What Do Your Councillors Think They Are Worth?

Monday, February 18, 2019 Editor 0

This week the Council will meet and up for debate is the how much allowance each Councillor receives. A recommendation has been made by the independent remuneration panel with 2 options on the table. One is to stay as it is and the other would see a reduction in expenditure […]

Rawreth Lane / Hullbridge Road Roundabout Update

Sunday, February 17, 2019 Editor 6

Some residents have received a letter from David Wilson homes to inform them that works will start on the 18th February 2019 for approximately 2 weeks to remove some of the hedges. These are required in connection with the scheduled road improvements. We can only assume that this is in […]

The Formation of Rayleigh Residents Association

Sunday, February 17, 2019 Editor 0

Residents in Rayleigh recently became aware of plans for several travellers sites in the locality, one particular in Eastwood Road. This ‘awareness’ near one of the proposed sites, was prompted by an anonymous letter (later the poster revealed himself as Conservative Councillor Jack Lawmon) which was posted through homeowners’ doors. […]

L’amour pour parcs

Thursday, February 14, 2019 Editor 0

It’s Valentine’s Day – how can we spread the love here at onlineFOCUS? Well one area is receiving some ‘love’ from Rochford District Council. It has announced a budget of “£700,000 in new equipment which will benefit play spaces across the district” A welcome piece of news by all residents, […]

Further Setbacks For Essex Libraries

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 Editor 0

County Council News Proposals to enhance and improve Essex libraries were rejected today by Conservative-run Essex County Council. At today’s Full Council Budget meeting, Liberal Democrats proposed a full review of library premises, to consider commercial or residential additions, which would safeguard their future, rather than threaten the closure of […]

2.98% Council Tax Rise Proposed

Sunday, February 10, 2019 Editor 0

This week the Council will meet to ratify its Medium Term Financial Strategy. This includes setting the Council Tax for the forthcoming year. Residents can expect to see an increase in Council Tax of 2.98% if the vote goes with the Conservative majority. This is the same level of increase […]

What to do if you spot Blue Badge Misuse

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 Editor 0

Earlier in the year we reported on blue badge misuse and the lack of prosecutions. We recently contacted SEPP about the misuse of blue badges to find out what Essex County Councils policy is. We’ve been sent the following information The South Essex Parking Partnership can issue a Penalty Charge […]