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Government Inspector’s Hearings
TUESDAY 10TH SEPTEMBER 2013
9.30 am Morning session for Building of 829 HOUSES, 2 INDUSTRIAL Sitess and closure of Rawreth Industrial Estate
1.30 pm Afternoon session for the Traveller and Gypsy Site
At the Rayleigh Civic Centre Rayleigh High Street
The Council offices at the top of Rayleigh High Street opposite Holy Trinity Church.
There will be space to be present, as observers, for members of the public.
The march has been postponed due to logistical reasons. The police require a number of key attributes to be in place prior to such an event which we will struggle to meet in time for the 7th Sept. The police have been really helpful and upfront regarding the planning of such an event and are willing to assist with resources as and when we can show conformance to key criteria.
To be clear, this is not a set back in any shape or form. More the icing on the cake so to speak. In only 3 weeks we gained over 15% of the population of Rayleigh in favour of rejecting these proposals. The inspectors meeting is still planned for the 10th Sept and we await a date by when the final decision is made.
The fight doesn’t stop here, keep the votes coming in, as we will extend to cover more of Rayleigh and into Wickford should we need to.
Find below the links to our reports in rejection of the councils proposals for
Public Meeting at The Mill in Rayleigh last night. Tremendous turn out with 600 people attending the 1st session and 400 people attending the 2nd session.
Once again a BIG THANKS to all of you who turned up, I hope you found the presentation informative with the right level of information included. We would like to have shown more detail but need to keep our core strategy for the inspectors report, which we are compiling over the next few days.
We raised in excess of £700 last night. This is from both those attending and others sending cheques who unfortunately couldn’t, so once again, thanks, it’s greatly appreciated and enables us to book venues like last night to communicate with the residents.
Although the printing to-date has been done for us by a kind printers, and volunteers, it’s not sustainable, so funding will help support that.
Please continue to sign our petition (petition page) and ensure ALL members over 18 sign in your household. Numbers are climbing rapidly and those who supposedly represent us should be very worried come re-election unless they re-table these proposals for you.
We were also on the BBC National news yesterday, so our group is rapidly gaining interest in the wider media.
The presentation from last night is posted under the meetings section. (click here)
100% of those in attendance said they would join the march on Sat 7th starting around Swallows and ending at top of high street. We should have 700 – 800 people present.
Stay tuned for more details