Consultations

Consultation On Open Space – Closes November 28th –

  Rochford District Council residents have been given the opportunity to comment on the RDC draft Open Spaces Strategy. The Friends of Sweyne Park are encouraging people to respond to the consultation, saying: The committee wants to encourage as many people as possible to respond to this survey… In the past RDC have been criticised for not taking enough note…
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Consultation Number 2 : On Ward Boundaries

Another consultation is on ward boundaries for council elections… What’s it about? It’s about drawing up new ward boundaries for council elections in Rochford District. What isn’t it about? – it’s not about parliamentary elections. Only District Council. What’s the deadline for replying? 12th September Give me a bit more info: Its time for a government commission to look at…
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Consultation Number 1 : On Polling Stations

There are quite a few consultations going on at the moment. Here’s one on polling stations: What’s it about? Polling Stations- where people vote in elections. What isn’t it about? – it’s not about the boundaries of council wards , or which areas are represented by which councillors. That’s a different consultation… What’s the deadline for replying? 12th September Give…
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Essex Consults On How Good Is Your Local Chemist

Essex County Council is holding a public consultation on local pharmaceutical services. The consultation will run until 30th April. Members of the public are asked to complete a short questionnaire on the services provided by pharmacies, dispensing doctors and internet pharmacies in the Essex area. The results of the survey will help the County Council and the Essex Health and…
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Threat To Some School Crossing Patrols

Have you heard about the Consultation on the County Council website about removing school crossing patrols where there is a pedestrian crossing, unless the school is willing to pay for it?! You can find it here. School Crossing Patrols Consultation Essex County Council (ECC) is facing a £235m shortfall over the next three years as government funding continues to reduce…
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Recycling Consultation From The County Council

  The latest consultation from Essex County Council is on recycling centres- you can find it here. Review of Essex County Council’s Recycling Centre Service Essex County Council currently spends about £7m per year providing 21 Recycling Centres across the county for residents to dispose of their waste. Although some of these sites are modern, purpose built facilities many of…
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How To Respond To The Council’s New Planning Consultation

About 10 days ago we reported on the last District Council meeting: “The government inspector has asked for a number of changes to the council’s allocations document. The most notable change concerns what happens if development sites are not developed as quickly as expected… The council has to allocate land so that there is always a 5 year supply of…
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A Big Consultation Next Year

We understand that if the inspector approves the allocation document, that sometime next year the house builder Countryside Developments will carry out a public consultation on the housing “North of London Road”. It will involve leaflets to every home in Downhall and Rawreth, Sweyne Park and Grange Wards, exhibitions in 2 or 3 local venues, and a website…

Two Traveller Applications – And Another Meeting On Housing Allocations And Hockley Town Centre.

There are two district council meetings next Thursday evening. The first is a routine Development Committee meeting – the main items on the agenda are two planning applications that , by coincidence, are both for very small traveller sites. One is at The Pear Tree, 750 New Park Road, Hockley, and the other is at Land West of The Pumping…
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