Cabinet Watch

The Council Executive Meets Next Wednesday

The ‘cabinet’ of the Distict council meets next Wednesday at 7:30. You can download the agenda from this page. One of the items on the agenda is to start public consultation on a plan to reduce air pollution from the Rawreth Industrial Estate. The council is particularly thinking about the impact on residents in Victoria Avenue, Rowan Close and Stirling…
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Lots Of Questions

The following questions have been submitted to next Thursday’s Full Council: 1 QUESTIONS BY MEMBERS 1.1 The Proper Officer reports that, pursuant to Council Procedure Rule 12.2, the following questions have been received:- 1.2 From Cllr C I Black:- . (a) Of the Portfolio Holder for Young Persons, Adult Services, Community Care and Well Being, Health and Community Safety In…
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Tomorrow Night’s Cabinet – Some Interesting Stuff.

The District Council cabinet meets tomorrow night, June 22nd. You can find details about the meeting here. There’s some interesting stuff to be discussed. What a pity the only 8 councillors allowed to speak (let alone vote!) are 8 Conservatives , none of whom represent the largest community in the district, Rayleigh. One big item is ” Performance Report on…
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A Bit of Extra Money For The CAB

District Council Cabinet Member Cllr Jo McPherson has agreed to giving a bit more cash to the Citizens Advice Bureau. She has made the following executive decision: EXECUTIVE DECISION BY PORTFOLIO HOLDER FOR YOUNG PERSONS, ADULT SERVICES, COMMUNITY CARE & WELL-BEING, HEALTH AND COMMUNITY SAFETY SUBJECT: REQUEST FROM ROCHFORD & RAYLEIGH CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU FOR EX-GRATIA PAYMENT 1 DECISION MADE…
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Council Website Predicts Council Decision in Advance? – WITH CORRECTION

The District Council website reports: Changes to Parking Enforcement Posted on 22 March 2011 by admin From 1 April, Rochford District Council will no longer be responsible for enforcing on-street parking regulations (yellow lines, commuter parking etc). While Essex County Council is still the Highways Authority, the task of enforcing on-street parking controls will be transferred to a new Parking…
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The Labour Government Is Gone – But Local Conservatives Still Pressing On With All That Housing

The District Council has now produced a statement outlining how much housing development it wants to see in future years. You can download it here. (102kb). A lot of residents hoped that when the previous Labour government left office, our Conservative council would listen to local voices. They expected the Conservatives to reduce the amount of green belt that would…
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Council Decides To Keep Sports Pitches Under Direct Control

We’ve been told that the council’s cabinet decided last night to keep the new sports pitches by the Rayleigh Leisure Centre under it’s direct control . The council will NOT be leasing the land to any local club like Rayleigh Boys or Hambro Colts. We understand that the decision was supported by every member of the Conservative Group. This is…
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The Member Champion For Risk

There’s an item for next Thursday’s Cabinet meeting- Item 5.2 . It’s about appointing a ‘Member Champion for Risk”. This sounded quite intriguing. Have the cabinet taken so much power that they are setting up board game tournaments to keep the ordinary councillors happy? Would the next step be a Member Champion for Scrabble”? Actually, the truth is much less…
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