Conservative U Turn On CCTV


I’ve yet to witness the Conservatives putting forward any decent ideas of their own as usually they just pay extortionate amounts of money to consultants to conjure up something they can plaster their names all over. Tonight was no exception with Cllr Mike Wilkinson (Ind) putting forward a motion to put together a working group […]

CELLBLOCK – 22 South Street


I haven’t attended development committee for sometime as I no longer sit on the committee and the Lib Dems are represented by our two other Councillors. However last night I had good cause to attend to speak on an item that I felt was worthy of additional support to my colleagues. Item 10 (1) on […]

World Heart Day – 29 September


On World Heart Day, people across the world band together to shine a spotlight on cardiovascular disease (CVD). It draws attention to the fact that 17,900,000 die every year from CV diseases and encourages more and more people to have an awareness of the issues and help translate science into policy. This year, World Heart […]

ACTION: On Climate Change


You may remember some time ago, I posted on social media about the proposition of planting trees in our area. I have since received a response from officers with some suggestions of areas that we could plant in. Undoubtedly, planting trees will help with climate change – even if it makes a 0.0000000001% difference it’s […]

Mark Francois’ Time Could Be Up As MP


I don’t really do National politics here on my blog but I had to share this with you, after all we’ve all been long suffering over Brexit and the Governments shambolic governance of this country for the past ____years. Now I find that yes indeed, staunch Brexiteer, MP Mark Francois could be challenged for his […]

Fingers In Ears By Conservative Councillors


If you’ve been following me on social media (Facebook @cllrjamesnewport or Twitter @jimnewport), then you will have read this week how I’ve tried to get in contact with some of the Conservative ‘leadership’ Councillors. Why? The problems that the multiple roadworks around our town has caused for residents and businesses One of those Councillors that […]

Rawreth Lane & Wolsey Park (Countryside)


Earlier this week I wrote on my Facebook page informing residents that I had written to Countryside about the traffic management and asked if they could do anything to offer residents some respite from the current traffic congestion that is caused, partially, by the works on the new spine road for Wolsey Park. Today I […]

Has the Congestion Closed Rayleigh For Businesses?


I’ve sent the Portfolio Holder for Enterprise an email to find out what he intends to do about the damaging effects of Essex County Council’s bad planning and Rochford District Council’s desire to build without the infrastructure in place. From: Cllr James Newport <>Subject: Congestion and impact on our local economy and residentsDate: 5 September 2019 at 08:15:49 […]