The Drip Drip of Disposal of Community Facilities

Tuesday, April 26, 2022 Editor 0

Today an article in the Guardian highlights the plight of the swimming pool facilities and remaining viable with soaring energy costs. We already know that Clements Hall in Hawkwell, which is operated by Fusion, suffered heavy financial losses due to the pandemic and the taxpayer had to foot the bill […]

Finding Out About Fusion

Thursday, August 27, 2020 Editor 0

Councillors have been invited to visit our Leisure facilities that are being run by Fusion in the near future. Watch this space when we will be exercising our fingers with a report back on up to date progress.

Executive Meets To Discuss Future Of Fusion Leisure Services

Monday, August 10, 2020 Editor 3

Tomorrow evening, the future of the District’s leisure services will be decided by just eight members of the Councils Executive Committee. The stakes are high for residents with the contract looking under increasing pressure of financial collapse and we don’t think this is all down to COVID-19 closures, but the […]

£430000 Bailout To Save Our Leisure Facilities

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 Editor 0

The Council has revealed that Fusion Lifestyle has estimated that it could cost up to £430,000 to save the leisure facilities from potential closure that it operates across the Rochford District. In a public report, the decision will be taken by the Executive Committee on the 11th August 2020. These […]

Has Fusion Run Out of Puff?

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 Editor 0

For the uninitiated, Fusion runs the Councils leisure services contract with Clements Hall, Rayleigh Leisure Centre and The Mill Hall besides others, under its wing. Leisure services are under threat across the country with post lockdown, but what is happening with Fusion right now is anyone’s guess. It would appear […]

Review Committee This Week

Saturday, October 6, 2018 Editor 0

If you are interested in the following, then this meeting will discuss the following on Tuesday at 7.30pm ICT Major Incident Report Where did IT all go wrong? Draft Housing & Homeless Strategy 2018- 2022 How will the Council tackle the housing crisis in our District? Leisure Contract Why are […]

Sweyne Park Update

Sunday, October 8, 2017 admin 0

Here’s an update on the park situation: The overgrown ditch between Downhall Park Way and Sweyne Park (see above) is going to be cleared at the same time as the hedge trimming of the bridleway – probably on Thursday 12th or Friday 13th this week. Rochford DC are getting some […]

The Trick Is In Getting The Developer To Do this…

Thursday, September 28, 2017 admin 6

If you want to operate a leisure or fitness business in our area, where do you locate? If it’s an open air activity, you can probably do it in the green belt. But if you need an actual building, you might not get planning permission in the green belt. In […]

Swim School Application Recommended For Refusal.

Sunday, April 30, 2017 admin 0

Even though it’s election time, normal council work still goes on. And there’s an interesting planning application on this week’s list: A planning application has just been submitted for a swim school in Rawreth Lane: Application Reference:17/00181/FUL Address Of Proposal:8 Imperial Park , Rawreth Lane, Rayleigh, SS6 9RS Proposal :Change […]

Trampolining, Industry, Education and Gospel

Saturday, April 22, 2017 admin 1

There’s a planning application at unit 8 on the Purdeys Way Industrial Estate. It’s for part of the unit to be for religious use – for the Praise Christian Centre International. The church will be open between 10am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 1pm on Sunday. Part […]

Support A Positive Idea !

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 admin 3

It’s nice to have a positive idea to support –  and you can add your support to James Newport’s Ice Rink idea here. “I want to get the Town Council to consider the idea of an Ice Rink in Rayleigh over the Christmas period, but need the support of our […]

The Perils Of the Cabinet System

Sunday, January 8, 2017 admin 0

We are not keen on the Cabinet system at Rochford – it’s expensive and not very democratic. Here’s an example from the Guardian website of how a Labour cabinet in Lewisham is pushing through a development that will force Millwall Football Club away from their home – even though the […]