100 Years of Council Housing

16/07/2019

I’ve been reading a publication that I received from the Local Government Association and came across an article about the Council housing centenary. It really struck a chord with me how our Council has shamefully neglected our low/middle earners and their housing needs, often priced out of the private rental sector. I was recently speaking […]

Checking Out Our Licenced Premises

29/06/2019

Due to concern from residents about the sale of alcohol to underage persons, I contacted our licencing team at Rochford District to ask them, along with trading standards, to carry out test purchases across our District. I have now received a response from the licencing team and I hope residents will feel reassured with their […]

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 […]

Calling All Future Councillors

19/01/2019

This week I’ve received a letter from NALC (National Association of Local Councils). One item in the letter writes about ‘Strengthening and promoting local democracy’ You might remember I briefly wrote last year about why I’m not average and the NALC goes on to write in it’s letter this year about one of it’s priorities […]

Computer Says…… Not Again!

21/08/2018

It’s fair to say the IT systems at RDC during my tenure as a District Councillor, were at best flaky and at worst a disaster. So much so that the Council used it as an excuse to ‘rerun’ a development committee meeting and some members even set up a task group to try and find […]

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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