Infrastructure For New Homes Pledged

Thursday, December 5, 2019 Editor 1

We have always realised the importance of delivering infrastructure for any new housing and it is something we’ve always campaigned on. onlineFOCUS readers will be reassured to know that this aligns with the National party policy. The Liberal Democrats intend to reform planning law to require developers to provide essential […]

Rubbish Plans By Essex County Council Get-Go Ahead

Friday, November 29, 2019 Editor 0

The huge hole, commonly known as the ‘crater field’ at Dollymans farms in Wickford has been granted permission to be filled in with inert waste by Essex County Council. County Hall last week granted planning permission for the ‘importation, recycling and final disposal’ of the waste at Dollymans Farm, Wickford. […]

16 Dwellings For Fairways Garden Centre

Friday, November 29, 2019 Editor 0

The applicant appealed the refusal of the planning application for the Fairways Garden and the planning inspector has overturned the decision of Rochford District Council. …the independent assessment concluded that as the development is a high value residential scheme, affordable housing is not considered appropriate What’s more worrying is that […]

Council Car Parks Continue To Be A Cash Cow

Monday, November 25, 2019 Editor 1

With the most recent ‘Financial Management and Performance Report’ being published we wonder if the extra revenue that the Council is collecting from its car parks will be reinvested into helping our town centres and High Streets. Councils have long been criticised for their ‘cash cow’ approach to car parking […]

Christmas Light Switch On Event

Sunday, November 24, 2019 Editor 0

We’re back round to that time of year again for the BIG event of the year, the Christmas light switch on. It’s happening this Thursday 28th November from 1600 until 1830. For those of you who work, you’ll have to beg the boss to let you leave a little earlier […]

It’s Good To Talk (if you can get through)

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 Editor 0

The Council is still experiencing problems with their phone lines since 13th November. They have posted this on their website. We’re concerned about their apparent lack of urgency in getting the problem sorted which could leave certain residents finding it difficult to speak to someone about their enquiry.

Road Safety Week 18th-24th November 2019

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 Editor 0

Every 20 minutes, someone is killed or seriously injured on a British road. Each of these tragedies has a devastating effect on families and local communities. This year’s Road Safety Week theme, ‘step up for safe streets’, is focussing on the safe systems approach – the design led solutions that […]