Help - Rayleigh Town Council appeal for help to find lost town pendant

Lost - chairman Eddie Dray wearing the Chain of Office with the pendant still attached

Lost - chairman Eddie Dray wearing the Chain of Office with the pendant still attached

First published in Echo News
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AN APPEAL has been issued by Rayleigh Town Council to help find the Town’s Crest pendant.

The pendant forms part of the Chairman’s Chain of Office and was last seen at an official function at Sweyne Park School on Friday, June 13.

Town Chairman Eddie Dray came to put the chain on for another engagement on Tuesday, June 17, but found the pendant to be missing.

It is believed the pendant, four inches in length, made of metal-backed enamel with the town’s crest on the front, was lost in transit after last Friday’s event.

Sweyne Park School have been alerted to the situation and are carrying out a search but as yet have not found anything.

The pendant is insured and will be replaced if needed, but it is of historical importance to the town and has been an integral part of the Chain of Office since the days of the Rayleigh Urban District Council and was handed over to the town authority in 1996.

Mr Dray said: “I was devastated when I discovered the loss and appeal to anyone who may come across it to hand it back to the Town Council”.

Anyone with information should contact the Town Clerk on 01268 741880 or email clerk@rayleightowncouncil.gov.uk

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7:43pm Thu 19 Jun 14

Howard Cháse says...

It's a case for Kim Gandy...


Has anyone checked the local Cash Convertor Store?
It's a case for Kim Gandy... Has anyone checked the local Cash Convertor Store? Howard Cháse
  • Score: 4

9:06pm Thu 19 Jun 14

Kim Gandy says...

Howard Cháse wrote:
It's a case for Kim Gandy...


Has anyone checked the local Cash Convertor Store?
What has it got to do with me then pray tell?

Why do you feel the need to drag my name into everything?
[quote][p][bold]Howard Cháse[/bold] wrote: It's a case for Kim Gandy... Has anyone checked the local Cash Convertor Store?[/p][/quote]What has it got to do with me then pray tell? Why do you feel the need to drag my name into everything? Kim Gandy
  • Score: 2

9:16pm Thu 19 Jun 14

MitchLive says...

Have they tried eBay?
Have they tried eBay? MitchLive
  • Score: 2

9:38pm Thu 19 Jun 14

Kim Gandy says...

MitchLive wrote:
Have they tried eBay?
Good suggestion.

Similar items have turned up on there in the past..
[quote][p][bold]MitchLive[/bold] wrote: Have they tried eBay?[/p][/quote]Good suggestion. Similar items have turned up on there in the past.. Kim Gandy
  • Score: 1

9:54pm Thu 19 Jun 14

sesibollox says...

Gandy was spotted clanking around Crown Hill..
Gandy was spotted clanking around Crown Hill.. sesibollox
  • Score: 5

10:36am Fri 20 Jun 14

Howard Cháse says...

I do not drag your name into everything. That's just your ego and imagination talking.

Just thought that as a resident of Rayleigh there might be some interest for you here rather than continually banging on about,for reasons known only to yourself, things in a town where you have no vote. Or maybe your sudden switch of allegiance to the Mayor of Basildon is for reasons as transparent as they appear rather than just to annoy your mortal enemies councillor cockroach and chucky from Pitsea.....
I do not drag your name into everything. That's just your ego and imagination talking. Just thought that as a resident of Rayleigh there might be some interest for you here rather than continually banging on about,for reasons known only to yourself, things in a town where you have no vote. Or maybe your sudden switch of allegiance to the Mayor of Basildon is for reasons as transparent as they appear rather than just to annoy your mortal enemies councillor cockroach and chucky from Pitsea..... Howard Cháse
  • Score: 2

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