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Four people prosecuted for benefit fraud

Four people have been prosecuted by Rochford District Council for committing benefit fraud, and will now be expected to pay back every penny they over-claimed.

Man sentenced for fraudulently claiming more than £12,000 in benefits

A man has been given a suspended prison sentence after fraudulently claiming more than £ £12,000 in benefits.

Date confirmed for next flood forum meeting

A further meeting of the Forum for Surface Water Flooding Issues has been scheduled, in order to drive forward improvements to local watercourses, ditches and drains.

Residents urged to view Annual Report – to see how their money is being spent

Residents are urged to view Rochford District Council’s Annual Report to see how their money is being spent.

Rochford District Council obtains Interim Injunction to block Travellers moving onto Greenbelt site

Rochford District Council has successfully obtained a High Court Interim Injunction to block travellers moving onto a greenbelt site in Rawreth.

Let’s Talk Sport!

Sports clubs from across the District are being invited to Rochford District Council’s Sports Club Forum, taking place on Thursday 18 September at The Rayleigh Club, Hullbridge Road, Rayleigh from 5pm.
London Southend Airport logo

Rochford District to benefit after London Southend Airport named Best in Britain

Rochford District Council has welcomed the news that London Southend Airport has been named the Best in Britain – for the second year running.
Rayleigh Windmill volunteers: Viv Irvine, Sue Smith, Joan Wilson, Les Thynne, Derrick Fry, Trevor Rand, with young visitors Max and Keira Dahmani

Rayleigh Windmill Celebrates its Heritage in Style

Rayleigh Windmill will be joining attractions up and down the country in celebrating England’s fantastic architecture and culture, during Heritage Open Days on 13-14 September.

More than 60 residents attend Forum for Surface Water Flooding Issues

More than 60 residents attended a meeting organised by Rochford District Council to address local flooding issues.

Go green at the Paglesham Village Show!

Looking for a family day out? Then why not come along to the Paglesham Village Show where you will find lots of fun things to do and have the chance to learn about recycling and anti-littering with Rochford District Council’s Recycling Team.
Cllr Mrs June Lumley, Chairman of Rochford District Council; Lawrence Brown, coach for Brentwood Leopards basketball team and player with Essex Leopards; Lennon Magle; Ben Bailey; Shaun Bailey.

Family Sports Festival

Local families joined in with a range of sporting activities, at a free family sports festival organised by Rochford District Council.
Oliver Dingley, bronzer medal winner at 2014 Commonwealth Games

Local diving champion on the road to Rio

A young man from Rochford, who recently won a bronze medal for the 3-meter diving competition at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, is now working towards his dream of competing at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.



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