Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree….

Saturday, December 1, 2018 Editor 0

If you can we recommend visiting the Holy Trinty Church, they currently have the ‘Christmas Tree Festival’ running. See their website for more details  You can ‘vote’ on your favourite for a small donation – our personal favourite was split between the poppy tree and Vets4pets entry, although other trees such […]

Rayleigh Lights ‘em Up!

Thursday, November 29, 2018 Editor 0

It’s that time of year again when Rayleigh Lights ’em up! That’s the Christmas lights of course that draws a crowd into Rayleigh for a traditional switch on event. The popularity of the occasion doesn’t seem to dwindle despite some ‘comments’ on social media. What Rayleigh residents might not be […]

Our Thoughts Are With The Davies Family

Monday, November 5, 2018 Editor 0

From everyone at onlineFOCUS, our thoughts go out to the Davies family at this difficult time. The funeral of Sharon Davies took place today. Sharon will be remember by many for her huge contribution to the success of the Rayleigh Town Museum. More details on the Rayleigh Town Museum website

Remembering The Fallen Heroes In Rayleigh

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 Editor 0

If you haven’t had a chance to go and take a look at the spectacular display of handmade Poppies that currently adorn Holy Trinity Church, then do try and visit. The time and effort that that has been put into this by many local residents is a truly heartwarming display […]

Some Changes to the High St?

Sunday, August 26, 2018 Editor 19

onlineFOCUS readers might be interested to know about these couple of applications that have recently been submitted to Rochford District Council The first application is the site of ‘Lindy Lou’s vintage clothing shop 18/00686/FUL Parish: Rayleigh Town Council Ward: Wheatley Responsibility: Committee/Weekly List; Officer: Mr Arwel Evans Proposal: Demolition of […]

The Decline of the Public Toilets

Sunday, August 19, 2018 Editor 0

It’s not just here in the Rochford District where the District Council has been ‘offloading’ the financial burden of public toilets, but across the country public toilets are on the decline. This recent article from the BBC discusses the challenges that are faced with keeping them open. Here in Rayleigh, […]

More Flats for The Town Centre

Thursday, August 9, 2018 Editor 0

An application has been submitted to demolish ‘Thirteen Fusion’ more popularly remembered as the former ‘Yings’ chinese restaurant. Demolition of existing building and construct A3 unit (ground floor), with 10 no. flats above and associated car parking to rear The full details of the application can be found on the […]

No More Big Brother for Rayleigh

Friday, July 27, 2018 Editor 0

Cllr James Newport writes here about the decision by Rayleigh Town Council to remove the CCTV in the High Street. What do you think? Updated We spotted this is the Rayleigh Times today.

What’s Happening On Priory Chase?

Thursday, July 19, 2018 Editor 0

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 spotted […]