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Case Studies – “Shifting the balance from opposition to support in Essex”
MPC was appointed by a leading national housebuilder to assist in the promotion of 175 new homes in a village in Rochford District, Essex. Previously, two similar applications for the site by the developer had received strong opposition from the ward councillors and three local residents groups and were refused by the district council.
Meeting Place Communications has been described by RDC as a “complaints service for residents” and our local police as “mediators”.We have found this article from Meeting Place Communications on the internet and we felt that we should share this with you together with our feedback... Read the story »
Gosh! We have never been so busy! This afternoon, when returning home from a Planning Training Session lead by Shaun Scrutton at Rochford District Council we noticed a large advertising hoarding accompanied by four flag poles with site advertising banners at the end of Thorpe Road. Only 3 Flagpoles... Read the story »
Barratts, Clements Gate, Hawkwell Editorial So what revelations do we have to report to residents this week? You would expect that major developers would put forward a proposal for planning permission a scheme that was pretty much “on the ball” in terms of significant needs such as road closures,... Read the story »
An Interview with “Rochford Life Magazine” fb.me/1l4Ptqzis — John Mason (@jmasonhawkwell) May 1, 2013 Read More →
Have you ever wondered how and why streets get called what they do? Some are very obvious, Main Road, London Road, Esplanade, Wood End etc. Some more obscure. When a new road is formed certain criteria for the names are considered. One consideration is easy spelling so that a name is unlikely to... Read the story »
Last Week we delivered our Newsletter to ALL residents houses in the affected area. This Week the update is from Barratt Eastern Counties, Barratt House, 7 Springfield Lyons Approach, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 5EY We have received a copy of Hawkwell Focus. We received our copy by email and we are not sure... Read the story »
Rodents – “a short update” Since the issue of rodent infestation in some properties surrounding the David Wilson Homes & Barratts site, alleged by residents to be following the start the clearance work, there has been a lot of anxiety and uncertainty experienced by residents. Initially... Read the story »
Photo by modot_stl_photosSummary of Clements Gate, Hawkwell Update Many residents will now have received the misnamed Hawkwell “Focus” from Barratts-David Wilson Homes. As your Independent District Ward Councillors, John and Christine Mason, we will now give you much more information of what is... Read the story »
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The David Wilson Homes/Barratts development, which was opposed by residents and us, your Independent Ward Councillors, commenced in January 2013. Since then we have received numerous complaints from residents that have ranged from using the unadopted part of Thorpe Road from Rectory Road as a construction... Read the story »
DWH Clements Gate (Thorpe Road/Rectory Road Hawkwell) We are still getting phone calls, e mails and verbal reports about issues at this building site apart from things we have seen ourselves so here is a quick update of the situation to date. Thorpe Road Closure – Planned Road Closure... Read the story »
By John Mason We had contemplated standing in the County Council Elections but to be honest Christine and I are too busy sorting out issues caused by the DWH Development for all residents. We are only representing you as Independents at the District Council because we are local residents who care about... Read the story »
Yes, the Question is “Will Changes in the Probation Service Benefit Local Voluntary Sector Organisations?” The Coalition Government hope that will be the case. National comment From the The Guardian, Wednesday 9 January 2013 “The Justice Secretary, Chris Grayling, is to outline... Read the story »
Rochford District Council in common with all councils, will have received a letter from Eric Pickles, Secretary of State for the Department of Communities and Local Government, urging them to publish details of all spending over £500 in full and online. In the letter Mr Pickles makes clear that transparency... Read the story »
Headlines At a GlanceMeeting Place Communications (MPC) – Barratts and David Wilson Homes Update Number 13 David Wilson Homes & Barratts – Clements Gate – Update No 12 David Wilson Homes & Barratts – Clements Gate – Update Number 11 Barratts and David Wilson Homes – Clements Gate – Hawkwell – Update Number 10 Christine’s Charitable Work – Southend University Hospital An Interview With The Rochford Life Magazine – John & Christine Mason What Residents Are NOT Told by Barratts and David Wilson Homes – Update Number 9 David Wilson Homes/Barratts, Clements Gate – Update No 8 – Street Naming “Estate Agents” Office Approved in Established Residential Area Update Number 7 – DWH Clements Gate (Thorpe Road/Rectory Road Hawkwell) Essex County Council Elections – 2 May 2013 Update Number 6 – DWH Clements Gate (Thorpe Road/Rectory Road Hawkwell)
Planning News“To Condition or Not to Condition” – Planning
By Christine Mason Planning is probably the one issue that is always most controversial and creates... Read the story »DWH Starts on Christmas Tree Farm/Thorpe Road – Monday 7 January 2013
Some Residents have received a Letter - DWH Starts on Christmas Tree Farm/Thorpe Road – Monday... Read the story »Will The Pickles Letter and Abolition of the RSS Actually Matter?
DEVELOPERS have won a legal battle to build more than 300 homes on Green belt land at East Tilbury, prompting... Read the story »
Police NewsCouncillor 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
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
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
As your representative on the District Council, John Mason met with Chief Inspector Andy Prophet and... Read the story »