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Christine Paine

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At tonight’s Rawreth Parish Council meeting, everyone stood for a minute’s silence in memory of Vice-Chair Christine Paine. Christine passed away last Saturday after a very brave battle against illness. Many of our readers will remember her hundreds of comments on onlineFOCUS – she was a lady who cared very much about her local area, and indeed the wider world….
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Gill Lucas-Gill

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We were totally shocked by the death a couple of weeks ago of Gill Lucas-Gill, Conservative Councillor for Rochford ward on the District Council. As one of the senior Tories, there were obviously times when she didn’t agree with us in the Lib Dems. But Gill was always pleasant to be with and she was open to persuasion – if…
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20 Years Ago Today….

Chris Black writes: It’s not often that a sitting councillor gets married – maybe once a decade at Rochford District Council. So when it happens , it normally gets minuted. So 20 years ago today,  council minute 103/94 stated that  “The Chairman [Terry Fawell] referred to the forthcoming wedding of Councillor C.I. Black and presented to him on behalf of…
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Clive Wren

We were very sorry to hear about the passing of former Lib Dem Councillor for Ashingdon, Clive Wren, who died recently , aged 78. Our thoughts are with his family. We were kindly sent the following obituary and photo, which we are very happy to publish. Clive Wren, 78 of Hullbridge, passed away, 2 November 2013. Clive was born in…
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Rest In Peace

We had a sombre start to last night’s Full Council – a minute’s silence in memory of Dawn Giles, Terry Livings and Roy Pearson,  three people connected with the council who had all died recently. Dawn Giles was a former Lib Dem Rayleigh Town Councillor. Dawn became involved in politics when her father, Mike Handford, was a Lib Dem District…
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