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An Extraordinary Extraordinary Late Night Council Meeting

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The extraordinary council meeting tonight turned into a really extraordinary one. It began at 9.10 pm after the Development Committee finished. Chris Black got in an early question – the agenda only said we were discussing a private and confidential report on a forthcoming planning appeal, could it at least be made public which appeal it was? So we can…
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“As I stood next to one of the Lib Dem councillors I would have done anything to give 50 of my votes to the Lib Dems to make sure the Conservative party didn’t get the seat.”

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Jon Tolley runs a record business, Banquet Records in Kingston Upon Thames. The kind of inspirational business person that towns need. He recently won a by-election to become a Lib Dem councillor. His story is a bit unusual and you can find it here. Here’s a few extracts: …A friend, Charlotte, made a petition to stop the cancellation of the…
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We’d Welcome Some Company On Thursday Evening!

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So, we have two meetings of the District Council on Thursday evening, in the Civic Suite in Rayleigh opposite Holy Trinity Church. The first is a routine meeting of the development committee starting at 7:30. This will deal with three planning applications: Wheel cleaning at the big development site in Hawkwell. One of the original planning conditions was for wheel…
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