Peter Eastern over OpenStreetMap data - Map image + Dartford River Crossing Study into Capacity Requirement - Appendices

Lower Thames Crossing Announcement Tomorrow

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 admin 1

We understand that an announcement on the location of the new “Lower Thames Crossing” will be made tomorrow (Friday), and that it will be a bored tunnel rather than a bridge…

38 Degrees And The NHS

Sunday, February 5, 2017 admin 1

.The campaigning organisation 38 Degrees have got a website tracking the NHS in each local area – you can find it here. They state for South and Mid Essex: 16% of patients in your area wait more than four hours to be seen in A&E. The official government target is […]

Essex Politics , 1951

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 admin 0

Mark Pack writes here about an imaginative  Labour election leaflet from Colchester in 1951 . Should we try something like that in Rayleigh next year?

Hello Woodham – And, Er , Purleigh.

Monday, September 19, 2016 admin 4

The District Council Website has a page here on the current review of parliamentary constituencies. There is a public consultation running until December 5th. You can find the detailed proposals for our local constituencies here. The main proposed changes for South East Essex are: The three Wickford wards move from “Rayleigh […]

Nice One, Nick

Saturday, September 17, 2016 admin 1

Lib Dem Colchester councillor Nick Barlow writes here about he wants to make Colchester Borough Council meetings better for the public. Colchester is currently run by a joint Lib Dem / Labour / Residents administration. Colchester is already doing better than Rochford – for example, as Nick explains on his […]

Basildon’s Autumn Of Discontent

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 admin 3

The Yellow Advertiser reports here on the results of consultations on future development in Basildon There have been 21636 responses, of which more than 80% were dissatisfied or very dissatisfied with the plans…. U

Will The Fire Service Questionnaire Excite You?

Sunday, February 7, 2016 admin 0

The Essex Fire And Rescue Service are carrying out another consultation – you can find it here. Don’t get too excited. All the options they’re proposing involve removing the second appliance at Rayleigh Weir. You are basically given a choice of : cuts fewer cuts even more cuts saying something […]

“A Choice Of Limbs”

Thursday, January 14, 2016 admin 1

Southend Labour Councillor Julian Ware Lane has written on his blog about the latest Essex Fire And Rescue Service meeting. He’s not happy with the process, nor the apparent glee of the Tory Councillors in charge: The consultation exercise is akin to offering a perfectly healthy patient a choice of […]

Rayleigh Looks Set To Lose A Fire Engine.

Thursday, January 7, 2016 admin 2

At Rawreth Parish Council tonight, councillors expressed concern about news they had seen in the Echo about restructuring of the fire service – including the possible loss of one of the fire engines at Rayleigh Weir fire station. You can see more on the Essex Fire and Rescue Service website […]

A New Map For Development Watchers

Sunday, January 3, 2016 admin 3

The South East Essex Action Group Alliance have produced a new map – you can see the full-size version? at It shows proposed developments in this part of the county. We are told that? tthe new orange tabs are the potential developments from the new Basildon district plan released […]