Car Parking Strategies for the Future

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 Editor 0

Telegraph wants new approach on roads Tom Welsh writes in the Sunday Telegraph on the subject of local authority road and parking policy, criticising “anti-car dogma” that uses parking restrictions and charges to attempt to drive cars out. He claims that “custom in local shops in Cardigan rose 50% after […]

Council Tax Rises to Fund Police

Monday, January 15, 2018 Editor 4

Reading the Facebook comments on this post from The Echo, people are asking when they can expect to see Council tax increases to stop. We’re inclined to agree. People do not have a bottomless pit of money to pay increase upon increase in council tax, fuel bills, food bills – […]

Litter and Fencing in Sweyne Park

Monday, January 15, 2018 Editor 0

We recently contacted the council about the amount of litter, dog fouling and the replacement of some of the fencing in Sweyne Park. Today we’ve received a response back from the officer responsible. Thank you for raising the issues regarding litter and dog-bins. Initially, I will ask Officers to take […]

It might be chilly outside…

Sunday, January 14, 2018 Editor 0

But we’ve had such a ‘hot’ reception on the door steps of local residents whilst out canvassing that we’re positivity glowing! Craig and his supporters have been very busy this weekend speaking to residents about their concerns, especially the huge over development that the Conservatives seem to have forgotten to […]

Timber Grove Application

Friday, January 12, 2018 Editor 2

Tonight’s development committee meeting started somewhat frustratingly with the councils flaky IT systems causing much of the officers presentation unable to be viewed. (Editors note: seems to be an increasingly common occurrence) The main item for discussion was the application for Timber Grove. This application has been refused twice previously […]

The Big Litter Pick

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 Editor 4

We’ve been informed by a resident today that there is a lot of rubbish scattered around Sweyne Park. The resident has been leading the way and cleared 3 sackfuls of litter themselves, but needs support from the Council. One of our Councillors has been in contact with the Council to […]

Lib Dem Land

Monday, January 8, 2018 Editor 0

We’ll be brief tonight with our posting as the editor is somewhat exhausted after covering 7 miles walking today delivering the election special of our Focus leaflet. Like gamekeepers, we’ve been busy these past weeks canvassing our Lib Dem Land also as we’re determined to keep out the poachers! A […]

A Lie Free Zone

Saturday, January 6, 2018 Editor 0

We heard from some residents today that unfortunately, the Tory canvassers have had to fabricate a story about us Lib Dems joining forces with UKIP. We know most of them live in cloud cuckoo land, but really – is this the best they can think of? It’s sad that the […]

Look Out For Your Election Special Focus

Friday, January 5, 2018 Editor 0

That’s right Focus readers, our team will be busy delivering the ‘Election Special’ of Focus over the weekend. If you’re one of the nearly 5000 signed up for the e-version, then it will be dropping into your inbox over the next few days. As ever we are thankful to our […]

Time to Act on Empty Homes

Thursday, January 4, 2018 Editor 0

The Lib Dems have launched a national campaign ‘Time to Act on Empty Homes’ – Councils across the country have failed to act to bring empty homes back into use. Locally Rochford District Council has 422 homes that are ’empty’. In the past 5 years, the council has issued 0 […]

Development Committee 11/1/18

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 Editor 3

There is one undoubtedly big application coming to development committee on the 11th January – Timber Grove with a proposal of 83 dwellings The full agenda is available here  416/00899/FUL – Timber Grove, London Road, Rayleigh To consider an application for the demolition of an existing care home and all […]