Hells Bells !! Rochford District Council even charges the NHS Breast Screening Unit parking charges !! WOULD YOU STILL THINK OF VOTING CONSERVATIVE IF YOU THINK THAT THIS IS WRONG? AND PLEASE SHARE THIS FOR ALL TO SEE. "Exploiting the NHS is NOT ... [ more ]
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John Mason & Christine Mason represent Rochford District Residents - Articles about Rochford District and Hawkwell from the only two district councillors who are independent of the national parties are on Facebook and http://rochfordessex.com - The Rochford Independent Web Site This page is published and promoted by John and Christine Mason both of Wistaria Cottage, Englefield Close, Hawkwell, Essex. SS5 4LE on behalf of themselves as Rochford District Residents Candidates.
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just had my breast screening letter and the lady i spoke to confirmed they do get charged to park the mobile unit and some councils will not let the nhs unit into the car parks such as billericay. this is disgraceful.
A New Facebook Group - If you live anywhere in the Rochford Distrist or Rayleigh you may wish to Join !! https://www.facebook.com/groups/rochfordandrayleigh/ Where independently minded people openly ask and tell about what is really happening in ... [ more ]
Flooding We have had residents express concerns that since the flooding under the railway bridges in Rochford District, nothing has been done to warn drivers of this possible danger, particularly those they may not know the area. I am informed that ... [ more ]
Hello, I am writing in response to the point about drainage problems. I am in Southend and have had flood problems due to the bad drainage. We have not been compensated and Anglian water have fixed the drain but denied that the water we had under our ... [ more ]
Alan, Thank you for posting the continued flooding issues at the railway bridges at Church Road. Spa Road, Rectory Road, Ironwell Lane and Hall Road. I have formally asked the Principal Officer for Flooding at RDC, Shaun Scrutton, to put these sites ... [ more ]
We need more help please. It seems that the majority of people would like the street lights turned back on and would like to see this funded by savings from other less priority services in Rochford District. The issue is that the majority of ... [ more ]
Turn the Street Lights back on in Rochford District? If you Comment just "YES" or "NO", now, below we will make sure that we remind you to send in your views to the Council at the right time. We have run several "straw" Polls over the lat 6 months ... [ more ]
Thank you to everyone who posted a Yes or No and/or a Comment. The Public Consultation on the Rochford District Council Budget is now open and if you want the street lights back on or not, funded by budget savings but no cuts in front line services, ... [ more ]
Our Local Conservative Councillors have been telling residents for years that they have to remove Green Belt protection when drawing up their Local Plans, in order to meet [housing] demand. Conservative Government Minister Eric Pickles has now ... [ more ]
Obviously people are making money on their land. If you own a piece of green belt farm land and are then allowed to sell it for building houses on it is going to worth a hell of a lot more. It's no good talking about what happened in the past, this ... [ more ]
U Kan Inform People but only votes count.
In the Echo Today, an Exclusive from Jon Austin, "GREEN belt land in south Essex could be spared from thousands of homes being built after a senior planning inspector said it was a matter for local councils to decide. Keith Holland, an inspector for ... [ more ]
It is nice to hear the inspectors view, because the Councils have always blamed the pressure on the house building quota issued by the government. It would be nice if the same government could RETURN the law that stated you cannot build on ... [ more ]
WE NEED YOUR HELP !! Council Members have been invited to an All Party But PRIVATE Away Day at the Freight House on 4 October to discuss the ideas that the Conservative Cabinet Member for Finance has on next year's Budget. Whilst the Public will ... [ more ]
Thank you Steven for your helpful ideas. Michael Hoy are getting together next week to structure our Residents Budget and we will see what fits in with Rochford. John
Whilst I am not too happy with Some of Steven P's suggestions, I will let others debate those issues because I will be typing all night. The one issue I am passionate about is Street Lighting being switched off at night throughout Essex with ... [ more ]
Essential highway improvement works are planned in Ashingdon Road, between Dalys Road and West Street roundabout. This is a very busy section of Ashingdon Road, and is in poor condition. The improvements comprise of carriageway, footway and drainage ... [ more ]
Excellent, thanks - the picture makes it very clear.
Hi Tim Do you use a free Dropbox? If so would you recommend them?
http://cmis.essexcc.gov.uk/essexcmis5/Petitions/tabid/106/ID/40/Are-you-against-the-night-time-stree... Originator 18 year old Holly Ambrose - please support her if you agree. Thank you. Upon hearing the Council's policy to switch off street lights ... [ more ]
Yes I agree. It's extremely dark now and no way would I consider walking alone. Will be signing the petition
I drove home back to HOCKLEY , the lights were out tesco onward, I thought there had been a power cut! But realised all street lamps were off, I felt unsafe when I got out of my car, let alone walking in the dark.
