Has Fusion Run Out of Puff?

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 Editor 0

For the uninitiated, Fusion runs the Councils leisure services contract with Clements Hall, Rayleigh Leisure Centre and The Mill Hall besides others, under its wing. Leisure services are under threat across the country with post lockdown, but what is happening with Fusion right now is anyone’s guess. It would appear […]

Popular Bar Gets Licence Extension Till 0230

Tuesday, July 21, 2020 Editor 0

At a recent licencing hearing, Rochford District Councillors determined to allow the application for a licence extension until 0230 (alcohol till 0200) for the Red Door in Rayleigh High Street. Concerns were raised by one ward Councillor but weren’t deemed enough of a concern for the committee to make changes […]

Super Councils

Thursday, July 16, 2020 Editor 1

Lib Dem Local Party Chairman shares his views on Super Councils and plans being made by our District Council To: Echo LettersYour recent article about Super-councils really highlighted, to coin a phrase, the ‘white elephant in the room’ for Rochford District Council.  With amazing timing, in the middle of a […]

Proposed demolition of existing buildings. Redevelopment of the site to provide 2 No commercial units and 26 No residential apartments with associated landscaping

Thursday, July 16, 2020 Editor 3

Despite the country being in a state of paralysis, an application has been received during the lockdown period to redevelop the former Dairy Crest site.This application comes following a previous application was refused in January 2020. The applicant has reduced the number of units on their latest application although we […]

Ex-Council Leader Makes Bullying Allegations

Thursday, July 9, 2020 Editor 0

A cloud of mystery had surrounded the reasons for the now ex Leader of the Council, Cllr Mike Steptoe, resigning from his post with just over a year in the role. Tonight though, during the Annual Council meeting, the cloud started to clear with Cllr Steptoe referring to bullying, interference […]

Happy 72nd Birthday NHS

Sunday, July 5, 2020 Editor 0

We think our readers will agree, that our NHS has been thrust to the forefront of our hearts and minds during this crisis. A national institution that has served us well for the last 72 years and today it’s the NHS’ birthday. On behalf of all of us, Happy Birthday […]

Plans to Increase Taxi Fares Stall

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 Editor 0

At a meeting of the Licencing and Appeals committee today, the proposal by the trade, to increase taxi fares (in some cases by up to 8%) stalled after the committee voted to refuse the proposal by a vote of 11 for refusal and 1 abstention. Members of the committee raised […]