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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Update Councillor & Campaigner James Newport has reported back to the FOCUS team that the roof top garden has been closed (cleared). Reports from users of the Rayleigh Leisure Centre, also indicate that some efforts are being made on internal maintenance. James has contacted both Rayleigh & Clements Hall Leisure […]
We heard from some residents today that unfortunately, the Tory canvassers have had to fabricate a story about us Lib Dems joining forces with UKIP. We know most of them live in cloud cuckoo land, but really – is this the best they can think of? It’s sad that the […]
Often vacant at Council meetings, is the public gallery. Whatever Council meeting that may be, Parish, Town & District – the fact is there is lack of interest from the public in the proceedings. A resident told us today that she had been ‘shouted down’ whilst speaking a Council meeting. […]
What’s this all about? Well, this is the Strategic Housing and Employment Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA) which will form part of the evidence in the new local plan. The issue of SHELAA will always, in my opinion, be contentious. It is worth noting that at this stage although the sites have […]
Two associated applications have been submitted for development in Rawreth Development of a 49.99 MW Battery Storage Facility with associated infrastructure and landscaping Development of a 49.99 MW Gas Fired Electricity Generating Facility with Associated Infrastructure and Landscaping This is the first time we’ve had to consider this type of […]
We have two Focus leaflets currently going out in Downhall & Rawreth, and Sweyne Park and Grange. If anyone wants to give us some help, please let us know!
… at 7:30 at the village hall, as usual. With a hot drink and a public question time for visitors.
As long-time readers will know, we OPPOSED building on green fields in the West Rayleigh / Rawreth area. But after some bitter battles in the council chamber, we lost the vote, and development is slowly but surely going ahead. Countryside Developments already have ‘outline’ permission on their large site between […]