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330833375 1275345503053338 6208948329170809712 NCommunity policing is about local policing, listening to your concerns, acting upon issues that matter most to you and helping you feel more confident in your community. They are made up of police officers, Police Community Support Officers and Special Constables under the command of an Inspector.

The CPTs are there to protect people from harm, speak with communities about their concerns, gather information and help find answers to local problems. They work closely with the 14 Community Safety Partnership teams across Essex and also talk regularly with local authorities, other Emergency Services, Health providers and charities.

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Palliative Care in Mid and South Essex

Healthwatch Essex have launched a new project where they will be looking at what is needed and wanted from services during the end-of-life stage for individuals, and those that care for them.

They are working in conjunction with Havens’ Hospices, St. Luke’s Hospice (Basildon and District), Saint Francis’ Hospice and Farleigh Hospice to gather this information, with the ambition of helping shape the future of palliative care services for local people of all ages in mid and south Essex.

The survey below is an opportunity for you to provide your views on the service currently received.


Rochford District Council Setting of Amounts of Council Tax 2022/2023

Please see below for the latest information regarding Rochford District Council Setting of Amounts of Council Tax 2022/2023

Rochford District Council Setting of amounts of council tax 2022.2023



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FREE exhibition opportunity for Artists / Community groups

Rochford District Council are offering local artists / voluntary community groups the opportunity to promote their work with free Exhibition space at the famous Rayleigh Windmill.

The award winning and historical landmark hosts a small museum as well as a self-contained exhibition space on the 2nd floor.

The Windmill will be open on Wednesdays 10am-1pm and Saturdays and Sundays 1-4pm from beginning of April to end of September 2022. Each year the Windmill welcomes thousands of visitors from the local area.

There is no charge to utilise this exhibition opportunity. Artists / groups would typically be allocated 3-4 weeks in the space.

Additionally, we look forward to celebrating Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 and extra consideration will be given to exhibitions that celebrate this historical occasion.

Cllr Daniel Efde, Rochford District Council’s Portfolio Holder for IT, Tourism, Housing and Parking, says “The Windmill is a fantastic venue and in a great location. By making this free space available to them to endorse their art, we hope that this will be a great opportunity to get their name and work out there for the public to see.”

The deadline for expressing an interest in this opportunity is 10am on Monday 7th February.

Potential exhibitors will be invited to view the exhibition space on Friday 18th February 2022. Invitations will be sent on Friday 11th February. 

For more information on how to apply and to express an interest please contact the Council’s Leisure & Cultural Services team at leisure@rochford.gov.uk or call 01702 318 120. You can also visit Rayleigh Windmill’s Facebook page or Twitter page

Temporary Traffic Regulation Order of Parsonage Lane, Great Waltham


Temporary Traffic Regulation Order of Parsonage Lane, Great Waltham

Please click on the following link https://one.network/?tm=127191189 to find details of the intended closure of Parsonage Lane, due to commence on 28th February 2022 for 5 days. The closure is required for the safety of the public and workforce while County Broadband LTD undertakes installation of fibre broadband.

Four-year plan for libraries in Essex

From Friday 26 November, residents can have their say on Essex County Council’s (ECC) new vision for Libraries as the draft Everyone’s Library Service 2022-2026 plan is published.

Helping children and adults improve their literacy, encouraging people to enjoy reading for pleasure and increasing the range of online resources available to customers are just some of the commitments in the plan.

It also commits to keeping all 74 libraries open with investment in training and the upskilling of existing library staff.

The plan also sets out three key aims for the next four years and details how these will be achieved.

