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 […]

Sweyne Park Play Area

Monday, September 17, 2018 Editor 0

Cllr James Newport writes here about the plans for Sweyne Park play area and the obstacles in the way of improving the quality of the park  

Three from the bottom

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 Editor 0

  Tonight’s review committee was really quite the eye opener. Several items on the agenda led to a lengthy meeting and at times, a heated discussion took place. No more so than the treasury management item on the agenda. Probably not the most exciting item as it really is about […]

Keeping Well…

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 admin 0

Do you need advice on stuff like Mobility Aids, Technically Enabled Care, Chair Sensors, Big Button Phones and other equipment to assist daily living? For yourself, or someone you care for? Well . there’s an event in Rayleigh High Street on 25 October to share information about  the services that […]

Essex Fire Service To Visit All High Rise Flats

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 admin 0

From the Essex Fire and Rescue Service website today: Safety visits to reassure high-rise residents Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has committed to visiting all high-rise residential buildings in Essex following the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower, London, last week. Teams of firefighters, community officers and volunteers will be […]

New Planning Application:16 Homes At Fairways Garden Centre in Hullbridge Road

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 admin 4

A new planning application is just in, for 16 homes at Fairways Garden Centre in Hullbridge Road: Application Reference:17/00431/OUT Planning Portal Reference Number: PP-06028788 Address Of Proposal:Fairways Garden Centre , Hullbridge Road, Rayleigh, SS6 9QS Proposal: Outline Application to Demolish Commercial and Retail Units and Construct 4no. Two Bedroom, 8no. […]