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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 <[email protected]>Subject: Congestion and impact on our local economy and residentsDate: 5 September 2019 at 08:15:49 […]

Update on Travellers


Rochford District Council have issued this press release September 3, 2019Unauthorised Travellers leave site in the district.Rochford District Council can confirm that Travellers who had taken up illegal encampment at Priory Chase, Rayleigh have now vacated the site.Whilst it is not clear where they have moved to, there are no reports of them elsewhere in […]

Traffic Chaos Adds To Economic Destruction For Our District


Our local economy is surely suffering from the devastating effects of the unprecedented congestion on our roads? Traders are already struggling in ever-increasing tough trading conditions and at what is traditionally a ‘slow’ time of year, I have heard several reports of businesses really struggling to keep their heads above water. Shoppers are avoiding our […]

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