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 […]
Last years, Rayleigh Trinity Fair returns once again on the 10th June 2018 to the High St. It’s a fun day out on your doorstep for all the family to attend.
We know Rayleigh is a wonderful place to live most of the time. What makes it special apart from the semi ruralness of the area, the history and the windmill – of course the people. Cllr Newport writes here about the inspirational and amazing people we have amongst us in […]
Believe it or not once upon a time, Rayleigh had its own cinema, located in Bellingham Lane. Seating 696 people, it was opened on 29th April 1937 and closed on 29th September 1973. The building was promptly demolished. Despite petitions from local residents, a new cinema was never built. Offices were […]
Monday nights, Rayleigh Town Council full council meeting, had an interesting item on the agenda. The discussion about replacing the existing Chairman with a Town Mayor. The debate was led by Cllr Jack Lawmon, who seemed very keen on the idea (we wonder who the next Chairman will be of […]
Do you need advice on stuff like Mobility Aids, Technically Enabled Care, Chair Sensors, Big Button Phones and other equipment to assist daily living? For yourself, or someone you care for? Well . there’s an event in Rayleigh High Street on 25 October to share information about the services that […]
Here’s an update on the park situation: The overgrown ditch between Downhall Park Way and Sweyne Park (see above) is going to be cleared at the same time as the hedge trimming of the bridleway – probably on Thursday 12th or Friday 13th this week. Rochford DC are getting some […]
James Newport writes here about last Monday’s Town Council decision on the Rayleigh Public Conveniences. The meeting went into private and confidential session – so it would be difficult for us to write at length.
If you want to operate a leisure or fitness business in our area, where do you locate? If it’s an open air activity, you can probably do it in the green belt. But if you need an actual building, you might not get planning permission in the green belt. In […]
We have asked for some action on a couple of issues around Sweyne Park. First of all, some routine clearance is needed on the ditch alongside Downhall Park Way. (It’s hard to see it in the photo above!). Secondly , that a barrier or fencing be installed again at the […]
The Rayleigh Museum have advised as follows: Slide Show at Holy Trinity Saturday 14th October (2 performances – 1 afternoon & 1 evening). Mike & Sharon Davies will be presenting a slide show at Holy Trinity Parish Hall on Saturday 14th October at 2pm (doors open 1pm) & 7pm (doors […]
We have two Focus leaflets currently going out in Downhall & Rawreth, and Sweyne Park and Grange. If anyone wants to give us some help, please let us know!