Library Service and Literacy

  • Books, e-books, digital and online.
  • Supporting children to be school ready and helping adults to improve their literacy.
  • Building people’s confidence in reading
  • Nurturing people’s love for books

Infrastructure and Communications

  • Improving the Library infrastructure (Buildings and IT)
  • Creating welcoming, accessible places that also provide more opportunities for communities to use
  • Thinking of new ways to communicate and engage with residents so they know what is on offer

Supporting our communities and levelling up

  • Making sure all residents have the same access to the support and skills they need to achieve their aspirations, regardless of where they live in the county
  • Improving opportunities for everyone, locally and countywide
  • Encouraging new users and thinking of new ways to attract them

Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Community, Equality, Partnerships and Performance, Cllr Louise McKinlay said: “We want to give our residents a Library service that everyone can be proud of and one that will enhance lives and help communities to thrive. The draft Library plan sets out how we aim to do this.

“The pandemic has made us see things differently, it’s shown us how flexible our libraries can be but has also shown us there is a wealth of opportunity for the service and our library buildings.

“We don’t want to just rebuild to where we were before the pandemic, we want to go further and create a service that is modern, vibrant and sustainable, with improved access, better facilities and more opportunities for local people. The libraries are a key tool in helping us to deliver our Levelling Up agenda, right across Essex.

“However, before any decisions are made, we want to hear what residents think of the proposals in the draft plan. This is everyone’s opportunity to help mould what libraries in Essex will look like in the future and I hope you will take the chance to make your views known so these can be considered ahead of plans being finalised.”

Everyone is welcome to give their views and can do so online from 1pm today at www.essex.gov.uk/everyoneslibrary  in person at one of the engagement events we are planning early next year or via our customer service centre by calling 0345 603 7633.

Feedback can be submitted from 1pm on 26 November 2021 to 1pm on 21 January 2022.


Digital Champions Flyer (002)

The Essex Wellbeing Service are looking for community volunteers to help with an array of tasks such as:

  • Buddy support for e.g. shopping, dog walking, physical activity, IT issues
  • Food shopping
  • Dog walking
  • Keep a garden accessible (grass gutting and weed control)
  • Medicine collecting
  • Posting Mail
  • Phone Friend
  • Safeguarding door-step check
  • Transport to hospital or GP

If you wish to become a ‘Digital Champion’ you will need to sign up with the EWS as a volunteer.  Scroll down to the bottom of the page and look for ‘jobs.’ Then you can select for yourself what is most appropriate.

Temporary Traffic Regulation Order of Church Road, Hockley


Temporary Traffic Regulation Order of Church Road, Hockley

Please click on the following link https://one.network/?tm=123617626 to find details of the intended closure of Church Road, due to commence on 8th November 2021 for 5 days. The closure is required for the safety of the public and workforce while Essex And Suffolk Water undertakes new connection.

Overnight Road Closures – Rectory Road Hawkwell

Overnight road closures will commence at Rectory Road Railway Bridge in Hawkwell from Sunday 1 August 2021 to 6th August to support the renewal of the aging traffic signals.  The road will be open at all other times under the control of temporary signals which will work in a similar way to the existing traffic signals.

The work will be carried out overnight between the hours of 7.00pm and 4.00am with a closure in place to support for safe working. The team will aim to carry out the noisiest activities by 11pm, however activities will continue until the end of the shift.

Pedestrian and emergency services access throughout the overnight road closures will be maintained at all times and a signed diversion route will be put in place for other road users.

We urge all drivers to take additional care and observe traffic management and signage in place during the works.

Letters are being posted to properties in close proximity to the works (example attached) in the coming days and a copy has also been uploaded to the works information on one.network.


Click It Local

Love It Local Shout Out (002)

Click It Local Rochford is a new virtual high street service that aims to support independent shops in the area by offering same-day delivery to residents across the entire district.  From weekly food essentials, gifts, and treats to last-minute basics, customers can buy everything they need from as many participating shops as they like, with one payment and one delivery. Click it Local aims to help save the high street by making shopping local easier and faster. Residents in Rochford can shop from the whole of Essex. Over 200 stores across Essex are already signed up to the service.

To shop go to The Local Shop

Interested businesses can contact Harriet or visit the The Store Sign Up Page


Tapestry exhibition 2021

Tapestry Exhibition 2021 Poster

Volunteer as a Community Special Constable

My Other Life Poster Hockley