Archive For The “Cabinet Watch” Category

The Cabinet System Should Be Scrapped

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The Cabinet System Should Be Scrapped

  If anyone is looking at the District Council website to try to find out who initiated the idea to build houses on Brocksford Green – well it’s not easy! But the decision seems to have been made by the Council Executive¬† (the Cabinet) back in December 2012 under “Asset Review”. The officers report was…

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The Council Executive Meets Next Wednesday

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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…

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Lots Of Questions

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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,…

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Tomorrow Night’s Cabinet – Some Interesting Stuff.

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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…

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A Bit of Extra Money For The CAB

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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…

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Council Website Predicts Council Decision in Advance? – WITH CORRECTION

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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…

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The Labour Government Is Gone – But Local Conservatives Still Pressing On With All That Housing

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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…

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Complaint About Clements Hall

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From the Echo: A DISGUSTED swimmer has slammed “filthy” conditions at a council-owned leisure centre. The 23-year-old, who asked not to be named, said he was shocked at the state of the changing rooms on recent visits to Clements Hall Leisure Complex in Hawkwell. The leisure centre, in Clements Hall Way, is managed by Virgin…

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Council Decides To Keep Sports Pitches Under Direct Control

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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…

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The Member Champion For Risk

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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,…

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Playspace Update

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Following pressure from Jackie, the District Council Cabinet is going to discuss playspace graffiti at their next meeting on Feb 6th. viagra pill , brand viagra without prescription buy , generic cialis canadian , canada viagra generic , buy real viagra , viagra store in canada , get viagra , buy viagra 50 mg ,…

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Next Wednesday’s Cabinet 4: Dogs!

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On Wednesday night the council officers bring their suggestions on dog control to the cabinet. Their key points are: Leaving dog faeces on the ground will continue to be an offence, just as it is now. Letting a dog go into enclosed areas such as childrens play areas will be a new offence. Dogs will…

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