Monthly Archive: February 2013

A Columbarium For Rayleigh

It is difficult to be buried or have your ashes interred in Rayleigh after you die. The Cemetery at Rayleigh has no further grave or cremation plots available for purchase, which with the exception of children’s graves has reached its capacity. However later this year the District Council will be providing a new feature – a columbarium. This was a…
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No Ball Games ?

On FixMyStreet , a resident badly wants a no ball games sign back in Hullbridge: Street sign Reported by Paula harbrow at 17:12 today Sent to Essex County Council and Rochford District Council 2 minutes later By the green grassy area there was a no ball games street sign, it was broken years ago and I have tried every avenue…
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Congrats To Jack

Congrats to Southend blogger Jack Monroe, who has a new job and a new career – as trainee reporter with the Echo: It’s been a long journey of job applications – over 300 saved in a folder in my email inbox marked Jobs Applied For, and many more CVs dropped in along the High Street, adverts answered in shop windows…
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A Fire Sale ?

A regular onlineFOCUS reader has contacted us because he is concerned about possible plans to privatise the Fire Service. The Daily Mirror reported earlier this month: All 46 fire and rescue services in England could be sold off to private firms under secret Government plans.Local government minister Brandon Lewis calls for new laws that “would enable fire and rescue authorities in…
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Some FixMyStreet Updates

Here are some new reports that people have made on FixMyStreet. Let’s hope the County Council respond quickly…. This evening , a dangerous pothole in Hulbridge Road Rayleigh: Pot hole Reported in the Potholes category anonymously at 18:17 today Sent to Essex County Council 3 minutes later Fairly substantial hole in the road just after you turn left from the…
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The Grace Of Birds And The Grace Of Yoga…

There’s quite a bit of stuff to write tomorrow, including items on Council Tax and FixMyStreet. But for tonight here’s two brand new short videos. This is one on nature conservation featuring David Attenborough that a friend sent to Chris Black: And one from a Rayleigh Yoga teacher promoting her classes: (Hat-tip to the Rayleigh Essex facebook page for this…
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