As the financial shockwaves continue to be felt by us all, our Lib Dem Councillor, James Newport has pondered on what could be done by the Council to aid local businesses and in particular those in the restaurant trade. See his post here
Small business needs our support and today minority groups have written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer and The Secretary of State calling for the Small Business Grants Fund (SBGF) and Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund (RHLGF) to be extended to those in shared premises. Read our letter below
Not such a cheery Christmas post today, as we learn that the Grey Goose in Rochford will be closing in the New Year. Sad to see another business closing up in our district, although we don’t know the reasons why but it’s reported here that an average of 21 pubs […]
This month Rayleigh Through The Looking Glass looks back at past http://www.rayleighhistory.co.uk/page122.html in Rayleigh – including Bonzo’s DIY. Does anyone remember going there?
The District Council has obtained ?50,000 from something called the “Business Southend” growth hub – and given it out to local businesses. The Council website explains it here: The following businesses have been awarded grants: Eva (UK) Ltd, a family run business, are using the grant of ?10,000 to expand […]