Fast Track Planning For Cafe Culture Now Available

24/07/2020

Rayleigh has its fair share of cafes, bars and restaurants, so struggling business owners may well welcome the news that applications for ‘pavement licences’ will be temporarily fast tracked. The Business and Planning Act 2020 that came into force this week introduces a quick consent route to allow cafes, bars and restaurants to obtain a […]

Workshop on the Future of Rayleigh Town Centre

05/11/2019

I have always been passionate about retail and being an entrepreneur and I suppose being born into a family of entrepreneurs it would be inevitable that it would become a passion of mine. So I recently attended a ‘workshop on the future of Rayleigh Town Centre’ which was organised by the District Council and the […]

Traffic Chaos Adds To Economic Destruction For Our District

31/08/2019

Our local economy is surely suffering from the devastating effects of the unprecedented congestion on our roads? Traders are already struggling in ever-increasing tough trading conditions and at what is traditionally a ‘slow’ time of year, I have heard several reports of businesses really struggling to keep their heads above water. Shoppers are avoiding our […]

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