Brain Storming in Benfleet and Beyond

Friday, June 14, 2019 Editor 0

81 years young Grandmother Diana Hawkins has called a meeting of local people discuss global warming.  There will be brain storming on how ordinary people can do their bit to counteract this massive problem. Diana told onlineFOCUS “It is easy to say ‘shouldn’t the Council do more?’, or ‘shouldn’t the […]

A Good Result For The Lib Dems In EU Elections

Monday, May 27, 2019 Editor 0

Here in the Rochford District, which is a normally a true blue area, the Lib Dems have come a respectable 2nd place. It would appear the Tories have lost their strangle hold on the electorate and have been severely punished coming a humiliating 4th place. Full results below Change UK […]

MP Mark Francois Faces Huge Backlash Over Railway Closure

Sunday, May 26, 2019 Editor 0

Back in January 2019, MP Mark Francois, reported on his website that he’d had a meeting with the Chief Executive of Network Rail and he seemed fairly pleased that he’d reach some sort of deal with them over the line closure for the works needed to upgrade the overhead lines. […]

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New Councillor Surgery Launch

Friday, May 17, 2019 Editor 0

From the 1st June 2019, we are launching our drop in Councillor surgery. This will be held at Rayleigh Leisure Centre (in the cafe area) from 10am until 11am. We intend to hold future sessions on the 1st Saturday of every month. As this is a new initiative we will […]

An Interesting Evening At Council

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 Editor 0

Last night’s Annual Council meeting, set the tone for the year with some big changes to the leadership. Cllr Terry Cutmore stands down as leader and is replaced by Cllr Mike Steptoe as leader with Cllr Cheryl Roe becoming deputy leader Cllr Robin Dray becomes Chairman of Rochford District Council […]

Mental Health Awareness Week 2019

Sunday, May 12, 2019 Editor 0

Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 takes place between the 13th and 19th May. The event started in 2001 and has raised awareness of several topics including alcohol, friendship, loneliness, relationships, sleep and stress. The theme for 2019 is Body Image and how we think about and feel about our bodies. […]

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 […]