This year, Carers Rights Day takes place on Friday 30th November. The day brings organisations together from across the UK, helping carers know their rights and get the help and support they deserve. It does this whilst raising awareness for carers across the UK and the vital contributions that they […]
It’s that time of year again when Rayleigh Lights ’em up! That’s the Christmas lights of course that draws a crowd into Rayleigh for a traditional switch on event. The popularity of the occasion doesn’t seem to dwindle despite some ‘comments’ on social media. What Rayleigh residents might not be […]
We’ve been busting to tell you this news, we’ve been reliably told the new Crown Hill toilets will be opened BEFORE the Rayleigh Light’s switch on. So it’s a double celebration for the town folk of Rayleigh!
On Saturday 1st December, millions of people across the globe will be taking part in and supporting the 30th anniversary World AIDS day. Globally, 35 million people have died from HIV and AIDS and there are still around 36.7 million people living with HIV. There has been a fall in […]
onlineFOCUS readers may remember this article about empty homes – when we have a growing housing register and are told that we need to build build build, we ask “why doesn’t Rochford District Council use its powers to take over empty homes?” Our Councillor & Campaigner James Newport wrote to […]
RDC have swung into action and secured £45,000 from Enovert Community Trust to upgrade the Sweyne Park Playground in Downhall & Rawreth ward. This can only be good news for those fun-loving kids to enjoy the great outdoors! Here at onlineFOCUS, we’re hugely passionate about our parks and playgrounds. These facilities are […]
Yes, it’s a rarity in politics but there’s one thing for sure across political parties…we want to make it as convenient as possible for residents to cast their vote. So if you don’t do have a postal vote (more info here) and go to the polling station then you might […]
Liberal Democrat Cllr for Downhall & Rawreth, Chris Stanley took to the airwaves this morning to discuss the flooding issues in our area. In particular how he’s hoping to help members of the Rawreth Flood Action Group who have found themselves up the creek without a paddle, trying to get help […]
Live from Rayleigh, Essex tomorrow morning, our Cllr Chrrrrrrrisssss Stanley will be on BBC Radio Essex talking about the good work of Rawreth Flood Action Group. More to follow….
In what could be considered one of the longest running projects in the history of Rochford District Council (we’re not sure if this is true, but it sure feels like it), an application has been received from Rochford District Council to itself for a change of use for the Crown […]
Road Safety Week 2018 will run between the 19th and 25th of November and aim to encourage all road users to travel in the safest way possible. You’ll no doubt have noticed that our roads are not only busier but the different ways people travel are increasing. Of course as […]
The landfill operation at Dollyman’s Farm is one step closer to realisation and the company behind the operation will be holding a public display of their plans on the 27th November 2018 at the Rayleigh Town Museum. The land commonly known as ‘The Crater Field’, will be used to dump inert […]