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 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 […]
The biggest story while we were away is the U-turn that means that Southend A&E will NOT be downgraded. As the Save Southend A&E website put it: In less than 4 months since our Save Southend A&E campaign launched, we have rapidly secured huge public support and awareness of the […]
Tonight’s meeting to receive a presentation from the NHS on the plans for health services in our area was unusually interesting. In just about every presentation councillors get, we only hear one side of the argument. But tonight we heard both sides , because one of the consultants that came, […]
The special District Council meeting to discuss the proposed downgrading of Southend A&E is this Thursday at 7:30 pm at the Civic Suite in Rayleigh (opposite the church). If you have any questions you would like us to ask, or any views you would like us to put forward – […]
From the Echo today, a stern warning from a hospital consultant… A LEADING consultant told how plans to downgrade Southend’s A&E department are “potentially hazardous” and will spark a recruitment crisis at the hospital. Dr Joseph O’Brien, a consultant gastroenterologist at Southend Hospital, believes proposals put forward by the Mid […]
From yesterday’s Echo: “SOUTHEND Hospital has been ordered to improve over fears staff shortages and a reliance on agency workers is putting patients at risk. The Care Quality Commission raised concerns about three main areas – medical care, services for children and young people and end of life care – […]
Two young stilt-walkers walking through Rayleigh today, part of a stilt walk from Southend to London as a message of community, culture and hope.
The Echo has an article here about changes to Southend Hospital: SOUTHEND Hospital will struggle to cope with the needs of patients under a radical shake-up of healthcare services, a councillor fears. Anne Jones, Labour councillor for Westborough ward, has spoken out as the Council’s People Scrutiny Committee is due […]
The local Lib Dem social scene is improving at the moment – after Mike Handford’s bash, and a quiz night last weekend, Rochford and Southend East Lib Dems held “Lib Dem Drinks” tonight at a little venue in Southchurch. Good conversation and some of the finest craft beer in the […]
Try watching this video with headphones or good speakers: Southend-on-Sea Time-Lapse (Hyperlapse) from Rustad Media on Vimeo.
Apologies for not writing anything this evening, we’ve been out at a rather good Southend East Liberal Democrats quiz night. In a drop from our normal standards, we only came third 😉