Rochford

“Rochford Hospital- Over 150 years of caring for the sick and elderly”

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There’s a good brief history of Rochford Hospital on the Community Archive here. Here’s an extract: By 1884 the Board of Guardians of the workhouse hospital were informed that, “there is insufficient accommodation for the treatment of patients suffering from infectious diseases and further wards are necessary.” However, very little seems to have been done about the overcrowding as, in…
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The Picnic District 1 – Cherry Orchard Jubilee Country Park

We’ve used the phrase “The Picnic District” for our district before, and over the spring , summer and autumn we’re going to mention some of the possible places to have a picnic here. Let’s start with Cherry Orchard Jubilee Country Park, stretching all the way from Rochford to the edge of Rayleigh. The first part of the park was obtained…
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Application To Remove Cabinet in Rochford……

It was intriguing to see there’s a planning application to remove an existing cabinet in Rochford, but actually it’s nothing to do with replacing the council leadership !   It’s a more serious matter regarding a mobile phone mas:   Application No : 14/00777/FUL Zoning : Car Parking Parish : Rochford Parish Council Location : Telecommunications Mast 4925 At Rochford…
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Ho Ho Ho!

  From the District Council website: Chairman announces local schools’ Christmas card competition winners Date: Thursday, 11 December 2014 Prizes were presented to Rochford Primary School pupils by Rochford District Council’s Chairman, Cllr June Lumley, for their impressive Christmas card designs. Children from schools around the District were invited to take part in a competition to design the official Civic…
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Three Applications : A Dance School, Later Hours For Marco’s And A Rawreth Golf Course

There are three particularly interesting planning applications on today’s “Weekly List”. All of them are recommended for approval, unless any district councillor calls them in by 1 pm next Wednesday. You can download the full list (with detailed officers’ reports) here. (261kb) The start of each of the officer’s reports are shown below (click on them to enlarge)