More Illegal Travellers Sites…

Sunday, January 20, 2019 Editor 1

Change Use Of Land For Siting Of Caravans For Residential Occupation As a Private Gypsy/Traveller Site Comprising One Static Mobile Home And Three Touring Caravans With HardStanding And Cess Pool (retrospective)Planning ApplicationIllegal travellers sites continue to be applied for as ‘legal’ either through the local Council planning process or via […]

Coffee with Cops Meeting

Thursday, January 17, 2019 Editor 0

Your chance to discuss any of your policing concerns. Date – 21st January 11am – 12pm Location – The Roebuck, 138 High St, SS6 7BU Rayleigh

Reading Is Good For The SOLE

Monday, January 14, 2019 Editor 0

Report from Steve Tellis, Chair, Rayleigh & Wickford Liberal Democrats Hundreds of Hockley people turned out on Saturday (12th January 2019) to support their local Library. Young and old were taking part in the ‘Big Borrow’ event when local people exercised their right to use their Library and borrow books – clearing […]

What Does China Want?

Saturday, January 12, 2019 Editor 0

Our onlineFOCUS website uses some pretty sophisticated firewall technology however we’ve recently been alerted to China knocking on our door.. we wonder what they want with us?

Book Yourself In For The Great Library Raid!

Thursday, January 10, 2019 Editor 2

January 12th Hockley Library Just in case you’ve had your head stuck in a book and missed it… the Hockley Library raid is happening this Saturday 12th January in protest against the libraries proposed closure. If you are an Essex library card holder anyone can go and take out the […]

We’re Here For You

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 Editor 0

We’re always trying to think of ways to help our community. Today we’ve decided to launch our online booking system. This enables you to quickly and easily arrange for a Councillor to call to see you in the comfort of your own home or ring you at convenient time Go […]


Sunday, January 6, 2019 Editor 0

Figures released recently show a 45 per cent rise in stolen disabled parking permits. Most councils are failing to prosecute motorists for misusing disabled parking permits – despite a significant rise in thefts of blue badges. You can find your Councils figures here: More than three in five local […]

More Staffing Woes At RDC?

Saturday, January 5, 2019 Editor 0

On Thursday came another announcement from RDC that a second Assistant Director (Head of Democratic Services), in as many months, is due to leave in February. This announcement comes hot on the heels of the other recent staff departures (all of a senior position) and despite assurances from senior officers […]

Happy Birthday Basildon

Saturday, January 5, 2019 Editor 0

It’s 70 years since Basildon new town was created… ‘A town where friendliness, neighbourliness, comradeship, and the spirit of helpfulness’ strives. Congratulations Basildon! More on Basildon’s celebrations here