Rochford District Council’s Application REFUSED

Friday, August 30, 2019 Editor 1

Last nights development committee was a busy one with a ballsy application from RDC‘s officers for two self-contained apartments. Councillors, however, voted to refuse permission as inadequate parking was provided. It is quite something when RDC’s own officers are putting forward applications that don’t meet the required standards!

Air Pollution – The Fight Continues

Thursday, August 29, 2019 Editor 0

We’ve previously written about air pollution in our district. Recently the British Lung Foundation released information on how there are illegal levels of PM2.5 at two of our doctor’s surgeries in Rayleigh. The Council has been painfully slow to act and only seem interested in fulfilling their statutory duties. We […]

An Update On Travellers In Priory Chase

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 Editor 0

Straight from the MD at RDC, Shaun Scrutton… The travellers have now departed the field next to Grove allotments.  They left the field in a reasonably tidy state; all rubbish was bagged.  Unfortunately, three of the caravans have moved to the field in Priory Chase next to Rayleigh Leisure Centre. […]

Cabinet Resignation At RDC

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 Editor 0

News in today Cllr George Ioannou resigns his portfolio for enterprise due to ‘personal reasons’ to be replaced by ‘newbie‘, Hawkwell resident, Cllr Simon Wootten. One could see it as a risky move putting Wootten into a expensive cabinet position so early on but time will tell if he manages […]

Lighting for Footpaths

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 Editor 1

James is trying to gauge public opinion on additional lighting for a section of the bridle way between Victoria Avenue and Priory chase. Please let us know your thoughts in the comments below or drop him an email

Is Crime On The Increase In The Rochford District?

Monday, August 26, 2019 Editor 0

Residents have been quite vocal in recent months that they feel crime in Rayleigh is on the increase. We’ve taken a look at the Police UK website to see if the recorded statistics back up these views. With the most recent incidents in our town though we would like to […]

Stabbing In Rayleigh High Street

Sunday, August 25, 2019 Editor 0

For those that aren’t on Facebook, Essex Police have put out an appeal for witnesses of a stabbing which occurred during the early hours, in Rayleigh High St.

Catching the Crooks With CCTV

Saturday, August 24, 2019 Editor 0

Our Councillor, James Newport, recently visited Southend CCTV control room as part of Rayleigh Town Councils research into the pros and cons of CCTV in helping to tackle some of the crime in Rayleigh. Read more about his visit here

Housing for Lubbards Farm?

Saturday, August 10, 2019 Editor 5

Some residents may have seen this ‘brochure’ ( which at this stage is purely speculative. The land has not been released from the greenbelt for building housing and is not in the new local plan as yet (it’s closely guarded). We will be looking at this further in due course.

Murder At The Museum

Friday, August 9, 2019 Mr Orange 1

Last night we spent a night at the museum trying to solve a ‘murder mystery’ In a first for the museum and for us, we spent a good couple of hours working our way through the history of Rayleigh in order to solve the crime of the century. Our team […]

Travellers Face Court Summons – Cherry Orchard Park

Thursday, August 8, 2019 Editor 0

Travellers have once again pitched up illegally at Cherry Orchard Park. The Council has issued the following statement today Court Summons served on Traveller encampment A court summons has been served on Travellers who have set up camp illegally on the car park area at Cherry Orchard Jubilee Country Park, […]