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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.

Michelins Farm

Land owner Roger Frederick Phipps, aged 72, has today (Fri 11 Jul) been sent to prison for six months.
the winning team from King Edmund School receiving their award: Conor Atay, Izabelle Tissdall, Bethany Thomson, Cameron Austen, Jamie Willis, Devon Reid

Young Entrepreneurs Competition

Young Entrepreneurs from secondary schools around the District learned key business skills, and competed in a “Dragons-Den” style business challenge, during an event organised by Rochford District Council and Enterprise in Education.
Independents’ Day hailed a success

Independents’ Day hailed a success!

The District of Rochford celebrated Independents’ Day 2014 flying the colours of red, white and blue in shop windows up and down the high streets.
Winners of Dog Fouling Poster Competition left to right – Lauren McCarthy, Charlotte Cox, Max the Dragon, Rochford District Council’s Portfolio Holder for the Environment, Councillor Ian Ward and Caitlin Day

Community joins forces to beat littering and dog fouling in Hullbridge

The winner of Riverside Primary School’s dog fouling clean-up poster competition was announced during an Environmental Action Day in Hullbridge.

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