Councillors Given Legal Advice On SER8 Application

Saturday, February 27, 2021 Editor 0

The application for the 600+ homes in Ashingdon (SER8) will be coming back to the development committee sometime in the future after it was deferred at the last meeting. Councillors have now received some legal guidance on the matters (which is secret) and will have to consider that at the […]

Thank You NHS! Thank You, Mill Hall!

Friday, February 26, 2021 Editor 1

Liberal Democrat Party Chairman Steve Tellis reports… Just had the Astra Zeneca coved jab at our beautiful Mill Hall. NHS staff ran the show super efficiently and to the highest standard. Cannot speak highly enough of them! The jab itself is so painless you couldn’t help thinking have I really […]

Another Business Walking Away From The High Street

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 Editor 0

The Focus team has received unconfirmed reports, that Clarks Shoes will be leaving Rayleigh High Street. It’s another devastating blow for the High Street in Rayleigh and another big name to be packing up shop. Despite several warnings, Rochford District Council has not acted to attempt to stem the loss […]

Dorothy Perkins & Burtons Bids Farewell To The High Street

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 Editor 1

Today we say goodbye to Dorothy Perkins & Burtons from Rayleigh High Street as it has been sold to an online retailer as part of the collapse of the Arcadia Group. With the loss of 2450 jobs, the big names disappearing from our High Streets are coming thick and fast. […]

Is this the road to freedom?

Monday, February 22, 2021 Editor 0

As the Prime Minister sets out the plans for the road to freedom are you feeling confident that this will be the right path to take?

Save The Mill Hall from Demolition

Monday, February 15, 2021 Editor 0

Unless you’ve been living under a rock (or perhaps been in lockdown ? ) then you will have probably heard about the plans to demolish the Mill Hall as part of Rochford District Councils wider ‘asset strategy programme’. The Lib Dems were excluded from the working group on this project […]

Cancellation of Waste Collections

Thursday, February 11, 2021 Editor 0

There’s been inclimate weather so Rochford District Council says…. Cancellation of waste collections Due to severe weather, all waste collections have been suspended until further notice, we are assessing the roads on a daily basis and will keep you updated.  Next week: We will be aiming to collect next weeks refuse (purple […]

‘Dire’ Mill Hall to Open As Vaccine Centre

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 Editor 0

It seems the Mill Hall in Rayleigh is not yet past its sell by date after it was described as ‘dire’ by one Conservative Councillor. The NHS will be opening it as an important vaccine centre for the Covid. Despite its use as a vaccine centre the programme to demolish […]

It’s Good to Talk…

Monday, February 8, 2021 Editor 0

…but not at Rochford District Council. Despite nearly a year of raising the issue of the poor phone system at Rochford District Council it appears there could be a voice at the end of the phone line this week. RDC’s new phone system is due to go live this week […]