Councillor Ian Ward, Portfolio Holder for Planning found himself under scrutiny from Managing Director, Shaun Scrutton in a standards complaint filed in December 2019. The Council often takes a long time to resolve standards complaints and this one seems to have taken quite some time to resolve. A formal investigation […]
Today, family, friends, colleagues & residents lined the streets in their numbers to say their final farewells to popular local Councillor, Mrs Diane Hoy. Diane was an extremely popular local Councillor and was well known for her straight-talking, no-nonsense, honest approach to Council life and for the dedication she showed […]
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 […]
From the 1st June 2019, we are launching our drop in Councillor surgery. This will be held at Rayleigh Leisure Centre (in the cafe area) from 10am until 11am. We intend to hold future sessions on the 1st Saturday of every month. As this is a new initiative we will […]
This week the Council will meet and up for debate is the how much allowance each Councillor receives. A recommendation has been made by the independent remuneration panel with 2 options on the table. One is to stay as it is and the other would see a reduction in expenditure […]
Elsewhere in the country, this clever, young Conservative Councillor allegedly has decided he will represent his residents in Sunderland from 70 miles away at his University in York! This might be stretching ‘local’ politics a little bit too much! What do you think?
No one likes paying Council tax, but we’ve recently heard from Cllr Hookway (Friends of Rochford), that he’s been contacted by a resident who has been allegedly threatened with court action because the council will no longer accept payment of council tax by cash. This may seem trivial to some. but […]
We know onlineFOCUS readers will be pleased to hear that Cllr Chris Stanley has been working hard with Rochford District Council and Rayleigh Town Council to have memorials in place for the late Cllr Chris Black. We believe the Rochford District Council will be planting a tree at Sweyne Park, possibly […]