Chris’ Tree

Sunday, November 17, 2019 Editor 0

Sadly, the tree planted at Sweyne Park in memory of Chris Black has died. Chris Stanley is chasing Rochford District Council to replace it but as yet we have been unsuccessful in getting this done. We think the council should be sorting this out as a matter of priority. Watch […]

Ashingdon SER8 Plans Not Expected Until Early Next Year

Friday, November 15, 2019 Editor 2

Officers have informed us that they do not expect to see the revised plans for 600+ homes on SER8 in South East Ashingdon, until early in the new year. Meanwhile, many cowardly Conservative Councillors are reluctant to ‘stand by’ residents and offer any support and continue to appear to be […]

Is Our Recycling Scheme Just Rubbish?

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 Editor 0

We recently came across this piece published in ‘The Independent’ on how ‘Sweden’s recycling is so revolutionary, the country has run out of rubbish’ The UK has made strides in the proportion of waste recycled under an EU target of 50 per cent by 2020. This has underpinned hundreds of […]

Anti-Bullying Week 2019: Change Starts With Us

Monday, November 11, 2019 Editor 3

Small change. Big difference. Whether it is verbal, physical, online or in-person, bullying has a significant impact on a child’s life well in to adulthood. By making small, simple changes, we can break this cycle and create a safe environment for everyone. Because together, we can challenge bullying. Change starts with […]

How Does RDC Spend Its Money?

Sunday, November 10, 2019 Editor 0

The final audited accounts are not available due to ‘resourcing pressures’ – there is a link below in the statement from RDC NOTICE PERTAINING TO THE AUDIT OF THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 2018-19. The external audit of the draft statement of accounts for the year ended 31 March 2019 has not […]

Rawreth Parish Council Meeting Descends Into Chaos

Friday, November 8, 2019 Editor 0

Wednesday nights, Rawreth Parish Council monthly meeting descended into chaos, with threats of resignations by both the Chairman and the clerk, in what appears to be a bad reaction to criticism by residents. Chaos continued within the meeting when a member of the council felt it appropriate to ask a […]

Fact Vs Fiction

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 Editor 0

Politicians aren’t always renown for their…ahem ‘truths’. Our candidate, Ian Oakley became a victim of this in the recent May elections when it was alleged that he had taken a part in bullying towards a Conservative candidate. This, of course, is not something that is tolerated in the Liberal Democrat […]

RDC Announce Improvement In Air Quality

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 Editor 2

Poor UK Air quality is an issue that has plagued our District for a long time and one which the Focus team have campaigned hard on. You might remember our own air quality measurements that ran during 2017-2018 which found there were dangerously high levels of pollution in areas of […]