Lewis White, Assistant Site Manger, Bellway Homes and Cllr Ian Ward, Portfolio Holder for Planning at RDC

Rochford District Council are pleased to announce that the historic milestone which was temporarily removed in Hall Road, Rochford has been reinstated

The Grade II listed milestone and was carefully removed and preserved for a period of time whilst the construction of Bellway’s new housing development got underway. Local resident Bob Burrell, a resident with a long interest in Rochford’s milestones, volunteered to keep the milestone safe for this period of time.

Cllr Ian Ward, Portfolio Holder for Planning at Rochford District Council says: “We are pleased that the milestone is back in its home of Hall Road after all this time. It is a prominent historic feature in the district and we had many enquiries from the public regarding when it would be reinstated. I would also like to thank Bob Burrell for keeping the milestone safe after all this time.”