International Women’s Day – 8th March

Friday, March 8, 2019 Editor 0

Friday 8th March marks the annual celebration of International Womenís Day. The theme for 2019 is “Balance for Better”. The theme encourages all to help build a gender balanced world. There is still a lot more to be achieved. From grassroots activism to worldwide action, we are entering an exciting […]

More Flats for Down Hall Road?

Thursday, March 7, 2019 Editor 0

Where: 110 Down Hall Road, Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 9LT Outline Planning Application (with all matters reserved) for the Demolition of Existing Dwelling and Garage and Erection of 6 No. Flats See the full application here If you want to comment on application we hope you have better ‘luck’ than this […]

Review Committee

Thursday, March 7, 2019 Editor 0

Next meeting is on 12th March at 1930 to discuss the Community Safety Partnership. More details on this meeting can be found here

Painful Parking Payment

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 Editor 0

We happened to be using Webster’s Way carpark today where no less than TWO of the payment machines were out of action. Other car park users felt similarly inconvenienced, more so when they discovered RDC collects over £1m revenue each year from car parks.

Is There A Future For Our High Street?

Saturday, March 2, 2019 Editor 0

Read what our Lib Dem Cllr, James Newport has to say on what the District Councils economic development team thought when they attended a Rayleigh Town Council meeting recently. Read James’ blog post here – ‘Let’s talk shop’

MISSION SUCCESS – Pavement Repairs

Thursday, February 28, 2019 Editor 3

We sent our trusty Lib Dem Cllr, Chris Stanley, a seemingly ‘Mission Impossible’ Your mission should you choose to accept it – contact Essex County Council and ask for a repair to the footpath and kerb outside the Doctors surgery on Rawreth Lane Well, onlineFOCUS has had a ‘mission report’ […]

Garden Villages – Are They A Good Idea?

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Editor 0

We’ve previously posted about ‘Sector D’ – this week in ‘The Rayleigh Times’, Rochford District Residents, political heavyweight, Cllr John Mason discusses his views on whether ‘Sector D’ is a good idea for our area.


Tuesday, February 26, 2019 Editor 0

Eating Disorders Awareness Week this year takes place between 25th February and 3rd March. Eating disorders can affect anyone, anywhere. This National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), want to change the conversation around food, body image, and eating disorders! This year’s theme ‘Come as You Are’ […]

What Did We Learn This Week….?

Sunday, February 24, 2019 Editor 0

Council Tax will rise again, with an average increase of 4.9% Empty Home Owners will now face increased Council Tax of up to 300% Portfolio Holder for Planning, Cllr Ian Ward is still unable to answer, as to why the Gypsy and Travellers site, Michelins Farm has not gone ahead […]

What Do Your Councillors Think They Are Worth?

Monday, February 18, 2019 Editor 0

This week the Council will meet and up for debate is the how much allowance each Councillor receives. A recommendation has been made by the independent remuneration panel with 2 options on the table. One is to stay as it is and the other would see a reduction in expenditure […]

Rawreth Lane / Hullbridge Road Roundabout Update

Sunday, February 17, 2019 Editor 6

Some residents have received a letter from David Wilson homes to inform them that works will start on the 18th February 2019 for approximately 2 weeks to remove some of the hedges. These are required in connection with the scheduled road improvements. We can only assume that this is in […]