Free School Meals

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 Editor 0

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 […]

Dairy Crest Development -APPROVED

Friday, October 23, 2020 Editor 2

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 […]

Rawreth Lane / Hullbridge Road Roadworks

Monday, October 19, 2020 Editor 1

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 […]

Cllr Diane Hoy

Monday, October 12, 2020 Editor 0

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 […]

World Homeless Day

Saturday, October 10, 2020 Editor 1

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 […]

Community Safety Survey

Thursday, October 1, 2020 Editor 2

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 […]

Kerfuffle Over Curfew

Monday, September 28, 2020 Editor 0

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 […]

Council Signs Off Demolition Of Mill Hall & New Council Offices

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 admin 0

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 […]

Demolition Plans for The Mill Hall

Monday, September 7, 2020 Editor 1

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 […]

Finding Out About Fusion

Thursday, August 27, 2020 Editor 0

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.

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Council Front Desk Reopening and Gets Video Link From Rayleigh

Thursday, August 20, 2020 Editor 0

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.