Rochford residents now have access to remote clinical services amid Covid-19 pandemic

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 Editor 0

We’ve been sent the following press release to share Reference NHS Digital. Appointments in General Practice – April 2020. Available online:https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/appointments-in-general-practice/april-2020#summary Last accessed June 2020. GP Online. ‘Millions of patients ‘avoiding calls to GP’ during COVID-19 pandemic’. Available online:https://www.gponline.com/millions-patients-avoiding-calls-gp-during-covid-19-pandemic/article/1681384 Last accessed May 2020. The Times. Missing cancer tests hit 2.4m because of […]

Taxis Apply To Drive Up Fares In The Rochford District

Sunday, June 28, 2020 Editor 0

Rochford District Council has received an application from the Hackney Carriage licensed trade to increased the tariffs that they currently charge. The application is planned to be heard on 1st July by the Licencing & Appeals committee. The proposed fares are shown in the table below Representations have been received […]

How The Council Spent Nearly £1m During Lockdown

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 Editor 0

RDC was awarded a Government financial package of just over £900,000 to support the community during lockdown. Details of how they spent this money have now been published. The District’s residents have been alarmed by the actions of our ‘scrooge’ Council, particularly that less than 1% of the money spent […]

SLOW DOWN – Time To Pause For Thought

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 Editor 1

As the Rochford & Rayleigh Conservatives continue to bulldoze their great plans through for new Council offices (£3.4m+) and a Council Chamber, neighbouring Conservatives are in Basildon are calling on their (Labour led) administration to “review its spending proposals to take into account the Covid-19 crisis and consider whether money […]

Council Issues ‘Direction To Leave’ To Travellers

Monday, June 8, 2020 Editor 0

We welcome today’s news that the police have finally issued a ‘direction to leave’ notice to travellers who have illegally occupied the land behind Rayleigh Leisure Centre. Lib Dem Councillors have been supporting several concerned residents in the area and have been liaising with the Council to ensure that swift […]

Time To Walk the Walk Not Just Talk the Talk

Monday, June 1, 2020 Editor 0

The Lib Dems have been working with other Councillors from Minority Groups to call on Rochford District Council to be ambitious in looking at ways to support active travel such as walking and cycling and bid for funding from the £2billion allocated by the Government. The Secretary of State recognised […]

Mental Health Awareness Week 18th-24th May 2020

Sunday, May 17, 2020 Editor 0

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week from 18th to 24th May. Perhaps in these testing and trying times, we all need to be more aware of our own Mental Health and that of others. Take a moment to remember that #KindnessMatters We’ve seen many acts of kindness in our local community […]

Shiny New Council Offices Still Required (According To The Tories)

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 Editor 4

Yes, Rochford District Council’s Conservative majority, have gleefully voted to “appoint a development partner” to continue with their asset strategy programme. Despite calls by minority groups to ‘pause and reflect’ on the pre coronavirus plans, Conservative Councillors remained convinced that the asset strategy programme was destined to be continued and […]

What Can We Do To Support Struggling Local Business

Sunday, May 17, 2020 Editor 0

As the financial shockwaves continue to be felt by us all, our Lib Dem Councillor, James Newport has pondered on what could be done by the Council to aid local businesses and in particular those in the restaurant trade. See his post here

Rayleigh Recycling Centre To Reopen

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 Editor 0

Essex County Council have announced the reopening of 15 recycling centres across Essex and on that list is Rayleigh. We do have concerns with the reopening of the Castle Rd Centre with the pre Covid chaos congestion that is often experienced by users of the Centre. With an expectation of […]