The Passing of Peter Plumber

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 Editor 0

Many Rawreth residents recently turned out to show their respects on the passing of Peter Plumber, a well respect member of the Rawreth village community. Peter was the Chairman of the Rawreth Flood Action Group and had fought for many years for a flood alleviation scheme for the village. Sadly, […]

Footpath Closure Under Investigation

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 Editor 0

Update: we understand that the footpath has now been reopened. Councillor James Newport has reported what appears to be an unauthorised footpath closure to Essex Highways today. The footpath runs from Rawreth Industrial Estate through to Stirling Close/Victoria Avenue. Essex Highways say they will investigate

Ditch Clearance On Laburnum

Friday, December 11, 2020 Editor 0

Cllr Chris Stanley has once again been keeping a watchful eye on the debris in the ditch after Chris & James cleared it sometime ago. This time he’s managed to track down the responsible owner with the help of officers at RDC. Today he’s received an email from officers Dear […]

Rawreth Parish Council Meeting Descends Into Chaos

Friday, November 8, 2019 Editor 0

Wednesday nights, Rawreth Parish Council monthly meeting descended into chaos, with threats of resignations by both the Chairman and the clerk, in what appears to be a bad reaction to criticism by residents. Chaos continued within the meeting when a member of the council felt it appropriate to ask a […]

It’s A Dirty Business… But We Want You To Help Us Keep It Clean

Thursday, October 17, 2019 Editor 2

A bit like politics, house building is a dirty business! Especially when the weather takes a turn for the worse. We’ve recently been inundated with complaints reporting debris and mud on the road and have taken this up swiftly with Rochford District Councils enforcement team who have been to the […]

MISSION SUCCESS – Pavement Repairs

Thursday, February 28, 2019 Editor 3

We sent our trusty Lib Dem Cllr, Chris Stanley, a seemingly ‘Mission Impossible’ Your mission should you choose to accept it – contact Essex County Council and ask for a repair to the footpath and kerb outside the Doctors surgery on Rawreth Lane Well, onlineFOCUS has had a ‘mission report’ […]

Rawreth Lane / Hullbridge Road Roundabout Update

Sunday, February 17, 2019 Editor 6

Some residents have received a letter from David Wilson homes to inform them that works will start on the 18th February 2019 for approximately 2 weeks to remove some of the hedges. These are required in connection with the scheduled road improvements. We can only assume that this is in […]

Landfill Plans At Dollyman’s Farm

Sunday, November 18, 2018 Editor 0

The landfill operation at Dollyman’s Farm is one step closer to realisation and the company behind the operation will be holding a public display of their plans on the 27th November 2018 at the Rayleigh Town Museum. The land commonly known as ‘The Crater Field’, will be used to dump inert […]

Fly Tipping In Rawreth

Friday, November 9, 2018 Editor 0

Unfortunately, some areas in the District seem to get overlooked when it comes to fly-tipping cleanups. We’ve had a resident contact us due to their frustration in trying to get the Council to deal with the repeated fly-tipping that is occurring on the Old London Road. Not only has the […]

The Last Supper: Fairways Redevelopment Returns

Friday, August 10, 2018 Editor 0

onlineFOCUS readers will know that we’ve seen this application before. Home to the popular diner, Fairways cafe, and other small businesses, this site is located in the Downhall & Rawreth ward. Details of the new application are; Outline Application to Demolish Commercial and Retail Units and Construct 4no. Two Bedroom, 7no. Three Bedroom […]

What’s Happening On Priory Chase?

Thursday, July 19, 2018 Editor 0

[last-modified] The onlineFOCUS team have made further inquiries and have discovered that the Scouts have taken up the land, although we are not sure when construction of their scout hut will begin at the moment. As soon as we know we will post more information… scouts honour! Eagle-eyed onlineFOCUS readers may have […]

Rayleigh Leisure Centre Gets Roof Top Garden

Sunday, June 10, 2018 Editor 4

Update Councillor & Campaigner James Newport has reported back to the FOCUS team that the roof top garden has been closed (cleared). Reports from users of the Rayleigh Leisure Centre, also indicate that some efforts are being made on internal maintenance. James has contacted both Rayleigh & Clements Hall Leisure […]