• Autumn 2017 e-FOCUS is out!

    Our team has been out busy delivering our Focus leaflets in the Sweyne Park & Grange Ward and Down Hall & Rawerth. However, since we are a progressive party….. you can read our e-Focus (our online edition) which is available here for Sweyne Park & Grange.

  • Muddy Puddles

    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 through for the pedestrian & cyclists to get to ASDA, St Nicholas primary school & Rayleigh Leisure Centre.

    I've asked the ward Councillors to see if we can get this small part of the track maintained. In my humble opinion we need to make walking & cycling in our town more accessible to help reduce the congestion on our roads. 

    What's the problem?

  • The Not So Thorny Side of Politics

    It’s may sometimes go unnoticed, but we have a keen army of gardeners at Rayleigh Town Council, who work really hard all year around tending flowerbeds and shrubbery. Our own Cllr Chris Stanley has been out this sunny morning, with his good lady, planting over 100 daff bulbs. Back breaking stuff!

    If you fancy helping out I’m sure Chris would love to see you – he can be contacted at chris.stanley@hotmail.co.uk

     

  • Have Our Footpaths & Openspaces gone to the dogs?

     I’m a regular user of a lot of the parks and open spaces in the Rochford District, as I’m sure many of the residents are. However there seems to be a blight that is taking over the pleasure of using these areas – Dog Fouling. There clearly is a growing trend amongst some inconsiderate/irresponsible dog owners who feel it is not necessary to clear up behind their pets so this week I’ve written to RDC officers and the portfolio holder for parks and open spaces, Cllr Dave Sperring, about the issue of dog fouling.

    I’m told by Cllr Sperring that this issue is being looked at and that ideas to try and combat this problem will be presented to full council in due course. I’m looking forward to hearing these ideas when presented to council, in the meantime, watch where you step!