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Could this actually happen? New Toilets in Hockley with the Library in the last Cubicle?

Could this actually happen? New Toilets in Hockley with the Library in the last Cubicle?

Yes.

There are plans for new Public Toilets to be given by RDC to the Parish Council for this other Council to pay for cleaning and maintenance in future.

There WERE plans for a NEW Hockley Library from Essex County Council.

And no plans for closure.

But we are now told that Hockley Library could be downgraded.

Our MP does not appear to be fully supporting the campaign against this by lobbying County Councillors to get what 4000 or more residents want in the Petition. He wrote to a resident, quote, “I will continue to ensure that she [County Council Cabinet Member] is aware of my constituents views” and at the end “I hope that a sustainable solution will be found”. Obviously this includes downgrade.

You will have seen this alleged comment from a County Councillor in the email we posted on Sunday “our library wouldn’t be moved from tier 3.” Which means downgrade.

That being the case why is Essex County Council even consulting with residents?

And another County Councillor wrote to residents “I was explaining the possible future foe r the whole site” (not our spelling !!)

And Rochford District Council would not back the Petition to retain a Full Library Service.

If the downgrade happens will you feel let down by your local councillors?

Who will you vote for in future?

The next Local Election is in May.

Perhaps you should tell them now………………. in case they REALLY do want to save Hockley Library with the present full service.

Planning News

Councillors may call for a Local Plan Referendum Councillors may call for a Local Plan Referendum

Tumisu / Pixabay So if it looks that the Council is not listening to residents in the public consultations... Read the story »

New Hawkwell Homes “Out of our Reach” is quite true New Hawkwell Homes “Out of our Reach” is quite true

The Echo published an Article today headed “Hawkwell homes “out of our reach”. You can... Read the story »

Planning Positives or Planning Negatives? Planning Positives or Planning Negatives?

Despite our recent experiences with Planning Conditions on the David Wilson Homes/Barratts planning... Read the story »

Police News

Councillor slammed over fake parking bay Councillor slammed over fake parking bay

I found this interesting article on Yahoo Cars !! A parish councillor in Gloucestershire was so tired... Read the story »

London Gangs Target Hockley & Hawkwell London Gangs Target Hockley & Hawkwell

Echo 22nd December 2009 POLICE are to target gangs of youths who are coming into Hockley from London... Read the story »

Crime Updates from Essex Police Crime Updates from Essex Police

VEHICLE CRIME: Overnight 8th July into 9th July there was several thefts from motor vehicles in the Hawkwell... Read the story »

Meeting with Chief Inspector Andy Prophet Meeting with Chief Inspector Andy Prophet

As your representative on the District Council, John Mason met with Chief Inspector Andy Prophet and... Read the story »

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