Community CCTV

08/07/2019

I have recently published my views on CCTV here and this has met with mixed reactions from members of the public. Not one to ruin the party, I propose the concept of a wide network of community manned CCTV cameras. What’s different?Manned CCTV is a different beast to an unmanned system. Live images being monitored […]

Is CCTV A Silver Bullet for Crime in Rayleigh?

05/07/2019

I thought it might be useful to clear up any misunderstandings on my view on the current CCTV situation or lack of it. During the last 3 years of my sitting on Rayleigh Town Council, I have been acutely aware of problems with the CCTV system that they had – poor image quality, camera locations […]

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 […]

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