July 5th, 2012 |
Policing, Pavements, Nettles, Shops and A May Day Fair ….
Bruce Smart writes:
…..It’s been confirmed to Rayleigh Town and Rawreth Parish Councils that Rayleigh is losing Steve Joynes for 2 months. Steve is an Acting Sergeant and the Rayleigh & Rawreth Neighbourhood Constable. We are very appreciative of the prompt replies we have had from Steve on various issues and the hope is that he will be back after 2 months. Representatives from Rayleigh Town Council will be meeting with a senior police officer to discuss our concerns. In the meantime other officers will be covering Steve’s role and we’ll advise later on this.
…..We have heard a lot about potholes but we also need to hear from pedestrians about the state of some of our pavements.
…..The stinging nettles in Hullbridge Road are on the list for cutting back by the highways rangers.
…..Also I’d like to mention something about shops. The councils have no control over the type of shop that can open in what is designated as a retail outlet. And hairdressers and barbers count as retail…. So another charity shop or hairdressers cannot be refused on planning grounds just because there are plenty of similar places around. However, I am concerned along with others about the number of premises which can sell alcohol i.e the town centre will soon be all pubs, cafes, charity shops and hairdressers!
…..Finally I am looking at the possibility of a charity fair on May Day in the Mill Hall car park. There used to be one every year ! This is very much a slow process…