It’s not voodoo magic, or witchcraft – it’s social media! Yes, Rochford District Council are on a number of social media platforms –  Twitter, Facebook & Instagram (no snapchat yet!) – So, if you want to be in the know about what’s going on in the local community then get connected via one of these […]

Dispatches reports: The Great Housing Scandal


As high house prices and many properties with ‘out of reach’ rental costs, does this mean more Rochford residents will be forced on to the housing register and is this a ticking time bomb for Rochford District Council? Many areas of public land in the UK was earmarked to fulfil the land shortage needed for new homes. However Dispatches […]

Rayleigh Air Quality Falls Short of EU Limits


On London Road sitting in traffic? Or perhaps queuing going up Crown Hill, then again you could be on Rawreth Lane queuing to turn into Hullbridge – All of these are familiar commuter routes that we all endure. Getting from A to B in and around Rayleigh has become slower and slower with some residents […]

Rayleigh West Flood Alleviation Scheme Consultation


On the 19th October 2016, Essex County Council are holding a public consultation for residents in ‘Rayleigh West’. They are proposing changes to the bunds on Sweyne Park School’s playing fields and changes to the pond in Sweyne Park. There are hoping that this will help alleviate the risk of flooding downstream. So if you’ve […]

RDC Budget Consultation


There’s a BIG hole in the councils finances So the hole gets bigger over time due to the fact that the grant the local council receives from central government will eventually replaced by allowing the local authorities to retain 100% of business rates. So what’s the strategy for closing the gap? Increase council tax, parking charges, […]

Hungry For Some Decent Restaurants


Raw chicken, raw steak, cold food, missing portions & overpriced food – what do all these things have in common? These are just a few of our personal experiences of restaurants & takeaways in Rayleigh. We have an abdunace of eating establishments in Rayleigh, some may argue too many, however,  often after eating in these […]