Rayleigh Town Council Cancels 2020


Last night, Rayleigh Town Council Chairman informed members of the Council, that the following events had now been cancelled in the “interest and concern for the health and safety of members of public.” Primary School General Knowledge Quiz 2020Great Easter Egg Hunt 2020St George’s Day Flag Raising at the Pavilion – 23rd April 2020School Council […]

It’s Armed Forces Day and I Salute You All!


It’s Armed Forces Day and I just wanted to give a shout out to our Armed Forces who work tirelessly around the world defending our country, promoting peace, delivering aid, fighting terrorism, or helping test for COVID-19! They are always ready to help in times of crisis. The dedicated men and women of our Armed […]

Update: Travellers At Rayleigh Leisure Centre


When will the travellers leave the site?  Unless the leave on their own accord, officers from Rochford District Council have informed me that the matter is now in the hands of its legal team to follow the legal process to remove the travellers from the site. This could potentially take slightly longer than normal due to […]

Rayleigh’s Market Returns


I’ve received the following today from Rayleigh Town Council… Following the Government’s announcement that open-air markets may re-open, the market will return gradually on Wednesday 3rd June, but in a limited capacity, only 4 stalls will be permitted.  This is due to the need to keep to social distancing and to be considerate to the other […]

Ryanair PtII and The CAA


I’m hoping that BBC’s Watchdog programme, is seriously considering an investigation into Ryanair’s rogue business practices. Ryanair’s CEO Michael O’Leary should be a top contender for its rogue trader’s gallery on BBC one’s watchdog. The company is currently withholding hundreds of thousands of pounds if not millions, in ex-passengers money who have had their flights […]

Employer or Employee? Get the Right Advice


Small businesses don’t always have their own ‘HR department’ so a quick tip that I wanted to share with readers of my blog that the ACAS service is a really useful resource which offers advice the Furlough scheme and all other COVID-19 issues. Many employees will be anxious about returning to work and employers may […]

Plan to Fail, Fail to Plan


Now for those that don’t know, I’ve built part of my career on the failure of computer systems and a lot of it, on building resilient systems. So it’s only been natural for me to ask questions of the leadership on how they intend to deal and mitigate with problems that remote meetings (via the […]