Save Mill Hall Campaign Featured On ITV News

Sunday, May 23, 2021 Editor 0

The elections are over, but despite thinly veiled noises from the Rayleigh Conservatives, plans to demolish the Mill Hall, still stand. Save The Mill Hall campaign group, along with opposition Councillors, are certainly not giving up on fighting to save the Mill Hall. Tonight on ITV news, Lib Dem Cllr […]

Covid Memorial for Rayleigh

Friday, May 21, 2021 Editor 1

On Monday, Lib Dem Town Councillor Bruce Smart put forward a suggestion to Rayleigh Town Council. “to install a memorial to those whose lives have been affected by Covid-19 and to thank Key Workers during the pandemic”We are therefore looking for your suggestions to bring forward to Council in the […]

Smoke and Mirrors in Pothole Repair Funding

Friday, May 21, 2021 Editor 0

The Department for Transport (DfT) allocated £500 million for highways maintenance in 2021/22. This is the second of five equal instalments from the £2.5 billion Potholes Fund, providing £500 million a year between 2020/21 and 2024/25, announced by the Chancellor in the 2020 Budget. But in the same announcement it […]

World Bee Day

Thursday, May 20, 2021 Editor 0

Chris and James have been right busy bees today – they’ve been sowing seeds for the bees supporting World Bee Day! Thanks guys, it will be interesting to see the progress of the seeds and we look forward to some more photos.

Tories Taking Up The Seats

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 Editor 0

Tonight’s meeting of Rochford District Council was another splendid or shameful display of the Tories believing that they are the only representatives of residents throughout the District. Not only did they take all the Chairman and Vice-Chair positions on the Council committees but they have also taken the full 38 […]

Hulbridge Road Closures

Friday, May 14, 2021 Editor 0

Besides the emergency road closure on Hullbridge Road due to the water mains issues (which is expected to be reopened by 19th May 2021, there are multiple other closures on Hullbridge Road, Rawreth Lane and Mortimer Road. Please check before travelling on

Development Warning for Rayleigh and Other Small Towns

Thursday, May 13, 2021 Editor 0

The Construction Industry must have been doing ‘high fives’ after hearing this week’s Queen’s Speech.  The statement written for the Queen by the Conservative government included their proposed Planning Bill, which has been described as a ‘Developers Charter’. The controversial plans include proposals to scrap Section 106 agreements which give […]

Don’t panic it is not Mill Hall!

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 Editor 0

Some residents may have been concerned to see a chunk of Mill Hall car park closed. This is not to do with the Conservative plans to demolish the building (thank goodness), but rather planned maintenance of our historic windmill. As shown on the photo a large crane has been employed […]

Election Results

Friday, May 7, 2021 Editor 0

Essex County Council The most notable result of the night had to be Craig Cannell overturning an 800 vote majority against Simon Smith to win the Rayleigh North seat. In Rayleigh South, James Newport picked up an astonishing 1741 votes to come second to the incumbent, June Lumley with 2160. […]

Our Candidates For 2021 Elections

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 Editor 2

If you are looking for our candidates for 2021 local elections, then look no further. Rochford District Council Candidates can be found here Rayleigh Town Council Candidates can be found here