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Archive for April 30th, 2012

Enforcement Action And STOP Notice On Lords

The Echo reports:

THE owners of a golf club have been told to remove a marquee in their grounds after neighbours complained.
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Rochford District Council has told the club to take down the marquee within three months and it has to stop holding any events in it immediately.
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Residents bordering the golf club, in Hullbridge Road, Rayleigh, said there was music and noise coming from the marquee into the early hours……

As Hullbridge Councillor Michael Hoy explains here

The enforcement notice can be appealed against but the stop notice cannot. It is unusual for a stop notice to be issued and indicates the seriousness in which the Council have taken the problems suffered by residents.

Wards To Watch: Trinity

The last time Lib Dem Chris Stanley stood in Trinity Ward, he came second with 25.4 % of the vote.

This time round, 25.4 % might just be enough to win.

We have the odd situation here of the sitting Tory councillor, Keith Gibbs, switching parties to UKIP. So we actually have 5 candidates standing:

Chris Stanley – Lib Dem
Keith Gibbs – UKIP
Dave Sperring – Conservative
John Hayter – English Democrats
Stephen Hinde – Labour

Labour are at a disadvantage here – their candidate lives in Hawkwell. But any of the other 4 must have a decent chance of winning. Chris Stanley has been very active for us, roaming around the ward and reporting local problems to the council and to Railtrack. If he wins, he’d be a very hard-working councillor.

Hambro Close Grass

Following a complaint from a resident, we have reported the long grass outside homes in Hambro Close, Rayleigh. The grass is actually the responsibility of the housing association, and the District Council has now asked them to cut it as a priority.

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