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!
Imagine you were in a nearby DIY store and saw a local councillor not being allowed to buy a paintbrush or a hammer, because the District Council Constitution didn’t actually say that they could. You would think it was pretty odd. But something like this has recently happened. Not with […]
There’s a planning application to remove an unwanted door at Rayleigh Conservative Club, which is inside the Rayleigh Conservation Area. You can find it here, starting on page 14. The Rayleigh Conservative Club is inside the Rayleigh Conservation Area , which means there are various heritage and architectural issues to […]
A depressing item on the District Council Website: Sweyne Park play area closure Due to vandalism, Sweyne Park play area will be closed until further notice. We will aim to open the area as soon as possible and we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
As long-time readers will know, we OPPOSED building on green fields in the West Rayleigh / Rawreth area. But after some bitter battles in the council chamber, we lost the vote, and development is slowly but surely going ahead. Countryside Developments already have ‘outline’ permission on their large site between […]
The application from Countryside for “North of London Road” can now be found on the council website. The reference number is 17/00578/REM and you should be able to see it by following this link. We have asked the council to put a link on the front of the council website. […]
From Countryside’s website: Plans submitted for Phase 1 of development at West of Rayleigh. Countryside has submitted detailed plans and designs for the first 192 new homes on land north of London Road and south of Rawreth Lane in Rayleigh, Essex to Rochford District Council. In 2016, Rochford District Council […]
From the District Council website: Monday, June 12, 2017 Rochford District Council has been made aware that Travellers have moved onto council-owned land to the rear of Grange Community Centre, in Little Wheatley Chase, Rayleigh, as of Sunday. We have also received reports that there has been some damage to […]