Will The Fire Service Questionnaire Excite You?

Sunday, February 7, 2016 admin 0

The Essex Fire And Rescue Service are carrying out another consultation – you can find it here. Don’t get too excited. All the options they’re proposing involve removing the second appliance at Rayleigh Weir. You are basically given a choice of : cuts fewer cuts even more cuts saying something […]

Your Website Challenge !

Thursday, February 4, 2016 admin 2

Once in a while we like to set our readers a challenge, to see how quickly they can find out something from the District Council website – http://www.rochford.gov.uk/ Your challenge this time is – Go to the council website and find out what is the basic allowance that an ordinary […]

Big Budget Meeting Next Week.

Thursday, February 4, 2016 admin 1

The District Council has a big budget next Tuesday 9th February, at 7:30. We received the agenda today, so there’s a lot of reading to do, and we will write in more detail later. But two things immediately stand out in the proposals from the Conservative administration: District Council Tax […]

Democracy And Debate – With Coffee And Biscuits

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 admin 9

That’s right, Rawreth Parish Council meets again tomorrow night (Wednesday) Including a public question time and a hot drink and a biscuit for all visitors. AA little bird tells us you can expect Parish Councillor Chris Stanley to be talking about traffic… Starts 7:30 in the village hall!

Social Mobility in Rochford District

Monday, February 1, 2016 admin 1

Most people would agree that, in a ‘good’ country , someone from a poor or disadvantaged background should be able to achieve success in life. We’ve hopefully moved beyond the feudal age. So it follows that in a ‘good’ district , the same also applies. But just how socially mobile […]