Car Park Payments by Card Ceased

Friday, June 8, 2018 Editor 2

Rochford District Council has decided without any public consultation to remove the facility to pay by card from 1st July 2018. However, our use of the councils car parks in Rayleigh has discovered that payment by card has already been removed. We’re not sure if this is simply a case […]

Going Out for a Sunday Drive?

Sunday, May 6, 2018 Editor 0

Then don’t bother! It seems like a Sunday drive is a thing of the past if you actually want to go anywhere – drivers in Rayleigh have been delayed across the District with road works this bank holiday weekend. Residents took to Facebook to report problems in Hullbridge & Rayleigh, […]

The War on Potholes

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 Editor 0

Potholes plague us road users and in some cases cause significant damage to our vehicles. Today Cllr Newport writes here about his own war on the potholes on our County Roads.

Car Parking Strategies for the Future

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 Editor 0

Telegraph wants new approach on roads Tom Welsh writes in the Sunday Telegraph on the subject of local authority road and parking policy, criticising “anti-car dogma” that uses parking restrictions and charges to attempt to drive cars out. He claims that “custom in local shops in Cardigan rose 50% after […]

Common in the UK , Rare In the USA

Monday, September 18, 2017 admin 5

Roundabouts! We have about 20,000 of them in the UK – but the USA has only about 3,000. A lot of American drivers are unfamiliar – and maybe uneasy – with them. As this article from Minnesota explains: ” When America began to aggressively expand its highway network after World […]

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New Lower Thames Crossing Announced

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 admin 0

From the BBC website: The £6bn project will link the M25, near North Ockendon, Essex, with the A2 near Shorne, Kent, passing through greenbelt land. The transport secretary said it would create more than 6,000 jobs and boost the economy by more than £8bn. Adam Holloway, Gravesham’s Conservative MP, said […]

The Future Of Fairglen

Saturday, February 4, 2017 admin 1

As the Echo reports here,  the County Council has plans to improve the important Fairglen junction , where the A127 meets the A130. However they haven’t announced exactly what plans they have – they will be making an announcement to coincide with some consultation sessions. The County Council website explains […]

Finally Fixed…

Sunday, September 25, 2016 admin 0

About 17 months ago we spotted a cracked cover in the pavement in Downhall Park Way (opposite Canterbury Close). It was quite a serious trip hazard – we reported it to County Highways and they acknowledged receipt on May 4th 2015. (and we chased it later). County Highways have finally […]

Big Budget Meeting Next Week.

Thursday, February 4, 2016 admin 1

The District Council has a big budget next Tuesday 9th February, at 7:30. We received the agenda today, so there’s a lot of reading to do, and we will write in more detail later. But two things immediately stand out in the proposals from the Conservative administration: District Council Tax […]

A Thought-Provoking Point Of View On Pedestrian Crossings

Saturday, January 16, 2016 admin 0

The video below explains why pedestrian crossings may not always make you safer. The question is, though, is US data valid for our country? And how would you help blind or partially sighted people without crossings? [youtube_sc url=”Ki8BLLnWyJY”]   Hat-tip: Mark Pack