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 […]

Celebrating the successes of local people

Thursday, May 10, 2018 Editor 0

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 […]

The Future of the Silver Screen in Our District

Thursday, March 8, 2018 Editor 0

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 […]

The Mayor of Rayleigh

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 Editor 0

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 […]

Keeping Well…

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 admin 0

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 […]

Sweyne Park Update

Sunday, October 8, 2017 admin 0

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 […]

Crown Hill Toilets

Friday, October 6, 2017 admin 2

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.

The Trick Is In Getting The Developer To Do this…

Thursday, September 28, 2017 admin 6

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 […]

A Couple Of Sweyne Park Issues

Sunday, September 24, 2017 admin 2

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 […]

News From The Museum

Monday, September 11, 2017 admin 0

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 […]

Foci Going Out ….

Sunday, September 10, 2017 admin 0

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!