The Big Litter Pick

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 Editor 4

We’ve been informed by a resident today that there is a lot of rubbish scattered around Sweyne Park. The resident has been leading the way and cleared 3 sackfuls of litter themselves, but needs support from the Council. One of our Councillors has been in contact with the Council to […]

Lib Dem Land

Monday, January 8, 2018 Editor 0

We’ll be brief tonight with our posting as the editor is somewhat exhausted after covering 7 miles walking today delivering the election special of our Focus leaflet. Like gamekeepers, we’ve been busy these past weeks canvassing our Lib Dem Land also as we’re determined to keep out the poachers! A […]

A Lie Free Zone

Saturday, January 6, 2018 Editor 3

We heard from some residents today that unfortunately, the Tory canvassers have had to fabricate a story about us Lib Dems joining forces with UKIP. We know most of them live in cloud cuckoo land, but really – is this the best they can think of? It’s sad that the […]

Look Out For Your Election Special Focus

Friday, January 5, 2018 Editor 0

That’s right Focus readers, our team will be busy delivering the ‘Election Special’ of Focus over the weekend. If you’re one of the nearly 5000 signed up for the e-version, then it will be dropping into your inbox over the next few days. As ever we are thankful to our […]

Time to Act on Empty Homes

Thursday, January 4, 2018 Editor 0

The Lib Dems have launched a national campaign ‘Time to Act on Empty Homes’ – Councils across the country have failed to act to bring empty homes back into use. Locally Rochford District Council has 422 homes that are ’empty’. In the past 5 years, the council has issued 0 […]

Development Committee 11/1/18

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 Editor 3

There is one undoubtedly big application coming to development committee on the 11th January – Timber Grove with a proposal of 83 dwellings The full agenda is available here  416/00899/FUL – Timber Grove, London Road, Rayleigh To consider an application for the demolition of an existing care home and all […]

Budgets & Surveys

Friday, December 29, 2017 Editor 0

Cutting services like reducing bin collections and passing the costs of running public toilets to parish councils is one way of reducing the expenditure by the District Council. Other ways of trying to balance the books is by increasing their income through raising council tax and charging more for car […]

A Secret Away Day

Thursday, December 28, 2017 Editor 0

Our Lib Dem Councillors received an email this month about a ‘secret’ budget away day – we say ‘secret’ as the day has been placed into P&C (private and confidential). As long-time readers of OnlineFOCUS will know, we consistently have campaigned for an open, honest and transparent Council and decisions like […]

Advent Day 24 – Let’s Spare A Thought for All Those Working Tomorrow

Sunday, December 24, 2017 Editor 0

These people ❤️ NHS staff! Please RT if you do too and help show them how appreciated they are this Christmas#MerryXmasNHS Featuring: Ant and Dec, Alan Carr, Emilia Clarke, Gary Lineker, Perrie Edwards, Bill Bailey and many more Full video here: https://t.co/QF42UHjiQp pic.twitter.com/Iw3urBYyL0 — NHS Million (@NHSMillion) December 23, 2017

Advent Day 22 – Punch Bowl in Paglesham Calls Last Orders

Friday, December 22, 2017 Editor 0

Back in September ‘Admin’ reported on the application to turn the pub into a residential property which the council refused. We’ve read today that despite efforts to keep the pub up and running they have now called time on their business. It is with a heavy heart and great sadness […]