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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.

Calling All Families - It’s Time to Get Active

With the Summer Holidays in full swing why not treat the family to an active day of fun at this years Rochford District Council FREE Family Sports Festival.
Dog Owners Unite to Scoop that Poop!

Dog Owners Unite to Scoop that Poop!

Rochford District Council encouraged residents (and their dogs) to make a stand against dog fouling last week by handing out specially printed ‘Scoop my Poop!’ bandanas.
Recycling staff with the film crew

BBC Film Anti-Litter Programme in Rayleigh

A BBC camera crew came to Rayleigh High Street to film a documentary about Rochford District Council’s anti-litter campaign.

Have a sizzling BUT safe barbecue!

If you’re aiming to host a barbecue over the summer period then Rochford District Council and Food Standards Agency (FSA) have served up some advice to help make it a sizzling and safe success.

Former lawyer loses appeal against benefit fraud conviction

A former lawyer has lost her appeal against a conviction for fraudulently claiming £13,000 in benefits whilst working.

Summit to address flood-related issues

A summit designed to address flood-related issues in the Rochford District is set to be held within the next fortnight.
Flip flops hanging from a line

Tips on how to recycle all those bits and bobs from over the summer!

From old beach towels to garden furniture and tired sheds, all sorts of unusual items will present themselves for recycling or disposal over the summer period

Legal Challenge Adjourned

A hearing at the High Court relating to a legal challenge against our Allocations Plan has had to be adjourned.
Photograph attached (Left to Right), Rochford District Community Archive, Vivien Irvine, Chairman’s Grand Daughter, The Chairman of Rochford District Council, Councillor June Lumley and Rayleigh Through The Looking Glass, Mike Davies

Council Chairman Commemorates the First World War

The Rayleigh Windmill is paying tribute to the our local heroes this week by hosting an exhibition showing what life was like in Rayleigh 100 years ago, at the outbreak of the First World War.
Dave Record will be volunteering at Rochford District Council’s Free Sports Festival on 19 August at Sweyne Park School from 11am-3pm. He will be happy to talk with anyone about volunteering experiences, and provide advice about volunteering.

Local man volunteers at Commonwealth Games

A hardworking local man who has given up hundreds of hours of his own time to volunteer around the District, was given the once in a lifetime opportunity to volunteer at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

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