More Staffing Woes At RDC?

Saturday, January 5, 2019 Editor 0

On Thursday came another announcement from RDC that a second Assistant Director (Head of Democratic Services), in as many months, is due to leave in February. This announcement comes hot on the heels of the other recent staff departures (all of a senior position) and despite assurances from senior officers […]

More Toilet Trouble for Rochford District Council

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 Editor 0

Over a year after the decision to take over the toilets, Rayleigh Town Council still hasn’t taken over the running of the new Crown Hill toilets! Rochford District Council are still unable to deliver a public toilet facility that meets the correct specification. Like the project itself, the installation has […]

Emergency Numbers for Rochford District Council

Thursday, August 23, 2018 Editor 0

Here’s the numbers if you need to get through to Rochford District Council in an emergency Monday to Friday and Saturday mornings 0345 603 7624 Saturday afternoons sundays and bank holidays 01245 437520

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 […]

Paintbrushes, Petitions and Public Conveniences.

Saturday, September 9, 2017 admin 2

Imagine you were in a nearby DIY store and saw a local councillor not being allowed to buy a paintbrush or a hammer, because the District Council Constitution didn’t actually say that they could. You would think it was pretty odd. But something like this has recently happened. Not with […]

Oops.. Phones and Computers Down

Thursday, May 18, 2017 admin 0

The District Council’s phone and computer systems are not operational – due to a technical problem! We will write more about the Council’s ITC systems tomorrow…

Lesley Butcher Is New Council Chairman

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 admin 4

Congratulations to Lesley Butcher on being elected Chair of the District Council for the next 12 months. She was sworn in tonight, sporting a rather fetching flower of blue ribbon in her hair. There’s an interview with her on Rochford Life here.

A Contested Vote

Saturday, May 13, 2017 admin 1

If you were due for appraisal at work, who would you like to do it? That clever bloke with plenty of experience who will assess you firmly and honestly – or someone you have picked? Well, we have a similar situation at the District Council. The Conservatives are frantic for […]