No Confidence in Rochford District Council?

Saturday, October 12, 2019 Editor 1

As one action group follows another and places Rochford District Council under attack once more we hear that fledgeling action group ‘The Rochford Supporters’ have launched a petition on the Councils website – ooooeeerrr…. This could be a sticky one for the Council to get out of as residents seem […]

Rochford District Council Asks…

Saturday, July 27, 2019 Editor 1

How should we engage with YOU on planning matters? Rochford District Council has launched a consultation on how we should seek your views as part of the planning process. Planning affects our everyday lives – it’s not just about future housing development, roads and railways. It’s also about everything from local […]

Is Rochford District Open For Business?

Sunday, May 5, 2019 Editor 1

Back in September 2018 a planning application was submitted for the Michelins Farm site for a new industrial park. Consisting of class use B1, B2 & B8 Application Reference:18/01022/OUTPlanning Portal Reference Number:PP-07356052Address Of Proposal:Michelin Farm, Arterial Road, Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 7NGProposal:Hybrid planning application: full planning application for erection of buildings […]

Ron Oatham Retires After 17 Years As A District Councillor

Saturday, May 4, 2019 Editor 1

Ron Oatham has taken retirement from Rochford District Council, Downhall and Rawreth ward after a successful 17 years served. Ron & Chris Black together, were a formidable force on the Council, fighting to reduce and stop, over development in West Rayleigh.Ron was particularly ‘hot’ on planning enforcement issues. His charm, […]

Spring Cleaning At Sweyne

Friday, April 5, 2019 Mr Orange 0

This weekend we will giving Sweyne Park a Spring Clean in the form of a litter pick. If you fancy joining us we will be meeting on Sunday 7th April at 10am in Sweyne Park car park. All equipment provided – everyone welcome! Hope to see you there The Focus […]

44 Essex Libraries Remain Under Threat

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 Editor 0

PRESS RELEASE – Essex Liberal Democrat press release regarding today’s Extraordinary Full Council Meeting regarding Essex Libraries At today’s Extraordinary Full Council Meeting, the first in 25 years, a motion to protect all 74 Essex libraries was voted down. The debate was preceded by well-researched and thought-provoking questions which were […]

Book Yourself In For The Great Library Raid!

Thursday, January 10, 2019 Editor 2

January 12th Hockley Library Just in case you’ve had your head stuck in a book and missed it… the Hockley Library raid is happening this Saturday 12th January in protest against the libraries proposed closure. If you are an Essex library card holder anyone can go and take out the […]