Keeping Well…

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 admin 0

Do you need advice on stuff like Mobility Aids, Technically Enabled Care, Chair Sensors, Big Button Phones and other equipment to assist daily living? For yourself, or someone you care for? Well . there’s an event in Rayleigh High Street on 25 October to share information about  the services that […]

Sweyne Park Update

Sunday, October 8, 2017 admin 0

Here’s an update on the park situation: The overgrown ditch between Downhall Park Way and Sweyne Park (see above) is going to be cleared at the same time as the hedge trimming of the bridleway – probably on Thursday 12th or Friday 13th this week. Rochford DC are getting some […]

Crown Hill Toilets

Friday, October 6, 2017 admin 1

James Newport writes here about last Monday’s Town Council decision on the Rayleigh Public Conveniences. The meeting went into private and confidential session – so it would be difficult for us to write at length.

The Trick Is In Getting The Developer To Do this…

Thursday, September 28, 2017 admin 6

If you want to operate a leisure or fitness business in our area, where do you locate? If it’s an open air activity, you can probably do it in the green belt. But if you need an actual building, you might not get planning permission in the green belt. In […]

A Couple Of Sweyne Park Issues

Sunday, September 24, 2017 admin 2

We have asked for some action on a couple of issues around Sweyne Park. First of all, some routine clearance is needed on the ditch alongside Downhall Park Way. (It’s hard to see it in the photo above!). Secondly , that a barrier or fencing be installed again at the […]

News From The Museum

Monday, September 11, 2017 admin 0

The Rayleigh Museum have advised as follows: Slide Show at Holy Trinity Saturday 14th October (2 performances – 1 afternoon & 1 evening). Mike & Sharon Davies will be presenting a slide show at Holy Trinity Parish Hall on Saturday 14th October at 2pm (doors open 1pm) & 7pm (doors […]

Foci Going Out ….

Sunday, September 10, 2017 admin 0

We have two Focus leaflets currently going out in Downhall & Rawreth, and Sweyne Park and Grange. If anyone wants to give us some help, please let us know!

Paintbrushes, Petitions and Public Conveniences.

Saturday, September 9, 2017 admin 2

Imagine you were in a nearby DIY store and saw a local councillor not being allowed to buy a paintbrush or a hammer, because the District Council Constitution didn’t actually say that they could. You would think it was pretty odd. But something like this has recently happened. Not with […]

Application In The Rayleigh Conservative Conservation Area!

Friday, September 8, 2017 admin 2

There’s a planning application to remove an unwanted door at Rayleigh Conservative Club, which is inside the Rayleigh Conservation Area. You can find it here, starting on page 14. The Rayleigh Conservative Club is inside the Rayleigh Conservation Area , which means there are various heritage and architectural issues to […]

Sweyne Park Play Area

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 admin 3

A depressing item on the District Council Website: Sweyne Park play area closure Due to vandalism, Sweyne Park play area will be closed until further notice. We will aim to open the area as soon as possible and we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.  

“North Of London Road” – Where Are We Now?

Saturday, August 26, 2017 admin 7

As long-time readers will know, we OPPOSED building on green fields in the West Rayleigh / Rawreth area. But after some bitter battles in the council chamber, we lost the vote, and development is slowly but surely going ahead. Countryside Developments already have ‘outline’ permission on their large site between […]

More Info On The Countryside Application

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 admin 4

The application from Countryside for “North of London Road” can now be found on the council website. The reference number is 17/00578/REM and you should be able to see it by following this link.  We have asked the council to put a link on the front of the council website. […]