Technology & Homelessness

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 Editor 0

Today we look to the other side of the pond where they have developed and used a giant 3D printer to build a single storey home for less than $4000. It really is amazing that this tech has moved on so quickly in just a few years and that uses […]

Mid Essex STP Consultation

Saturday, March 24, 2018 Editor 1

NHS services are being ‘reshaped’ by Mid Essex STP and they’ve been running a public consultation on the plans. In a nutshell, they want to do away with the more general model of hospital and create specialist centres. One aspect of this would mean transporting seriously ill patients between hospitals. […]

16 New Houses at Fairways Garden Centre

Thursday, March 22, 2018 Editor 0

FAIRWAYS GARDEN CENTRE, HULLBRIDGE ROAD, RAYLEIGH, SS6 9QS OUTLINE APPLICATION TO DEMOLISH COMMERCIAL AND RETAIL UNITS AND CONSTRUCT 4NO. TWO- BEDROOM, 8NO. THREE-BEDROOM DWELLINGS AND 4NO. FOUR-BEDROOM DWELLINGS (16 DWELLINGS IN TOTAL) WITH ACCESS ONTO HULLBRIDGE ROAD An application for 16 new dwellings was refused at tonight’s development committee. Reasons […]

The War on Potholes

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 Editor 0

Potholes plague us road users and in some cases cause significant damage to our vehicles. Today Cllr Newport writes here about his own war on the potholes on our County Roads.

Sweyne Park Play Area

Saturday, March 17, 2018 Editor 0

More disappointment for children and parents. We’ve been informed by Rochford District Council that the installation of the new play equipment is now not scheduled until AFTER Easter! Our local parks and playgrounds have been plagued by closures in recent years, most likely due to the low amount that was […]

A Garden Village for the East of the District?

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 Editor 0

Local Conservative MP for Rayleigh & Wickford, Mark Francois, has published his response to the ‘issues & options’ consultation. He writes Critically, I believe that we should not countenance any major development in the district without the necessary infrastructure improvements being guaranteed to go with them He then goes on […]

Lib Dems demand £6billion for NHS

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 Editor 2

The Liberal Democrats are calling for an extra £6 billion a year to protect the NHS, paid for by an extra penny on Income Tax. The money raised will be guaranteed for the NHS and social care services, which is currently in crisis with delayed operations, full hospital beds and […]

The Future of the Silver Screen in Our District

Thursday, March 8, 2018 Editor 0

Believe it or not once upon a time, Rayleigh had its own cinema, located in Bellingham Lane. Seating 696 people, it was opened on 29th April 1937 and closed on 29th September 1973. The building was promptly demolished. Despite petitions from local residents, a new cinema was never built. Offices were […]

Issues & Options Consultation to Close Tomorrow 5pm

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 Editor 0

If you’ve been following the ‘chat’ on social media about this consultation, you’ll have noticed that there doesn’t appear to have been many ‘come on let’s build more houses’. From what we’ve read here at onlineFOCUS this is driven by the fact that there appears to be a dramatic underfunding […]