Archive Monthly Archives: April 2017

The Pot of Gold at the end of our Rainbow


Last nights Full District Council meeting was a long time coming for most of us opposition members. With 20 items on the agenda we were sure to be in for a long evening. With apologies for absences from the Tory side of the chamber, this was going to get interesting! The Tory majority now is […]

MISSING SINCE 2013 Essex County Councillor


In great fanfare this Councillor was elected in 2013, claiming a victory over the Tories and becoming one of the first UKIP County Councillors in the country. The question is, how many residents actually know who it is that’s supposed to be representing them and have they been effective for Rayleigh South. Flooding, Congestion, Part […]

Essex County Council Elections


The time is upon us when we try to replace the current incumbent Essex County Councillors that supposedly represent Rayleigh. I say ‘supposedly’ as I honestly can say I don’t know if Rayleigh has been at the forefront of any of ECC decision making for a long time.  We have suffered ‘odd’ decisions on new development, pot […]

Some Success with Sanctuary Housing


Sometime ago I wrote about Sanctuary Housing and there slow response to dealing with tenants complaints/requests. Well, last week I have finally heard back from Emma Keegan, MD of Sanctuary Housing, that finally after a painful 6 months, Sanctuary Housing have completed the work they promised a resident. I’m not so sure what the hold […]