The Picnic District 10 : Magnolia Park and Nature Reserve


The District Council website describes it as follows: Magnolia Nature Reserve on the Ashingdon/Hawkwell border is a lovely area of habitat and can usually be found alive with bird life. One of the specialties that have been found most winters in good numbers is the increasingly rare Bullfinch. This Nature Reserve is managed by Hawkwell Parish Council. The reserve was…
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Application For 37 Dwellings In Hawkwell

New planning application just in: 15/00075/FUL Parish: Hawkwell Parish Council Ward Hawkwell West Responsibility:Committee /Weekly List Proposal: Demolish Existing Buildings and redevelop to Provide 37 Dwellings With Associated Parking, Modified Site Access, pumping station, open space and landscaping. Location: 90 Main Road Hawkwell Perhaps one of the Hawkwell Councillors could give us some context on this?

The Capons’ Greatest Moments

  Phil and Tracy Capon are husband and wife, and both are currently  Conservative Councillors on Rochford District Council. In fact Phil is the Chair of the Development Committee. Word reached us at the weekend that they had both been deselected by the Conservative Association – so they cannot stand as Conservatives when they both come up for election next…
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Travellers In Hawkwell

Hawkwell Councillors John and Christine Mason have this evening posted on their facebook page: TRAVELLERS – Just to let everyone know that Essex Police and Rochford District Council are aware that 8 Travellers Caravans (inc Campers) are visiting the Car Park at the rear of Clements Hall Leisure Centre nearest Hawkwell Park Drive, Hawkwell.

Planning Meeting Next Thursday – Sports Pitches In Rawreth, Flood Risk Questions In Hawkwell

Apart from the full Council meeting next Tuesday, there is also a meeting of the Development Committee next Thursday. Three of the items are: 1) Application by Academy Soccer for 8 sports pitches and other facilities in Old London Road Rawreth, next to the A130. This is recommended for approval by officers. 2) Application by David Wilson Homes for their…
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Planning Concerns In Hawkwell

Over in Hawkwell Councillor John Mason is writing about what’s going on in his patch: As District Councillors we expected that the detailed work with large scale planning applications would be carried out prior to Approval of the Planning Application. Certainly our formal Pre-Application discussions with Officers and the developers indicated that. Legal Agreements, formal traffic management agreements, hours of…
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