Despite still no reopening of Rayleigh Police Station front counter (another Mark Francois iniative) and no CCTV (another RDC project going nowhere fast), Rochford District Council are asking, yet again, for your views on tacking crime and antisocial behaviour in our District. Here’s the Council blurb… There is still time […]
Conservatives Cllr Mike Steptoe and Cllr Cheryl Roe, put forward a motion at last nights Full Council to reinstate the front counter service at Rayleigh Police Station which was closed in 2016. From Cllrs M J Steptoe and Mrs C E Roe:-“That this council fully supports the campaign and calls […]
Police have put in a place a dispersal order for Rochford. In an area that the Council is trying to regenerate through it’s expensive and quite frankly obscene move of the the Council offices and chamber (£3.4m remember) – it isn’t exactly helping project a good image for inward investment. […]
Residents have been quite vocal in recent months that they feel crime in Rayleigh is on the increase. We’ve taken a look at the Police UK website to see if the recorded statistics back up these views. With the most recent incidents in our town though we would like to […]
For those that aren’t on Facebook, Essex Police have put out an appeal for witnesses of a stabbing which occurred during the early hours, in Rayleigh High St.
Our Councillor, James Newport, recently visited Southend CCTV control room as part of Rayleigh Town Councils research into the pros and cons of CCTV in helping to tackle some of the crime in Rayleigh. Read more about his visit here
Have you started to wonder who exactly will buy all these new builds? Why does Crime seem like it’s on the increase? What can our Council do about our High Street and economic outlook in the District? What is the problem with ‘permitted development’? Developers can buy up empty retail […]
Liberal Democrat analysis of new Home Office figures, published this week, has revealed that the Conservative Government cut funding to Essex Police by 6.1% in real terms between 2015-16 and 2019-20. According to Liberal Democrat analysis, total government funding to all 43 forces (in 2019-20 prices) fell from £8.48 billion […]
Six out of 10 retailers in some areas are breaking the law on underage knife sales with councils warning that a lack of funding for enforcement activity will make tackling the knife crime epidemic a huge challenge. The Local Government Association (LGA), which represents councils in England and Wales, says […]
Watch out, there are reports on social media that there attempted thefts in the Downhall Park Way area. Remember to lock your doors and cars – keep keys in a faraday pouch like this one from Amazon. Follow some valuable advice here from Essex Police for keeping your vehicle safer.
Reading the Facebook comments on this post from The Echo, people are asking when they can expect to see Council tax increases to stop. We’re inclined to agree. People do not have a bottomless pit of money to pay increase upon increase in council tax, fuel bills, food bills – […]
Chris Black writes: Here’s a few more thoughts on last night’s meeting: Essex has the lowest spend on policing per head of population of any county . This has led to a loss of 800 police. Mr Hirst implied that half of the loss (the first 400 officers) was being […]