Rochford District Council Asks…

Saturday, July 27, 2019 Editor 1

How should we engage with YOU on planning matters? Rochford District Council has launched a consultation on how we should seek your views as part of the planning process. Planning affects our everyday lives – it’s not just about future housing development, roads and railways. It’s also about everything from local […]

Local Politician Lifts The Lid On Our Future Communities

Saturday, July 20, 2019 Editor 4

Have you started to wonder who exactly will buy all these new builds? Why does Crime seem like it’s on the increase? What can our Council do about our High Street and economic outlook in the District? What is the problem with ‘permitted development’? Developers can buy up empty retail […]

Protests In the East

Friday, July 19, 2019 Editor 0

From time to time, we do have to smile to ourselves (otherwise I think we would cry and cause a major flood). Residents are now up in arms over the land allocation for 600 homes in the east of the district next to Holt Farm primary school. Rightly so though, […]

Climate, Council, Constitution and Conservatives

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 Editor 0

In what could have been seen by many as an opportunity to work together, last nights full council meeting was hijacked by the Conservatives inability to cooperate with anyone else but themselves! Along with the Green Party and other oppositions groups, we had put forward a motion [full details here] […]

Lib Dems Reveal The Extent of Conservative Police Cuts

Monday, July 15, 2019 Editor 0

Liberal Democrat analysis of new Home Office figures, published this week, has revealed that the Conservative Government cut funding to Essex Police by 6.1% in real terms between 2015-16 and 2019-20.  According to Liberal Democrat analysis, total government funding to all 43 forces (in 2019-20 prices) fell from £8.48 billion […]

We Don’t Want Homes Built in Rochford

Friday, July 12, 2019 Editor 1

Rochford Residents are up in arms over plans to build another 600 homes in Rochford. Residents have decreed that they don’t want Bloor more homes built in Rochford and have launched a petition against the building on the greenbelt. The plans are for an area of land between Oxford Road […]

Bloomin’ Marvellous

Thursday, July 11, 2019 Editor 0

Cllr’s Chris Stanley and James Newport had an early start today to get this flower stall into place for Anglia in Bloom. Chris (head of construction) and James made this stand for the competition on behalf of Rayleigh Town Council. Let’s hope we win gold! 

RDC Hits Rayleigh Shoppers & Motorists

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 Editor 4

In a move that will surely anger struggling Rayleigh High St business owners and shoppers alike, our eagle-eyed focus team have spotted this new parking machine (in Websters Way carpark). These machines are designed to put an end to the sharing of pay and display tickets*. The RAC recently reported […]

In For A Penny, In for Fifty Grand

Sunday, July 7, 2019 Editor 1

The public outrage that followed the obscene amount of public money to replace the public toilets on Crown Hill, would appear nothing than a minor inconvenience to the Conservative Councillors at Rochford District Council and Rayleigh Town Council. Rochford District Council are spending MORE money on repairing the building now […]