“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 […]

Saving The Punchbowl

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 admin 5

It can be difficult for pubs to stay viable. A lot have closed. So it’s not unusual that there’s a planning application in to convert the Punchbowl at Paglesham into an ordinary residential house. Paglesham Parish council have objected strongly to: “the proposed loss of an very important local social […]

Southend A& E Saved!

Monday, August 21, 2017 admin 0

The biggest story while we were away is the U-turn that means that Southend A&E will NOT be downgraded. As the Save Southend A&E website put it: In less than 4 months since our Save Southend A&E campaign launched, we have rapidly secured huge public support and awareness of the […]

We’re Back…

Sunday, August 20, 2017 admin 3

Well, we are back online again! We had to take the site offline owing to some of our readers (we are not sure how many) seeing a “browser hijack”page  that claims they have a virus and need to call a number to get the virus removed. Throughout all this our […]

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. […]

Countryside Submit Plans For Phase 1

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 admin 8

From Countryside’s website: Plans submitted for Phase 1 of development at West of Rayleigh. Countryside has submitted detailed plans and designs for the first 192 new homes on land north of London Road and south of Rawreth Lane in Rayleigh, Essex to Rochford District Council. In 2016, Rochford District Council […]

Essex Fire Service To Visit All High Rise Flats

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 admin 0

From the Essex Fire and Rescue Service website today: Safety visits to reassure high-rise residents Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has committed to visiting all high-rise residential buildings in Essex following the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower, London, last week. Teams of firefighters, community officers and volunteers will be […]

Extraordinary Council On Thursday About Southend A&E

Sunday, June 18, 2017 admin 5

The special District Council meeting to discuss the proposed downgrading of Southend A&E is this Thursday at 7:30 pm at the Civic Suite in Rayleigh (opposite the church). If you have any questions you would like us to ask, or any views you would like us to put forward – […]

Goodbye Tim… Hello Jo?

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 admin 3

Tim Farron has resigned as Lib Dem party leader, and Jo Swinson is the bookies’s favourite to take over .. Jo was an MP at 25, a government minister in her early thirties but lost her seat to the SNP two years ago. Last week she triumphantly won it back […]

UPDATED: Council Update On Travellers

Monday, June 12, 2017 admin 2

From the District Council website: Monday, June 12, 2017 Rochford District Council has been made aware that Travellers have moved onto council-owned land to the rear of Grange Community Centre, in Little Wheatley Chase, Rayleigh, as of Sunday. We have also received reports that there has been some damage to […]