Ponden Homes Saved From Closure

Thursday, January 21, 2021 Editor 0

Good news for the High Street, shoppers and staff has been announced that Ponden Homes has been saved from closure with a ‘rescue deal’. Last year we heard how Ponden Homes was due to close, so this is good news for our already struggling High Street. More news on this […]

26 Flats for London Road?

Thursday, January 14, 2021 Editor 12

An eagle eyed resident has alerted us to communications received from a developer. Although as yet, we haven’t seen a formal application listed on RDC’s planning portal – we can only surmise that this application will come forward in due course for a possible 26 flats on the current site […]

Rubbish Service

Monday, January 4, 2021 Editor 1

Announcement on Waste from the Council WASTE AND RECYCLING SERVICE CHANGES Due to staff shortages, there will be delays in the council’s compostable waste collection service and bin collections which may have been missed.The Council has made the decision to use available resources to focus on the critical elements of […]

Happy New Year from Us!

Friday, January 1, 2021 Editor 0

Looking back at 2020, many will be glad to see the back of it and it will probably be long remembered for the global pandemic, the final curtain for the relationship between the UK and the EU and the loss of so many precious loved ones. Of course, we should […]

Action Group Eyes Up Legal Scrutiny Of Developers Plans

Saturday, December 12, 2020 Editor 0

An action group in the East of the District is eying up legal scrutiny of developer’s plans for 600+ houses in Ashingdon (SER8). There have been calls by the residents group for pledges of donations towards a £5k upfront payment to a planning QC. This of course ‘ups the stakes’ […]

Trouble @ Mill

Friday, December 11, 2020 Editor 1

Everyday, Lib Dem and other opposition Councillors are receiving angry emails and phone calls from residents about Rochford District Councils stealth plans of closure for the Mill Hall in Rayleigh. Under the guise of Covid-19, Conservative Councillors agreed to recommendations made by RDC officers that the site was ‘underused’, which […]

Ditch Clearance On Laburnum

Friday, December 11, 2020 Editor 0

Cllr Chris Stanley has once again been keeping a watchful eye on the debris in the ditch after Chris & James cleared it sometime ago. This time he’s managed to track down the responsible owner with the help of officers at RDC. Today he’s received an email from officers Dear […]

New Turkish Restaurant to Replace Ask?

Thursday, December 10, 2020 Editor 0

An application has been submitted for a licence to sell alcohol at the address of the now closed, Ask Italian restaurant. At present we have very little detail on this application only what has been published in the statutory notices.

Traffic Woes on Rawreth Lane Again!

Sunday, December 6, 2020 Editor 0

Residents took to social media on Friday (4/12) to vent their frustration at the gridlock in Rayleigh once again. Unfortunately there was nothing we could do to reassure residents as we’d already written to RDC about having ‘proactive’ discussions with Essex Highways about planned roadworks on Rawreth Lane/Hullbridge Rd (which […]

Committee Says NO to 662 homes proposed by Bloor Homes

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 Editor 2

20/00363/OUT – Land East of Ashingdon Road and North of Rochford Garden Way, Rochford Last Thursday, Rochford District Council voted to defer the application for 662 homes which had been put forward by Bloor Homes. Both non members and members of Rochford District attended the meeting with all three Downhall […]