An Interesting Evening At Council

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 Editor 0

Last night’s Annual Council meeting, set the tone for the year with some big changes to the leadership. Cllr Terry Cutmore stands down as leader and is replaced by Cllr Mike Steptoe as leader with Cllr Cheryl Roe becoming deputy leader Cllr Robin Dray becomes Chairman of Rochford District Council […]

Mental Health Awareness Week 2019

Sunday, May 12, 2019 Editor 0

Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 takes place between the 13th and 19th May. The event started in 2001 and has raised awareness of several topics including alcohol, friendship, loneliness, relationships, sleep and stress. The theme for 2019 is Body Image and how we think about and feel about our bodies. […]

Is Rochford District Open For Business?

Sunday, May 5, 2019 Editor 1

Back in September 2018 a planning application was submitted for the Michelins Farm site for a new industrial park. Consisting of class use B1, B2 & B8 Application Reference:18/01022/OUTPlanning Portal Reference Number:PP-07356052Address Of Proposal:Michelin Farm, Arterial Road, Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 7NGProposal:Hybrid planning application: full planning application for erection of buildings […]

Tories Rattled By The Lib Dems Locally

Sunday, May 5, 2019 Editor 0

It would appear, that the Tories have been rattled by the Lib Dems not only nationally where they lost a whooping 1330 seats, but they have claims of ‘bullying’ & ‘half truths’ Cheryl Edwina Roe, who won the Trinity ward, claims that she suffered bullying on Facebook: “It was over […]

Ron Oatham Retires After 17 Years As A District Councillor

Saturday, May 4, 2019 Editor 1

Ron Oatham has taken retirement from Rochford District Council, Downhall and Rawreth ward after a successful 17 years served. Ron & Chris Black together, were a formidable force on the Council, fighting to reduce and stop, over development in West Rayleigh.Ron was particularly ‘hot’ on planning enforcement issues. His charm, […]

Election Results 2019

Friday, May 3, 2019 Editor 3

We’re pleased to say that our candidate, James Newport, romped home with a 70% vote share in the Downhall & Rawreth ward – quite a win! Well done to all who stood in the District elections, it’s not as easy as it may look. There were some surprises and we […]

Rayleigh Recycling Centre

Thursday, April 25, 2019 Editor 3

Complaints are often made on social media about Rayleigh Recycling Centre in Castle Road which is operated by Essex County Council. We’d urge residents to contact your Essex County Councillors (June Lumley – Rayleigh South / Malcolm Maddocks – Rayleigh North) to stress your concerns about the sites location. Clearly […]

Gypsy/Travellers Site Goes Unopposed By Councillors

Thursday, April 25, 2019 Editor 0

Application Reference:18/01187/FULPlanning Portal Reference Number:PP-07501370Address Of Proposal:Pear Tree 750, New Park Road, Hockley, Essex, SS5 5JXProposal:Change Use Of Land For Siting Of Caravans For Residential Occupation As a Private Gypsy/Traveller Site Comprising One Static Mobile Home And Three Touring Caravans With Hard Standing And Cess Pool (retrospective). Another gypsy/travellers site […]