Retail

Rayleigh Town Centre :Three Purses Snatched; Marks And Spencer Delayed Until Early Next Year

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The Echo has recently had two news stories about Rayleigh Town Centre.; First of all, three elderly ladies have had their purses snatched, apparently from open shopping bags : Det Sgt Lione added that they had no suspects for the purse snatchings yet, but they could be linked to previous shoplifting incidents where Eastern European suspects seem to be responsible….
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New Planning Application In Rayleigh High Street

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There’s a new planning application that’s recently come in. It’s for 57 to 61 High Street Rayleigh, which we think includes Santander Bank, New Look and Elliott and Smith, the new estate agents. You can find the application on the council website here. The application is described as: Shopfront Alterations , Erection of First Floor Corridor and Change of Use…
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M&S In Rayleigh ?

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Hot on the heels of Marks and Spencer having a food outlet at a petrol station in Rawreth (opening this month), there’s some unofficial reports on the Rayleigh Action Group Facebook page that M&S are taking over the Co-op in Eastwood Road, probably as a food store. This should be quite a boost to the High Street… a Marks and…
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The Survey Results

Here are the results of the survey for people who live in the Rawreth Lane area. Thanks again to everyone who helped. The first question was about how many of people’s shopping trips from home by car were to ASDA in Priory Chase. We had 87 responses: If you treat “almost all” as being 100%, and “almost none” as being…
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An Experimental Survey – Where Do Residents Who Live Around Rawreth Lane Go Shopping?

If you look at the traffic impact assessments from Countryside, they predict that most of the traffic from their 500 dwellings will go via London Road, instead of Rawreth Lane. On this basis they predict that the new homes will only have a tiny impact on the Rawreth Lane / Hullbridge Road junction. In fact they predict only 7 extra…
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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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BREAKING NEWS: Chris Stanley Organises Petition And Formal Objection To Ending Free Saturday Afternoon Parking

The District Council has had a public notice up about the car parking increases and the ending of free Saturday afternoon car parking in council car parks.. It said  If you wish to object to this proposed Order you should state your reasons by email (Legal@Rochford.gov.uk) or in writing to Legal Services by 9th April 2014. The only legal grounds…
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A Telephone Survey

  Chris Black writes:“Rochford District Council have arranged a telephone survey to ask residents about their shopping habits, and as it happens I was phoned today! When I was asked what would make me shop in Rayleigh more I replied free parking on Saturday afternoons,  and a wider range of shops. (We do shop in Rayleigh quite a lot anyway)”.

Council Has ” little understanding of retail dynamics ” – And That’s Official.

Once upon a time, the Conservatives were supposedly pro-business and pro-car. And the Greens were supposedly charming but not very good with money and anti-car. Well, in Rochford we have to do things differently. So the leader of the Green party, Michael Hoy, is an accountant who suggested how the district council could save money,but was ignored. And he voted…
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