Time To Walk the Walk Not Just Talk the Talk

Monday, June 1, 2020 Editor 0

The Lib Dems have been working with other Councillors from Minority Groups to call on Rochford District Council to be ambitious in looking at ways to support active travel such as walking and cycling and bid for funding from the £2billion allocated by the Government. The Secretary of State recognised […]

Shiny New Council Offices Still Required (According To The Tories)

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 Editor 4

Yes, Rochford District Council’s Conservative majority, have gleefully voted to “appoint a development partner” to continue with their asset strategy programme. Despite calls by minority groups to ‘pause and reflect’ on the pre coronavirus plans, Conservative Councillors remained convinced that the asset strategy programme was destined to be continued and […]

Mental Health Awareness Week 18th-24th May 2020

Sunday, May 17, 2020 Editor 0

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week from 18th to 24th May. Perhaps in these testing and trying times, we all need to be more aware of our own Mental Health and that of others. Take a moment to remember that #KindnessMatters We’ve seen many acts of kindness in our local community […]

What Can We Do To Support Struggling Local Business

Sunday, May 17, 2020 Editor 0

As the financial shockwaves continue to be felt by us all, our Lib Dem Councillor, James Newport has pondered on what could be done by the Council to aid local businesses and in particular those in the restaurant trade. See his post here

Rayleigh Recycling Centre To Reopen

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 Editor 0

Essex County Council have announced the reopening of 15 recycling centres across Essex and on that list is Rayleigh. We do have concerns with the reopening of the Castle Rd Centre with the pre Covid chaos congestion that is often experienced by users of the Centre. With an expectation of […]

The Development Committee Zooms Onto YouTube

Saturday, May 9, 2020 Editor 0

This week the Council moved into new territory with the Development Committee taking place via the Zoom platform. Residents could watch the broadcast of the meeting via YouTube (you can watch the recording here) 19/01184/REM – Land North of London Road, Rayleigh (APPROVED) To consider a Reserved Matters application (including […]

Rayleigh Leisure Centre To Be Used As A Testing Site

Monday, May 4, 2020 Editor 4

Lib Dem ward Councillors have received an email from the Managing Director of Rochford District Council about the use of Rayleigh Leisure centre as a site for testing. I’ve very little information as yet, but just to let you know, as the ward members, that the leisure centre is to […]

Remote Meetings To Commence At Rochford District Council

Thursday, April 30, 2020 Editor 1

Remote meetings are to commence at Rochford District, with the first ‘major’ meeting being the development committee on 7th May 2020. As far as we know the Council has to provide the public access to this meeting but how they intend to do it we are unsure of, as details […]

A Case of Bad Planning?

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 Editor 0

Residents may have noticed the yellow notices that are attached to street furniture in the vicinity of intended development areas and these are usually supplmented by letters to nearby residents. However, it recently came to attention of some Council members that these letters had been suspended without any consultation with […]