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 […]

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, […]