A Meeting With The Lead Flood Authority in Rawreth

Thursday, June 10, 2021 Editor 0

After months of hard work by Cllr Chris Stanley, ward Councillors Chris Stanley, Craig Cannell and James Newport met with officers from Essex County Council and Rochford District Council to look at what measures could be implemented to reduce the problems with surface water flooding in Rawreth. Discussions between the […]

Cleaning Up The Ditch

Sunday, March 8, 2020 Editor 0

After we had reports of the ditch that runs in front of Laburnum Way being full of debris, Cllrs Chris Stanley and James Newport offered their assistance to RDC to clean it out to prevent flooding. The ditch belongs to a management company that appears to be neglectful of their […]

Flooding The Airwaves

Thursday, November 22, 2018 Editor 0

Live from Rayleigh, Essex tomorrow morning, our Cllr Chrrrrrrrisssss Stanley will be on BBC Radio Essex talking about the good work of Rawreth Flood Action Group. More to follow….

Cllr Stanley Dives in Deep on Flooding Issues

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 Editor 2

Residents are all too familiar with the risk of flooding in the Rochford District. Luckily for them, our very own Cllr Chris Stanley has taken up the issue of flooding with government ministers on their behalf. Cllr Stanley has had a meeting with a government minister today to discuss the […]

A Last Ditch Attempt

Saturday, February 10, 2018 Editor 0

Update – Cllr Stanley has had a phone call from Rochford District Council’s Portfolio Holder for the Environment after he has read this post. We’re told this problem will now be looked into. (Good to know that our blog posts are helpful to the Council!)   The frustration of seeing […]

Sweyne Park Flood Alleviation Scheme

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 Editor 0

Rayleigh has suffered from severe flooding in the past so we welcome schemes such as these to protect our residents and their properties. James Newport reports here on the completion of the flood alleviation scheme that has been carried out by Essex County Council.  

Drainage and Dogma

Thursday, September 7, 2017 admin 3

Chris Black writes: District Councillors had a training session today on sustainable drainage systems- the systems  you need to cope with the run-off of water from new developments. I’m grateful for the County Council officer, Mr Simpson, from driving from the other end of Essex to talk to us – […]

“Fragmented, inefficient and ineffective “

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 admin 5

From the BBC website yesterday: Simple actions to help protect homes in England from flooding are still being ignored by government, MPs say. The Commons environment committee said ministers were not addressing what it called the fragmented, inefficient and ineffective flood management. Areas of concern include flood impact home insurance, […]

FLOOD WARNING For Hullbridge Riverside Properties

Thursday, January 12, 2017 admin 3

The Government Flood Information Service warns here about a high risk of flooding for Hullbridge riverside properties tomorrow: There is a high risk of flooding due to a combination of extreme weather and high tides. The forecast high water is due at Clacton on Friday 13th January 2017 at 1:00pm. […]