Muddy Puddles

10/08/2017

Walking through Sweyne Park bridle track yesterday, reminded me of this Peppa Pig story. Muddy puddles were definitely to be found and I wondered how many residents are discouraged by the amount of water that this part of the track seems to hold. I wish they would level this out as it’s a great cut […]

The Real Risk Of Flooding in Rayleigh

24/01/2017

Today I’ve been poking around the Essex County Council website, it’s actually amazing what you find out if you click around for a bit. Some may think it might have been better not to dig around, especially when I came across this page! Does anyone know where I can buy an Ark? What can I […]

The Threat of Flooding

14/01/2017

This week, Jaywick in Essex was evacuated. This should be a stark reminder of the real threat of flooding that we face across our district. Just a few years ago, flooding caused devastation for families in Rayleigh when their homes were flooded. Our own home too, came under threat. Although not in the news this […]

Rayleigh West Flood Alleviation Scheme Consultation

17/10/2016

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 […]

West Rayleigh Flood Alleviation Scheme

30/09/2016

Many residents of Rayleigh will remember the terrible flooding that unfortunate homeowners experienced in 2013 & 2014. Today we have received details from Essex County Council of the proposed flood alleviation scheme. ​ There may be some relief for those with flood risk in the area to the west of Sweyne Park School, and to properties on […]

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