Our local economy is surely suffering from the devastating effects of the unprecedented congestion on our roads? Traders are already struggling in ever-increasing tough trading conditions and at what is traditionally a ‘slow’ time of year, I have heard several reports of businesses really struggling to keep their heads above water. Shoppers are avoiding our […]
Today I have written to Countryside to ask as to when the temporary traffic lights will be removed from Rawreth Lane. Due to some seriously bad planning by Essex County Council, all these developments have come ‘on stream’ at the same time and is causing chaos for us all. I hope to have an update […]
What do residents think about installing lighting along this stretch of Sweyne Park bridle track? Basically from the top of Victoria Avenue to Priory Chase? Let me know in the comment below please or if there are other footpaths you think where lighting could be added or improved.
Just 4 years ago, this article was published by BBC news highlighting the vast swathes of cuts to CCTV budgets across the UK. In 2019 some residents in Rayleigh feel that we need CCTV to help reduce crime and improve community safety. The article goes into detail why CCTV budgets were an easy target for […]
Food for thought perhaps in this article from ‘inside housing’ The UK’s housing crisis is not caused by a lack of supply and 300,000 new homes a year would not make a significant impact on house prices and rents, the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change has said. The thinktank, which published a report today written […]
It’s been a short while since I last wrote about the air pollution in our District. Residents will do well to remember that when we discuss air pollution there are two types that are often referred to. One being Nitrogen Dioxide NOx (car emissions etc) and the other being Particle Matter PM2.5 (that fine dust) […]
Apologies for the lack of blog updates of late. I’ve been spending a bit of time with my family and have taken in some sights of England over the past couple of weeks over the summer break. (More on that later) This week, I’ve been to the seaside and visited Southends CCTV control room with […]
Inspired by 100 years of social housing I thought I’d have a look at what we can be proud of here in the Rochford District (or not). Each quarter I receive a report from the housing team at Rochford District Council. I thought it was well worth sharing some of the ‘highlights’ of the report […]