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 […]

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

Rochford District Council Sinks to New Depths with Recent ICT Failure

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 Editor 0

Our Victoria ward Councillor, James Newport has commented on the Council most recent IT outages over on his website. Frustrated residents¬†have been in touch with the onlineFOCUS team and having been asking ‘what is going on at RDC?’ However, most are used to this common occurrence now even after the […]

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…