Rochford Gets a ‘Dispersal Order’

Thursday, October 31, 2019 Editor 0

Police have put in a place a dispersal order for Rochford. In an area that the Council is trying to regenerate through it’s expensive and quite frankly obscene move of the the Council offices and chamber (£3.4m remember) – it isn’t exactly helping project a good image for inward investment. […]

Why We Say ‘Bye’ & ‘Pass’ on Southend’s Idea of a Bypass

Monday, September 24, 2018 Editor 2

Southend Council is considering the project as part of its grand plans called Southend 2050. Commenting in the Echo today, our Lib Dem Councillor James Newport spoke out against the idea. Rayleigh Town Councillor, James Newport, echoed the concerns raised by Mr Cutmore, insisting this is not a plan he would […]

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 […]

Advent Day 22 – Punch Bowl in Paglesham Calls Last Orders

Friday, December 22, 2017 Editor 0

Back in September ‘Admin’ reported on the application to turn the pub into a residential property which the council refused. We’ve read today that despite efforts to keep the pub up and running they have now called time on their business. It is with a heavy heart and great sadness […]

Advent Day 16 – Another Pub to Close

Saturday, December 16, 2017 Editor 7

Not such a cheery Christmas post today, as we learn that the Grey Goose in Rochford will be closing in the New Year. Sad to see another business closing up in our district, although we don’t know the reasons why but it’s reported here that an average of 21 pubs […]

“Lobbying firms paying our MPs? It’s probably fine… “

Sunday, October 1, 2017 admin 0

It’s not often one of our local MPs is the subject of a column in the Guardian… but today David Mitchell has written about James Duddridge here.  And if you are thinking “Who’s that guy David Mitchell?” , it’s the guy with the punchline in this video: [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THNPmhBl-8I[/embedyt]  

Rest In Peace , Sir Teddy

Thursday, September 21, 2017 admin 0

The BBC reports here on the death  of Sir Teddy Taylor, formerly the Conservative MP for Southend East (which included Rochford). Sir Teddy was an example of someone who was parachuted into a parliamentary seat – he was previously an MP in Glasgow, and then switched to Southend!  But that […]

Trampolining, Industry, Education and Gospel

Saturday, April 22, 2017 admin 1

There’s a planning application at unit 8 on the Purdeys Way Industrial Estate. It’s for part of the unit to be for religious use – for the Praise Christian Centre International. The church will be open between 10am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 1pm on Sunday. Part […]

Work On The Rochford 600 About To Start

Saturday, January 9, 2016 admin 4

From the Echo tonight: WORK is finally set to start on a mini-town of 600 new homes and a new primary school in Rochford. Building work on the new homes planned for fields off Hall Road, Rochford, will begin later this month, years after the initial planning application was put […]

Teenager Charged

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 admin 2

From the Echo tonight: A TEENAGER will appear in court charged with criminal damage in relation to the Rochford Christmas tree being cut down just before the switch on of the Christmas lights. The 15-year-old boy from Rochford was arrested on Tuesday (December 1) following the felling of the tree […]

The Best And the Worst Of Rochford

Sunday, November 29, 2015 admin 0

As reported on the BBC today: Residents of Rochford in Essex came to the rescue of the organisers of the town’s festive lights switch-on when the Christmas tree was felled overnight by vandals. District Council chairman Heather Glynn said she was proud of the way the town’s community spirit shone […]