The Road Ahead Is Very Bumpy Indeed

07/02/2020

Just as one set of roadworks ends another one begins. At least it feels like that. However, the epic planning by Essex County Council will kick off again on the 1st March and appears to be planned to continue right the way through until 15th July if the data from one network is correct. One […]

Former Dairy Crest Site

01/02/2020

The developer of the former Dairy Crest site has been in touch after their recent planning permission refusal. They say… We will be holding two open events at the site on 5th and the 21st of February between 5pm and 7pm and I will be very pleased to discuss the sites further development in particular how […]

High Street Headaches

16/01/2020

How long should a Council pontificate over what to do over their failing High Streets? In the Rochford District, we’ve already seen Rochford become a town centre of doom and gloom with residents reporting high levels of anti-social behaviour, closed shops, pubs, and all the banks have gone. Rayleigh is just about holding it together […]

Spare Some Love For Our High Street

06/12/2019

Tomorrow it’s #SmallBizSatUK – 7th December 2019. It’s a National event, designed to support small business although you might not realise it in our High St. Small Business Saturday UK is a grassroots, non-commercial campaign, which highlights small business success and encourages consumers to ‘shop local’ and support small businesses in their communities.The day itself […]

Will This Inspire You To #shoplocal This Christmas?

06/12/2019

Christmas is undoubtedly a small business owner’s time to shine and this Welsh business owner has absolutely nailed it! With their own Christmas ad costing just £100, they’ve had over 1m hits on YouTube – advertising agencies will greener than the Grinch with envy and I challenge you not to let this bring a tear […]

Problem Parked With A Fine Result

18/11/2019

Following on from my recent post about the car park problems at Rayleigh train station, I’m pleased to report that NCP has now decided to cancel and refund the PCN’s. Following reports from a local resident, I contacted NCP on behalf of residents who had received fines whilst visiting the car wash or had been […]

Things Are Maybe Not Going To Plan At RDC?

13/11/2019

Overdevelopment of our District has caused all sorts of issues for local residents (you know what I mean) and now a fledgling action group in the East of the District ‘The Rochford Supporters’ are drawing a line in the sand and preparing to take the battle to the Government Planning Inspectorate… our Rayleigh Lib Dems […]

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