Update on the Mid and South Essex Success Regime

18/10/2017

One item on the agenda at last nights full council meeting was To receive a presentation from Dr Celia Skinner, Chief Medical Officer for the three NHS Hospital Trusts, Southend, Basildon and Broomfield, providing an update on the latest plans to reconfigure and redesign hospital services across the three sites to meet growing demands and […]

Poisoned Playgrounds

11/09/2017

There’s a killer lurking outside of our children’s playground across the Rochford District and residents don’t currently have the comfort of knowing it’s not about to get into the playgrounds. Why? there is absolutely NO air monitoring data outside of school playgrounds in the Rochford District.  That is why the Lib Dems, Rochford Residents & […]

Save Southend 1 – NHS Success Regime 0

10/08/2017

Save Southend A&E have scored an epic victory over the NHS Success Regime, with a U turn on the downgrade of Southend A&E, it is a victory for this campaign group that should be admired. Undoubtedly without this well organised group, the plans would have slipped through and we’d be none the wiser until the […]

A Clean Air Zone for Rayleigh?

10/05/2017

Rayleigh has a cloudy history when it comes to Air Pollution and now the Government has been forced to up the ante to solve the increasing problem with Air Pollution across the UK. Whilst we all probably realise, London suffers with poor air quality, we are in fact (and have been for a long time) […]

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. 

Mixed Messages?

07/12/2016

I’m a little confused today! @rochforddc have sent these 2 tweets out. Let me explain – the 1st tweet is telling you to take part (they don’t invite you, it’s more of a demanding tone…) in the Air Quality Action Plan (which incidentally is aimed at REDUCING NO2 in the town centre. The 2nd tweet, yes […]

Rayleigh has an Unseen Killer on the Loose!

01/12/2016

Chances are if you like to shop in Rayleigh or dine al fresco then you’re sure to have been ‘touched’ by Rayleigh’s unseen killer. Rayleigh’s killer has been active for more than 6 years with the Tory administration failing to act to bring this ‘killer’ into check for  more than 6 years. Our town’s ‘killer’ spares […]

Air Quality Action Plans and Why We Need Them

19/11/2016

Air Quality in Rayleigh has been poor for some time. In fact since 2004 Rayleigh has exceeded EU air quality limits. Rochford District Council has been monitoring Rayleigh for air pollution and as figure C1 from the 2016 Air Quality Annual Status Report shows the levels have fallen over time. However is should be noted that the […]

On yer bike Essex Highways!

27/09/2016

When I look at our local traffic problems, I think what a shame it is that you don’t see more families taking to the roads on bikes – then looking around Rayleigh I see that cycle lanes are either not feasible or just plain forgotten by our local highways representatives. I’m an occasional cyclist (no lycra here!) […]

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