Hockley

The Picnic District 2 – Hockley Woods

Hockley Woods are surely our district’s greatest natural treasure – the biggest remnant of the ancient woods that once covered Essex. There’s more information on the Council website here. And if you are seriously interested in the woods, you can buy Oliver Rackham’s Book “The Ancient Woodlands of England:The Woods Of South East Essex” from the Council. There are some…
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A Stinker Of An Error

  From the District Council website: Important Information for Hockley residents The latest edition of the Hockley Parish Newsletter contains an error relating to the disposal of dog waste. Dog waste can ONLY be disposed of in dog/litter bins or the purple lidded non-recyclables bin; Not the green compostables bin  

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 Huge Fishing Lake, A Bungalow Next To An Electricity Sub-Station, Demolishing The London Road Filling Station, And Much More

We don’t normally write about so many planning applications.  But in the latest ‘weekly list’ of planning applications, there’s a wide range of items … including a fishing lake in Hockley, a bungalow on the Corner of Preston Gardens and Hambro Avenue in Rayleigh, and the demolition of the filling station in London Road Rayleigh. You can download the list…
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Police Commisioner Has Public Meeting In Hockley on March 13th

From Commissioner Nick Alston’s blog: The next Police and Crime Commissioner public meeting discussing local crime and policing issues, will take place in Hockley on Thursday March 13, 2014. Nick Alston said: “We’ve had an excellent series of public meetings in all parts of Essex over the last fifteen months, and we’re looking to build on those events. I encourage…
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A Big Night Next Tuesday

There are four big items on the agenda for next Tuesday’s Full Council meeting: – a motion to keep free parking on Saturday afternoons. This looks like being a very tight vote. –  whether or not to finally approve the Allocations Document, which has just been okayed by the government inspector – whether or not to approve the Hockley Area…
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Who Are They?

From Anglia News: Essex Police are appealing for information following a series of 20 thefts from motor vehicles in the Hockley area. They all happened between Sunday, January 5, and Wednesday, January 8, in quite a small area. Officers are releasing CCTV in the hope that someone may recognise the men pictured.