Rayleigh Central The current Conservative Councillor, Pat Aves, is stepping down. David Bodimeade (Labour) Margaret Spencer (Conservative) Stephen Tellis (Lib Dem) Sally-Ann Twydell (UKIP) Rochford The current Tory councillor here is James Cottis , although he is giving a Paglesham address. The UKIP candidate is giving a Shoeburyness address. James […]
Hawkwell South Currently a Conservative seat . Veteran councillor Heather Glynn is standing again for the Conservatives: Heather Glynn (Conservative) David Lench (Labour) Hawkwell West Currently held by the Rochford District Residents party. John Mason is defending his seat. Gill Gibson (Labour) John Mason (Rochford District Residents) Michael Webb (Conservative) […]
There aren’t going to be any contested parish council elections for either Rawreth Parish or Rochford Parish this year – there were fewer candidates than spaces available. So there are two vacancies in Rawreth and five vacancies in Rochford. Additional councillors will now have to be co-opted, this is quite […]
There are 13 seats up for election this year. The Conservatives are defending lots of seats and have candidates everywhere. Labour and UKIP currently don’t have any district Councillors but have lots of candidates. The Liberal Democrats , Greens and the Rochford Residents each have councillors but don’t have many […]
Last Thursday’s Annual Town Meeting at Sweyne Park School was a great success – the kind of evening that fills you with optimism. The meeting was essentially in two parts. First of all, a talk by the head of the school, Andy Hodgkinson. After that came the presentation of awards […]
We’ve been enquiring into the situation with primary school places in Rayleigh – why Essex County Council were originally asking for a new primary school “North of London Road”, and now they’re not. It seems that on the basis of a planning application for 475 homes , ECC don’t believe […]
You can download the list of candidates for the District Council elections here. We’ll take a closer look at each ward over the weekend… we’re off to the Annual Rayleigh meeting soon….
7:30 tonight at Sweyne Park School
The Echo has reported today: AIR pollution kills 375 people a year in south Essex with many more having years shaved of their lives, health experts estimate Councils are considering lowering speed limits and urging people to reduce car use as new figures from Public Health England laid bare the […]
Sent to us by email overnight: I wonder if you could put a warning on the website. There was a white pick up doing the rounds here this afternoon offering gardening/tree cutting. Three men in it although only one got out, Irish accent. He was very very keen for me […]
Thank you to Elaine Lawrence for these two photos of a very small young bird in a local garden. Spring is definitely here! We’ll probably get back to gritty politics tomorrow….