Crown Hill Toilets

Friday, October 6, 2017 admin 1

James Newport writes here about last Monday’s Town Council decision on the Rayleigh Public Conveniences. The meeting went into private and confidential session – so it would be difficult for us to write at length.

The Trick Is In Getting The Developer To Do this…

Thursday, September 28, 2017 admin 5

If you want to operate a leisure or fitness business in our area, where do you locate? If it’s an open air activity, you can probably do it in the green belt. But if you need an actual building, you might not get planning permission in the green belt. In […]

Paintbrushes, Petitions and Public Conveniences.

Saturday, September 9, 2017 admin 2

Imagine you were in a nearby DIY store and saw a local councillor not being allowed to buy a paintbrush or a hammer, because the District Council Constitution didn’t actually say that they could. You would think it was pretty odd. But something like this has recently happened. Not with […]

Sweyne Park Play Area

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 admin 3

A depressing item on the District Council Website: Sweyne Park play area closure Due to vandalism, Sweyne Park play area will be closed until further notice. We will aim to open the area as soon as possible and we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.  

Consultation On Hockley Woods Playarea – Open Until March 19th

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 admin 0

From the District Council website: “Local families are set to benefit from £45,000 of funding for Hockley Woods playground– and we want your views on how it should be spent! Rochford District Council is celebrating the news that we will be receiving the funds from Cory Environmental Trust to improve […]

Support A Positive Idea !

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 admin 3

It’s nice to have a positive idea to support –  and you can add your support to James Newport’s Ice Rink idea here. “I want to get the Town Council to consider the idea of an Ice Rink in Rayleigh over the Christmas period, but need the support of our […]

Two Pieces Worth Reading

Friday, January 13, 2017 admin 1

James Newport has writing two pieces on his blog about facilities currently provided by Rochford District council – the toilets on Crown Hill , and the John Fisher playground. Worth reading if you want to know what’s going on !

Could Be A Long Night On Tuesday…

Sunday, December 11, 2016 admin 4

It could be a long night at Next Tuesday’s Full Council Meeting. It includes the following: There is a public question on notice from Mr Alan James about Hockley’s toilets. Plus two questions from Cllr Diane Hoy , one about park homes sites and the other about car parking enforcement. […]

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Different Company To Run Our Leisure Facilities

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 admin 0

From the District Council website: Sports and leisure facilities in Rochford are set to come under new management from 1st July 2014, as sport and leisure management charity, Fusion Lifestyle, takes on the running of Clements Hall and Rayleigh Leisure Centres together with the Freight House, The Mill Arts and […]

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15% To Parishes

Saturday, May 11, 2013 admin 25

Another new government announcement is that when a council operates a “Community Infrastructure Levy” on developers (which Rochford will introduce eventually) 15% of the money will be passed to the relevant Parish/Town Council where development is taking place with, apparently, no rules over how this cash can be spent…

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When Planning Doesn’t Go According To Plan….

Monday, December 3, 2012 admin 2

Sometimes big deals between a council and a developer do go wrong. Just look at this situation in Brentwood where 8 Lib Dems councillors, 2 Conservative, 1 Labour and 1 independent are making on a stand. A deal with a developer that was supposed to provide a cinema for the […]

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The Echo Reports On The Football Club

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 admin 0

The Echo reports here on Rayleigh Sports and Social Club:   ….David Medlock, chairman of the club, said they were holding a meeting to consider their response. _ He said: We are very surprised that despite previous assurances we were given the club would not be moved have not endured. […]