The Liberal Democrats have just launched a new national website on the NHS. One of the features is a page where you can send to the party something about your own experience of the NHS. The plan is to publish a selection of people’s stories on the site – if […]
One of our regular readers has just had a letter published in the Echo: The letter from Mavis Webster states Rochford district must provide for 4,600 dwellings and the council have recommended that Rayleigh take 1,800 (Letters, June 21). Now the truth. The figure is now 3,700. Already 900 houses […]
The second meeting of the Executive Board (the District Council’s ‘Cabinet’) met last night. All the 9 Conservative cabinet members were there , with 3 people watching from the public gallery – Lib Dems Councillors Chris Black and Jackie Dillnutt, and a member of the public connected with a local […]
Chris Black has his email working again now….
As we explained in an earlier post, the District Council has just produced a list of sites that landowners and developers have suggested could be used for development. To be clear – this is a list of sites suggested by landowners and developers. At the moment these sites do NOT […]
Chris Black can’t be contacted by email at the moment. His email stopped working Friday night because of an exchange fault and still hasn’t been fixed yet…
The Sutton With Shopland Festival is on 6th-7th July at Sutton hall, Shopland Rd, Rochford, Essex, SS4 1LQ Details are on their website here. The District Council website describes it as follows: The Sutton and Shopland Festival is an annual event with a mixture of music, dance and media expressionists. […]
We’ve noticed that we are getting quite a few American visitors to onlinefocus. So Greetings to Dearborn, Michigan!
An interesting debate has started on the Echo website over a reported drop in crime in Rochford District. The Echo has reported: ROCHFORD district is safe and crime-free, one of the area’s senior policemen says. Newly-released figures suggest the number of offences reported across the district fell sharply last year, […]
As John Mason has already reported on his site, the District Council has just released a list of sites that landowners and developers have suggested could be used for development. The Head of Planning and Transportation , Shaun Scrutton, explains it as follows: Dear Councillor Rochford District Allocations DPD – […]
Last Thursday night councillors had to decide on two applications in the Green Belt. One was for 4 bungalows at Trenders Avenue , Rawreth. Another was for an admin and training centre for the charity Disability Essex. In each case the applicants argued that their schemes should be approved because […]
We are having trouble updating onlinefocus at the moment – apparently there is a problem at the BT exchange. We hope to be back tomorrow….