41 2-Bedroom Flats for Rayleigh Town Centre – APPROVED

Friday, September 21, 2018 Editor 2

Last night’s development committee saw the application for 41 2-bedroom flats (they’ll call them apartments to up the price) APPROVED. We really have to ask, is the Council’s Development Committee ‘asleep at the wheel?’ This application has been refused multiple times already and now providing just “three on-site affordable housing […]

Speeding in Victoria Avenue / Cheapside West

Thursday, September 20, 2018 Editor 1

We recently been notified that there may be a possibility that speed bumps will be installed in Victoria Avenue / Cheapside West to help curb the speeding issues. We’d like to hear from you about what you think on these proposals. Is speeding an issue? Do you live in Victoria […]

Project EDWARD

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 Editor 0

Today we are supporting project EDWARD. What is Project EDWARD? In 2018, for the third year in a row, project EDWARD – the European Day without a Road Death will take place on Wednesday 19 September during the European Mobility Week. The objective of this initiative, launched by the European […]

Sweyne Park Play Area

Monday, September 17, 2018 Editor 0

Cllr James Newport writes here about the plans for Sweyne Park play area and the obstacles in the way of improving the quality of the park  

Travellers Site Refusal Goes Against Officers Recommendation

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Editor 0

We updated our post on The development committee tonight heard a presentation from Rochford District Councils planning officer that heavily weighted the argument to approve an illegal travellers camp on the basis of what a government planning inspector could rule if the application went to appeal. Rochford District Council currently finds […]

Town Council Tackles District Council Over Lack of Action on Allocation of Travellers Sites

Monday, September 10, 2018 Editor 0

onlineFOCUS has learned that Rayleigh Town Council has written to Rochford District Council over it’s inability to deliver an allocated travellers pitch(s) in the DIstrict, which has led to illegal sites and criticism from government planning inspectors. Development Committee meets tomorrow night to discuss yet another ‘greenbelt’ application by travellers in […]

In Focus – Your Source of Regular Local News

Sunday, September 9, 2018 Editor 0

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Does Driving Electric Spark Your Interest?

Saturday, September 8, 2018 Editor 5

The Lib Dems would like to hear from residents if they’ve considered buying an electric vehicle only to be deterred by the non existence of electric vehicle charging points in the Rochford District?Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Points in the Rochford DIstrict = ZERO (0)The pro’s and con’s of electric vehicle […]

Could You Be A Special?

Friday, September 7, 2018 Editor 1

With policing seemingly at an all time low, Essex Police are attempting to recruit a volunteer network of ‘specials’. Some members of Rayleigh Town Council want to fund the recruitment of specials to be deployed in the Rayleigh area. Do you think this is a good idea? Could you fit […]

A Happier Hockley As Restoration Work on ‘The Bull’ Begins

Thursday, September 6, 2018 Editor 0

Last month, we reported how ‘The Bull Inn’ in Hockley had been savaged by fire. Today, however, we have seen pictures of the start of a speedy restoration project. We don’t quite know how much of the historic building has been saved, but hopefully the restoration will be sympathetic to […]

Councillor On A Distance Counselling Course

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 Editor 0

Elsewhere in the country, this clever, young Conservative Councillor allegedly has decided he will represent his residents in Sunderland from 70 miles away at his University in York! This might be stretching ‘local’ politics a little bit too much! What do you think?

Hockley Co-op’s Ram-Raided

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 Editor 0

onlineFOCUS has been informed that Hockley’s Co-op has been subjected to a Ram-Raid. It’s reported that the bollards were driven over but they are only plastic with an iron rod in centre so no good to stop large cars mounting the path. The shop is currently being repaired now but […]