Paul Collins

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by Paul Collins on 1 May, 2011

As usual, the great and good of our Council have eagerly grabbed the money offered to them for certain road projects across the Town. Victoria Gateway is one of those schemes that has its routes in the money is available, what shall we do with it? In theory, the Car has been pushed to one […]

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by Paul Collins on 21 February, 2011

253 FAIRFAX DRIVE APPLN. NO: 11/00134/FUL Ward. Westborough Officer: Louise Tweedie Date Valid. 10 February 2011 Area WEST USE RETAIL SHOP (CLASS A1) AS HOT FOOD TAKEAWAY (CLASS A5), INSTALL EXTRACTION FLUE AND ALTER ELEVATIONS ** Stop Press **  PLAN REFUSEDMessage received from Council; Dear Cllr Collins I can confirm that the application has been […]

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Good bye from this website

by Paul Collins on 10 June, 2014

Two weeks after the election and I am enjoying my enforced semi-retirement from local politics. I am genuinely upset for those who wanted to me to succeed, but unfortunately, the electorate democratically choose others and I have no choice but to accept it. Donna has already said how much more relaxed I am looking, something […]

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All change at the Council

by Paul Collins on 6 June, 2014

As predicted on this website and by others, the result of the Borough Election two weeks ago saw the Conservatives lose their overall majority at the Council.  The number of Councillors is now; Tories 19, Independents 13, Labour 9 and Lib Dems & UKIP 5 each.  With the number of  at least 26 Council members to […]

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What do you think?

by Paul Collins on 29 May, 2014

  I am grateful for WCA bringing this my attention.  The Council are seeking ways of making the Crossroads between Westborough Road and Westbourne Grove safer.  The latest addition is the new larger traffic island in Westborough Road, to the east of Westbourne Grove. What do you think?, leave a comment here or e-mail me […]

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Press statement by Southend Council Tuesday 27th May 2014   A landlord is paying the price for failing to address mold, rotten windows and a collapsing floor at a flat he rented out.   At Southend Magistrates Court on Wednesday 14th May, Kris Parmenter, 42, of Scarborough Drive, Leigh admitted failing to comply with an improvement notice […]

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Important dates for your diaries

by Paul Collins on 25 May, 2014

Tuesday 2nd June 2014 at 7pm. St Andrews Church, Southview Avenue, WESTBOROUGH NEIGHBOURHOOD MEETING with Essex Police. Friday 6th June 2014, WESTBOROUGH COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION Quiz Night at the Royal British Legion. Contact Peter Zanchi  

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Westborough Ward Total Votes: 4264 Turnout :27% (Approx.) Candidate          Party            Number of Votes David Burzotta  CON            391 Paul Collins        LIB DEM   411 Alan Hart           IND            207 Peter […]

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Ongoing work by your Councillor & Lib Dem team

by Paul Collins on 21 May, 2014

There may be an election tomorrow ( May 22nd) but the ongoing work of your Councillor & Lib Dem team does not stop and here is a quick snap shot of what is happening at the moment:   First is the Crossroads at Westborough and Westbourne Grove:  As you will see, the red skin non-slip […]

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WCA Hustings – a summary of my comments.

by Paul Collins on 19 May, 2014

Here are my words and thoughts that I shared at various points during the Hustings; Good evening and thank you for attending, what is a vital part of our democracy, to take time out to ask your Candidates questions.  I have been very proud to have been your active councillor for the past four years.  Before […]

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Burglary Warning from Essex Police

by Paul Collins on 19 May, 2014

Message received from Essex Police to Neighbourhood co-ordinators. Essex Police are currently engaged in an Operation to reduce Burglary which is centred around, identifying and concentrating on areas which, following incidents of crime, are currently considered ‘burglary hotspots,’ these areas will change in response to crime trends. We are sending this information out, so that […]

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Westborough Planning Applications

by Paul Collins on 19 May, 2014

Recent planning applications published by the Council for WESTBOROUGH Should you wish to look directly at the plans passed to the Council go to: and add application number into Application Reference and when the property is found, go to ‘Click to view’ and ‘Associated Documents’ for full details. Should you wish me to make any […]

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