Council Car Parks Continue To Be A Cash Cow

Monday, November 25, 2019 Editor 1

With the most recent ‘Financial Management and Performance Report’ being published we wonder if the extra revenue that the Council is collecting from its car parks will be reinvested into helping our town centres and High Streets. Councils have long been criticised for their ‘cash cow’ approach to car parking […]

RDC Hits Rayleigh Shoppers & Motorists

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 Editor 4

In a move that will surely anger struggling Rayleigh High St business owners and shoppers alike, our eagle-eyed focus team have spotted this new parking machine (in Websters Way carpark). These machines are designed to put an end to the sharing of pay and display tickets*. The RAC recently reported […]

Painful Parking Payment

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 Editor 0

We happened to be using Webster’s Way carpark today where no less than TWO of the payment machines were out of action. Other car park users felt similarly inconvenienced, more so when they discovered RDC collects over £1m revenue each year from car parks.

What to do if you spot Blue Badge Misuse

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 Editor 0

Earlier in the year we reported on blue badge misuse and the lack of prosecutions. We recently contacted SEPP about the misuse of blue badges to find out what Essex County Councils policy is. We’ve been sent the following information The South Essex Parking Partnership can issue a Penalty Charge […]


Sunday, January 6, 2019 Editor 0

Figures released recently show a 45 per cent rise in stolen disabled parking permits. Most councils are failing to prosecute motorists for misusing disabled parking permits – despite a significant rise in thefts of blue badges. You can find your Councils figures here: More than three in five local […]

Is Pavement Parking a Problem for You?

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 Editor 1

There is a national debate about ‘pavement parking’ which divides public opinion. We’d like to know what you think – is pavement parking a problem in the Rochford District? Does pavement parking occur in your road? The BBC recently published this article discussing the problems with pavement parking – Let […]