Challenging The Commissioner

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 admin 0

James Newport writes here about last night’s meeting with the Police and Crime Commisioner He begins: Last night Essex Police Crime Commissioner, Roger Hirst, gave a briefing to District and Parish Councillors in the Rochford District. The council chamber was fairly full (rather like Southend Police Cells! More on that […]

Extraordinary Council On Thursday About Southend A&E

Sunday, June 18, 2017 admin 5

The special District Council meeting to discuss the proposed downgrading of Southend A&E is this Thursday at 7:30 pm at the Civic Suite in Rayleigh (opposite the church). If you have any questions you would like us to ask, or any views you would like us to put forward – […]

Extraordinary Council Meeting On June 22nd On The NHS

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 admin 1

Make a note in your diaries! Following a motion from opposition councillors, there will be an extraordinary meeting of the District Council to receive a presentation on the proposed changes to the NHS , particularly the downgrading of Southend A&E and the location and capacity for elective surgery. It will […]

The 93 Year Old Essex Woman Who’s The Star Of Mexican Cooking

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 admin 1

The Guardian reports here on a remarkable woman from Loughton, Essex. She deserves to be better known in her home county: Over the past five decades, Diana Kennedy has received countless accolades for her pioneering food writing, but being called the Mick Jagger of Mexican cooking is the one that […]

The Results In Full

Sunday, May 7, 2017 admin 0

County Council Election Results Rayleigh North Division – Conservative Hold Division Candidates Name Description Votes Percentage Rayleigh North Christopher Ian Black Liberal Democrats 1462 31%, up by 6% John Hayter UK Independence Party (UKIP) 835 18%, up by 2% Malcolm Maddocks The Conservative Party Candidate 2122 45%, up by 12% […]

Peter Eastern over OpenStreetMap data - Map image + Dartford River Crossing Study into Capacity Requirement - Appendices

New Lower Thames Crossing Announced

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 admin 0

From the BBC website: The £6bn project will link the M25, near North Ockendon, Essex, with the A2 near Shorne, Kent, passing through greenbelt land. The transport secretary said it would create more than 6,000 jobs and boost the economy by more than £8bn. Adam Holloway, Gravesham’s Conservative MP, said […]

The Castle Point Candidates

Saturday, April 8, 2017 admin 0

These are the County Council candidates for the Castle Point divisions. Canvey Island East Sam Aubrey UK Independence Party (UKIP) Dave Blackwell Canvey Island Independent Party Paul Edmund Chaplin Liberal Democrats Maggie McArthur-Curtis Labour Party Chas Mumford Conservative Party Canvey Island West Jay Blissett Conservative Party Ian Anthony Donald Gale […]

Election Candidates Announced!

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 admin 3

The list of candidates for the County Council elections can be found on the County Council website here. These are the candidates for Rayleigh and Rochford: Rayleigh North Christopher Ian Black Liberal Democrats John Hayter UK Independence Party (UKIP) Malcolm Maddocks Conservative Party Roger Anthony Neville Labour Party Rayleigh South […]

Peter Eastern over OpenStreetMap data - Map image + Dartford River Crossing Study into Capacity Requirement - Appendices

Lower Thames Crossing Announcement Tomorrow

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 admin 1

We understand that an announcement on the location of the new “Lower Thames Crossing” will be made tomorrow (Friday), and that it will be a bored tunnel rather than a bridge…