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 […]

The Formation of Rayleigh Residents Association

Sunday, February 17, 2019 Editor 0

Residents in Rayleigh recently became aware of plans for several travellers sites in the locality, one particular in Eastwood Road. This ‘awareness’ near one of the proposed sites, was prompted by an anonymous letter (later the poster revealed himself as Conservative Councillor Jack Lawmon) which was posted through homeowners’ doors. […]

Future High Streets Fund

Tuesday, January 1, 2019 Editor 0

With the festivities drawing to a close and many returning to work and we’ve all consumed our own body weight in chocolate, we’ll be returning to normal service. January is traditionally a slump in sales for retailers, so it is crucial perhaps that we should focus some attention on what […]

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 […]