Tories Taking Up The Seats

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 Editor 0

Tonight’s meeting of Rochford District Council was another splendid or shameful display of the Tories believing that they are the only representatives of residents throughout the District. Not only did they take all the Chairman and Vice-Chair positions on the Council committees but they have also taken the full 38 […]

Ex-Council Leader Makes Bullying Allegations

Thursday, July 9, 2020 Editor 0

A cloud of mystery had surrounded the reasons for the now ex Leader of the Council, Cllr Mike Steptoe, resigning from his post with just over a year in the role. Tonight though, during the Annual Council meeting, the cloud started to clear with Cllr Steptoe referring to bullying, interference […]

Council Meeting Could’ve Been Mistaken For A Bad Panto!

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 Editor 0

Some might have thought panto season had started early when they were subjected to last night’s full Council meeting with the portfolio holders all given the principal roles. In a badly, embarrassingly staged and cringy item, the portfolio holders relied on other junior members of their group to read out […]

An Interesting Evening At Council

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 Editor 0

Last night’s Annual Council meeting, set the tone for the year with some big changes to the leadership. Cllr Terry Cutmore stands down as leader and is replaced by Cllr Mike Steptoe as leader with Cllr Cheryl Roe becoming deputy leader Cllr Robin Dray becomes Chairman of Rochford District Council […]

Tories Rattled By The Lib Dems Locally

Sunday, May 5, 2019 Editor 0

It would appear, that the Tories have been rattled by the Lib Dems not only nationally where they lost a whooping 1330 seats, but they have claims of ‘bullying’ & ‘half truths’ Cheryl Edwina Roe, who won the Trinity ward, claims that she suffered bullying on Facebook: “It was over […]

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 […]

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 […]