Cheapside, About 1930.

Saturday, January 30, 2016 admin 2

Rayleigh Through The Looking Glass’ February feature has some evocative photos of almost empty roads in Rayleigh. The one above is of the junction of Down Hall Road and Cheapside circa the 1930s. A few points to note : “Cheapside” was later divided into “Cheapside East” and “Cheapside West” when […]

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Share the Orange

Friday, January 29, 2016 admin 0

[youtube_sc url=”x9MvEZskR6o”] We shouldn?t accept that dementia is part of ageing? ? it?s a disease we can conquer

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Beautiful Southend

Friday, January 29, 2016 admin 0

Try watching this video with headphones or good speakers: Southend-on-Sea Time-Lapse (Hyperlapse) from Rustad Media on Vimeo.

The LDF Sub-Committee To Have A Morning Meeting.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 admin 19

The Local Development Framework Subcommitee is the panel of councillors which meets to make recommendations on local planning policies and things like taking land out of the greenbelt. It doesn’t meet very often and usually meets in the evening. and in previous years met in the evening However there is […]

An Interview With The Leader

Monday, January 25, 2016 admin 1

Rochford Life has an interview with Terry Cutmore, the leader of the District Council here. Key quote: “Yes, there have been complaints. I can?t hide from that because we publish them; they aren?t terrible figures but we have a challenge there. Inevitably in an organisation you?d like to deliver a […]

Timid? Or Just Complaining Quietly?

Sunday, January 24, 2016 admin 1

Liberal England reports here from Leicestershire: Leicestershire’s Conservative MPs were busy retweeting this photograph last week. It shows them and the Conservative leader of the county council Nick Rushton meeting the local government minister Marcus Jones to press the case for more generous funding for Leicestershire. The Leicester Mercury quoted […]

A Vegetable Curry For 26p Per Portion

Friday, January 22, 2016 admin 0

For our Friday Food feature, a 26p curry from Southend Blogger Jack Monroe: Last night I fancied a curry, a nice hot curry to warm the very cockles of my draughty flat, but like so many evenings of the dreaded ?cooking for one?, I just couldn?t decide what curry to […]

A Couple Of Close Votes

Thursday, January 21, 2016 admin 14

At the Development Committee tonight, both applications were passed 7-5. The Folly Lane, Hockley , application was particularly contentious, as the Core Strategy indicated 50 dwellings for the site but 75 were proposed. Approval was moved by Heather Glynn, seconded ny Terry Cutmore and passed 7-5. The 5 who voted […]

Therapy For You… “Take the first step to feeling better”

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 admin 0

If you are suffering from anxiety, depression ,bereavement or loss, sleep difficulties, anger issues, obsessive compulsive disorder or phobias, there’s an initiative that might help – Therapy For You. Have a look at their website here. Therapy For You is part of the Department of Health?s Improving Access to Psychological […]