Road Safety Week 2018, 19th-25th November

Monday, November 19, 2018 Editor 0

Road Safety Week 2018 will run between the 19th and 25th of November and aim to encourage all road users to travel in the safest way possible. You’ll no doubt have noticed that our roads are not only busier but the different ways people travel are increasing. Of course as […]

Landfill Plans At Dollyman’s Farm

Sunday, November 18, 2018 Editor 0

The landfill operation at Dollyman’s Farm is one step closer to realisation and the company behind the operation will be holding a public display of their plans on the 27th November 2018 at the Rayleigh Town Museum. The land commonly known as ‘The Crater Field’, will be used to dump inert […]

RDC IT Systems Limp Back Into Action

Saturday, November 17, 2018 Editor 0

It’d be fair to say that RDC won’t be winning any awards for ‘Best Use of Technology In Local Government’ anytime soon. For the past week, their email systems have been inoperable once again. If you’ve sent any emails or online forms you might want to consider resending them. The […]

PFCC Launches Another Consultation

Saturday, November 17, 2018 Editor 0

Just as it seems one consultation finishes, another begins. This time it’s Roger Hurst’s second consultation asking yet again for more money for Essex Police. We’ve seen a rise in the precept for policing this year and now Roger Hirst is eyeing up your wallets again to pay for the […]

Rayleigh Town Council to TRIAL Private Security in the High Street

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Editor 0

Last night Rayleigh Town Council voted unanimously to trial private security for the town centre up until Christmas. Full details of the private security companies duties are still to be worked out, but they will be deployed for Wednesday and Saturdays market days. There have been some anecdotal reports of […]

National School Meals Week

Monday, November 12, 2018 Editor 0

  Between the 12-16 of November hundreds of schools across England will be taking part in National School Meals Week – the biggest healthy eating awareness week for children. The free school meals programme was introduced by the Liberal Democrats in Government. With £1.2billion given each year and £150million for […]

Anti-Bullying Week 2018

Monday, November 12, 2018 Editor 0

Anti-Bullying Week will take place this year between the 12th and 16th November. This year’s key theme is ‘Choose Respect’. The theme has been chosen to highlight the fact that bullying is a behaviour choice and that a positive example can be set by choosing to respect each other. There […]

Rochford District Council Eyes Disposal of Sites

Sunday, November 11, 2018 Editor 0

Without ‘jumping the gun’, here at onlineFOCUS, we have learned that Rochford District Councils Investment Board is eying up the opportunity to dispose of Council assets such as the Civic Suite in Rayleigh and move the Council’s main chamber to Rochford. Having employed external consultants (again!), the Conservatives have also formed […]

Fly Tipping In Rawreth

Friday, November 9, 2018 Editor 0

Unfortunately, some areas in the District seem to get overlooked when it comes to fly-tipping cleanups. We’ve had a resident contact us due to their frustration in trying to get the Council to deal with the repeated fly-tipping that is occurring on the Old London Road. Not only has the […]

Our Thoughts Are With The Davies Family

Monday, November 5, 2018 Editor 0

From everyone at onlineFOCUS, our thoughts go out to the Davies family at this difficult time. The funeral of Sharon Davies took place today. Sharon will be remember by many for her huge contribution to the success of the Rayleigh Town Museum. More details on the Rayleigh Town Museum website