Long term work
Consultation can come in many forms; from substantial pieces of work like the the Hockley Parish Plan which was undertaken in 2007 and was intended to inform decision-making for the next ten years, and the Hockley Area Action Plan which was commissioned by the District Council as part of their Local Development Framework.
Consultations in 2017
Take part in public consultation www.essex.pcc.police.uk/LocalCaseForChange
Roger Hirst, Police and Crime Commissioner has developed a local case to take on the governance of Fire & Rescue as well as the Police service in Essex. There are three options to consider. Watch the film and fill in the short questionnaire. It's important you have your say.
The consultation closes 10th May.
Consultations in 2016
Community Safety Partnership Survey
The Rochford District Community Safety Team wants your help in identifying local issues that cause you concern around crime, anti-social behaviour or community safety. The survey has been launched online on the council website and is also available as a paper version at the Council Offices in South Street, Rochford or Civic Suite, Hockley Road, Rayleigh for a copy.
Complete the survey online
Rochford District Council Planning Policy Team - Notification of Focused Consultation
The Planning Policy Team will be carrying out a focused consultation with three statutory bodies: Natural England, the Environment Agency, Historic England. The consultation is for the Sustainability Appraisal (SA) scoping report, and will run from Monday 19 December until 5pm Tuesday 31 January. An SA is a mechanism for considering and communicating the impacts of an emerging Local Plan, and potential alternatives to the proposed plan.This relates to Rochford District Council’s work in producing a Local Plan for the years 2025 and beyond which will set out the Council’s strategic vision, policies and land allocations, where necessary, for meeting future needs (including housing, employment, community facilities, transport and other infrastructure needed to support development). This is a focused consultation, but should you wish to comment, further information and the SA scoping report document can be found online. [Click here]
Rochford District Council
Hockley Woods Play area Consultation
Rochford District Council’s Open Spaces Team wants to talk to as many park users as possible to get their thoughts on what needs to be done to improve the play area at Hockley Woods. The council are currently investigating the external funding sources that might be available to improve the play area for the benefit of the local community.Parks and open spaces are important within the community and promote physical and mental wellbeing. Our Parks and open spaces are used by schools, colleges, and community organisations, they support tourism and our economy and provide spaces for community events and large festivals such as Wild Woods Day.Rochford District Council’s Portfolio Holder for the Environment, Cllr Dave Sperring, said: “We want to get an expert opinion from the people who know Hockley Woods play area the best – the users. We know how well loved the park already is, so we’re excited by the prospect of possibly being able to restore and refurbish it so people can continue to enjoy it”.
Community Engagement Events - Local Neighbourhood Plans
As part of the early engagement that the Council is undertaking to inform the preparation of the new Local Plan, Rochford District Council is holding workshops at local parishes to help explain the role of the Parish Councils in plan-making and to discuss the future development of each parish
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Consultations in 2015
Other consultations are more focused, and the council consulted with the residents on the provision of a new piece of play equipment in the Plumberow Play Space. The questionnaire was sent to all the houses in the parish and although the response rate was relatively low, the results were clear; the new equipment was just what the parish wanted. The new piece of equipment was installed with a grant from the Communities Initiatives Fund from Essex County Council, and has become a firm favourite with the children who use the playing area.
One of the incidental benefits of the survey was the amount of interest that it generates and the Council is now considering how it can undertake a more general consultation on the open spaces available, matching what we have with what is needed in the area.