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03 Dec 2008

Council takes government to court

BBC website

28 Nov 2008

Firms pull out of big Basildon regeneration projects

Jon Austin

27 Nov 2008

Wickford homes protest group snubbed by minister

Gina Marden

05 Nov 2008

Tory MP John Baron calls for minister to meet public

Sarah Calkin

04 Nov 2008

Joint bid to stop Barn Hall estate


03 Nov 2008

Town's dilemma is fault of councillors


30 Oct 2008

Rethink needed over building on green belt

James Kershaw

28 Oct 2008

Response to WAG letter


23 Oct 2008

Wickford Sorting Office


23 Oct 2008

Enjoy a meal out!


22 Oct 2008

Government ignores plea to save area

Tom Gardner

22 Oct 2008

Blears' ruling is not a surprise


20 Oct 2008

Beauty spot fight is lost + comments


20 Oct 2008

It's democracy week - cancel council meeting

Jon Austin

20 Oct 2008

Campaigner: 'I sent questions'


17 Oct 2008

What's the rush to develop land?


16 Oct 2008

Council runs on greed


29 Sep 2008

Residents are fighting against flats 


26 Sep 2008

Anger at Council's 'gobbledegook' document 

Matt Knight

15 Sep 2008

Essex Park garage site levelled to make way for flats 

James Kershaw

26 Aug 2008

Heartless developers with designs on a quick profit


20 Aug 2008

Rising cost of council chairman

08 Aug 2008

Now developers have new lingo


07 Aug 2008

Framework Consultation


04 Aug 2008

Hands off our shops - traders tell council 


31 Jul 2008

Hush hush decision to sell shops and hall 

Jon Austin

21 Jul 2008

Human rights will not stand in council's way 


04 Jul 2008

Developer's wish-list 'will spark an outcry' 


03 Jul 2008

Council red-faced over homes 'grant' blunder 


02 Jul 2008

Barn Hall fate in balance


26 Jun 2008

Resident's concern for town's green lung 


25 Jun 2008

Use Land for housing targets, inquiry told 


24 Jun 2008

Can people power prevail in the battle of Barn Hall? 


12 Jun 2008

Poor rating for council


06 Jun 2008

Our Westminster march over homes 


29 May 2008

Where is the regeneration?


23 May 2008

Funding snag for low-cost homes 


22 May 2008

So much for Wickford's bright future


22 May 2008

Tory leader removes his wife as head of planning 


15 May 2008

What's happening to Wickford?


14 May 2008

Buckleys should listen


02 May 2008

Basildon: Tories maintain stranglehold 


02 May 2008

Wickford Action Group fails to dislodge Tory 


23 Apr 2008

Councillor probed for attach on role of leader's wife 


22 Apr 2008

Campaigners prepare to fight homes appeal 


21 Apr 2008

Group step up action to limit new builds 


07 Apr 2008

BNP to stand in every ward in May elections 


25 Feb 2008

Too many rabbit hutches


21 Feb 2008

New face of Basildon and Wickford 


21 Feb 2008

We will get masterplan AND Barn Hall homes


20 Feb 2008

Battle against homes gains official backing


19 Feb 2008

Hypocrisy over planning decision


14 Feb 2008

200 homes plan thrown out - for now 


11 Feb 2008

Council is treating its residents with contempt


07 Feb 2008

Revealed: Groups shortlisted for £150m work + comments


07 Feb 2008

What happened to business park? call for resignations


06 Feb 2008

To Cannes for Cash + comments


05 Feb 2008

4,500 homes planned for Basildon mini-town + comments


31 Jan 2008

Mini-hospital for Wickford


29 Jan 2008

Watchdog backs claim that survey was biassed


23 Jan 2008

Closure could sink disabled swim club


17 Jan 2008

Setback for green campaigners


17 Jan 2008

Little hope for first time buyers


15 Jan 2008

Give first time buyers a chance


10 Jan 2008

Being used as cash cows


04 Jan 2008

Plan to sell Wickford school land dropped


04 Jan 2008

Wickford School hopes to expand


02 Jan 2008

There's no need to gag residents


28 Dec 2007

Have your say - you've got three minutes


28 Dec 2007

They're ruining our town


13 Dec 2007

What a difference six years makes


13 Dec 2007

Group not a political force


07 Dec 2007

No conflict of interest says Renaissance boss


06 Dec 2007

Football club joy not matched by residents


06 Dec 2007

It will add to congestion


06 Dec 2007

Trust seeking Wickford view


05 Dec 2007

Councillors meeting with developers probed + comments


05 Dec 2007

Meeting is not sleazy, just a very bad idea


29 Nov 2007

Big coup for firm


29 Nov 2007

What conclusions will be drawn?


