Demolition Plans for The Mill Hall

Monday, September 7, 2020 Editor 1

In a public report listed on Rochford District Council’s website, it has been revealed that there are plans to demolish The Mill Arts & Events Centre. Plans for the future of this venue and the Civic Suite have been shrouded in secrecy by the Council with no public consultation. The […]

Finding Out About Fusion

Thursday, August 27, 2020 Editor 0

Councillors have been invited to visit our Leisure facilities that are being run by Fusion in the near future. Watch this space when we will be exercising our fingers with a report back on up to date progress.

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Council Front Desk Reopening and Gets Video Link From Rayleigh

Thursday, August 20, 2020 Editor 0

Rochford District Council are planning to reopen the front desk in the coming weeks but only at the Rochford site. Rayleigh ‘customers’ will instead be able to use a video link to speak with staff based at Rochford. Once we have more details we will update our post.

easyJet Says Au Revoir To Southend Airport

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 Editor 0

Flyers who take advantage of the budget airline, easyJet, will be disappointed to hear that they will cease to fly from Southend Airport after 1st September 2020 as the airline industry continues to feel the effects of Coronavirus travel restrictions. In a blow for the future of the airport, many […]

Executive Meets To Discuss Future Of Fusion Leisure Services

Monday, August 10, 2020 Editor 3

Tomorrow evening, the future of the District’s leisure services will be decided by just eight members of the Councils Executive Committee. The stakes are high for residents with the contract looking under increasing pressure of financial collapse and we don’t think this is all down to COVID-19 closures, but the […]

£430000 Bailout To Save Our Leisure Facilities

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 Editor 0

The Council has revealed that Fusion Lifestyle has estimated that it could cost up to £430,000 to save the leisure facilities from potential closure that it operates across the Rochford District. In a public report, the decision will be taken by the Executive Committee on the 11th August 2020. These […]

RDC Managing Director Takes A Permanent Vacation

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 Editor 0

We hear today that the current Managing Director is to take a permanent vacation in the form of retirement. In an official press release the Council says… The Managing Director of Rochford District Council has announced he is to retire after more than four years in the role. Shaun Scrutton […]

Has Fusion Run Out of Puff?

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 Editor 0

For the uninitiated, Fusion runs the Councils leisure services contract with Clements Hall, Rayleigh Leisure Centre and The Mill Hall besides others, under its wing. Leisure services are under threat across the country with post lockdown, but what is happening with Fusion right now is anyone’s guess. It would appear […]

Popular Bar Gets Licence Extension Till 0230

Tuesday, July 21, 2020 Editor 0

At a recent licencing hearing, Rochford District Councillors determined to allow the application for a licence extension until 0230 (alcohol till 0200) for the Red Door in Rayleigh High Street. Concerns were raised by one ward Councillor but weren’t deemed enough of a concern for the committee to make changes […]

Super Councils

Thursday, July 16, 2020 Editor 1

Lib Dem Local Party Chairman shares his views on Super Councils and plans being made by our District Council To: Echo LettersYour recent article about Super-councils really highlighted, to coin a phrase, the ‘white elephant in the room’ for Rochford District Council.  With amazing timing, in the middle of a […]

Proposed demolition of existing buildings. Redevelopment of the site to provide 2 No commercial units and 26 No residential apartments with associated landscaping

Thursday, July 16, 2020 Editor 3

Despite the country being in a state of paralysis, an application has been received during the lockdown period to redevelop the former Dairy Crest site.This application comes following a previous application was refused in January 2020. The applicant has reduced the number of units on their latest application although we […]