Sweyne Park Flood Alleviation Scheme

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 Lib Dem Admin 0

Rayleigh has suffered from severe flooding in the past so we welcome schemes such as these to protect our residents and their properties. James Newport reports here on the completion of the flood alleviation scheme that has been carried out by Essex County Council.  


Saturday, November 18, 2017 Lib Dem Admin 0

A total of nearly £600 was collected for the Samaritans from the donations given at Chris Black’s recent funeral. Thank you to everyone that donated to a charity that not only does a lot of good work, but also a charity that Chris supported for many years.

More on the New Local Plan – Issues and Options

Friday, November 17, 2017 Lib Dem Admin 2

Residents will be urged to take part in the forthcoming consultation on the new Local Plan. Key subject matters are Economic Development Needs Retail and Leisure Needs Duty to Cooperate Highways Gypsy and Travellers Accommodation Assessment Infrastructure Grow On Space The relevant papers can be found here As usual please […]


Saturday, November 11, 2017 Lib Dem Admin 7

What’s this all about? Well, this is the Strategic Housing and Employment Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA) which will form part of the evidence in the new local plan. The issue of SHELAA will always, in my opinion, be contentious. It is worth noting that at this stage although the sites have […]

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Application for 8 flats on Lower Road, Hullbridge

Thursday, November 9, 2017 Lib Dem Admin 0

I’ll take the usual approach to these planning applications, needless to say we don’t want to ‘fetter our discretion’ – let’s see what the locals make of it. If you’re interested in this application, it’s available to view here on the Rochford District Councils website. Demolish existing building and construct […]

A Final Farewell to Our Chris

Friday, November 3, 2017 Lib Dem Admin 3

Today we said our final farewells to our leader Cllr Chris Black. A 100 strong turnout for Chris’ funeral was a true reflection of what kind of person Chris was. Kind, Generous, Intelligent, Caring, Popular….. and Cool! A lovely service, attended from all corners of the community it was truly […]

Book of Condolence

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 Lib Dem Admin 0

The book of condolence for Chris Black will be available in Rayleigh library this Saturday (4th November) for those members of the public wishing to sign.

Funeral Arrangements

Monday, October 30, 2017 Lib Dem Admin 0

Chris Black’s Funeral will be held at Holy Trinity Church on 3rd November at 11am. This will be followed by a burial at 12pm in Hall Road Cemetery with the wake being held at the nearby Cock Inn. Should you wish to send flowers the funeral director is Adam’s, High […]

Application for Power Station

Friday, October 27, 2017 Lib Dem Admin 1

Two associated applications have been submitted for development in Rawreth Development of a 49.99 MW Battery Storage Facility with associated infrastructure and landscaping Development of a 49.99 MW Gas Fired Electricity Generating Facility with Associated Infrastructure and Landscaping This is the first time we’ve had to consider this type of […]

Please Put This Idea to Bed

Thursday, October 26, 2017 Lib Dem Admin 0

A story hit the headlines today about Southend Hospitals idea for “plans for patients to recuperate in people’s homes as part of an Airbnb-style trial” to help free up beds. The BBC report on this is here This story has played out during the day and we’re glad to report […]

NHS Success Regime Update

Thursday, October 19, 2017 Lib Dem Admin 1

On Tuesday night at full council, the Mid & South Essex Success Regime attended to give an update on their future plans for Southend, Basildon & Broomfield hospitals. Cllr Newport reports here