Council IT Systems Reported to Back Online

Thursday, August 30, 2018 Editor 0

Rochford District Council, has been busy issuing communications on Twitter, Facebook and it’s website to report that after over a week, it’s IT systems are back online. However onlineFOCUS is still having issues trying to access the planning portal and related content. It seems their IT is really broken! Our […]

Some Changes to the High St Pt II

Thursday, August 30, 2018 Editor 0

Following on from our recent post about the changes being applied for in our High St, the Echo has followed up the story with this article. The current owners of ‘Lindy Lou’s’ are quoted as saying “……The landlord has confirmed to us that we will have first refusal on the […]

Is Pavement Parking a Problem for You?

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 Editor 1

There is a national debate about ‘pavement parking’ which divides public opinion. We’d like to know what you think – is pavement parking a problem in the Rochford District? Does pavement parking occur in your road? The BBC recently published this article discussing the problems with pavement parking – Let […]

Hullbridge Residents Revolt Over Developers Access to Site

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 Editor 0

Hullbridge residents have had to take matters into their own hands due to the planned demolition of building on the Maylons Farm site by Barratt David Wilsons. Part of the planning conditions for the 500 houses is to build a new access road, but BDW have once again tried to […]

Barn Conversions in Rawreth

Monday, August 27, 2018 Editor 0

We’d love to tell you more but the I.T is STILL not working at Rochford District Council 18/00658/FUL Parish: Rawreth Parish Council Ward: Downhall And Rawreth Responsibility: Committee/Weekly List; Officer: Mr Arwel Evans Proposal: Proposed Conversion of Existing Barns into 6no. Dwellings Determination Date 10th September 2018 Location: Barns East […]

Some Changes to the High St?

Sunday, August 26, 2018 Editor 19

onlineFOCUS readers might be interested to know about these couple of applications that have recently been submitted to Rochford District Council The first application is the site of ‘Lindy Lou’s vintage clothing shop 18/00686/FUL Parish: Rayleigh Town Council Ward: Wheatley Responsibility: Committee/Weekly List; Officer: Mr Arwel Evans Proposal: Demolition of […]

Goodbye Greenbelt

Friday, August 24, 2018 Editor 4

When we publish our newsletters and other literature warning residents about the threat to the greenbelt, it’s often refuted by the current administration as ‘scaremongering’. It’s helpful for residents therefore, to see this map produced in a project between the London Green Belt Council and CPRE branches in Herts, Essex, […]

Emergency Numbers for Rochford District Council

Thursday, August 23, 2018 Editor 0

Here’s the numbers if you need to get through to Rochford District Council in an emergency Monday to Friday and Saturday mornings 0345 603 7624 Saturday afternoons sundays and bank holidays 01245 437520

Cleaning Up The School Run

Monday, August 20, 2018 Editor 0

Residents may have noticed the lack of congestion on our local roads over the last month or so. Without a doubt ‘the school run’ contributes significantly to the level of traffic on our roads which in turn has a devastating effect on the levels of air pollution in the District. […]

The Decline of the Public Toilets

Sunday, August 19, 2018 Editor 0

It’s not just here in the Rochford District where the District Council has been ‘offloading’ the financial burden of public toilets, but across the country public toilets are on the decline. This recent article from the BBC discusses the challenges that are faced with keeping them open. Here in Rayleigh, […]

Don’t Forget to Return Your Electoral Canvass

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 Editor 0

Every household has received a canvass form from the council that needs to be returned by 16th August. Don’t forget to check it and make any necessary changes then pop it in the post in the enclosed envelope!