We’ve had to temporarily abandon our latest post as we are unable to access the information from RDC’s website. It’s broken again! £600k+ and counting and it still doesn’t work – what are they doing?
An application has been received to develop the land at Michelins Farm (location of the great tyre fire). It’s hard to work out the exact plans due to the ‘dial-up’ speed of RDC’s website and we will seek further clarification of the plans in due course. Hybrid planning application: full […]
This year has not been a good one for officer retention at Rochford District Council would probably be an understatement. In recent times we learnt that the Assistant Director of Planning and Regeneration Services was to leave the Council and now onlineFOCUS has learnt that the Planning Policy and Economic Development […]
Human Rights Day takes place annually on the 10th December commemorating the establishment of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the declaration ís establishment, a document that establishes the equal dignity and worth of every person. The document is available in more […]
If you can we recommend visiting the Holy Trinty Church, they currently have the ‘Christmas Tree Festival’ running. See their website for more details You can ‘vote’ on your favourite for a small donation – our personal favourite was split between the poppy tree and Vets4pets entry, although other trees such […]
Well, here at onlineFOCUS we’ve had a busy morning hanging up the Christmas decorations. We hope you’ve continued to find our blog informative and helpful throughout the year. If there’s anything you’d like to see on our blog in the future please do get in touch. From all of us […]
This year, Carers Rights Day takes place on Friday 30th November. The day brings organisations together from across the UK, helping carers know their rights and get the help and support they deserve. It does this whilst raising awareness for carers across the UK and the vital contributions that they […]
It’s that time of year again when Rayleigh Lights ’em up! That’s the Christmas lights of course that draws a crowd into Rayleigh for a traditional switch on event. The popularity of the occasion doesn’t seem to dwindle despite some ‘comments’ on social media. What Rayleigh residents might not be […]
We’ve been busting to tell you this news, we’ve been reliably told the new Crown Hill toilets will be opened BEFORE the Rayleigh Light’s switch on. So it’s a double celebration for the town folk of Rayleigh!
On Saturday 1st December, millions of people across the globe will be taking part in and supporting the 30th anniversary World AIDS day. Globally, 35 million people have died from HIV and AIDS and there are still around 36.7 million people living with HIV. There has been a fall in […]
onlineFOCUS readers may remember this article about empty homes – when we have a growing housing register and are told that we need to build build build, we ask “why doesn’t Rochford District Council use its powers to take over empty homes?” Our Councillor & Campaigner James Newport wrote to […]