Free Car Parking To Be Reduced In High St

24/05/2019

Rochford District Council has made a planning application to install a rapid electric vehicle charging point in the High St. This application will however mean the removal of TWO free car parking spaces outside of Natwest Bank. I welcome the introduction of EV charging points but feel this location is unnecessary. Why couldn’t this charging […]

Back In The Saddle

15/05/2019

Last night I attended the Rochford District Council, Annual Council. I was pleasantly surprised to be welcomed back on to the Council by (the now leader) Cllr Mike Steptoe amongst by many members, which I was hugely grateful for. I’d also like to personally welcome, Cllr Mike Wilkinson, who I’m expecting great things of (no […]

Land North of London Road – First Blood Pt I

13/05/2019

Residents have been asking a few questions about the new build on Rawreth Lane so I thought I’d give my views and try to answer some questions. There is land allocated for a school. Will it be built? That responsibility lies with Essex County Council. I’ve recently asked our Rayleigh South Essex County Councillor, June […]

Pounding The Streets in Sweyne Park & Grange

20/04/2019

Lisa Newport (my wife), Liberal Democrat Candidate for Sweyne Park & Grange, has been out pounding the streets in Sweyne Park & Grange this afternoon delivering her election leaflets. Speaking to several residents about local concerns and issues. Should you wish to ask Lisa anything please send an email or use the comments below.

More Doom & Gloom For Rayleigh High St

04/03/2019

Fashion retailer, ‘New Look’ will be shutting up shop on the 13th March 2019. This is another unwelcome blow to Rayleigh’s High St as it appears even the big brands aren’t weathering the retail decline on the High St. Losing a national brand could hit other smaller retailers if footfall declines, let’s hope that other […]

Let’s Talk Shop

02/03/2019

I recently wrote about ‘How Can We Help The High Street‘ in which I had asked Rayleigh Town Council to invite Rochford District Council’s economic development team along to our Full Council meeting, so they could give us a view of their strategy ideas for Rayleigh’s High Street. The meeting was attended by three representatives […]

Concerns Grow Over Possible Travellers Site On Eastwood Rd

29/01/2019

Residents have received a seemingly anonymous letter through their letterboxes ‘alerting’ them to the possible travellers site on Eastwood Rd. Travelers sites can be a very emotive subject, however, putting the fact the Council are legally required to provide travellers pitches, I think in this case questions really should be asked as to why despite […]

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