Accessibility To Public Services for Everyone

13/10/2020

The accessibility regulations aim to help make sure online public services are accessible to all users, including disabled people.Rayleigh Town Council’s website doesn’t comply with the new legislationSo I’ve written to Rayleigh Town Council today to check that they are complying with the regulations as I am a firm believer that all information held in the […]

World Mental Health Day

10/10/2020

We all need a bit of ‘headspace’ at times and over the years I’ve found that with working from home, taking our dog for a walk is a good time to collect my thoughts and gives me much needed exercise. If you haven’t got a dog, there’s plenty of opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors […]

Rescue Package For Small Businesses

14/09/2020

If like me, you are one of those excluded from support from the Government, please send an email to our MP to support the #ForgottenLtd campaign calling for a rescue package for small businesses. Rescue Package – Open Letter from Gina to MPs/HoLSunday, 13 September 2020·#ForgottenLtd Rescue Package for Small Businesses The#ForgottenLtd campaign represents one […]

Dire Decision For Demolition Of The Mill Hall

11/09/2020

Yesterday, The Echo reports that the Vice Chair of Rochford District Council, described the Mill Hall Arts & Crafts centre as ‘dire’. To write-off, this community asset with such contempt astonishes me. If the Council had invested in this building then it would not be ‘dire’ (I don’t think it is) – I would argue […]

Rayleigh Moves Heaven and Earth For Diners

05/09/2020

Not wanting to be a constant ‘negative nelly’, it’s good to report that since the easing of lockdown, we’ve eaten out a couple of times in Rayleigh and it’s been a really good experience. Our first visit was to Gambero D’oro with friends. We went on a Friday night and it was strangely quiet. In […]

Fast Track Planning For Cafe Culture Now Available

24/07/2020

Rayleigh has its fair share of cafes, bars and restaurants, so struggling business owners may well welcome the news that applications for ‘pavement licences’ will be temporarily fast tracked. The Business and Planning Act 2020 that came into force this week introduces a quick consent route to allow cafes, bars and restaurants to obtain a […]

Council Plays Lifeguard To Drowning Fusion

12/08/2020

I know it’s hot out there, but I think the heat has gone to the heads of the Executive Committee this week, when they’ve approved nearly £1/2m in funding to rescue the Fusion Leisure contract to reopen Clements Hall, Rayleigh Leisure Centre, The Mill Hall, Castle Rd Hall but not The Freight House (we all […]

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