Archive Monthly Archives: April 2018

Annual Town Meeting

26/04/2018

Last night I attended the Annual Town Meeting that Rayleigh Town Council holds…..annually, surprisingly. It’d probably be more aptly named as an awards evening. However, it was good to see local people recognised for their hard work and efforts in our town. I was actually really surprised at some of the winners! Did you know […]

Not Quite ‘Cutting’ The Mustard

24/04/2018

It’s that time of year again, when you will see the mowers out cutting the grass verges. This service was taken back ‘in house’ by RDC last year following the setting up of the Green Gateway Trading Company and should give the Council and ultimately residents a better service. I’ve had several complaints from residents […]

Exclusive First Look at Crown Hill New Public Toilets

20/04/2018

Long time readers on the Rayleigh public toilet saga will know that I’m no superfan of the decisions made around the new toilets for the town centre. I’ve baulked at the cost of the Rochford District Councils £365,000 toilet project along with many residents and the cost shifting to Rayleigh Town Council. The new toilets […]

Know Your Own Limits

19/04/2018

I’m not one to shy away from the media, particularly if I think it’s in the public interest to ‘get the story out’ but some Cllr’s would be best to check themselves and know their own limits. Today’s disaster by the Conservatives is a prime example of not knowing your own limits. Let loose on […]

You can tell it’s election time when……

17/04/2018

Suddenly, all the Conservative candidates have found a voice! They’ve all created social media accounts and will promise the earth (a bit like Labour and their free bus passes for under 25’s). Suddenly they want to become ‘engaged’ with residents. Once the 3rd May has passed I expect them to go back into hibernation until […]

Curb Those Thoughts On Kerb Repairs

11/04/2018

I’ve recently been out campaigning visiting residents around the Sweyne Park and Grange Ward and I’ve had several complaints about the condition of our footpaths and kerbs. Today was a stark reminder that these problems extend much wider than just my ward, whilst walking through the High St I witnessed an elderly gentleman taking a […]

The Demise of UKIP in Rochford

02/04/2018

It’s not often I write about UKIP, but it’s worth mentioning that our RDC Councillors have left UKIP to form a new party ‘Friends of Rochford’. They have decided that they want to focus on local issues and for them, this is the way forward without national politics hanging over their heads. Here’s a piece […]

This Week I Ask – Are RDC Officers Plugged In?

02/04/2018

No, not literally, but ‘plugged in’ to opportunities for funding from central government. It’s all very well us bleating on (and being told) about air pollution and our environment if we are not going to take steps to try and reduce the amount of pollution that we create. One of the main cause of air […]

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