With the most recent ‘Financial Management and Performance Report’ being published we wonder if the extra revenue that the Council is collecting from its car parks will be reinvested into helping our town centres and High Streets. Councils have long been criticised for their ‘cash cow’ approach to car parking […]
We’re back round to that time of year again for the BIG event of the year, the Christmas light switch on. It’s happening this Thursday 28th November from 1600 until 1830. For those of you who work, you’ll have to beg the boss to let you leave a little earlier […]
18/01115/FUL LAND REAR OF 3 TO 45 ALEXANDRA ROAD, GREAT WAKERING RE-DEVELOPMENT OF THE SITE INVOLVING THE DEMOLITION OF NO 39A ALEXANDRA ROAD TO FORM VEHICULAR ACCESS TO PROPOSED RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT CONSISTING OF 25 DWELLINGS (1 NO. 1- BED MAISONETTE, 11 NO. 2- BED HOUSES AND 13 NO. 3- BED […]
The Council is still experiencing problems with their phone lines since 13th November. They have posted this on their website. We’re concerned about their apparent lack of urgency in getting the problem sorted which could leave certain residents finding it difficult to speak to someone about their enquiry.
Every 20 minutes, someone is killed or seriously injured on a British road. Each of these tragedies has a devastating effect on families and local communities. This year’s Road Safety Week theme, ‘step up for safe streets’, is focussing on the safe systems approach – the design led solutions that […]
A local Downhall & Rawreth resident recently brought the matter of incorrectly issued fines at Rayleigh train station to the attention of ward Councillor, James Newport. James quickly got in touch with NCP after collating information from residents and following an urgent investigation by NCP they have now promised to […]
Here’s some information from the environment agency on how to get details. Get the flooding history for a property You can get the flooding history of a property based on Environment Agency records. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org including: the property’s address or a map of the area if the […]
Officers have informed us that they do not expect to see the revised plans for 600+ homes on SER8 in South East Ashingdon, until early in the new year. Meanwhile, many cowardly Conservative Councillors are reluctant to ‘stand by’ residents and offer any support and continue to appear to be […]
In a smart move, which seems to be born from the growing discontent with Rochford District Councils leadership and an unwillingness to listen to the voice of residents about the overdevelopment of the district, ‘The Rochford Supporters’ action group has now ‘upped the ante’ which could ultimately be very embarrassing […]
We recently came across this piece published in ‘The Independent’ on how ‘Sweden’s recycling is so revolutionary, the country has run out of rubbish’ The UK has made strides in the proportion of waste recycled under an EU target of 50 per cent by 2020. This has underpinned hundreds of […]
Our Councillor, James Newport has been on the case and spoken to NCP amidst all of the complaints that have been raised on social media. James shares more information in his blog post here.
Small change. Big difference. Whether it is verbal, physical, online or in-person, bullying has a significant impact on a child’s life well in to adulthood. By making small, simple changes, we can break this cycle and create a safe environment for everyone. Because together, we can challenge bullying. Change starts with […]