Local Policing

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Editor 0

District Councillors in the Rochford area, have been left scratching their heads and are struggling to contain residents fears over the increasing antisocial behaviour and rising crime. Advising residents to call 101 and ‘doitonline’ is doing little to appease the residents that witnessing the increasing crime in the area. Sadly […]

Essex Police Live Q&A

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Editor 0

Essex Police are holding a live Q&A with the District Commander today at 1800-1930 on Facebook. If you’ve got a burning question to ask make sure you drop in on the event.  

Mental Health Awareness Week 2018

Monday, May 14, 2018 Editor 0

Run by the Mental Health Foundation – this Mental Health Awareness Week, 14-20 May 2018, looks at stress and how to cope with it. For many people the stresses of life can become difficult to deal with so this Mental Health Awareness Week is all about tackling and coping with […]

Have you been up to the Mount?

Sunday, May 13, 2018 Editor 0

Boasting spectacular views across West Rayleigh, the Mount is an ideal spot for a picnic or a bit of downtime within our town. This was the only Essex castle mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086. Like most of the early Norman castles, it was built from wood, on an […]

Everything Hasn’t Gone Exactly to Plan

Friday, May 11, 2018 Editor 5

Over the last couple of years at Rochford District Council, things don’t appear to have gone exactly to plan. There’s been the IT project crisis that has cost the council over 140% more than the original budget, the lethargic Investment Board, the outrage by local residents over the Frances Cottee […]

More Celebration of Our Local Community & Residents

Friday, May 11, 2018 Editor 1

This year the Rayleigh & Rochford Lib Dems were asked to help judge for these awards, which we were proud to be a part of. Press release from Rochford District Council Local people who make a big difference to the Rochford district were celebrated at Rochford District Council’s annual Citizen […]

Celebrating the successes of local people

Thursday, May 10, 2018 Editor 0

We know Rayleigh is a wonderful place to live most of the time. What makes it special apart from the semi ruralness of the area, the history and the windmill – of course the people. Cllr Newport writes here about the inspirational and amazing people we have amongst us in […]


Thursday, May 10, 2018 Editor 2

We know onlineFOCUS readers will be pleased to hear that Cllr Chris Stanley has been working hard with Rochford District Council and Rayleigh Town Council to have memorials in place for the late Cllr Chris Black. We believe the Rochford District Council will be planting a tree at Sweyne Park, possibly […]

Rochford District Council Doesn’t Want Your Money…..

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 Editor 0

…if you pay by cash. Residents have been short changed by a short sighted Council who freely admit that over 5000 transactions a month are made by using the payment kiosks in the council offices. Now Rochford District Council has informed residents via it’s Facebook page that this service will […]

Going Out for a Sunday Drive?

Sunday, May 6, 2018 Editor 0

Then don’t bother! It seems like a Sunday drive is a thing of the past if you actually want to go anywhere – drivers in Rayleigh have been delayed across the District with road works this bank holiday weekend. Residents took to Facebook to report problems in Hullbridge & Rayleigh, […]