Free Car Parking To Be Reduced In High St

24/05/2019

Rochford District Council has made a planning application to install a rapid electric vehicle charging point in the High St. This application will however mean the removal of TWO free car parking spaces outside of Natwest Bank. I welcome the introduction of EV charging points but feel this location is unnecessary. Why couldn’t this charging […]

The Future Of Private Security In Rayleigh

16/01/2019

Monday night I attended Rayleigh Town Council, Full Council meeting. It was slightly more interesting than usual as some new ideas were put forward and one noteworthy item was that of the private security that the Council recently trialled before Christmas. The reception of ‘part-time, private security’ has been met with mixed reaction from the […]

Rayleigh Loses its CCTV

25/07/2018

As new data protection laws come into force, GDPR, one service that Rayleigh Town Council was responsible for has now been ‘decommissioned’ CCTV in our town centre has been all but removed due to the new legislation that would have put demands on the resources of the Town council. Other organisations such as the Chamber […]

Exclusive First Look at Crown Hill New Public Toilets

20/04/2018

Long time readers on the Rayleigh public toilet saga will know that I’m no superfan of the decisions made around the new toilets for the town centre. I’ve baulked at the cost of the Rochford District Councils £365,000 toilet project along with many residents and the cost shifting to Rayleigh Town Council. The new toilets […]

Social Media Silence

07/12/2017

Rochford DIstrict Council has decided that it’s time the Social Media Policy for Members gets an update. What does this mean for us Councillors? Well, if you don’t use social media then probably, not a lot. For those of us that are more ‘connected’ the amended policy raises all sorts of problems. The first of […]

Grumpy Christmas & Rayleigh Lights Switch On

30/11/2017

Hello, Grumpy Christmas here! Yes, your resident District & Town Council has been out today with lot’s of other volunteers preparing for the ‘Rayleigh Lights Switch On!’ Chilly, isn’t the word for it, with a flurry of snow and temperatures of 3 degrees and falling, lot’s of volunteers prepared to make the night special for […]

An Icy Subject

27/11/2017

Remember my efforts in vain on this? Well for reasons unbeknown to me, the idea of an ice skating rink in Rayleigh town centre was vetoed by some members of Rayleigh Town Council. Of course, in Council’s everything must be passed with a ‘majority’ vote and we (the lib dems) do not hold such a majority. I’ve […]

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