Month: February 2016

Home Makeover

October Films produce a range of programming, from factual entertainment shows to high-quality history and science programming http://www.octoberfilms.co.uk/ The company is producing a 90 minute special for a major UK channel about decluttering and spring cleaning. The programme will focus… Read More

Planning Appeal – Station Field, Plough Road, Gt Bentley

Further to the refusal by TDC of the outline application for a mixed use scheme comprising of 150 dwellings, a class B1 employment area and structural landscaping at Station Field, Plough Road, Gt Bentley CO7 8LG, an appeal… Read More

Architect’s outstanding design gets green light to build house in open countryside

‘Butterfly House’ is to become the new home of Karen Beale, a client of MatchBox Architects Ltd (MBA). Karen is delighted she put her faith in MBA after being inspired at the National Homebuilding and Renovating Show 2015…. Read More

Essex County Fire & Rescue Service – Leading the way to a safer Essex consultation

In June 2016 Essex Fire Authority will have to make decisions to ensure that the Service it provides remains fit for purpose and reflects the risks that the communities of Essex face. Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is keen to hear… Read More

Superfast Essex Update – February 2016

The rollout of superfast broadband in Essex has now reached a further 10,000 homes and businesses across the county since the last Programme Update was issued in November and work remains on schedule. It means around 85% of… Read More

LGA warns starter homes are unaffordable

A new analysis has suggested the government’s discounted starter homes scheme is not affordable for the majority of first-time buyers. Read more (photo credit; meghilly)

Clearing Snow and Ice from Pavements

We are easing towards winters end and in general, it has been a mild one thus-far. However, it is sensible to be prepared for a cold snap at any time. There is lots of advice on the internet… Read More

New Foodbank Service in Brightlingsea

  Thirteen million people live below the poverty line in the UK, with individuals going hungry every day for a range of reasons, from benefit delays to receiving an unexpected bill on a low income. A new Foodbank… Read More

Rural Planning Review

The Government has announced details of a new Rural Planning Review.  The review will seek to reduce “regulatory burdens” in support of new homes, jobs and innovation. It will also review the rules for converting agricultural buildings to… Read More

Best and worst GP surgeries in Colchester and Tendring

More than 4,000 residents have had their say about their local GP’s in terms of experience, waiting times and confidence in staff . The results rate all 42 surgeries in the North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group area. Read… Read More