Meeting over football club's new ground plans

Rocks are looking to redevelop their current ground at Rookery Hill and move to the nearby Billet field

Rocks are looking to redevelop their current ground at Rookery Hill and move to the nearby Billet field

First published in News Thurrock Gazette: Matt Abbott by , Chief Reporter

A MEETING has been scheduled to update residents on East Thurrock United’s bid to move their home ground.

The football club currently play at Rookery Hill in Corringham, but are hoping to sell that land for housing and move to the Billet playing field in Stanford-le-Hope.

Planning applications for both sites are currently being developed, while a deal for Rocks to occupy the Billet field should they sell Rookery Hill for housing and commit to building a community sports hub has already been struck with Thurrock Council.

Shane Hebb, ward councillor for Stanford-le-Hope West will chair the meeting at the East Thurrock Community Association Hall, Corringham Road on Wednesday evening.

He said: "There are a number of issues of concern and the football club have recognised that consultation with local residents is very important so I have arranged the meeting to help ensure that everyone involved is aware of what is planned, its scale and the possible pros and cons to our local community."

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12:59am Sat 5 Jul 14

7dogsnuts says...

Since john kent the councilor is president of east thurrock United it's a foregone conclusion the rookery view site will get planning permission and the club will move to billet lane more noses in the trough nothing changes
Since john kent the councilor is president of east thurrock United it's a foregone conclusion the rookery view site will get planning permission and the club will move to billet lane more noses in the trough nothing changes 7dogsnuts
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6:04pm Sun 6 Jul 14

poortaxpayer says...

7dogsnuts wrote:
Since john kent the councilor is president of east thurrock United it's a foregone conclusion the rookery view site will get planning permission and the club will move to billet lane more noses in the trough nothing changes
There is something rotten at the heart of Thurrock Council.
[quote][p][bold]7dogsnuts[/bold] wrote: Since john kent the councilor is president of east thurrock United it's a foregone conclusion the rookery view site will get planning permission and the club will move to billet lane more noses in the trough nothing changes[/p][/quote]There is something rotten at the heart of Thurrock Council. poortaxpayer
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10:57am Mon 7 Jul 14

Sugarman says...

poortaxpayer wrote:
7dogsnuts wrote:
Since john kent the councilor is president of east thurrock United it's a foregone conclusion the rookery view site will get planning permission and the club will move to billet lane more noses in the trough nothing changes
There is something rotten at the heart of Thurrock Council.
and John Speight is on the planning committee and Neil Speight (his father and ex-secretary of the club) is overseeing the move - conflict of interest much!
[quote][p][bold]poortaxpayer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]7dogsnuts[/bold] wrote: Since john kent the councilor is president of east thurrock United it's a foregone conclusion the rookery view site will get planning permission and the club will move to billet lane more noses in the trough nothing changes[/p][/quote]There is something rotten at the heart of Thurrock Council.[/p][/quote]and John Speight is on the planning committee and Neil Speight (his father and ex-secretary of the club) is overseeing the move - conflict of interest much! Sugarman
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