This month Rayleigh Through The Looking Glass has photos of sweetshops and confectioners in Rayleigh. The photo above is of Brooklyn Stores, on the coerner of Brooklyn Drive and Downhall Road, in about 1948. It was open until at least the 1960s , by which time it was called “Trouts”. […]
A reader asked us recently, in regard to our town centres: Do RDC have a team that actively pursue large companies ( Next, John Lewis etc) with a view to getting them in this type of location? Well we asked Mike Steptoe, Conservative councillor with the “Enterprise” portfolio, and […]
For those people wondering what Marks and Spencer are really planning to do in Rayleigh, one of the applications on the latest ‘weekly list’ is a clue. It’s the last one in this document here. (starting on page 30). These are the key paragraphs: This application seeks planning consent for […]
From the New York Times yesterday: For years, Christy Walton, the widow of Walmart heir John T. Walton, was considered the richest woman in the world. The consensus gossip in plutocratic sewing circles was that Ms. Walton had inherited the bulk of her husband’s vast estate when he perished in […]
3 planning applications in Rayleigh High Street were all passed at last week’s Development Committee – but only after a lot of discussion. This was the rather surprising application which would allow the landlord (at the end of the current leases) to convert the estate agent and “New Look” […]
The Echo has recently had two news stories about Rayleigh Town Centre.; First of all, three elderly ladies have had their purses snatched, apparently from open shopping bags : Det Sgt Lione added that they had no suspects for the purse snatchings yet, but they could be linked to previous […]
There’s a new planning application that’s recently come in. It’s for 57 to 61 High Street Rayleigh, which we think includes Santander Bank, New Look and Elliott and Smith, the new estate agents. You can find the application on the council website here. The application is described as: Shopfront Alterations […]
Hot on the heels of Marks and Spencer having a food outlet at a petrol station in Rawreth (opening this month), there’s some unofficial reports on the Rayleigh Action Group Facebook page that M&S are taking over the Co-op in Eastwood Road, probably as a food store. This should be […]
Tesco have applied to extend their car park in London Road by 5 spaces and widen the access.The application number is 14/00903/FUL – you can find it online by going to the council website here. Neighbourhood consultations were sent out today – people should respond by Feb 2nd.
As Councillor Toby Mountain explains here Tescos have withdrawn their application for extended opening hours at their London Road , Rayleigh, store.
Here are the results of the survey for people who live in the Rawreth Lane area. Thanks again to everyone who helped. The first question was about how many of people’s shopping trips from home by car were to ASDA in Priory Chase. We had 87 responses: If you treat […]
If you look at the traffic impact assessments from Countryside, they predict that most of the traffic from their 500 dwellings will go via London Road, instead of Rawreth Lane. On this basis they predict that the new homes will only have a tiny impact on the Rawreth Lane / […]