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 […]

Protect your Property with SmartWater

09/05/2016

Protect your Property with SmartWater The Rochford District Community Safety Partnership (CSP)* works towards reducing crime, and the number of victims of crime. To help tackle dwelling burglary, we are giving away property marking kits in areas most recently affected by this offence. A proven deterrent to burglars, SmartWater® forensic marking system enables you to […]

Rayleigh Town Council

08/05/2016

Tomorrow, will mark the first meeting I will be attending as a Rayleigh Town Councillor. Whilst slightly nervous, I can’t wait to attend to represent the Victoria Ward. More details to follow to let you know what was discussed!

Lollipop Tastic

21/04/2016

At the age of 10/11 children who attend primary schools are asking if they can walk to school on their own. I know at the age of 11 I was walking with my friends across the other side of town to get to school. Besides all the other fears we have as parents for our […]

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