One in every five pounds donated to the Conservative Party between 2010 and 2020 came from companies and individuals with a substantial interest in the housing market

Monday, July 19, 2021 Editor 0

One in every five pounds donated to the Conservative Party between 2010 and 2020 came from companies and individuals with a substantial interest in the housing market, new research from Transparency International UK reveals. House of Cards warns that this unhealthily high reliance on those with certain interests creates a risk […]

Fact Vs Fiction

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 Editor 0

Politicians aren’t always renown for their…ahem ‘truths’. Our candidate, Ian Oakley became a victim of this in the recent May elections when it was alleged that he had taken a part in bullying towards a Conservative candidate. This, of course, is not something that is tolerated in the Liberal Democrat […]

1,800 Homes Decision In Secret?

Thursday, August 23, 2007 admin 3

The Echo journalist Geoff Percival has an important article here. It’s alarming – but some people were predicting this: 3,800 new homes: Secret vote worry TORY councillors could privately make decisions about where 3,800 new homes will go in Rochford district over the next 15 years. Controversy surrounds the 1,800-plus […]

Deputy Leader Of Council Issues Apology To Lib Dem Candidate

Monday, October 28, 2019 Editor 1

The now Deputy Leader of Rochford District Council, Mrs Cheryl Roe, has issued an apology to our Lib Dem candidate and well respected member of the community, Ian Oakley, over unfounded comments that she made. The comments were made “During her speech following re-election, Cllr Mrs Roe commented on personal […]

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The Wheels Continue To Fall Off The Tory Party

Thursday, September 5, 2019 Editor 0

We’ve all seen how the rats are jumping off the sinking ship that is the Tory party, this time though it’s local Councillor, Jack Lawmon that has decided to leave behind the Rochford Tories and has declared his independence. It’s a welcome announcement that Jack has made this decision after […]

Cabinet Resignation At RDC

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 Editor 0

News in today Cllr George Ioannou resigns his portfolio for enterprise due to ‘personal reasons’ to be replaced by ‘newbie‘, Hawkwell resident, Cllr Simon Wootten. One could see it as a risky move putting Wootten into a expensive cabinet position so early on but time will tell if he manages […]

Austerity Is Over He Said…

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 Editor 1

Not where your local library is concerned so it seems. Chancellor Phillip Hammond declared in his budget that “era of austerity is finally coming to an end” but Councils continue to be squeezed. The promises of Austerity coming to an end don’t appear to be realised here in our District and […]

A gamble with our future

Friday, November 2, 2018 Editor 0

  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 […]

Is Rochford District Council Really A Home for Democracy?

Monday, July 16, 2018 Editor 0

The Lib Dem group knows how important it is to house local people who have, unfortunately, become homeless for a variety of reasons. This post is not about the topic that is under discussion but about the democratic process of how a decision is reached. Today RDC has published on […]

Councillor joins the dark side

Thursday, June 7, 2018 Editor 2

Wearing more colours than Joseph’s technicolour dreamcoat, the non entity, ex UKIP Cllr Daniel Efdes (Foulness and Wakering) has defected from the newly formed independent group ‘Friends of Rochford’ – he has been given a new home in the bosom of the dark side with the Conservatives. These are obviously […]