Funeral Arrangements

Monday, October 30, 2017 Lib Dem Admin 0

Chris Black’s Funeral will be held at Holy Trinity Church on 3rd November at 11am. This will be followed by a burial at 12pm in Hall Road Cemetery with the wake being held at the nearby Cock Inn. Should you wish to send flowers the funeral director is Adam’s, High […]

Application for Power Station

Friday, October 27, 2017 Lib Dem Admin 1

Two associated applications have been submitted for development in Rawreth Development of a 49.99 MW Battery Storage Facility with associated infrastructure and landscaping Development of a 49.99 MW Gas Fired Electricity Generating Facility with Associated Infrastructure and Landscaping This is the first time we’ve had to consider this type of […]

Please Put This Idea to Bed

Thursday, October 26, 2017 Lib Dem Admin 0

A story hit the headlines today about Southend Hospitals idea for “plans for patients to recuperate in people’s homes as part of an Airbnb-style trial” to help free up beds. The BBC report on this is here This story has played out during the day and we’re glad to report […]

NHS Success Regime Update

Thursday, October 19, 2017 Lib Dem Admin 1

On Tuesday night at full council, the Mid & South Essex Success Regime attended to give an update on their future plans for Southend, Basildon & Broomfield hospitals. Cllr Newport reports here

Chris Black 1958 – 2017

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 Lib Dem Admin 11

It is with regret I must tell Focus readers that our ‘admin’ Chris Black, suddenly passed away last night. Our thoughts are with his wife and son at this difficult time. Chris touched many peoples lives in his 30+ years as a Councillor and remained a popular candidate for the […]

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.

“Lobbying firms paying our MPs? It’s probably fine… “

Sunday, October 1, 2017 admin 0

It’s not often one of our local MPs is the subject of a column in the Guardian… but today David Mitchell has written about James Duddridge here.  And if you are thinking “Who’s that guy David Mitchell?” , it’s the guy with the punchline in this video: