The elections are over, but despite thinly veiled noises from the Rayleigh Conservatives, plans to demolish the Mill Hall, still stand. Save The Mill Hall campaign group, along with opposition Councillors, are certainly not giving up on fighting to save the Mill Hall. Tonight on ITV news, Lib Dem Cllr […]
It seems the Mill Hall in Rayleigh is not yet past its sell by date after it was described as ‘dire’ by one Conservative Councillor. The NHS will be opening it as an important vaccine centre for the Covid. Despite its use as a vaccine centre the programme to demolish […]
Last night we spent a night at the museum trying to solve a ‘murder mystery’ In a first for the museum and for us, we spent a good couple of hours working our way through the history of Rayleigh in order to solve the crime of the century. Our team […]
Our latest press release. We are delighted to announce more success for our campaign. BLOW FOR COUNCIL’S VOLUNTEER LIBRARY PLANS AS COMMUNITY GROUPS PULL OUT In a setback for Essex County Council plans to hand over the running of libraries to volunteers, community groups in Coggeshall, Chigwell, Holland-on-Sea and Harlow […]
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James Newport writes here about last Monday’s Town Council decision on the Rayleigh Public Conveniences. The meeting went into private and confidential session – so it would be difficult for us to write at length.
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 […]
Imagine you were in a nearby DIY store and saw a local councillor not being allowed to buy a paintbrush or a hammer, because the District Council Constitution didn’t actually say that they could. You would think it was pretty odd. But something like this has recently happened. Not with […]
A depressing item on the District Council Website: Sweyne Park play area closure Due to vandalism, Sweyne Park play area will be closed until further notice. We will aim to open the area as soon as possible and we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
From the District Council website: “Local families are set to benefit from £45,000 of funding for Hockley Woods playground– and we want your views on how it should be spent! Rochford District Council is celebrating the news that we will be receiving the funds from Cory Environmental Trust to improve […]
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 […]
James Newport has writing two pieces on his blog about facilities currently provided by Rochford District council – the toilets on Crown Hill , and the John Fisher playground. Worth reading if you want to know what’s going on !