Category Archives: Media

Media coverage of the Local Group’s activities

SE Essex Women’s Environmental Network’s Morsbag ‘pod’

WITH Recycle Week coming up (June 20 – 26), we would like to tell people about Morsbags and the ‘pod’ which we have set up. Most people are aware of the impact plastic bags have on the environment but perhaps … Continue reading

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Forest Chumps

Private Eye No. 1280, 21 January – 3 February 2011 THE coalition clearly can’t see the wood for the trees if it thinks its plan to sell vast swathes of Forestry Commission land in England makes economic sense. In 2009 … Continue reading

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Service is worse since train timetable changed

SEEFoE Member Peter Walker writes to the local press regarding recent train timetable changes. As a fairly frequent train passenger from Southend to East Anglia, I was most annoyed to discover how much worse the train service from Southend has … Continue reading

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Funding boost for Bradwell

Extra funding has been allocated to Bradwell nuclear power station to accelerate the defuelling, decommissioning and termination programme which began in 2002 when the facility closed. The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority has announced that the site is to be given a … Continue reading

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We need to stop relying on the roads

RECENT correspondents have expressed what must be widespread support for the scrapping of the Dartford toll booths. The last thing we need is a new Thames crossing so there is no need to generate funds at Dartford, which merely serve … Continue reading

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755 caught by A127 cameras

SPEED cameras on the A127 have issued 755 tickets in nearly 18 months of operating. Figures obtained under the Freedom of Information Act revealed 613 of the tickets have been paid raising £36,780 for the Treasury. Essex County Council spent … Continue reading

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Council should be ashamed

THE shrubbery that borders the fence line to the south of St Laurence Park has been savaged by workmen directed by Southend Borough Council, for reasons known only to themselves. This can only be described as an act of arboreal … Continue reading

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Please stop wrecking Southend

SOUTHEND grew and prospered as a Victorian and Edwardian seaside town, frequented by the well-heeled and working people alike. Its history goes beyond the introduction of the railway, but it was this that really launched the town as a tourist … Continue reading

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Road safety measures save lives

FIFTEEN years ago the UK had a terrible guilty secret – we killed more child pedestrians every year than any other EU nation. Road safety campaigners fought a long hard battle to force government to protect our children and eventually … Continue reading

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Pedal to the Metal

PEDAL power is set to light up this year’s Village Green arts festival in Chalkwell Park. Organisers are looking for 500 volunteers to pedal for all they are worth before the event and the electricity generated will be stored for use during the festival in September. Continue reading

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