COUNCILS FAILING TO TACKLE BLUE BADGE ABUSE AS NUMBER OF THEFTS SOARS

Sunday, January 6, 2019 Editor 0

Figures released recently show a 45 per cent rise in stolen disabled parking permits. Most councils are failing to prosecute motorists for misusing disabled parking permits – despite a significant rise in thefts of blue badges. You can find your Councils figures here: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/759837/dis0301.ods More than three in five local […]

More Staffing Woes At RDC?

Saturday, January 5, 2019 Editor 0

On Thursday came another announcement from RDC that a second Assistant Director (Head of Democratic Services), in as many months, is due to leave in February. This announcement comes hot on the heels of the other recent staff departures (all of a senior position) and despite assurances from senior officers […]

Happy Birthday Basildon

Saturday, January 5, 2019 Editor 0

It’s 70 years since Basildon new town was created… ‘A town where friendliness, neighbourliness, comradeship, and the spirit of helpfulness’ strives. Congratulations Basildon! More on Basildon’s celebrations here

Future High Streets Fund

Tuesday, January 1, 2019 Editor 0

With the festivities drawing to a close and many returning to work and we’ve all consumed our own body weight in chocolate, we’ll be returning to normal service. January is traditionally a slump in sales for retailers, so it is crucial perhaps that we should focus some attention on what […]