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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.
recycling logo

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.
Eco Warriors proudly displaying their ‘Silver’ Status certificate for the Eco Schools Programme

We love being ‘green’ so much that we have just gone silver!

Rochford District Council and Plumberow Primary Academy have been working together to create recycled art and decorations to encourage children to recycle, reuse and think about what they can do to become ‘greener’.

Give a thought to flood prevention!

Even though we are now in the summer months and experiencing lots of hot weather its worth remembering that often very hot weather can bring on summer storms and flooding.
Ashingdon Fun Day Visitors ‘Love Essex’

Ashingdon Fun Day Visitors ‘Love Essex’

Officers from Rochford District Council attended Ashingdon Fun Day to promote a campaign to keep our streets tidy.

Be a good sport this summer – recycle!

As many of us go on holiday, attend festivals and host summer barbeques we need to remember to find ways to recycle outdoors too. UK recycling saves more than 18 million tonnes of carbon emissions a year – the same as taking 5 million cars off the road. In the Rochford District we recycle around 70% of household waste but we can all do more; here are our top tips for recycling this summer:
2013 Sports Awards Ceremony

‘They Think It’s All Over’... it’s not yet, the Sports Awards are back!

Now that the World Cup is over and the new champions are crowned at Wimbledon its time to start thinking about celebrating our own local sporting heroes.



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