Ferry Road - Part Closure 30th April 2015 20.00hrs -Midnight Please be advised that Ferry Road will be closed for 4hrs approx. for Anglian Water to replace a defective manhole cover. We have been told it is between South Avenue and the junction onto Lower Road. If you live at this location and require access just speak to the Workmen and they will be able to assist you.
Postal voters – watch out for your ballot pack
Ballot papers for postal voters in the Rochford district will soon be arriving on door mats, ready for the 2015 Parliamentary (General) Election, and Rochford District Council District and Parish Elections, set to be held on Thursday, May 7.
Rochford District Council’s Returning Officer, Amar Dave, advises postal voters: “When you receive your postal voting pack, make sure you read and follow the instructions carefully before completing your ballot paper.
“Don’t forget to include your date of birth and signature on the postal voting statement. This statement is kept separately from your ballot paper so your vote is always secret. Follow the instructions on the pack to make sure your vote counts.
“Postal ballot papers must be received by the Acting Returning Officer by 10pm on May 7 at the latest. So, as soon as you have completed your ballot paper and postal vote statement, place it in the envelope and return it to make sure that it is received in good time.
“Follow the instructions in the pack carefully, and return your completed pack promptly, to make sure your vote counts”.
The last date you can apply for a postal vote, or change an existing request, is 5pm Tuesday, April 21.
The last date for new proxy applications is 5pm Tuesday April 28.
Therefore if you need a postal or proxy vote but have not yet registered you need to act immediately. Call the Election Office Helpline on 01702 318187.
For more information about the upcoming elections, visit www.rochford.gov.uk/elections.
Notes to editors
- Postal ballot papers must be received by the Returning Officer no later than 10pm on Thursday, May 7. Postal ballot papers can also be returned to a local polling station.
- Election related images for media use (free of charge) can be found at www.electoralcommission.org.uk/news-and-media/media-resources
- The Electoral Commission is an independent body set up by the UK Parliament. Its aim is integrity and public confidence in the UK’s democratic process. It is also responsible for the conduct and regulations of referendums held under the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act (2000).
- On Thursday, May 7, the district elections are set to take place in the following wards:
- Ashingdon and Canewdon
- Barling and Sutton
- Downhall and Rawreth
- Foulness and Great Wakering
- Hawkwell North
- Hawkwell South
- Hawkwell West
- Hockley Central
- Sweyne Park
The parish elections are set to take place in the following wards:
- Barling Magna
- Great Wakering
All polling stations will be hosting the Parliamentary Election for the Rayleigh & Wickford Constituency.
- To vote in the elections on May 7, people need to be on the electoral register and be:
a) aged 18 or over on polling day
b) a British, Irish, EU or qualifying Commonwealth citizen
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District’s ‘Active You’ health project to continue after Easter
‘Active You’ workshops, organised by Rochford District Council in partnership with Active Rochford, have proved to be very popular, and now more sessions have been arranged after Easter.
The free workshops, to be held in Rayleigh, will include dance fit, circuits, interval training, yoga and Pilates. Short informative talks will be given at the end of each week, including ‘making healthy choices’, ‘healthy eating’, and ‘maintaining an active lifestyle’.
The ‘Active You’ health project is coordinated by organisation Active Life, which has a track record of sport and physical activity delivery using the expertise and resource of NHS health trainers. The project encourages healthy and active lifestyles, and aims to get people across the district active.
The original workshops took place after £15,000 of funding was granted to the Council to deliver free fitness workshops to Rochford district residents. Sport and physical activity sessions were delivered across the district over the winter period, encouraging those who do not lead an active life to participate in regular, sustainable activities. They proved to be very popular, with a total of 35 people attending six separate 12-week blocks of classes in Rochford.
Participants will be signposted via their GPs and health providers, or are able to self-refer. For more information contact Active Life on 01702 567327 or visit www.activelife.com.
Hickory Dickory Dock, sign up for the ‘Election Alarm Clock’!
With the 2015 Parliamentary (General) and local elections on their way, Rochford District Council is offering a special ‘Election Alarm Clock’ service to residents, to keep them updated during the run-up.
The Election Alarm Clock is a convenient way to receive, by email, all the latest information regarding upcoming elections.
By signing up to the Election Alarm Clock, residents will be alerted to:
- When and how to register for elections
- The wards where local elections will be held
- When and how to vote
- Where to vote
Rochford District Council’s Chief Executive, Amar Dave, said: “The Election Alarm Clock is a helpful facility, which sends email alerts and reminders relating to the upcoming elections.
“With this year’s polling day, on Thursday May 7, set to include the UK Parliamentary Election, it’s even more important that residents register for the Alarm Clock so that they can keep up to date with the very latest information”.
It’s easy to sign up for the service. Just visit www.rochford.gov.uk/electionalarmclock, and answer a few simple questions.
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