Rayleigh Town Council to TRIAL Private Security in the High Street

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Editor 0

Last night Rayleigh Town Council voted unanimously to trial private security for the town centre up until Christmas. Full details of the private security companies duties are still to be worked out, but they will be deployed for Wednesday and Saturdays market days. There have been some anecdotal reports of […]

National School Meals Week

Monday, November 12, 2018 Editor 0

  Between the 12-16 of November hundreds of schools across England will be taking part in National School Meals Week – the biggest healthy eating awareness week for children. The free school meals programme was introduced by the Liberal Democrats in Government. With £1.2billion given each year and £150million for […]

Anti-Bullying Week 2018

Monday, November 12, 2018 Editor 0

Anti-Bullying Week will take place this year between the 12th and 16th November. This year’s key theme is ‘Choose Respect’. The theme has been chosen to highlight the fact that bullying is a behaviour choice and that a positive example can be set by choosing to respect each other. There […]

Rochford District Council Eyes Disposal of Sites

Sunday, November 11, 2018 Editor 0

Without ‘jumping the gun’, here at onlineFOCUS, we have learned that Rochford District Councils Investment Board is eying up the opportunity to dispose of Council assets such as the Civic Suite in Rayleigh and move the Council’s main chamber to Rochford. Having employed external consultants (again!), the Conservatives have also formed […]

Fly Tipping In Rawreth

Friday, November 9, 2018 Editor 0

Unfortunately, some areas in the District seem to get overlooked when it comes to fly-tipping cleanups. We’ve had a resident contact us due to their frustration in trying to get the Council to deal with the repeated fly-tipping that is occurring on the Old London Road. Not only has the […]

Our Thoughts Are With The Davies Family

Monday, November 5, 2018 Editor 0

From everyone at onlineFOCUS, our thoughts go out to the Davies family at this difficult time. The funeral of Sharon Davies took place today. Sharon will be remember by many for her huge contribution to the success of the Rayleigh Town Museum. More details on the Rayleigh Town Museum website

A gamble with our future

Friday, November 2, 2018 Editor 0

  This year’s Autumn budget has attracted all the wrong attention, coming under fire from economists as ‘a bit of a gamble’. Many think increasing our national debt while splashing the cash on tax cuts for the rich, is a bad idea. Speaking on the budget, Paul Johnson, the director […]

Speeding Survey Results In Victoria Avenue

Friday, November 2, 2018 Editor 0

We recently surveyed residents who live in Victoria Avenue to find out if they thought speeding was an issue. A whopping 93.75% of residents surveyed are concerned about speeding in their road. Given the choice between speed humps, chicanes or road narrowing, the majority of residents were in favour of […]

Remembering The Fallen Heroes In Rayleigh

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 Editor 0

If you haven’t had a chance to go and take a look at the spectacular display of handmade Poppies that currently adorn Holy Trinity Church, then do try and visit. The time and effort that that has been put into this by many local residents is a truly heartwarming display […]

Does Rayleigh Need Their Own Special Constables?

Saturday, October 20, 2018 Editor 0

It would appear that PFCC Roger Hirst, is looking to rebuild a police force here in Essex using a team of volunteers – special constables. His team have been approaching the local Councils with a proposal of “if you pay, you can have your own” Rayleigh Town Council has earmarked […]