Parish News Weblog
We are aware of a pavement defect by the Zebra Crossing opposite Budgens on Lower Road whereby a concrete bollard has been severely damaged and consequently uprooted some pavement. This has just been reported to Essex County Councils Highways. We have stressed to Highways that this needs to be treated as an urgent case and needs to be rectified urgently. The ref number is 2403632.
Essex Police A large number of travellers have moved onto land near Eastern Avenue Southend.
Southend Borough Council is taking legal action to evict them. If successful it is not known where they will go but it is suggested that land owners, farmers and residents in Rochford and Castle Point Districts may wish to check that access to their land is as secure as possible, outbuildings are kept locked and locks on gates are in place.
If residents see travellers on the move or attempting to set up a new camp please call the Police immediately on the non-emergency number 101, or in an emergency dial 999
Community Older Persons Event coming to Great Wakering for All Rochford District Residents
Community Older Persons Events (COPE) provide older people with advice about keeping safe as well as community information, and the next event is coming to Great Wakering on Thursday, June 25.
This free event, which is open to Rochford District residents, will be held in Great Wakering Community Centre and will include:...
• Information stalls including Library Service, NHS and Citizens Advice Bureau • ‘Chair Fit’ taster session from Active Essex • Speakers from the Fire Service, Neighbourhood Watch, Police, Transport Services, Trading Standards, Voluntary Services and Community Safety
Attendees will also receive a free lunch and transport if required, as well as a free goody bag.
The event is organised by the Rochford District Council in conjunction with the Community Safety Partnership and sponsored by Great Wakering Parish Council and Essex Community Foundation’s High Sheriff’s Fund. It will be held at Great Wakering Community Centre, The Old School, Great Wakering, SS3 0HX, on Thursday, June 25, from 10.45am-3.30pm.
Places must be booked in advance. For more information or to reserve a place call 01702 318103.
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