World Autism Awareness Week 1-7 April

Sunday, March 31, 2019 Editor 0

World Autism Awareness Week 2019 is taking place between the 1st and 7th April. With World Autism Awareness Day also falling in the same week on Tuesday 2nd April, there is a large focus on the condition. The aim is to make the week bigger and better than ever with […]

“Lobbying firms paying our MPs? It’s probably fine… “

Sunday, October 1, 2017 admin 0

It’s not often one of our local MPs is the subject of a column in the Guardian… but today David Mitchell has written about James Duddridge here.  And if you are thinking “Who’s that guy David Mitchell?” , it’s the guy with the punchline in this video:  

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 – […]

“Planning applications to cost taxpayers £1bn over next five years”

Saturday, September 2, 2017 admin 0

From the Inside Housing website this week- an alarming figure: “Council taxpayers will spend £1bn covering local authorities’ costs of processing planning applications in the next five years, the Local Government Association (LGA) has said. Local authorities are unable to recover the full cost of handling applications through planning fees, […]

Goodbye Tim… Hello Jo?

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 admin 3

Tim Farron has resigned as Lib Dem party leader, and Jo Swinson is the bookies’s favourite to take over .. Jo was an MP at 25, a government minister in her early thirties but lost her seat to the SNP two years ago. Last week she triumphantly won it back […]

Still Making Your Mind Up?

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 admin 3

Then have a look at our manifesto here, there’s plenty worth voting for. And locally our candidate for Rayleigh and Wickford, Ron Tindall, is totally opposed to the downgrading of Southend A&E.

A Biased Review Of Last Night’s Hustings

Sunday, June 4, 2017 admin 7

Chris Black writes: Last night’s hustings was a pretty boisterous affair. The chairman allowed some of the audience to make some brief comments during the debate , which sometimes got quite heated. But the event was fundamentally good-natured. The clear loser on the night was UKIP. Their candidate didn’t come […]

Hustings Tonight!

Saturday, June 3, 2017 admin 0

Ron Tindall, the Lib Dems parliamentary candidate for Rayleigh and Wickford, will be meeting voters again this weekend. On Saturday evening, he will be taking part in the Rayleigh General Election Hustings, at Holy Trinity Church, at the top of Rayleigh High Street. Doors open at 7.00pm and entry is […]

The Evidence Behind the Lib Dem Proposal To Legalise Cannabis

Monday, May 15, 2017 admin 2

Jonathan Calder has a good post here on the Lib Dem policy for a regulated market in cannabis. It’s worth repeating in full: The Liberal Democrat call for a regulated market in cannabis this week has attracted more media interest than out policies normally do. You can read the evidence […]