A Council Officer says that he understands that the works taking place lat Sunday were not being carried out under an instruction from DWH. It appears that it was a sub-contractor. The Council has spoken to a director at DWH and been assured there is ... [ more ]
Residents phoned us this morning to say that the David Wilson Homes site at Clements Gate, Hawkwell was working on Sunday and ruining this lovely day for them!! We went round to witness this, take photographs and ask Rochford District Council to take ... [ more ]
Working in Hawkwell on 15 May I had some time off from canvassing yesterday because we had been asked the night before to report an obstruction in a right of way access between Main Road Hawkwell and Bosworth Close to Essex County Council. It seemed ... [ more ]
Street Light Turn Off Are you FOR, AGAINST or NEUTRAL? Please comment below and let us know how you feel about this 3 months on. Essex County Council (a Conservative controlled Council) decided to cut night street lighting to save just £59,000 a ... [ more ]
All-night lighting is one of the things damaging the population of small birds: they can't find dark places to roost, they're awake too long and their metabolism runs out of nourishment. (Concrete gardens, no hedged and plastic fascias and soffits ... [ more ]
Yes i have a poor robin who sits in my tree and sings all the time it is light enough do i switch off my garden lights too
Please make a Comment below to effectively sign our "Petition" to help stop this risk of flooding and pollution. PLEASE "SHARE". If Essex County Council paid the £154,000 per year needed to collect the grass then this could be stopped !! We ... [ more ]
In answer to your question,give up! I was cycling along the A12 at Romford (Along the path),went over the, what I presume to be the River Rom,and saw quite a lot of red coloured frothy stuff,about 3m square.I live in Romford,so when I got home I ... [ more ]
Reply from Joanna Killian, CEO of Essex County Council. "I understand and appreciate the concerns [deletions required under Data Protection Act] raised in relation to traffic and parking on Poplars Avenue. I am awaiting clarification on a number of ... [ more ]
Travellers Again - A resident of Hawkwell has contacted me to say that he has heard comments that RDC are considering making some of the playing field behind Clements Hall into a permanent site, as they have a duty to provide a certain number of ... [ more ]
Why should anyone have a free site to live on at the taxpayers expense, I had to save and buy my house, also pay taxes and council tax, why oh why should these people be housed at our expense, money would be better spent on our NHS.
I have received an observation from a resident and reader to say that Footpath 21 has been gated and barred to public entry. "I've been on a bike ride this afternoon along Ironwell Lane starting at the Clements Hall end. When I got to the Rochford ... [ more ]
Speed Gunning by Essex Police will continue............ I was invited out with Essex Police on Tuesday and I was very impressed with the two Officers, how long they spent on the task and their way of giving verbal warnings where appropriate. But they ... [ more ]
could do with that Sutton court drive is a rat run and some cars and motorbikes reach speeds of 50 60 and more sooner or later some one will get hert they is old folks flats along this road for heavens sake slow down what is a few minits you still ... [ more ]
I agree to some extent as there are some nutters in cars about but it would be nice to see more patrol work on estates and back roads making opertunist thieves aware that they are not so safe! Especially now the lights go out at midnight.
Linda Kendall, a Member of the Rayleigh Action Group (RAG) is taking RDC to Court over the Core Strategy (House Building). Linda commented openly on Facebook last week "After the dismal, or cleverly managed, 'consultation' on one Core Strategy ... [ more ]
The Canvassing Party which was in Hawkwell yesterday on behalf of the Conservative Candidate were so desperate that they had to stoop so low as to raise questions on my health! Presumably on my continued fitness to stand for re-election or be a ... [ more ]
The closure of Thorpe Road, Hawkwell by David Wilson Homes and Essex County Council is to be extended until 1 October 2014. Without any Consultation !! But now residents want it closed for good !! That should not be a problem for Essex County ... [ more ]
Just for info the foot path through Thorpe Road was still open yesterday but it's bad if they are going to close it again without notice. It's not much fun if its open for the kids to go to school in the morning and to find it closed when they ... [ more ]
We do not know if the pedestrian access will remain open - let us hope so but they are a law unto themselves !!
TRAVELLERS - Just to let everyone know that Essex Police and Rochford District Council are aware that 8 Travellers Caravans (inc Campers) are visiting the Car Park at the rear of Clements Hall Leisure Centre nearest Hawkwell Park Drive, Hawkwell. We ... [ more ]
Update - Travellers at Clements Hall, Hawkwell Welcome News.............The Travellers have left. Just a few bin bags for the Council/Virgin Active to deal with as far as I can see. http://www.facebook.com/rochfordindependent Councillor John Mason ... [ more ]
hi block them in they dont like that and will soon move on if they can get out
The state of our Highway Verges is starting to draw complaints again. The Echo has highlighted our campaign today on page 15. "Rochford District Council paid £187,000 in the last year to maintain the verges, but received a contribution of just ... [ more ]