Hockley doesn’t want 150 New Houses in Town Centre

August 20, 2009 by · 1 Comment 

From the Echo 19 August

RESIDENTS have given a “resounding thumbs-down” to a council plan to revamp Hockley, a pressure group says.

The Hockley Under Threat campaign was set up by neighbours in response to the Hockley Area Action Plan, which aims to revitalise the town centre with new shops, a smarter look and more homes.

Earlier this year, Rochford District Council asked residents what they would like to see. But many complained they were unaware of the plans.

The group’s committee has examined more than 250 responses to the plan and found 77 per cent were against.

Queues cut by providing blood tests clinics near to where you live

March 17, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

As of Monday 23rd March 2009 you can make blood test appointments at the following extended venues:

Rayleigh Clinic, Eastwood Road
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 9.00am to 12 noon, Thursday and Friday, 9.00am to 4.00pm.

Hockley Clinic, Spa Road
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 8.00am to 4.00pm, Wednesday 8.00am to 11.00am.

Southend University Hospital still operates a walk in clinic in the daytime between 8.00am and 4.00pm
but for your convenience please use your local clinic.