23 Nov 2007

High-rise flats for town centre


22 Nov 2007

Message to councillors: Listen to the people!


21 Nov 2007

£60,000 to find us masterplan developer


20 Nov 2007

Flats plan: We fear a high-rise Wickford


19 Nov 2007

We've got the new housing, where's the infrastructure?


Oct-Nov 2007

8 letters about the council's broken promises 


19 Oct 2007

Government turns down green belt plea


11 Oct 2007

Gold Town


10 Oct 2007

Dry Street and Barn Hall can't be protected      VIDEO


08 Oct 2007

MP voices fears for services by 'focused' council


04 Oct 2007

Too many flats


03 Oct 2007

3 letters about the Masterplan


03 Oct 2007

Protesters 'live in cloud cuckoo land'


03 Oct 2007

Stink over club's new play fields


01 Oct 2007

'Ditch huge Masterplan'


28 Sep 2007

Football club set for million pound move


27 Sep 2007

Football ground delayed over fears


25 Sept 2007

Wickford's new look revealed


12 Sep 2007

Flats Smokescreen


05 Sep 2007

New health centre, pool and gym for Wickford


29 Aug 2007

Another chance to debate over-development concerns


21 Aug 2007

Action Group to meet again


15 Aug 2007

Countdown at Barn Hall


02 Aug 2007

'Monstrous' plans for Wickford


02 Aug 2007

Campaigners told - homes mean cash


27 Jul 2007

Meeting to discuss beauty-spot homes plan


18 Jul 2007

Wickford is being swamped


18 Jul 2007

Flats plan protest


11 Jul 2007

GP facility is dropped


11 Jul 2007

Flats and shops will replace bar


07 Jul 2007

Huge homes plan unveiled for parkland


04 Jul 2007

Axe hangs over park


04 Jul 2007

How beauty spot estate would look


28 Jun 2007

Massive Homes plan for parkland


20 Jun 2007

People have a say on future of their town


14 Jun 2007

Shops and flats plan


13 Jun 2007

Euro firms bid to help


07 Jun 2007

Residents lose flats battle


07 Jun 2007

New Pool for Wickford?


07 May 2007

Town is on a sticky wicket


30 Apr 2007

Regeneration proposals for town (Billericay)


27 Apr 2007

Healthcare officials fear centre crisis


09 Apr 2007

Sorting Office move to Burnt Mills Denied


03 Apr 2007

Town centre development will be a boon....


01 Apr 2007

Consultants to be paid to judge housing needs


30 Mar 2007

Masterplan is not good for kids


29 Mar 2007

VAT oversight causes day centre fears


29 Mar 2007

'You're wasting cash'


26 Mar 2007

Fears for Wickford


07 Mar 2007

£100M re-vamp underway


02 Mar 2007

Public meeting to discuss new homes


01 Mar 2007

Builders must pay for roads


26 Feb 2007

Action Group Meets to fight new homes


19 Feb 2007

Wickford FC dream of 14 new pitches


17 Feb 2007

Battlefield - Fight on to save land


07 Feb 2007

Hands off our town (Billericay)


02 Feb 2007

Anger over plan for playing fields


29 Jan 2007

Fight to save playing field


24 Jan 2007

Casting vote says NO to new Medical Centre plan


19 Jan 2007

Town needs new sports facilities


19 Jan 2007

Campaigners fight overdevelopment


16 Jan 2007

2 planning applications rejected


15 Jan 2007

'Nightlife zone is wrong for retirement homes’


11 Jan 2007

Keep it Green


03 Jan 2007

Football scheme will not benefit most of Wickford


27 Dec 2006

£100m scheme too big for town


19 Dec 2006

3-31 Runwell Road - application refused


02 Dec 2006

Call for new road for £28m development


30 Nov 2006

Battle to stop new homes is stepped up


01 Nov 2006

Basildon takes its offer and opportunities to the Capital


20 Oct 2006

Threat from 1,500 new homes


04 Oct 2006

Setback for developer as plans are kicked out


05 Aug 2006

Plans for Gateway Tower Block Shelved


10 Jul 2006

Councillors attack planning loophole


21 Jun 2006

This is Wickford


21 Apr 2005

Wickford: Town set for £100million rebirth

17 Jan 2001

Family's fury as council snubs protest pleas

19 Dec 2000

Soccer: Wickford's youth soccer saved