Have Your Say on the standard of HMO’s

Thursday, May 31, 2018 Editor 0

HMO’s (homes of multiple occupancy), are sometimes stereotyped as low quality housing. For some this type of housing is the only form of independent living that can be afforded. If you live in this type of accommodation then the council wants to hear your views by completing a short survey […]

NHS Changes Ahead

Monday, May 28, 2018 Editor 0

Since we first heard about the proposed changes to our local NHS Services, here at onlineFOCUS we were sceptical about the changes and the effects that this would have on patient safety. Now a company that analyses the results of the consulatation have published that the public are broadly in […]

Changes to Opening Hours at Civic Suite

Thursday, May 24, 2018 Editor 0

Changes to the opening hours at the Civic suite have been announced on the RDC facebook page. The Civic Suite will now close at 2pm on Fridays. When we read the word ‘efficiency’, we can’t help thinking ‘cutback’ – we’re not sure if this means any job losses at RDC […]

Local Policing

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Editor 0

District Councillors in the Rochford area, have been left scratching their heads and are struggling to contain residents fears over the increasing antisocial behaviour and rising crime. Advising residents to call 101 and ‘doitonline’ is doing little to appease the residents that witnessing the increasing crime in the area. Sadly […]

Essex Police Live Q&A

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Editor 0

Essex Police are holding a live Q&A with the District Commander today at 1800-1930 on Facebook. If you’ve got a burning question to ask make sure you drop in on the event.  

Mental Health Awareness Week 2018

Monday, May 14, 2018 Editor 0

Run by the Mental Health Foundation – this Mental Health Awareness Week, 14-20 May 2018, looks at stress and how to cope with it. For many people the stresses of life can become difficult to deal with so this Mental Health Awareness Week is all about tackling and coping with […]

Have you been up to the Mount?

Sunday, May 13, 2018 Editor 0

Boasting spectacular views across West Rayleigh, the Mount is an ideal spot for a picnic or a bit of downtime within our town. This was the only Essex castle mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086. Like most of the early Norman castles, it was built from wood, on an […]

Everything Hasn’t Gone Exactly to Plan

Friday, May 11, 2018 Editor 5

Over the last couple of years at Rochford District Council, things don’t appear to have gone exactly to plan. There’s been the IT project crisis that has cost the council over 140% more than the original budget, the lethargic Investment Board, the outrage by local residents over the Frances Cottee […]

More Celebration of Our Local Community & Residents

Friday, May 11, 2018 Editor 1

This year the Rayleigh & Rochford Lib Dems were asked to help judge for these awards, which we were proud to be a part of. Press release from Rochford District Council Local people who make a big difference to the Rochford district were celebrated at Rochford District Council’s annual Citizen […]

Celebrating the successes of local people

Thursday, May 10, 2018 Editor 0

We know Rayleigh is a wonderful place to live most of the time. What makes it special apart from the semi ruralness of the area, the history and the windmill – of course the people. Cllr Newport writes here about the inspirational and amazing people we have amongst us in […]