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 […]

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 […]

Southend A& E Saved!

Monday, August 21, 2017 admin 0

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 […]

Extraordinary Council On Thursday About Southend A&E

Sunday, June 18, 2017 admin 5

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 – […]

“Downgrading the A&E department is the death knell for a hospital. “

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 admin 0

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 […]

Southend Hopsital “Requires Improvement”

Saturday, May 20, 2017 admin 0

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 – […]

A Rare Sight

Monday, May 1, 2017 admin 0

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.

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Beautiful Southend

Friday, January 29, 2016 admin 0

Try watching this video with headphones or good speakers: Southend-on-Sea Time-Lapse (Hyperlapse) from Rustad Media on Vimeo.