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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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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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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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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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