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Plans to generate up to 6,000 jobs for Southend and Rochford at final round of consultation

Residents and Businesses in Southend and Rochford have eight weeks to give their views on proposed modifications to plans for major development in the area round London Southend Airport.

Day-to-day planning decisions – last chance to have your say on Development Management Plan

A Development Management Plan has been drawn up which sets out the detailed day-to-day policies which planning applications will be assessed against. This includes policies for new homes, housing extension limits in the Green Belt, and equestrian facilities.
Stambridge residents with representatives from Rochford District Council, Stambridge Parish Council, Essex Police and the Neighbourhood Watch Scheme.

Stambridge achieves 100% for Neighbourhood Watch Scheme

Rochford District Council is proud to announce that the parish of Stambridge has become the first in the Rochford District to achieve 100% street sign up for their Neighbourhood Watch Scheme.
Councillor Jo McPherson (far right) with children, enjoying their Summer Fun Day at the Julie Noble, School of Performing Arts.

There’s no time to be bored this summer!

Rochford District Council’s Leisure Team in partnership with Rochford Extended Services and Fusion Lifestyle are aiming to keep the boredom away this summer by offering a variety of sporting and arts activities for all ages to enjoy.
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It’s a Big Green Thumbs Up for the Environment!

To raise awareness and help promote learning about environmental issues Rochford District Council’s Recycling Team will be showing off their ‘Green Thumbs’ at schools and roadshows throughout the District.
Rochford District Council’s Street Scene Officer, Lesley Athey,Rayleigh, Rochford and District Association for Voluntary Service Representative Susan Phillips and Rochford District Council’s Recycling Officer, Jade Austin.

Charities set to benefit from ground breaking ‘cash for trash’ initiative!

For the past month, litter placed into litter bins around Rayleigh High Street, has been helping raise money for local charities as well as keeping the streets clean.
the Friends of Cherry Orchard group and Rochford District Council’s Woodlands Team

Show Some Love For The Districts Parks and Open Spaces!

Residents and visitors are being encouraged to take part in ‘Love Your Parks Week’ by heading to one of Rochford District’s beautiful open spaces.
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Pilot Scheme makes it easier to dispose of waste

A pilot scheme is set to be trialled in Great Wakering from August 9 to prevent residents from having to travel to use a recycling centre.
left to right – Mike Davies, Rayleigh Through The Looking Glass, Volunteer, Steven Eyres, Visitor Jackie Eyres, Visitor Michael Eyres and Volunteer Trevor Rand.

Rayleigh Windmill Remembers World War One

A new exhibition at Rayleigh Windmill will show what life was like in Rayleigh 100 years ago, at the outbreak of the First World War.

Flooding Advisory Group Meeting to be postponed

The Flooding Advisory Group Meeting that was due to convene on Wednesday , July 23, has been postponed.

New Ward Boundaries for the Rochford District

The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England is asking local people for their help to draw up a new pattern of council wards for the Rochford district.

Free collection service for flood-damaged goods

A free collection service is in place for flood-damaged goods, following this weekend’s heavy rain.



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