Report from Steve Tellis, Chair, Rayleigh & Wickford Liberal Democrats Hundreds of Hockley people turned out on Saturday (12th January 2019) to support their local Library. Young and old were taking part in the ‘Big Borrow’ event when local people exercised their right to use their Library and borrow books – clearing […]
This year’s Autumn budget has attracted all the wrong attention, coming under fire from economists as ‘a bit of a gamble’. Many think increasing our national debt while splashing the cash on tax cuts for the rich, is a bad idea. Speaking on the budget, Paul Johnson, the director […]
As we will all know from the recent Police Fire & Crime Commissioner, that the funds are limited. The Lib Dem’s report on the budget announcement follows Today’s budget statement by the Chancellor included no additional funding for the police in England and Wales. Crime is rising and police numbers […]
Have a look at this info from the Families Online website, estimating an average cut of £339 per year per Essex primary school pupil. And £477 per secondary school pupil. There’s a link here for estimates for each school from the NUT and ATL.
Southend Labour Councillor Julian Ware Lane has written on his blog about the latest Essex Fire And Rescue Service meeting. He’s not happy with the process, nor the apparent glee of the Tory Councillors in charge: The consultation exercise is akin to offering a perfectly healthy patient a choice of […]
From the Echo today Essex Police proposes to retain front counters, open to the public from 9am to 5pm, in: Grays Basildon Southend Harlow Chelmsford Maldon Saffron Walden Braintree Colchester Clacton Operational policing bases, without front counters, will be kept in: Loughton Brentwood Canvey Island Rayleigh Harwich These cuts are […]