With the festivities drawing to a close and many returning to work and we’ve all consumed our own body weight in chocolate, we’ll be returning to normal service. January is traditionally a slump in sales for retailers, so it is crucial perhaps that we should focus some attention on what […]
We’re taking a break until the New Year to enjoy some friends and family time. See you in the New Year! From everyone at onlineFOCUS
Watch our video to catch the highlights of 2018. We’d like to thank onlineFOCUS readers for all their support in 2018 and hope you have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Rochford District Council has published a guide to refuse and waste services for 2018. If you’ve not received one, you could get a copy from the civic suite in Rayleigh. One item of interest is that of fly tipping. With some handy tips on how to make sure you are […]
Wanna say “‘ello ‘ello” to the boys in blue? Here’s your chance to go along to one of the public engagement dates in Rochford, Castlepoint, Basildon & Southend.
Just as we finish writing our last blog post about Tory austerity, it would appear Essex County Council has the bus services in its sights. Essex County Council are running a consultation which is set out in 3 parts and principally they are seeking a view on 3 areas. 1. […]
Not where your local library is concerned so it seems. Chancellor Phillip Hammond declared in his budget that “era of austerity is finally coming to an end” but Councils continue to be squeezed. The promises of Austerity coming to an end don’t appear to be realised here in our District and […]
Lib Dem Cllr Craig Cannell has been elected only for a short time, the learning curve is steep when you are trying to get ‘stuck in’ to big issues. Craig writes about his views on planning policy for travellers sites in his blog post. It is my belief that accepting […]
Tis the season to be jolly…….
This post was last updated In a vote of 7-5, the application for 16 dwellings, that has been back and forth to Development Committee was approved. More on this later The officer’s report throws up some interesting elements There are a number of mobile homes/caravans on the site put to […]
There’s been a lot of press around the proposed library closures by Essex Council Council recently. With a public consultation and numerous petitions running (here is the Lib Dem petition), Rochford Conservatives, Cllrs Mike Steptoe (Deputy Leader) & Terence Cutmore put the following motion on notice at Tuesday’s RDC full council […]