Posted on June 28, 2014 in Essex News

YOUNGSTERS and children went missing from county council carebaby-carriage-337696_150 on virtually 2,000 occasions over 2 years, numbers disclose. There were 1,979 events of young people as much as 17 taped as missing out on in between January 2012 and December 2013. Two asylum seekers are still missing, while 11 of them were aged one or younger.

A spokesperson claimed: “Essex County Council takes its duties in the direction of cared for children quite seriously which includes when kids go missing.”.

The numbers were launched adhering to an all over the country Flexibility of Details demand.

The NSPCC branded the information “quite alarming”.

Kent had one of the most damning record, with 458 youngsters going missing on 2,623 celebrations.

Essex Region Council rejected to identify precisely how many youngsters were videotaped missing.

“The numbers consisted of within the FOI response have to be viewed in context. Essex County Council is the 2nd largest local authority in England, by populace, and there is, consequentially, a higher number of kids that it has legal responsibility for,” added the spokesperson.

Liberal Democrat county councillor Jude Deakin, that sits on the corporate parenting panel, stated children can be tape-recorded as missing by simply falling short to return home on schedule after college. Deakin added: “Inevitably if kids want to go missing they will.”

Alarming  indeed but do you agree with what Deakin said?

5p for Shopping Bags

Posted on June 5, 2014 in Essex News

The Queen will announce her Government’s plans to charge buyers 5p for plastic bags in her annual speech at Westminster today.

The move complies with an EU choice to lessen plastic bag usage by 80 per cent before 2019.

The five pence fee for non reusable plastic bags will apply to all supermarkets and bigger stores based on reports.

The typical Englishman or woman make use of 130 of the carroers each year.

Environmental advocates claim the bags use up to 1,000 years to break down and induce significant injury to marine animals and birds.

The action has currently been presented by the Welsh government and will certainly now be generated England from the autumn of 2015.

In other parts of the globe the bags have currently been binned with countries providing outright bans of the environmental risks.

Many countries like Germany, South Africa, Italy, Japan, China, Sweden, Malta and Turkey are amongst those to have removed the bags.

Other nations have actually issued partial restrictions which is why you will certainly never ever find the bags in Australian supermarkets or in Mumbai.