Sir David Amess

Friday, October 15, 2021 Editor 1

Everyone in public life and all residents of South East Essex will be in a state of shock today on hearing the tragic news that Southend West MP Sir David Amess has been brutally stabbed to death while serving his constituents. We understand the incident happened at 12:10 PM today […]

A Boast About The Roundabout

Friday, September 10, 2021 Editor 5

Local Camera Club member and part-time MP, Mark Francois has posted this today. Residents have endured months of disruptions to their journeys, but not just from this development but the thousands of houses being built all over the District by Tory donors developers. NEW ROUNDABOUT ON RAWRETH LANE IS ALMOST […]

Expensive Government Computers

Sunday, April 26, 2020 Editor 0

Many taxpayers are up in arms over the £10,000 extra budget that has been dished out to MP’s to set up their home office. Some MP’s have gone to extraordinary lengths to explain away the situation and local MP, Mark Francois has done so in this Facebook post. It’s caused […]


Wednesday, September 4, 2019 Editor 0

Responding to the Government Spending Round announced today, Cllr Howard Sykes MBE, Leader, LGA Liberal Democrat Group, said: “We see yet more smoke and mirrors with today’s government spending review announcement. Only half of the £3.7bn is new cash and £1.85bn will be coming from pockets of hard pressed council […]

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: [embedyt][/embedyt]  

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.