Will you back our campaign? The coronavirus pandemic has brought new focus on the issue of child hunger, but this is a not a new problem. The absence of any support equivalent to free school meals in the holidays is a long overlooked problem. Now families have the added worry of […]
The application for 24 apartments and 2 commercial units on the former Dairy Crest site was approved last night by a committee decision of 7 (for) & 6 (against) Councillors in favour of the development were Lesley Butcher (C) Daniel Efdes (C) Julie Gooding (C) David Merrick (C) Arthur Williams […]
Local residents have been notified of roadworks to take place at the Hullbridge Road/Rawreth Lane area to commence on 2nd November 2020 and lasting for approximately 16 weeks. We have written to officers to check on these planned roadworks to ask that they are proactively monitored to ensure that they […]
Today, family, friends, colleagues & residents lined the streets in their numbers to say their final farewells to popular local Councillor, Mrs Diane Hoy. Diane was an extremely popular local Councillor and was well known for her straight-talking, no-nonsense, honest approach to Council life and for the dedication she showed […]
The purpose of World Homeless Day is to draw attention to people who experience homelessness needs locally and provide opportunities for the community to get involved in responding to homelessness while taking advantage of the stage an ‘international day’ provides. In our District there is a relatively low number of […]
Despite still no reopening of Rayleigh Police Station front counter (another Mark Francois iniative) and no CCTV (another RDC project going nowhere fast), Rochford District Council are asking, yet again, for your views on tacking crime and antisocial behaviour in our District. Here’s the Council blurb… There is still time […]
In the latest guidance from the Government, restaurants, bars, and pubs are now ordered to close at 10pm in an attempt to help quell the further spread of Coranavirus. The onlineFOCUS team was out in Rayleigh over the weekend to see how residents are reacting to the new measure and […]
Last night, opposition members voted to refuse the plans to proceed to move forward with the building of new Council offices, whilst selling off the existing public assets. In their heartfelt pleas, they urged members of the Council to defer the decision to move forward with the project in the […]
In a public report listed on Rochford District Council’s website, it has been revealed that there are plans to demolish The Mill Arts & Events Centre. Plans for the future of this venue and the Civic Suite have been shrouded in secrecy by the Council with no public consultation. The […]
Councillors have been invited to visit our Leisure facilities that are being run by Fusion in the near future. Watch this space when we will be exercising our fingers with a report back on up to date progress.
There may be some disruption as BT carry out works at the junction of Rawreth Lane and Hullbridge Rd so please allow extra time for your journey
Rochford District Council are planning to reopen the front desk in the coming weeks but only at the Rochford site. Rayleigh ‘customers’ will instead be able to use a video link to speak with staff based at Rochford. Once we have more details we will update our post.