A New Coastal Community Team For The Crouch

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 admin 0

From the District Council website: Rochford District Council is delighted to have been awarded grant funding to develop a Coastal Community Team. Following a joint application from both Rochford and Maldon District Councils, the Department of Communities and Local Government, has awarded the joint partnership ?10,000. The River Crouch Coastal […]

Visitors To the Cottage

Sunday, September 27, 2015 admin 0

The Daily Telegraph had a feature this week on “England’s least visited attractions”. The Dutch Cottage in Rayleigh came 14th with just 245 visitors a year. It doesn’t seem many, but bear in mind that the cottage is someone’s home and is only open by appointment on Wednesday afternoons. It […]

Roast Suckling Pig – With Spanish Flavours

Friday, September 25, 2015 admin 0

From Rayleigh’s own food blog this week: When I told Mrs. Spud to expect a delivery of suckling pig, she wasn?t best pleased. ?What, with the head and everything?? But she needn?t be worried, as what turned up was a boned and rolled suckling pig joint. Perfect for the squeamish! […]

Report From The Lib Dem Conference

Thursday, September 24, 2015 admin 0

Chris Bailey was one of several local Lib Dems who went to the 2015 Party Conference in Bournemouth held from 19th to 21st September. This is his report: Lib Dem members own their Party and the Conference is where members discuss and make policies. This exercise in simple democracy stands […]

“North Of London Road” Application Recommended For Approval

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 admin 18

The officers report for the meeting on September 30th can be downloaded here. (1001kb) It is 122 pages long, so Ron Oatham and Chris Black have a lot of reading to do…. Officers are recommending approval, with 40 conditions.. This is the second application – the first was refused in […]


Monday, September 21, 2015 admin 2

From the Guardian today: China is expected to be allowed to build a nuclear power station in Essex as George Osborne embraced the world?s most populous country as an ideal partner for British business. The chancellor, on a trade mission to the country, argued that Britain should ?run towards China? […]

30,000 Objects ,Photos and Documents…

Monday, September 21, 2015 admin 0

[youtube_sc url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-l5Fieu2MOc”]   Have you been to the highly-rated Essex Police Museum at Chelmsford? It is based at police headquarters in Sandford Road, Springfield, Chelmsford CM2 6DN and is open every Saturday from 10am-4pm. Admission is free and there is no need to book. This year it was? runner-up in […]