In what could have been seen by many as an opportunity to work together, last nights full council meeting was hijacked by the Conservatives inability to cooperate with anyone else but themselves! Along with the Green Party and other oppositions groups, we had put forward a motion [full details here] […]
Liberal Democrat analysis of new Home Office figures, published this week, has revealed that the Conservative Government cut funding to Essex Police by 6.1% in real terms between 2015-16 and 2019-20. According to Liberal Democrat analysis, total government funding to all 43 forces (in 2019-20 prices) fell from £8.48 billion […]
Here’s the official update we’ve received today from Countryside on the future plans
Rochford Residents are up in arms over plans to build another 600 homes in Rochford. Residents have decreed that they don’t want Bloor more homes built in Rochford and have launched a petition against the building on the greenbelt. The plans are for an area of land between Oxford Road […]
Cllr’s Chris Stanley and James Newport had an early start today to get this flower stall into place for Anglia in Bloom. Chris (head of construction) and James made this stand for the competition on behalf of Rayleigh Town Council. Let’s hope we win gold!
In a move that will surely anger struggling Rayleigh High St business owners and shoppers alike, our eagle-eyed focus team have spotted this new parking machine (in Websters Way carpark). These machines are designed to put an end to the sharing of pay and display tickets*. The RAC recently reported […]
The public outrage that followed the obscene amount of public money to replace the public toilets on Crown Hill, would appear nothing than a minor inconvenience to the Conservative Councillors at Rochford District Council and Rayleigh Town Council. Rochford District Council are spending MORE money on repairing the building now […]
James Newport asks what’s happening in the Rochford District?
The Conservatives failure to act on air pollution is coming back to bite us all and now it proposing what could be considered as a number of vain attempts to cut air pollution on the Basildon stretch of the A127. The proposal of a congestion charge and speed reduction will […]
We recently reported on the application for 35 flats in Rayleigh Town Centre. James, talks to local award winning estate agent, Nick Cheshire of Nest in Essex about the application and the pros and cons of the application.
Cllr Michael Hoy (Greens) has been asking some probing questions of the Council officers over where our rubbish ends up. He’s published the shocking revelations on his blog here. Cllr Michael Hoy has asked the council about what happens to all the careful recycling that residents carry out by separating […]
Cllr James Newport, reports back from Essex Highways on progress with proposed traffic calming measures here