The Yachts Set Sail….

Monday, August 31, 2015 admin 1

We wrote recently about the Cllipper Round The World Yacht Race that started this weekend: The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race begins in St Katherine’s Dock London on August 30th and then begins in earnest from Southend Pier on August 31st. As the Port of London Authority explains: 30th […]

The Saint Goes To The Council….

Monday, August 31, 2015 admin 0

[youtube_sc url=””]If you’ve time on your hands today, why not watch an episode of a classic TV series of the Sixties – “The Saint” starring Roger Moore as the charming, intelligent but tough Simon Templar! This particular episode is actually about dodgy politics in an English seaside town. Can the […]

Secrets Of The Northern Line …. and the Circle Line…

Thursday, August 27, 2015 admin 0

[youtube_sc url=””] An archer, a miscounting, a widow”s wish and a plastic owl… [youtube_sc url=””] A cat memorial and a very thin house, plus some London Transport history!  

Benefits Update

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 admin 0

From the District Council website: Intermittent disruption to Revenues and Benefits online services Date: Wednesday, 26 August 2015 We are experiencing intermittent issues with Revenues and Benefits online services, which are currently being investigated.? These may affect access and/or functionality.? The online payments service is unaffected. We apologise for any […]

Creating Streets Instead Of Fortresses

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 admin 2

Create Streets is a group that thinks that we should be building well-designed in old-style streets. It describes itself as follows: Create Streets is a non-partisan social enterprise and independent research institute focusing on the built environment. We encourage the creation of more and better urban homes with terraced streets […]

The Picnic District 11: Brooklands, Rayleigh

Monday, August 24, 2015 admin 1

This is a garden in Hockley Road, more or less opposite Fitzwimarc School.? There are a few seats? and you could definitely have a picnic here! ?It is on sloping ground, has some handsome trees, and a pond at the bottom end.? It’s not a nature reserve, but you are […]

Lazy Sunny Afternoon

Sunday, August 23, 2015 admin 0

It’s been a while since the Lib Dems held any kind of social event in Rayleigh but we had one yesterday, and with impeccable timing we had sunshine instead of rain!? Nice to go a local Lib Dem event and see people you didn’t recognise….

An Overall View Of Housing in South Essex

Saturday, August 22, 2015 admin 0

This map is from the South East Essex Action Group Alliance (SEEAGA) and shows proposed housing across the area…. double click on the map to enlarge it – it’s pretty big! SEEAGA say: “The full extent of proposed new house building in our area is laid bare by research by […]

Disruption to Revenues and Benefits online services

Friday, August 21, 2015 admin 3

From the District Council website today: Revenues and Benefits online services are currently unavailable, due to essential maintenance.? We estimate that the services will be available on Monday 24th August 2015. The online payments service is unaffected. We apologise for any inconvenience.