Written by Chris Black in the latest Rayleigh Times: You can do a lot in 9 years, if you have money and a vision. In the 1960s the Americans had both, and put a man on the moon in 9 years. Meanwhile our District Council started its Core Strategy 9 […]
A very odd story from Brentwood : Brentwood’s Conservative Council FAILS to pay Mayor’s monies to charities It has emerged in recent weeks that Brentwood Council has still not paid out from the mayoral year of Cllr Vicky Davies, despite constant pleas from the immediate past mayor to do so. […]
According to the Daily Telegraph Rochford District has expensive homes – but also lots of satisfied people. The data on ‘satisfaction’ comes from the Office of National Statistics. Between 2012 and 2014, people were asked how satisfied they were with their lives , where 0 meant not at all satisfied […]
Recommended reading of the week is this sensitively-written piece by Southend Labour Councillor Julian Ware Lane: “I first came across the derelict garages described as a ?shanty town? a month or two back. I was out with some councillors and a council officer looking at fly-tipping and dumping problems. I […]
The June crime figures for Rayleigh are now on the Police.uk website. It’s difficult to learn much from one month’s figures, but there were 14 burglaries reported (compared with 8 in May and 15 in April.) There were only 4 cases of shoplifting reported (compared with 15 in May and […]
There’s a planning application just in for Lower Barn Farm on London Road at the Rawreth/Rayleigh border – for extended opening hours: You can see it online here.
We had some independents standing for the council last May. Maybe they should study this ‘insane, but awesome’ political ad from Canada! [youtube_sc url=”https://youtu.be/DG6fhub9HDQ?list=PL0Bdmb4Gclarfa6tIGVcwgl_6pQZzNwBJ”] Hat-tip: Outside the Beltway
Apologies – no time to write anything here tonight, composing an article for the Rayleigh Times ….
We received a complaint last week from a resident about litter near the passenger ramp from Rayleigh Station to The Approach. So we took a couple of photos and emailed them to Customer Services at Rochford District Council. They checked that it WAS a railway responsibility and passed the request […]
The Echo has recently had two news stories about Rayleigh Town Centre.; First of all, three elderly ladies have had their purses snatched, apparently from open shopping bags : Det Sgt Lione added that they had no suspects for the purse snatchings yet, but they could be linked to previous […]
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 August 2015 12 yachts will lock out of St Katherine?s Dock from approximately 1400 until […]
From the Rayleigh food blog Big Spud an attractive Italian dish rich sausage pappardelle: The sausages make or break this one ? buy the best you can get hold of. I had some lovely herby Toulouse (not very Italian I grant you) but anything spiked with lots of flavours would […]