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Fundraising For Residents In Need

17/03/2020

We are raising money to set up a hardship fund for local residents across the Rochford District who may be financially stretched due to the economic effect of the Coronavirus. We are asking for donations so that we may offer members of the community the support of a  small financial sum. Payments will be £25.00 […]

MP Mark Francois Bulldozes Over Essex County Council Highways Credibility and Chastises Property Developers

14/03/2020

Yesterday in the House of Commons, MP Mark Francois launched a scathing attack on Essex County Council and property developers operations in Rayleigh. In his speech MP Mark Francois referred to ‘an unhealthy cosy relationship between the highways officers and the developers (4:32)’ and lambasted developers for failing to respond adequately to his requests to […]

Developing A Disaster On Our Highways

03/03/2020

With the development of 47 dwellings now underway, residents are now experiencing the effects of this planning application on London Road for another 47 dwellings. It’s a development that I couldn’t support knowing that the chaos it would not only bring to our highways during the construction phase but the additional impact that it will […]

Not Quite The Oscars…

11/02/2020

But hey, I gave a speech anyway. Faced with the prospect of more Council Tax rises for residents and a close look at the MTFS (budget) of the Council, I had no choice other than to speak up about issues which I felt would be important to residents. Here’s what I said Fellow members, I […]

The Road Ahead Is Very Bumpy Indeed

07/02/2020

Just as one set of roadworks ends another one begins. At least it feels like that. However, the epic planning by Essex County Council will kick off again on the 1st March and appears to be planned to continue right the way through until 15th July if the data from one network is correct. One […]

Former Dairy Crest Site

01/02/2020

The developer of the former Dairy Crest site has been in touch after their recent planning permission refusal. They say… We will be holding two open events at the site on 5th and the 21st of February between 5pm and 7pm and I will be very pleased to discuss the sites further development in particular how […]

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 […]

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