A Bad Move For Rochford Regeneration

19/01/2020

Being in business for myself, I do a lot of reading about local high streets and regeneration. I’ve come across an article in this month’s ‘first’ magazine from the federation of small businesses, an article about regeneration. An interesting extract which goes entirely against what Rochford District Council are planning to do with moving the […]

High Street Headaches

16/01/2020

How long should a Council pontificate over what to do over their failing High Streets? In the Rochford District, we’ve already seen Rochford become a town centre of doom and gloom with residents reporting high levels of anti-social behaviour, closed shops, pubs, and all the banks have gone. Rayleigh is just about holding it together […]

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 […]

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