Category Archives for Opinions

Land North of London Road – First Blood Pt I

13/05/2019

Residents have been asking a few questions about the new build on Rawreth Lane so I thought I’d give my views and try to answer some questions. There is land allocated for a school. Will it be built? That responsibility lies with Essex County Council. I’ve recently asked our Rayleigh South Essex County Councillor, June […]

Free Hospital Parking…..for Wales

01/09/2018

Unfortunately I’ve recently had to visit hospitals in Essex and Kent for various reasons. Whilst travelling to local hospitals might be feasible by public transport, travelling to Kent by public transport isn’t the easiest, so inevitably we’ve traveled by car. Hit by expensive car parking charges, sometimes I wish we were more like Wales (except […]

Pot Luck on Potholes

20/03/2018

Today I write out of sheer frustration on the situation with our potholes on our Counties roads. There doesn’t seem like one short journey you can make on our roads when it is sheer ‘pot luck’ if you don’t inadvertently hit a pothole in the road. I know, as I’ve just been presented with a […]

Do You Want To Build a Snowman?

09/12/2017

Totally unrelated and non political post….. if we get snow, while everyone else is panic buying bread and milk you’ll find me over at Sweyne Park building my own Olaf. He’s soooo cool Meanwhile if you’ve got to get some place and you want to track Essex County Councils gritters….. http://www.essexhighways.org/Roads-and-Pavements/winter-travel/track-the-gritting-lorries.aspx  

A Criminal Misuse of Public Money?

14/11/2017

Disclaimer – All views are my own, as this is written on my own website, paid for with my own money – These are NOT the views of any Council that I am a member of or a view of the Liberal Democrat Party. They are simply written as a personal view of a Rayleigh […]

Infrastructure, Housing and the ‘Outsiders’

12/11/2017

As landowners eye the potential rewards for putting forward their land for development, we are still faced with a lack of infrastructure to accommodate further housing needs. Have we been blind to the ‘unlocking’ of land in here in the Rochford District with ‘bigger’ infrastructure investments taking place right beneath our noses? Crossrail is due […]

Pavement Promotion Problems

07/11/2017

Tonight’s review committee meeting brought up the issue of the pavement promotions problems. The reference to ‘pavement promotion problems’ is really to A boards. The blight of A boards through the High St (Rayleigh) seems to get increasingly worse – however, this may only be a ‘perception‘. Taking in to account the number of reports […]

Update on the Mid and South Essex Success Regime

18/10/2017

One item on the agenda at last nights full council meeting was To receive a presentation from Dr Celia Skinner, Chief Medical Officer for the three NHS Hospital Trusts, Southend, Basildon and Broomfield, providing an update on the latest plans to reconfigure and redesign hospital services across the three sites to meet growing demands and […]

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