Spare Some Love For Our High Street

06/12/2019

Tomorrow it’s #SmallBizSatUK – 7th December 2019. It’s a National event, designed to support small business although you might not realise it in our High St. Small Business Saturday UK is a grassroots, non-commercial campaign, which highlights small business success and encourages consumers to ‘shop local’ and support small businesses in their communities.The day itself […]

Will This Inspire You To #shoplocal This Christmas?

06/12/2019

Christmas is undoubtedly a small business owner’s time to shine and this Welsh business owner has absolutely nailed it! With their own Christmas ad costing just £100, they’ve had over 1m hits on YouTube – advertising agencies will greener than the Grinch with envy and I challenge you not to let this bring a tear […]

Mud On The Road?

04/12/2019

News just in… (5/12/19) The developer has been contacted. They did have a problem yesterday with one of the road sweepers. The road has now been cleaned and tomorrow there will be two road sweepers in operation.   Residents have been reporting ‘mud on the road’ on Rawreth Lane from the Countryside Properties development. I’m trying […]

Rayleigh CCTV Update

03/12/2019

I’m pleased to report, I was a member of a cross-party group of Councillors that has recently met with Southend’s CCTV operatives to obtain a detailed specification and cost for the reinstatement of a CCTV system in Rayleigh. Southend Council has been very accommodating in their help and advice and the following discussions have invited […]

Rayleigh Shines Bright, Despite The Damp Weather

29/11/2019

The wet weather did nothing to dampen the spirits of hundreds of local residents who visited Rayleigh town centre for last night’s Christmas light switch on event. It was great to see so many people enjoying themselves and I particularly enjoyed one of the local school singing about ‘shopping!’ An event like this, does take […]

Let’s Get Them Wagons Rollin, On Electric

22/11/2019

I’ve recently had an update from officers on the electric vehicle charging point installation as I thought the project had stalled more times than a learner driver. Our officer tells me… The Rapid chargers will be installed from Monday 18th, with bay marking taking place from Wednesday 20th. Subject to this going to plan and […]

Problem Parked With A Fine Result

18/11/2019

Following on from my recent post about the car park problems at Rayleigh train station, I’m pleased to report that NCP has now decided to cancel and refund the PCN’s. Following reports from a local resident, I contacted NCP on behalf of residents who had received fines whilst visiting the car wash or had been […]

A Special Constable(s) For Rayleigh

15/11/2019

I have recently been informed that a special has been recruited for Rayleigh – finally! This volunteer will be funded by Rayleigh Town Council, on behalf of YOU the taxpayer. But, I also hear an unconfirmed rumour that Rayleigh is to receive 2 additional specials. I am awaiting confirmation of this and will update in […]

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