Housing for Lubbards Farm?

Saturday, August 10, 2019 Editor 2

Some residents may have seen this ‘brochure’ (http://bit.ly/2Z0iJOF) which at this stage is purely speculative. The land has not been released from the greenbelt for building housing and is not in the new local plan as yet (it’s closely guarded). We will be looking at this further in due course.

Murder At The Museum

Friday, August 9, 2019 Mr Orange 1

Last night we spent a night at the museum trying to solve a ‘murder mystery’ In a first for the museum and for us, we spent a good couple of hours working our way through the history of Rayleigh in order to solve the crime of the century. Our team […]

Travellers Face Court Summons – Cherry Orchard Park

Thursday, August 8, 2019 Editor 0

Travellers have once again pitched up illegally at Cherry Orchard Park. The Council has issued the following statement today Court Summons served on Traveller encampment A court summons has been served on Travellers who have set up camp illegally on the car park area at Cherry Orchard Jubilee Country Park, […]

Police Incident In West Rayleigh

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 Editor 0

Armed police have swooped on West Rayleigh in an incident which has seen cancellations to trains and an area around Hatfield Rd / London Road taped off. We don’t know much more than that at the moment as there is a lot of speculation as to what has occurred. More […]

Update from SOLE on Library Closures

Monday, August 5, 2019 Editor 0

Our latest press release. We are delighted to announce more success for our campaign. BLOW FOR COUNCIL’S VOLUNTEER LIBRARY PLANS AS COMMUNITY GROUPS PULL OUT In a setback for Essex County Council plans to hand over the running of libraries to volunteers, community groups in Coggeshall, Chigwell, Holland-on-Sea and Harlow […]

Press 1 for Council Tax Bill Payments

Saturday, August 3, 2019 Editor 1

Since the removal of the payment kiosks in the Councils offices, residents have fewer options on how to pay their Council Tax. We’ve recently been receiving negative reports on one of these methods, which is the automatic telephone payment system. It seems to be having problems with the voice recognition […]

Rochford District Council Asks…

Saturday, July 27, 2019 Editor 1

How should we engage with YOU on planning matters? Rochford District Council has launched a consultation on how we should seek your views as part of the planning process. Planning affects our everyday lives – it’s not just about future housing development, roads and railways. It’s also about everything from local […]

Local Politician Lifts The Lid On Our Future Communities

Saturday, July 20, 2019 Editor 4

Have you started to wonder who exactly will buy all these new builds? Why does Crime seem like it’s on the increase? What can our Council do about our High Street and economic outlook in the District? What is the problem with ‘permitted development’? Developers can buy up empty retail […]

Protests In the East

Friday, July 19, 2019 Editor 0

From time to time, we do have to smile to ourselves (otherwise I think we would cry and cause a major flood). Residents are now up in arms over the land allocation for 600 homes in the east of the district next to Holt Farm primary school. Rightly so though, […]

Climate, Council, Constitution and Conservatives

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 Editor 0

In what could have been seen by many as an opportunity to work together, last nights full council meeting was hijacked by the Conservatives inability to cooperate with anyone else but themselves! Along with the Green Party and other oppositions groups, we had put forward a motion [full details here] […]

Lib Dems Reveal The Extent of Conservative Police Cuts

Monday, July 15, 2019 Editor 0

Liberal Democrat analysis of new Home Office figures, published this week, has revealed that the Conservative Government cut funding to Essex Police by 6.1% in real terms between 2015-16 and 2019-20.  According to Liberal Democrat analysis, total government funding to all 43 forces (in 2019-20 prices) fell from £8.48 billion […]