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Please contact us if you would like tell our Parish Council about topics which you or your group would like us to consider for improving Ashingdon and South Fambridge.
EVENTS & NEWS :
Recycling Centre Survey
Essex County Council currently provides 21 Recycling Centres across the county, at an annual cost of about £7M.
Much of the existing infrastructure consists of old legacy sites, which can be less efficient to operate than new modern sites. In addition we are aware that some sites may not be best suited to meet current and future requirements, with limited opportunities for adaption to suit the accessibility needs of residents, including elderly and disabled people.
Over the years in Essex there have also been increases in kerbside recycling collection schemes, which has offered residents an alternative to using Recycling Centres for the disposal of waste.
Essex County Council is currently facing significant financial challenges and needs to make savings of at least £235m over the next three years. The authority is therefore reviewing spend across all services, and waste management activities have to make a contribution towards this savings target.
The authority is keen to ensure that it continues to provide the best recycling services for residents, however maintaining expenditure at existing levels in the current financial climate is unsustainable, and the Council has to look at where efficiency savings could be made.
This survey is the start of a process to review and understand how the Recycling Centres in Essex need to change in order to meet the long term requirements of residents, and to ensure this service is delivered in the most cost effective way for Essex taxpayers.
The survey will ask residents how they use the Recycling Centres and other recycling services at present, and what the most important features of the service are to them. I must stress that at this stage no decision has been taken on what the proposal for future services may be.
In order to ensure responses from a cross section of our communities, residents are encouraged to raise further awareness of the survey in your locality so as many people as possible take part. The survey is open from Monday 27th January to Sunday 20th April 2014.
If you would like further information on the specifics for the survey please contact Jason Searles on 03330 136590 or email@example.com.
The survey will be available to fill in online at www.essexinsight.org.uk/consultations
Paper copies of the survey will also be available to pick up at all libraries and Recycling Centres.
Councillor Surgeries – February 2014
The Chairman of Ashingdon Parish Council would like to meet with residents to discuss any concerns. Please come along to the Greensward Academy on Thursday 20th February 2014 from 7.30pm – 8.15pm.
We will be holding two drop in sessions on Monday 24th February 2014 for residents to view and give feedback on the proposed skate park. Following these sessions a planning application will be submitted to Rochford District Council. The sessions will be from 2pm – 2.45pm and 7.30pm – 8.15pm at Ashingdon & East Hawkwell Memorial Hall.
Police Crime Commissioner meeting
The next Police Crime Commissioner (PCC) event will be held on Thursday 13th March 2014 from 6pm – 8pm at Hockley Primary School.
Rochford District Council Snow & Ice Policy
Click here to view the Snow and Ice policy from the District Council.
Community Speed Watch
Essex Police are currently looking for volunteers to join the “Community Speedwatch”. This is an initiative whereby members of the community can be trained by Essex Police and issued a Speed Detection device. Volunteers will then engage in checking the speed of vehicles at various locations around the villages where speed is of concern.
For further information please contact PC Michelle Rawson:
Telephone: 101 extension 490535
Mobile: 07710 046161
Ashingdon Fun Day - 6th July 2013
The fun day was a massive success, go to the Photo Album to see some pictures taken on the day.
Mobile Library Timetable
Click here to view the mobile library timetable from July 2013 - August 2014.
Rochford District Council - Pay for parking by mobile phone
Rochford District Council is currently promoting its pay by mobile phone facility, which was introduced last year at the same time the new pay and display machines where installed in all the car parks.
There are now various options for paying to park in the Council’s pay and display car parks, motorists can pay at the machines by using cash, credit or debit card or by wave and pay. There is a further option to pay by mobile phone, it is very quick and easy to use when paying to park.
The added benefits for using this option is that the motorist needs no cash or credit card to pay (once they have registered with Metric Mobile). There is no ticket to display on the vehicle and a text receipt will be sent to confirm the transaction has been accepted. A text reminder in also sent when the parking session is due to expire and gives the motorist the option of extending their parking session, this is ideal if delayed at the Doctors or hairdressers etc. as there is no need to return to the car to purchase a ticket.
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The parish is policed by the neighbourhood policing team, click here for more information:
33 Rowan Way
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