MISSION SUCCESS – Pavement Repairs

Thursday, February 28, 2019 Editor 3

We sent our trusty Lib Dem Cllr, Chris Stanley, a seemingly ‘Mission Impossible’ Your mission should you choose to accept it – contact Essex County Council and ask for a repair to the footpath and kerb outside the Doctors surgery on Rawreth Lane Well, onlineFOCUS has had a ‘mission report’ […]

Garden Villages – Are They A Good Idea?

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Editor 0

We’ve previously posted about ‘Sector D’ – this week in ‘The Rayleigh Times’, Rochford District Residents, political heavyweight, Cllr John Mason discusses his views on whether ‘Sector D’ is a good idea for our area.


Tuesday, February 26, 2019 Editor 0

Eating Disorders Awareness Week this year takes place between 25th February and 3rd March. Eating disorders can affect anyone, anywhere. This National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), want to change the conversation around food, body image, and eating disorders! This year’s theme ‘Come as You Are’ […]

What Did We Learn This Week….?

Sunday, February 24, 2019 Editor 0

Council Tax will rise again, with an average increase of 4.9% Empty Home Owners will now face increased Council Tax of up to 300% Portfolio Holder for Planning, Cllr Ian Ward is still unable to answer, as to why the Gypsy and Travellers site, Michelins Farm has not gone ahead […]

What Do Your Councillors Think They Are Worth?

Monday, February 18, 2019 Editor 0

This week the Council will meet and up for debate is the how much allowance each Councillor receives. A recommendation has been made by the independent remuneration panel with 2 options on the table. One is to stay as it is and the other would see a reduction in expenditure […]

Rawreth Lane / Hullbridge Road Roundabout Update

Sunday, February 17, 2019 Editor 6

Some residents have received a letter from David Wilson homes to inform them that works will start on the 18th February 2019 for approximately 2 weeks to remove some of the hedges. These are required in connection with the scheduled road improvements. We can only assume that this is in […]

The Formation of Rayleigh Residents Association

Sunday, February 17, 2019 Editor 0

Residents in Rayleigh recently became aware of plans for several travellers sites in the locality, one particular in Eastwood Road. This ‘awareness’ near one of the proposed sites, was prompted by an anonymous letter (later the poster revealed himself as Conservative Councillor Jack Lawmon) which was posted through homeowners’ doors. […]

L’amour pour parcs

Thursday, February 14, 2019 Editor 0

It’s Valentine’s Day – how can we spread the love here at onlineFOCUS? Well one area is receiving some ‘love’ from Rochford District Council. It has announced a budget of “£700,000 in new equipment which will benefit play spaces across the district” A welcome piece of news by all residents, […]

Further Setbacks For Essex Libraries

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 Editor 0

County Council News Proposals to enhance and improve Essex libraries were rejected today by Conservative-run Essex County Council. At today’s Full Council Budget meeting, Liberal Democrats proposed a full review of library premises, to consider commercial or residential additions, which would safeguard their future, rather than threaten the closure of […]

2.98% Council Tax Rise Proposed

Sunday, February 10, 2019 Editor 0

This week the Council will meet to ratify its Medium Term Financial Strategy. This includes setting the Council Tax for the forthcoming year. Residents can expect to see an increase in Council Tax of 2.98% if the vote goes with the Conservative majority. This is the same level of increase […]