The Mayor of Rayleigh

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 Editor 0

Monday nights, Rayleigh Town Council full council meeting, had an interesting item on the agenda. The discussion about replacing the existing Chairman with a Town Mayor. The debate was led by Cllr Jack Lawmon, who seemed very keen on the idea (we wonder who the next Chairman will be of […]

Warm Hearts

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 Editor 0

Snow is fun and games for the kids, but not everyone is so fortunate to be able to enjoy it – spare a thought for the homeless, check on your elderly neighbours and stay safe on your essential travels. We’re sure there are many people who do good deeds everyday, […]

Teen Politics

Saturday, February 24, 2018 Editor 1

    Embed from Getty Images It’s a difficult task to engage with the younger generation and get them interested in politics enough to get them out to vote. However across the pond in the US, in the state of Kansas, the younger generation has been energised enough to run for […]


Friday, February 23, 2018 Editor 3

The application process for the land north of London Road is slowly creeping along and last night the development committee was asked to consider the “access, appearance, landscaping, layout and scale in relation to phase 1 of the approved outline application.” This application will always be a contentious issue and […]

Great Wakering & The New Local Plan

Thursday, February 22, 2018 Editor 0

Today, we’ve been over in Great Wakering assisting the ‘Friends of Rochford District‘ with their exhibition about the new local plan. Rochford District Council, in their infinite wisdom, omitted to hold a public exhibition in Wakering and we think that was a mistake. Gt Wakering, is a lovely village, with […]

Land North of London Road

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 Editor 0

Phase 1 of Land North of London Road will come before development committee on Thursday 22nd February to discuss the reserved matters. We expect it to be a lively debate with it being such a contentious proposal with local residents – why not come along and see for yourself. The […]

An Inflation Busting Council Tax Rise for Residents

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 Editor 2

Please don’t feel insulted by the next paragraph as this is written specifically for the leader of the council who tonight described inflation as ‘a crude measure’ Inflation – a general increase in prices and fall in the purchasing value of money Perhaps economics was / isn’t his strong point […]

Sweyne Park Play Area

Monday, February 19, 2018 Mr Orange 0

What is going on with the play equipment or lack of?  Well, we’re pleased to report we’ve had an update today from the super-efficient town clerk at Rayleigh Town Council with the following… The work on the installation of new play equipment and surfacing in the Sweyne Park Open Space […]

The Local Plan – Up Close & Personal

Sunday, February 18, 2018 Editor 0

The Lib Dem team spent a successful Saturday morning getting ‘up close & personal’ in Rayleigh High St, providing information to residents about the Local Plan, Issues & Options consultation. Many residents were both delighted and enthralled with our ‘pop up’ exhibition and we struggled to keep up with the […]

Timber Grove – Since 2012

Thursday, February 15, 2018 Editor 0

The application for Timber Grove has been ‘knocking about’ since 2012. With the latest incarnation of the plan coming forward in January 2018. Those who aren’t familiar with the application can find more details here. In January, the development committee unanimously voted for refusal for many reasons, but in essence […]