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We hope that you enjoy reading our Articles about what is going on in Hawkwell and Rochford District. There are now 6 District Councillors representing Rochford District Residents. There is a Group in Council where we have joined with the 3 Greens in Hullbridge.

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NEW THREATS TO THE GREEN BELT OF ROCHFORD DISTRICT

NEW THREATS TO THE GREEN BELT OF ROCHFORD DISTRICT

NEW THREATS TO THE GREEN BELT OF ROCHFORD DISTRICT

Rochford District Council is holding a number of community engagement workshops this summer to give local people a say on planning matters. These will be interactive events and a chance for residents, businesses and the local parish council to feed information into the Local Plan process. The new Local Plan is a document which will set the strategy for future development of the District beyond 2025 (which is when the current plan finishes).The workshops will include a ‘walkabout’ in the villages in order to identify the needs of the community, local issues and opportunities for growth and development.

Planning News

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... Read the story »

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

Despite our recent experiences with Planning Conditions on the David... Read the story »

“To Condition or Not to Condition” – Planning “To Condition or Not to Condition” – Planning

By Christine Mason Planning is probably the one issue that is always... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read the story »

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