The Rochford District Councillors are having some “visioning ” sessions on Wednesday. This is the chance for the 39 of us to discuss , well, our own future visions of the district.
It isn’t a formal council neeting – so the public can’t watch. That’s probably a pity, though it gives everyone a chance to speak ‘off the record’.
Central government is keen on councils being ambitious, with future aims to strive for, rather than just trying to clean one dirty pavement after another.
Various ideas have already been floated by different councillors, mostly to do with tourism. For example:
Then there’s the question of infrastructure – one possible vision is to concentrate on a getting a new amenity – big or small- from each new housing development that is approved.
Finally there’s the idea of a Rochford bypass – controversial, that one, but a columnist in tonight’s Echo is promoting that idea.
So – what are your thoughts on a vision for our district?