Backing Business

Monday, April 12, 2021 Editor 0

We are pleased to see the High Street is back in(g) business mostly. The lockdown restrictions mean that many non essential businesses will be reopened today and the Lib Dem’s have been speaking with various business owners and can report that many are off to a good start. We hope […]

Ponden Homes Saved From Closure

Thursday, January 21, 2021 Editor 0

Good news for the High Street, shoppers and staff has been announced that Ponden Homes has been saved from closure with a ‘rescue deal’. Last year we heard how Ponden Homes was due to close, so this is good news for our already struggling High Street. More news on this […]

Supporting Your Small Businesses

Friday, November 20, 2020 Editor 3

It won’t have gone unnoticed by many that there are several retailers closing down or now closed in the our Town. Despite the financial support from the Government, this has not been nearly enough to fight off the decline of our High Street. The Focus team knows of many businesses […]

Local Politician Lifts The Lid On Our Future Communities

Saturday, July 20, 2019 Editor 4

Have you started to wonder who exactly will buy all these new builds? Why does Crime seem like it’s on the increase? What can our Council do about our High Street and economic outlook in the District? What is the problem with ‘permitted development’? Developers can buy up empty retail […]

We’ve Been Busting To Tell You This News….

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 Editor 2

We’ve been busting to tell you this news, we’ve been reliably told the new Crown Hill toilets will be opened BEFORE the Rayleigh Light’s switch on. So it’s a double celebration for the town folk of Rayleigh!

Some Changes to the High St Pt II

Thursday, August 30, 2018 Editor 0

Following on from our recent post about the changes being applied for in our High St, the Echo has followed up the story with this article. The current owners of ‘Lindy Lou’s’ are quoted as saying “……The landlord has confirmed to us that we will have first refusal on the […]

Some Changes to the High St?

Sunday, August 26, 2018 Editor 19

onlineFOCUS readers might be interested to know about these couple of applications that have recently been submitted to Rochford District Council The first application is the site of ‘Lindy Lou’s vintage clothing shop 18/00686/FUL Parish: Rayleigh Town Council Ward: Wheatley Responsibility: Committee/Weekly List; Officer: Mr Arwel Evans Proposal: Demolition of […]