By-Elections in Rayleigh

Sunday, September 1, 2019 Editor 0

There will be a by-election on 26th September 2019. One is for District ward of Sweyne Park & Grange due to Cllr Toby Mountain from Rochford District Residents standing down. The other is for parish ward of Trinity due to the death of Les Jeffery. We’re contesting both seats with […]

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The Wheels Continue To Fall Off The Tory Party

Thursday, September 5, 2019 Editor 0

We’ve all seen how the rats are jumping off the sinking ship that is the Tory party, this time though it’s local Councillor, Jack Lawmon that has decided to leave behind the Rochford Tories and has declared his independence. It’s a welcome announcement that Jack has made this decision after […]


Wednesday, September 4, 2019 Editor 0

Responding to the Government Spending Round announced today, Cllr Howard Sykes MBE, Leader, LGA Liberal Democrat Group, said: “We see yet more smoke and mirrors with today’s government spending review announcement. Only half of the £3.7bn is new cash and £1.85bn will be coming from pockets of hard pressed council […]

Update on Travellers in Priory Chase

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 Editor 0

Rochford District Council have issued this press release September 3, 2019 Unauthorised Travellers leave site in the district. Rochford District Council can confirm that Travellers who had taken up illegal encampment at Priory Chase, Rayleigh have now vacated the site. Whilst it is not clear where they have moved to, […]

Rochford District Council’s Application REFUSED

Friday, August 30, 2019 Editor 1

Last nights development committee was a busy one with a ballsy application from RDC‘s officers for two self-contained apartments. Councillors, however, voted to refuse permission as inadequate parking was provided. It is quite something when RDC’s own officers are putting forward applications that don’t meet the required standards!

Air Pollution – The Fight Continues

Thursday, August 29, 2019 Editor 0

We’ve previously written about air pollution in our district. Recently the British Lung Foundation released information on how there are illegal levels of PM2.5 at two of our doctor’s surgeries in Rayleigh. The Council has been painfully slow to act and only seem interested in fulfilling their statutory duties. We […]

An Update On Travellers In Priory Chase

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 Editor 0

Straight from the MD at RDC, Shaun Scrutton… The travellers have now departed the field next to Grove allotments.  They left the field in a reasonably tidy state; all rubbish was bagged.  Unfortunately, three of the caravans have moved to the field in Priory Chase next to Rayleigh Leisure Centre. […]

Cabinet Resignation At RDC

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 Editor 0

News in today Cllr George Ioannou resigns his portfolio for enterprise due to ‘personal reasons’ to be replaced by ‘newbie‘, Hawkwell resident, Cllr Simon Wootten. One could see it as a risky move putting Wootten into a expensive cabinet position so early on but time will tell if he manages […]

Lighting for Footpaths

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 Editor 1

James is trying to gauge public opinion on additional lighting for a section of the bridle way between Victoria Avenue and Priory chase. Please let us know your thoughts in the comments below or drop him an email [email protected]

Is Crime On The Increase In The Rochford District?

Monday, August 26, 2019 Editor 0

Residents have been quite vocal in recent months that they feel crime in Rayleigh is on the increase. We’ve taken a look at the Police UK website to see if the recorded statistics back up these views. With the most recent incidents in our town though we would like to […]