Category Archives: Media

Media coverage of the Local Group’s activities

Airport business parks…could the idea take off?

IS it a crucial plan which will generate jobs and prosperity for the towns near Southend Airport? Or a pie-in-the-sky, possibly damaging plan which should be thrown out?

Southend and Rochford councils have designed a Joint Area Action Plan for the future of the airport and the area around it for decades to come. Continue reading

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Airport pouring de-icer into river

An airport has been releasing almost 80,000 gallons of de-icer into a river every day this winter. Southend Airport has been pouring the chemical into Prittle Brook, which flows into the larger River Roach in Essex. Stobart, the airport’s owner, … Continue reading

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Fears airport growth could close golf club

Campaigners say concreting over flood plains would lead to regular flooding By IAN WEINFASS ian.weinfass@nqe.com BOSSES of a 120-year-old golf course fear for its future if plans to extend the area around Southend Airport go ahead. Golfers and management at … Continue reading

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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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