Tories Gasp for Air over AQAP


Wednesday was not a good night for the blues at the Rayleigh Town Council meeting to discuss the AQAP. It was one of those subjects that I was particularly interested in having spent my earlier life carrying out scientific studies for the MET Office and The Institute of Hydrology, and this is what this AQAP […]

The Definition of Affordable?


It’s something I’ve had many conversations about and I’m sure other Councillors have also had thoughts about but I’ve never really got a clear answer. What is the definition of ‘affordable’ when it comes down to new housing developments. I found this definition on the Government’s website Affordable housing is social rented, affordable rented and […]

Mixed Messages?


I’m a little confused today! @rochforddc have sent these 2 tweets out. Let me explain – the 1st tweet is telling you to take part (they don’t invite you, it’s more of a demanding tone…) in the Air Quality Action Plan (which incidentally is aimed at REDUCING NO2 in the town centre. The 2nd tweet, yes […]

Keeping Residents Informed


If Linda Kendall’s Rayleigh Action Group achieved one thing then I would personally say it raised awareness of what is going on around us and in local government. I’m keen to help carry this on. We need to know what decisions are being taken and why by our local council. We, the residents need our voices […]

Rayleigh has an Unseen Killer on the Loose!


Chances are if you like to shop in Rayleigh or dine al fresco then you’re sure to have been ‘touched’ by Rayleigh’s unseen killer. Rayleigh’s killer has been active for more than 6 years with the Tory administration failing to act to bring this ‘killer’ into check for  more than 6 years. Our town’s ‘killer’ spares […]

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly


Today has been a real mix of emotions in my Councillors role, let me explain further….. The Good Rayleigh Christmas light switch on has always been a popular event and today was no exception. Working as a Rayleigh Town Councillor, I was involved in helping setup safety barriers, crowd control and general duties (along with some […]