Residents In Rochford Are Banking On Craig Cannell

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 Editor 0

Residents in Rochford are banking on Craig Cannell and the successful pilot of the community banking hub that has been set up by Craig. He has been working hard on this intiative for over a year after Rochford’s resident were left without any banking facilites as they withdrew their branches […]

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Council Front Desk Reopening and Gets Video Link From Rayleigh

Thursday, August 20, 2020 Editor 0

Rochford District Council are planning to reopen the front desk in the coming weeks but only at the Rochford site. Rayleigh ‘customers’ will instead be able to use a video link to speak with staff based at Rochford. Once we have more details we will update our post.

Time To Walk the Walk Not Just Talk the Talk

Monday, June 1, 2020 Editor 0

The Lib Dems have been working with other Councillors from Minority Groups to call on Rochford District Council to be ambitious in looking at ways to support active travel such as walking and cycling and bid for funding from the £2billion allocated by the Government. The Secretary of State recognised […]

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][/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 […]