What’s Happening On Priory Chase?

Thursday, July 19, 2018 Editor 0

The onlineFOCUS team have made further inquiries and have discovered that the Scouts have taken up the land, although we are not sure when construction of their scout hut will begin at the moment. As soon as we know we will post more information… scouts honour! Eagle-eyed onlineFOCUS readers may have spotted […]

Is Rochford District Council Really A Home for Democracy?

Monday, July 16, 2018 Editor 0

The Lib Dem group knows how important it is to house local people who have, unfortunately, become homeless for a variety of reasons. This post is not about the topic that is under discussion but about the democratic process of how a decision is reached. Today RDC has published on […]

500 Homes for Hullbridge Recommended for Refusal

Saturday, July 14, 2018 Editor 4

onlineFOCUS readers will be aware of the slow pace of the planning application for 500 houses in Hullbridge by David Wilson Homes/Barratt on the Malyons Farm site, however, this Thursday, (full details in the link) the Development Committee will meet to discuss the application. The controversial building of 500 homes may be […]

Craig’s Views On NHS Proposals

Monday, July 2, 2018 Editor 0

Having recently been contacted by a concerned resident, Cllr Craig Cannell took a trip to Southend to speak to the ‘Save Southend NHS’ campaigners to get the other side of the story. Read his report here

Travellers Site for Canewdon

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 Editor 0

Post updated   This Thursday (28th June) will see amongst others, an application for a 4 pitch, travellers site in Canewdon in Pudsey Hall Lane come before RDC development committee. This is a retrospective application for the proposed use of land at Pudsey Hall Lane for a Gypsy/Traveller pitch comprising […]

More Social Housing for Your Backyard

Saturday, June 23, 2018 Editor 0

We spotted this in one of the red tops today. With the claim that 66% of British people supporting the building of more social housing. ‘Needs must’ – there is a NEED and we MUST do this. Here in Rochford there is a policy (which isn’t strictly adhered to) that […]

Another Poor Response

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 Editor 0

We’re shocked to read in a recent audit report that just 650 responses were received for the New Local Plan consultation. Why are we shocked as we know that RDC is hopeless at consultations? The real reason is that 947 responses were given by Rayleigh Action Group to the council! […]

Making the Links Easier to Remember

Monday, June 18, 2018 Editor 0

WARNING – Tech Talk Ahead If you are trying to remember the links here on onlineFOCUS, our previous permalink structure was in the style of https://www.onlinefocus.org/?p=20778 – however, this wasn’t the easiest to remember so we’ve updated our link structure to something easier – look at this post you are reading for […]

The Battle for our Air Quality Continues

Monday, June 11, 2018 Editor 0

We’ve been campaigning for our council to take serious action on air pollution across our district. Particularly, Rayleigh, where we see EU legal limits breached. Cllr John Mason from the Rochford Districts Residents recently was interviewed on BBC Radio Essex. If this is something you share the concern about, have a […]

Celebrating Carers Week (11-17 June)

Sunday, June 10, 2018 Editor 0

Carers Week (11-17 June) is an annual awareness campaign to bring caring right out into the open – recognising and celebrating the contribution carers make to families and communities throughout the UK. This Carers Week we want to draw attention to the brilliant local carers in our area who work […]