More Info On The Countryside Application

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 admin 2

The application from Countryside for “North of London Road” can now be found on the council website. The reference number is 17/00578/REM and you should be able to see it by following this link.  We have asked the council to put a link on the front of the council website. […]

Countryside Submit Plans For Phase 1

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 admin 8

From Countryside’s website: Plans submitted for Phase 1 of development at West of Rayleigh. Countryside has submitted detailed plans and designs for the first 192 new homes on land north of London Road and south of Rawreth Lane in Rayleigh, Essex to Rochford District Council. In 2016, Rochford District Council […]

Essex Fire Service To Visit All High Rise Flats

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 admin 0

From the Essex Fire and Rescue Service website today: Safety visits to reassure high-rise residents Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has committed to visiting all high-rise residential buildings in Essex following the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower, London, last week. Teams of firefighters, community officers and volunteers will be […]

Extraordinary Council On Thursday About Southend A&E

Sunday, June 18, 2017 admin 5

The special District Council meeting to discuss the proposed downgrading of Southend A&E is this Thursday at 7:30 pm at the Civic Suite in Rayleigh (opposite the church). If you have any questions you would like us to ask, or any views you would like us to put forward – […]

Goodbye Tim… Hello Jo?

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 admin 3

Tim Farron has resigned as Lib Dem party leader, and Jo Swinson is the bookies’s favourite to take over .. Jo was an MP at 25, a government minister in her early thirties but lost her seat to the SNP two years ago. Last week she triumphantly won it back […]

UPDATED: Council Update On Travellers

Monday, June 12, 2017 admin 2

From the District Council website: Monday, June 12, 2017 Rochford District Council has been made aware that Travellers have moved onto council-owned land to the rear of Grange Community Centre, in Little Wheatley Chase, Rayleigh, as of Sunday. We have also received reports that there has been some damage to […]

A Big Thank You To Everyone Who Voted For Us On Thursday!

Saturday, June 10, 2017 admin 3

For the record , here are the results for Rayleigh and Wickford, Rochford and Southend East, and Castle Point: Rayleigh and Wickford Conservative Mark Francois 36,914 66.7% +12.1% Labour Mark Daniels 13,464 24.3% +11.7% UKIP Peter Smith 2,326 4.2% -18.1% Lib Dems Ron Tindall 1,557 2.8% -0.2% Green Party Paul […]

Still Making Your Mind Up?

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 admin 3

Then have a look at our manifesto here, there’s plenty worth voting for. And locally our candidate for Rayleigh and Wickford, Ron Tindall, is totally opposed to the downgrading of Southend A&E.

“Downgrading the A&E department is the death knell for a hospital. “

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 admin 0

From the Echo today, a stern warning from a hospital consultant… A LEADING consultant told how plans to downgrade Southend’s A&E department are “potentially hazardous” and will spark a recruitment crisis at the hospital. Dr Joseph O’Brien, a consultant gastroenterologist at Southend Hospital, believes proposals put forward by the Mid […]

A Biased Review Of Last Night’s Hustings

Sunday, June 4, 2017 admin 7

Chris Black writes: Last night’s hustings was a pretty boisterous affair. The chairman allowed some of the audience to make some brief comments during the debate , which sometimes got quite heated. But the event was fundamentally good-natured. The clear loser on the night was UKIP. Their candidate didn’t come […]