
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Southend United Get Extra Time [corrected]

You may remember that Southend United Football Club were given planning permission in 2008 for their proposed new stadium complex at Fossetts Farm. In fact they were given planning permission by two councils – Southend and Rochford, because although most of the site is in Southend Borough, 3 training pitches, 1 allweather floodlit training pitch , a flood attenuation pond…
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The Non-Contests

In three wards of the district the Conservatives were not opposed by any other candidates, so three Conservatives are automatically re-elected: Ashingdon & Canewdon Con unopposed – Tracy Capon Barling and Sutton Con unopposed (Mike Steptoe) Foulness & Great Wakering Con unopposed – Colin Seagers (so hopefully we will still get some detailed comments This seems to happen nationally in…
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Planes in Barling, Signs in Rawreth Lane

Here are two new planning applications that have been submitted. One is in Barling: 10/00333/LDC Parish: Barling Magna Parish Council Ward: Barling & Sutton Proposal: Existing Use of Aircraft Taking Off, Landing On, Manoeuvre On, For The Purpose Of The Transport Of Passengers and/or Flying Instruction, Aircraft To Be Fuelled and/or Stored At The Airfield, The Use Of Existing Three…
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