Essex Police need our community educated!

22/07/2016

We often see comments from people on social media, or when you talk to residents, that the police are, ahem how should I say, often less than helpful. In fact, we, the lib dems have recently raised a motion at full council to find out the affect of the closure of the front desk at […]

This week I will be mainly…..

11/07/2016

Contacting planning enforcement due to the Tesco’s on London Road in Rayleigh ignoring a condition of their planning application (bollards to be raised), which I hope to be able to update on very soon. Also I will be attending training from the RDC’s licensing officer and following on from this I will be attending a […]

Report local problems easily

02/07/2016

For those that don’t know there is a useful website called FixMyStreet where you can report, view or discuss local problems. There’s also mobile apps available for those with a smartphone which allows you to send pictures of the problems with ease. Once reported the problem gets automatically sent to those responsible, so if its […]

1 month on….

13/06/2016

So it’s been just over a month since I’ve been elected. What’s it like? Well, there are lots of meetings, lots of training and lots to read. Some meetings are long, some are quite short. The training has been interesting. I’ve met quite a few different people and on the whole they’re a pretty friendly […]

Tonight’s Development Committee

07/06/2016

In front of us tonight was the detailed planning permission for Hall Road development in Rochford. Reading the officers report there were some positive aspects such as the number of affordable houses on this development. The overall design is okay but could be better if more parking for vehicles had been in the plans. By […]

District Council Committees

20/05/2016

When you become an elected member of the council, your party is allocated a number of seats on different committees. I’ve been ‘lucky’ enough to have been asked which committees I had a preference to. I’ve chosen development, licensing and investment.  Why did I chose these particular committees? Firstly, there’s development. Everyone, residents and councillors, […]

Are we on the road to nowhere?

11/05/2016

An interesting piece in The Echo today about the ever increasing traffic gridlock we face on our roads. I personally wonder how many people feel like prisoners in their own homes due to the levels of traffic on our roads. Whilst canvassing local residents in Rayleigh, a common concern was traffic with one resident telling me he […]

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