Fairways Diner Appeal

Sunday, September 30, 2018 Editor 0

Back for ‘seconds’ is the Fairways Diner application. onlineFOCUS readers may remember we wrote about the application for development on the Fairways Diner site. We now learn that this application has gone to appeal. An appeal has been made to the Secretary of State and will be decided by the written […]

What Went Wrong With RDC’s ICT?

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 Editor 0

It currently remains a mystery to us here at ‘onlineFOCUS’ what went wrong with the Council’s ICT systems recently. Email, Telephones & the Website were all affected by the outage and now we learn that this will be discussed at the next Review Committee. If you want to know more […]

Look Out For Focus Through Your Door!

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 Editor 0

It’s that time of year again folks… we’re out and about delivering our hopefully popular ‘Focus’ newsletter! If you prefer to receive it in your inbox please sign up here We hope you enjoy reading it and let us know if there’s anything you’d like to see us cover in […]

Why We Say ‘Bye’ & ‘Pass’ on Southend’s Idea of a Bypass

Monday, September 24, 2018 Editor 2

Southend Council is considering the project as part of its grand plans called Southend 2050. Commenting in the Echo today, our Lib Dem Councillor James Newport spoke out against the idea. Rayleigh Town Councillor, James Newport, echoed the concerns raised by Mr Cutmore, insisting this is not a plan he would […]

41 2-Bedroom Flats for Rayleigh Town Centre – APPROVED

Friday, September 21, 2018 Editor 3

Last night’s development committee saw the application for 41 2-bedroom flats (they’ll call them apartments to up the price) APPROVED. We really have to ask, is the Council’s Development Committee ‘asleep at the wheel?’ This application has been refused multiple times already and now providing just “three on-site affordable housing […]

Speeding in Victoria Avenue / Cheapside West

Thursday, September 20, 2018 Editor 1

We recently been notified that there may be a possibility that speed bumps will be installed in Victoria Avenue / Cheapside West to help curb the speeding issues. We’d like to hear from you about what you think on these proposals. Is speeding an issue? Do you live in Victoria […]

Project EDWARD

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 Editor 0

Today we are supporting project EDWARD. What is Project EDWARD? In 2018, for the third year in a row, project EDWARD – the European Day without a Road Death will take place on Wednesday 19 September during the European Mobility Week. The objective of this initiative, launched by the European […]

Sweyne Park Play Area

Monday, September 17, 2018 Editor 0

Cllr James Newport writes here about the plans for Sweyne Park play area and the obstacles in the way of improving the quality of the park  

Travellers Site Refusal Goes Against Officers Recommendation

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Editor 0

We updated our post on [last-modified]The development committee tonight heard a presentation from Rochford District Councils planning officer that heavily weighted the argument to approve an illegal travellers camp on the basis of what a government planning inspector could rule if the application went to appeal. Rochford District Council currently finds […]

Town Council Tackles District Council Over Lack of Action on Allocation of Travellers Sites

Monday, September 10, 2018 Editor 0

onlineFOCUS has learned that Rayleigh Town Council has written to Rochford District Council over it’s inability to deliver an allocated travellers pitch(s) in the DIstrict, which has led to illegal sites and criticism from government planning inspectors. Development Committee meets tomorrow night to discuss yet another ‘greenbelt’ application by travellers in […]

In Focus – Your Source of Regular Local News

Sunday, September 9, 2018 Editor 0

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Does Driving Electric Spark Your Interest?

Saturday, September 8, 2018 Editor 5

The Lib Dems would like to hear from residents if they’ve considered buying an electric vehicle only to be deterred by the non existence of electric vehicle charging points in the Rochford District?Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Points in the Rochford DIstrict = ZERO (0)The pro’s and con’s of electric vehicle […]