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20 years on, volunteer service is doing more than ever
AN army of dedicated volunteers has spent the past 20 years working in children's centres, supporting older and vulnerable people and helping them to get about.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
Cop used police force computer to trace women
PC Stephen Tilley, 36, of Millview Meadows, Rochford , appeared at Ipswich Crown Court over allegations he misused information from police computer systems for his own purposes.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
Action promised on flooding
Five flooding hotspots in Rochford will have vital works carried out to prevent a repeat of last month's deluge which damaged homes.
Fri Aug 08, 2014
New Date For the Flood Meeting
The District Council have now announced a new dat e for the meeting to discuss flooding issues .
Echo: Basildon Crown Court heard on Tuesday Mrs Hall did not tell the Department of Work
Ken Wolfe, 78, of Leigh , was left with a broken jaw, broken eye socket and two lost teeth after he was punched and kicked outside Sainsbury's in London Road, Southend.
Thu Aug 07, 2014
Echo: Legal challenge - Linda Kendall
A legal challenge to plans to build thousands of homes in Rochford district has temporarily stalled, just before it was about to be mounted.
Wed Aug 06, 2014
Recycle everything with Rochford District Council
Some pool toys such as buckets and spades are made out of rigid plastics that are not accepted at the recycling centres or in your kerbside recycling collection.
Mon Aug 04, 2014
Southend , Tonight, One Hundred Years Ago
EXTRACTS FROM "SOUTHEND AT WAR" WW1 At midnight on August 4th, 1914, there were crowds outside the offices of the Southend Standard waiting for news of England's declaration of war on Germany due to the unprovoked invasion of Belgium.
Sun Aug 03, 2014
Coming soon..... Rayleigh Town Museum nears realisation
THE man behind plans for a new town centre museum in Rayleigh says his search for its home is nearing an end.
Children's bus fares are just A 2
For the whole of August on Arriva services in Southend, Rayleigh , Rochford , Castle Point and Basildon , a child day saver will cost A 2, allowing unlimited travel on all Arriva buses across the area for a day.
Fri Aug 01, 2014
Car parking costs go up across Rochford district
CAR parking charges will increase in Rochford District Council pay and display car parks on Monday, August 4, as a result of budget constraints.
Rayleigh's rubbish collection goes to help charities
Litter ladies: Street scene manager, Lesley Athey, recycling officer Jade Austin, and Susan Phillips, from Rayleigh and Rochford Association of Voluntary Services, with bags of rubbish For the past month, litter placed into bins in Rayleigh High Street has been helping raise money for local charities.
Rochford Tories accused of 'gagging' their rivals
Conservative councillors on Rochford District Council voted in favour of removing the right of ordinary councillors to refer decisions made by the cabinet to full council for further discussion.
Wed Jul 30, 2014
Book Review: 'The Boleyn Reckoning' by Laura Andersen
Laura Andersen endeavors to give audiences a behind-the-scenes look at the Tudor Court in her book The Boleyn Reckoning.
Tue Jul 29, 2014
A grieving family have paid tribute to Joshua Marlow, 22, who died in a crash on the A132.
Joshua William Marlow, 22, from South Woodham Ferrers died after his motorbike was in collision with a Volkswagen Golf on the A132 in South Woodham Ferrers on Friday July 25. Joshua, who was born inBasildon and attended St Margaret's Church of England School in Bowers Gifford and King Edmunds in Rochford, was an apprentice mechanic who hoped to run ... (more)
Mon Jul 28, 2014
Museum Planning Application
Local historian, founder of Rayleigh Through the Looking Glass and chairman of the Rayleigh Town Museum Working Party, Mike Davies, has found a suitable building for his project.
Sun Jul 27, 2014
a Grieving family have paid tribute to their son who died in a crash on the A132.
Joshua William Marlow, 22, from South Woodham Ferrers died after his motorbike was in collision with a Volkswagen Golf on the A132 in South Woodham Ferrers on Friday July 25. Joshua, who was born in Basildon and attended St Margaret's Church of England School in Bowers Gifford and King Edmunds in Rochford , was an apprentice mechanic who hoped to ... (more)
Tuesday Night's Questions And Call-Ins
There 's a lot happening at the council on Tuesday night. You can download the agenda from here , but here's the public questions and the call-ins: 1.1 the following question has been received from Mr J E Cripps of 5 Durham Way, Rayleigh, Essex of the Deputy Leader of the Council, Cllr K H Hudson:- 'On the 21st September 2013 Cllr Hudson issued an ... (more)
Fri Jul 25, 2014
100,000 needed to improve drains in Rochford
FLOOD defences in Rochford could be given a A 100,000 boost in a bid to prevent a repeat of Sunday's scenes.