Archive Monthly Archives: December 2016

Happy New Year!


….and thank you for all your support in 2016. 2017 looks to be a ‘challenging’ year. We will be here to represent our residents and make sure their voices are heard. If there’s anything you feel we’ve missed please get in touch, we’d be delighted to help! All the best for 2017!  

Feeling Conned by the Consultation?


Recently we’ve seen lots of consultations by Rochford District Council. First came the local plan workshops, which has been swiftly followed by a budget survey, followed by an air quality survey, only to be followed by a community safety partnership survey. Wow I’m feeling pretty consulted out…. it almost seems like the council are so […]

Tories Gasp for Air over AQAP


Wednesday was not a good night for the blues at the Rayleigh Town Council meeting to discuss the AQAP. It was one of those subjects that I was particularly interested in having spent my earlier life carrying out scientific studies for the MET Office and The Institute of Hydrology, and this is what this AQAP […]

The Definition of Affordable?


It’s something I’ve had many conversations about and I’m sure other Councillors have also had thoughts about but I’ve never really got a clear answer. What is the definition of ‘affordable’ when it comes down to new housing developments. I found this definition on the Government’s website Affordable housing is social rented, affordable rented and […]

Mixed Messages?


I’m a little confused today! @rochforddc have sent these 2 tweets out. Let me explain – the 1st tweet is telling you to take part (they don’t invite you, it’s more of a demanding tone…) in the Air Quality Action Plan (which incidentally is aimed at REDUCING NO2 in the town centre. The 2nd tweet, yes […]

Keeping Residents Informed


If Linda Kendall’s Rayleigh Action Group achieved one thing then I would personally say it raised awareness of what is going on around us and in local government. I’m keen to help carry this on. We need to know what decisions are being taken and why by our local council. We, the residents need our voices […]