RDC Ranks Amongst The Worst Of Climate-friendly councils in the East

Thursday, October 31, 2019 Editor 0

A report by Friends of Earth rated Rochford Council (52%) in the bottom 5 of 55 Councils for “Performance on climate change by local authority in the East of England (inc Northamptonshire)“ The Conservative led Council makes much of its recycling record and uses this particularly at election time. Whilst […]

Rochford Gets a ‘Dispersal Order’

Thursday, October 31, 2019 Editor 0

Police have put in a place a dispersal order for Rochford. In an area that the Council is trying to regenerate through it’s expensive and quite frankly obscene move of the the Council offices and chamber (£3.4m remember) – it isn’t exactly helping project a good image for inward investment. […]

The Hunt for The Beagle Continues

Thursday, October 31, 2019 Editor 0

If you read any of the Councils social media feeds, you’ll see much prominence is being given to the work of finding HMS Beagle. Back in 2004, the late Chris Black posted this article, suggesting that this could be great for tourism in our district.

Grass Cutting and Management of Open Spaces in New Developments

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 Editor 0

Do you live on a New Development? Is the grass cut and the open space maintained? Do you have to pay a maintenance charge?What’s your experience? Good or bad, let us know your experience, as this is coming to the review committee for discussion by your Councillors on 5th November […]

Slow Down

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 Editor 0

We’ve been experiencing a bit of a speed issue recently with our website but our tech guys have fixed the problem now so the site should be back to warp speed. Sorry for the sluggishness

Deputy Leader Of Council Issues Apology To Lib Dem Candidate

Monday, October 28, 2019 Editor 1

The now Deputy Leader of Rochford District Council, Mrs Cheryl Roe, has issued an apology to our Lib Dem candidate and well respected member of the community, Ian Oakley, over unfounded comments that she made. The comments were made “During her speech following re-election, Cllr Mrs Roe commented on personal […]

Council Meeting Could’ve Been Mistaken For A Bad Panto!

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 Editor 0

Some might have thought panto season had started early when they were subjected to last night’s full Council meeting with the portfolio holders all given the principal roles. In a badly, embarrassingly staged and cringy item, the portfolio holders relied on other junior members of their group to read out […]

“Those who fail to learn from the past are doomed to repeat it.”

Friday, October 18, 2019 Editor 0

Rochford District Council development committee was once again abandoned last night due to another epic ICT failure! Conservative chaos continues to reign over the councils ICT with the poor decision making which has moved beyond the embarrassment stage. As officers scrabbled to try to recover the ICT systems it was […]

It’s A Dirty Business… But We Want You To Help Us Keep It Clean

Thursday, October 17, 2019 Editor 2

A bit like politics, house building is a dirty business! Especially when the weather takes a turn for the worse. We’ve recently been inundated with complaints reporting debris and mud on the road and have taken this up swiftly with Rochford District Councils enforcement team who have been to the […]

No Confidence in Rochford District Council?

Saturday, October 12, 2019 Editor 1

As one action group follows another and places Rochford District Council under attack once more we hear that fledgeling action group ‘The Rochford Supporters’ have launched a petition on the Councils website – ooooeeerrr…. This could be a sticky one for the Council to get out of as residents seem […]