Cleaning Up The School Run

Monday, August 20, 2018 Editor 0

Residents may have noticed the lack of congestion on our local roads over the last month or so. Without a doubt ‘the school run’ contributes significantly to the level of traffic on our roads which in turn has a devastating effect on the levels of air pollution in the District. […]

The Decline of the Public Toilets

Sunday, August 19, 2018 Editor 0

It’s not just here in the Rochford District where the District Council has been ‘offloading’ the financial burden of public toilets, but across the country public toilets are on the decline. This recent article from the BBC discusses the challenges that are faced with keeping them open. Here in Rayleigh, […]

Don’t Forget to Return Your Electoral Canvass

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 Editor 0

Every household has received a canvass form from the council that needs to be returned by 16th August. Don’t forget to check it and make any necessary changes then pop it in the post in the enclosed envelope!

The Last Supper: Fairways Redevelopment Returns

Friday, August 10, 2018 Editor 0

onlineFOCUS readers will know that we’ve seen this application before. Home to the popular diner, Fairways cafe, and other small businesses, this site is located in the Downhall & Rawreth ward. Details of the new application are; Outline Application to Demolish Commercial and Retail Units and Construct 4no. Two Bedroom, 7no. Three Bedroom […]

More Flats for The Town Centre

Thursday, August 9, 2018 Editor 0

An application has been submitted to demolish ‘Thirteen Fusion’ more popularly remembered as the former ‘Yings’ chinese restaurant. Demolition of existing building and construct A3 unit (ground floor), with 10 no. flats above and associated car parking to rear The full details of the application can be found on the […]

Consultation on Gambling Policy

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 Editor 0

Rochford District Council is currently running a consultation on its gambling policy until 19th September 2018.  More details can be found here on the policy.  

Another ‘Unofficial’ Travellers Site for the District?

Monday, August 6, 2018 Editor 0

An application has been submitted to Rochford District Council for a new travellers site in Goldsmith Drive. Proposal: Proposed use of land as a traveller site comprising 2 mobile homes, day room and touring caravans together with access, hardstanding and cesspit on land opposite 2 Goldsmith Drive, Rayleigh.Site Location: Land opposite […]

The Bull Inn Burns!

Saturday, August 4, 2018 Editor 1

Sadly, Hockley lost some of its most important history last night, popular pub, The Bull Inn suffered a bad fire last night.  Described as The Bull Inn is a 16th century Grade II listed country pub on the edge of Hockley Woods that has welcomed visitors through its historic doors for hundreds […]

Candidate Campaigning Commences…in Hawkwell West

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 Editor 0

Just as it would appear one election is over, we’ve noticed that a Conservative Candidate has begun campaigning in the Hawkwell West ward. So who is this candidate – Ian Foster? With the help of our friend ‘Google’ Mr Foster reveals himself to be an interesting choice of candidates for the Conservative […]

No More Big Brother for Rayleigh

Friday, July 27, 2018 Editor 0

Cllr James Newport writes here about the decision by Rayleigh Town Council to remove the CCTV in the High Street. What do you think? Updated We spotted this is the Rayleigh Times today.

Back Soon….

Monday, July 23, 2018 Editor 0

Apologies for the interruption in service, we’re taking a short break but will be back very soon! Please bear with us

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 […]