Public Toilets – Pt II

10/10/2017

The public toilets issue continues with the Echo Newspaper picking up the story today. Thanks to Echo reporter, Hsin-yi who did a wonderful job of pulling the article together from our information. As you can see from the Echo News website, the piece has gained a lot of attention from readers, who are equally as disgusted […]

A Few Words from the Managing Director

30/09/2017

A number of us local councillors run blogs in our spare time, as an aim to keep the wider public informed of our actions, intentions and views. So it is interesting to see that the MD of Rochford District Council has now decided to write a blog. One of his first blog posts is about […]

Participation Not Required (By Some)

21/09/2017

Politics can be cruel, it can be kind, but it can be disappointing too. I often have a wry smile when I attend District Council meetings. For they are the meetings when participation is not required by some it seems. The administration appear to have some voices that are not to be heard. Some faces […]

The Pot of Gold at the end of our Rainbow

26/04/2017

Last nights Full District Council meeting was a long time coming for most of us opposition members. With 20 items on the agenda we were sure to be in for a long evening. With apologies for absences from the Tory side of the chamber, this was going to get interesting! The Tory majority now is […]

The Hole Truth About Our Highways

01/03/2017

An Audience with Essex Highways Last night I attended an epic 2 1/2 hour briefing by Essex Highways about how they operate. (Death by Powerpoint yet again) There is a pretty much constant complaint from residents about the poor condition of our roads in Rochford District. So it was interesting to hear for myself and Cllr […]

Toilet Leaks

21/01/2017

If you’ve been following the Crown Hill toilets saga. this week I have been handed ‘The Masterplan’ – So you know what is happening? I’m publishing the full details here which reveals the full approach and timescales to the future of the toilets. 

Money, Money, Money

15/01/2017

Budgeting for the following financial year is undoubtedly an important year. I assume most households run some sort of budget, trying to live within their means. I’ve recently been invited to attend the Rochford District Council ‘budget away day’. As a new councillor I was invited to the same ‘away day’ last year. After attending […]

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