Petition to Save The Mill Hall Reaches 1600 Signatures

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 Editor 4

Residents from across the district have come together to support our ‘Save the Mill Hall’ petition after they have discovered they are about to be short changed by Rochford District Council with their community hall replacement. Plans have pressed ahead by the Conservative administration under the cover of Covid-19 to […]

Don’t panic it is not Mill Hall!

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 Editor 0

Some residents may have been concerned to see a chunk of Mill Hall car park closed. This is not to do with the Conservative plans to demolish the building (thank goodness), but rather planned maintenance of our historic windmill. As shown on the photo a large crane has been employed […]

Thank You NHS! Thank You, Mill Hall!

Friday, February 26, 2021 Editor 1

Liberal Democrat Party Chairman Steve Tellis reports… Just had the Astra Zeneca coved jab at our beautiful Mill Hall. NHS staff ran the show super efficiently and to the highest standard. Cannot speak highly enough of them! The jab itself is so painless you couldn’t help thinking have I really […]

Another Business Walking Away From The High Street

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 Editor 0

The Focus team has received unconfirmed reports, that Clarks Shoes will be leaving Rayleigh High Street. It’s another devastating blow for the High Street in Rayleigh and another big name to be packing up shop. Despite several warnings, Rochford District Council has not acted to attempt to stem the loss […]

Dorothy Perkins & Burtons Bids Farewell To The High Street

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 Editor 1

Today we say goodbye to Dorothy Perkins & Burtons from Rayleigh High Street as it has been sold to an online retailer as part of the collapse of the Arcadia Group. With the loss of 2450 jobs, the big names disappearing from our High Streets are coming thick and fast. […]

Save The Mill Hall from Demolition

Monday, February 15, 2021 Editor 0

Unless you’ve been living under a rock (or perhaps been in lockdown ? ) then you will have probably heard about the plans to demolish the Mill Hall as part of Rochford District Councils wider ‘asset strategy programme’. The Lib Dems were excluded from the working group on this project […]

‘Dire’ Mill Hall to Open As Vaccine Centre

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 Editor 0

It seems the Mill Hall in Rayleigh is not yet past its sell by date after it was described as ‘dire’ by one Conservative Councillor. The NHS will be opening it as an important vaccine centre for the Covid. Despite its use as a vaccine centre the programme to demolish […]

Trouble @ Mill

Friday, December 11, 2020 Editor 1

Everyday, Lib Dem and other opposition Councillors are receiving angry emails and phone calls from residents about Rochford District Councils stealth plans of closure for the Mill Hall in Rayleigh. Under the guise of Covid-19, Conservative Councillors agreed to recommendations made by RDC officers that the site was ‘underused’, which […]

New Turkish Restaurant to Replace Ask?

Thursday, December 10, 2020 Editor 0

An application has been submitted for a licence to sell alcohol at the address of the now closed, Ask Italian restaurant. At present we have very little detail on this application only what has been published in the statutory notices.

Buy Local

Monday, November 23, 2020 Editor 4

There has never been a greater time to ‘think before you click’ – our local businesses and in desperate need of your support. Before you ‘click happy’ this Black Friday, please remember our local businesses who are there all year round and many of which are the glue of our […]

Scrooge Has Arrived Early At RDC

Saturday, November 21, 2020 Editor 1

The Conservatives at Rochford District Council have announced its ‘same old same old’ approach to car parking charging during December. Car parking charges will be suspended during the morning for 3 whole Saturdays on the lead up to what should be the busiest time for local retails and other businesses […]