The Best And the Worst Of Rochford

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As reported on the BBC today: Residents of Rochford in Essex came to the rescue of the organisers of the town’s festive lights switch-on when the Christmas tree was felled overnight by vandals. District Council chairman Heather Glynn said she was proud of the way the town’s community spirit shone through. The festive light celebration organiser Pete Tobit said: “It…
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Good Luck Dan !

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We are are very pleased to see Daniel Irlam standing for the Lib Dems in the forthcoming District Council Election in Rochford Ward. Dan lives in the ward, works in the ward and certainly cares about the ward. He is a dedicated young campaigner and would make a fine councillor. And when we say young, we certainly mean young. Dan…
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An Extra Meeting Of The Development Committee!

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There’s an extra meeting of the Development Committee next Tuesday. It concerns the big housing application passed a couple of years back off Hall Road, Rochford. In particular it concerns the amount of affordable rented housing to be provided. The original plan was for 97 affordable homes in the first phase – about 77 rented and 20 shared ownership. But…
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Grim News – Hundreds Made Redundant At Airport Firm


Breaking news in the Echo: HUNDREDS of jobs have been lost after a leading firm at Southend Airport went into administration. Workers at aircraft maintenance company ATC Lasham were called into a meeting this morning and made redundant – being told to leave immediately. A statement from administrators Nigel Morrison and Richard Lewis of Grant Thornton UK LLP said the…
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