Proposed Changes to Bus Stops in Rayleigh High Street

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 Editor 0

Please comment below and we will feedback to Essex Highways SCHEME 1 It has been bought to our attention that the bus stop outside the library heading into Rayleigh Town Centre causes congestion. In order how best to consider the ability to retain a stopping facility in the area a […]

RDC Submits Application To Redevelop Rayleigh Civic Suite

Saturday, January 15, 2022 Editor 0

RDC has submitted its application to redevelop Rayleigh Civic Suite which will be determined by its own Development Committee. In the public engagement process, 89% of respondents rejected the plans to redevelop the Civic Suite in Rayleigh. Despite the overwhelming protests from local residents the Conservatives have chosen to ignore […]

Cllr Craig Cannell 1989-2021

Saturday, November 20, 2021 Editor 0

It is with the heaviest of hearts that we write to inform you of this sad and tragic news, that our fellow Lib Dem friend and colleague, Craig Cannell sadly passed away on 14th November 2021. Craig was first elected in early 2018 as Rochford District Councillor for Downhall & […]

Pot Holes Claims Cost £3.2m

Friday, January 14, 2022 Editor 0

It’s almost ‘potluck’ that these days, that you don’t hit a pothole on our poorly maintained roads here in Essex. Today the BBC has published an article which highlights the scale of the problem on UK roads. Drivers claimed more than £3m compensation for pothole damage in Britain last year, […]

Care Home and Housing for Eastwood Road

Monday, January 10, 2022 Editor 0

A planning application for a care home and 65 houses has been submitted to Rochford District Council, to be located on the Eastwood Rd. Access to the site would be via an entrance created by the demolition of 270 Eastwood Rd. The proposed development comprises three distinct elements, as follows: […]

Activists Prepare for Planning Appeal in Rochford

Saturday, January 8, 2022 Editor 0

Activists in Rochford and Ashingdon are preparing themselves to give ‘evidence’ to the planning inspectorate to argue their case against the application to build hundreds of new homes in Ashingdon. Despite the site allocation being agreed by the Conservative administrator back in 2014, it would appear some are hoping to […]

Former Council Chairman and prominent Rayleigh volunteer Mike Handford dies after a lifetime of service

Saturday, January 1, 2022 Editor 0

Mike Handford, former Chairman of Rochford District Council (1994/95) and a prominent part of the Rayleigh voluntary scene passed away recently aged 85. Mike was part of the Lib Dem led administration of the District Council that upgraded Rayleigh town centre after securing funds from Central Government and the County Council. During his time the Council […]

Lib Dems Overturn Massive Majority in North Shropshire

Friday, December 17, 2021 Editor 0

Congratulations to our colleagues in North Shropshire were, Helen Morgan, has overturned a massive majority to win the by-election, after the Conservative Owen Paterson, stood down over breaching lobbying rules. Voters are fed up being taken for granted by the Conservatives, across the country. In the 2021 local elections in […]

Protection for the green belt in Castlepoint but what about Rochford?

Saturday, December 11, 2021 Editor 0

This week, the Echo has reported that “an inspector for the department for communities and local government, is shown on video telling Castle Point councillors they would not be forced to release green belt to meet housing targets.” What could this mean for the Rochford District, where, as we already […]

The Mill Hall and Civic Suite – What next?

Friday, December 3, 2021 Editor 0

After much public outcry, the Conservatives have said they have listened to the residents of the District on the ill conceived Asset Delivery Programme (ADP). At a meeting of Full Council on the 2nd December 2021, Councillors were given a choice of two options for the future of the Mill […]

Compulsory Purchase Proposition for Travellers Site

Saturday, November 27, 2021 Editor 0

Work into a Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) for land at Mitchlins Farm in Rayleigh (nr Fairglen) could be underway by officers at Rochford District Council, if the Executive approve the £25,000 drawdown of funds at their next meeting. SUBJECT: COMPULSORY PURCHASE OF LAND AT MICHELIN FARM, RAYLEIGH 1.1 That the […]