Nominations Are Open For Rayleigh Town Council Awards

Sunday, February 3, 2019 Editor 0

If you know someone you’d like to nominate visit the Town Council website for a nomination form – deadline is 9th March 2019 The categories are SPORTS PERSON OF THE YEAR Adult Under 18 DISABLED SPORTS PERSON OF THE YEAR Adult Under 18 HIGH ACHIEVEMENT Adult Age 11 -18 Under […]

What Is ‘Sector D?’

Saturday, February 2, 2019 Editor 0

It all sounds a bit ‘Area 51’ – but ‘Sector D’ is the area identified in the South East Essex Strategic Growth Locations Assessment. This assessment identifies one area around Southend (north of Fossetts Farm, Garon Park and Bournes Green Chase, incorporating land within both Southend Borough and Rochford District) […]

RDC Managing Director Perplexed By Member Question On Traveller Site

Thursday, January 31, 2019 Editor 1

Managing Director, Shaun Scrutton of Rochford District Council looked totally perplexed when asked a question by opposition Councillor, John Mason during today’s meeting of the planning policy subcommittee When asked “Why the Council hasn’t taken any positive action….” whilst referring to the site know as GT1 (Michelins Farm)* the Managing […]

Consultation on the Gypsy and Traveller Issues Paper

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 Editor 3

We’ve previously posted on where Travellers sites could be allocated in the Rochford District. Here’s a list for quick reference This should be noted is ONE of the options – other options for travellers sites are set out in Fig 2.1 & Fig 2.2 The consultation will be on the […]

Here’s Where Travellers Could Pitch Up

Friday, January 25, 2019 Editor 3

Here at onlineFOCUS, we’ve been watching the Council blunder through the allocation of Traveller sites in the Rochford District. Now they have released their latest reports to be discussed at the Planning Policy Sub-Committee on 31 January 2019 at 09:30 Item 7 Report: South Essex Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment […]

More Illegal Travellers Sites…

Sunday, January 20, 2019 Editor 1

Change Use Of Land For Siting Of Caravans For Residential Occupation As a Private Gypsy/Traveller Site Comprising One Static Mobile Home And Three Touring Caravans With HardStanding And Cess Pool (retrospective)Planning ApplicationIllegal travellers sites continue to be applied for as ‘legal’ either through the local Council planning process or via […]

Coffee with Cops Meeting

Thursday, January 17, 2019 Editor 0

Your chance to discuss any of your policing concerns. Date – 21st January 11am – 12pm Location – The Roebuck, 138 High St, SS6 7BU Rayleigh

Reading Is Good For The SOLE

Monday, January 14, 2019 Editor 0

Report from Steve Tellis, Chair, Rayleigh & Wickford Liberal Democrats Hundreds of Hockley people turned out on Saturday (12th January 2019) to support their local Library. Young and old were taking part in the ‘Big Borrow’ event when local people exercised their right to use their Library and borrow books – clearing […]

What Does China Want?

Saturday, January 12, 2019 Editor 0

Our onlineFOCUS website uses some pretty sophisticated firewall technology however we’ve recently been alerted to China knocking on our door.. we wonder what they want with us?