Infrastructure, Housing and the ‘Outsiders’

12/11/2017

As landowners eye the potential rewards for putting forward their land for development, we are still faced with a lack of infrastructure to accommodate further housing needs. Have we been blind to the ‘unlocking’ of land in here in the Rochford District with ‘bigger’ infrastructure investments taking place right beneath our noses? Crossrail is due […]

Muddy Puddles

10/08/2017

Walking through Sweyne Park bridle track yesterday, reminded me of this Peppa Pig story. Muddy puddles were definitely to be found and I wondered how many residents are discouraged by the amount of water that this part of the track seems to hold. I wish they would level this out as it’s a great cut […]

Fed Up Motorists Get Nailed Again

08/08/2017

As my brother often reminds me when I mention the cost of running a car, that it’s “the joy of motoring”, however Rayleigh residents have had no joy recently with the damage to a lot of residents tyres caused by nails left on one particular cut through. On numerous occasions, Station Cresent has had nails […]

Essex CC Launches Best Pothole Award 2017

28/03/2017

Essex County Council who are renown for their high standards of maintaining our county road network and making the ‘right choice’ when approving plans for new housing developments, have now launched ‘The Best Pothole Award 2017’. Entries are simply made by following this link. The winner could actually expect their chosen pothole to be repaired […]

The Hole Truth About Our Highways

01/03/2017

An Audience with Essex Highways Last night I attended an epic 2 1/2 hour briefing by Essex Highways about how they operate. (Death by Powerpoint yet again) There is a pretty much constant complaint from residents about the poor condition of our roads in Rochford District. So it was interesting to hear for myself and Cllr […]

Mixed Messages?

07/12/2016

I’m a little confused today! @rochforddc have sent these 2 tweets out. Let me explain – the 1st tweet is telling you to take part (they don’t invite you, it’s more of a demanding tone…) in the Air Quality Action Plan (which incidentally is aimed at REDUCING NO2 in the town centre. The 2nd tweet, yes […]

Rayleigh has an Unseen Killer on the Loose!

01/12/2016

Chances are if you like to shop in Rayleigh or dine al fresco then you’re sure to have been ‘touched’ by Rayleigh’s unseen killer. Rayleigh’s killer has been active for more than 6 years with the Tory administration failing to act to bring this ‘killer’ into check for  more than 6 years. Our town’s ‘killer’ spares […]

Air Quality Action Plans and Why We Need Them

19/11/2016

Air Quality in Rayleigh has been poor for some time. In fact since 2004 Rayleigh has exceeded EU air quality limits. Rochford District Council has been monitoring Rayleigh for air pollution and as figure C1 from the 2016 Air Quality Annual Status Report shows the levels have fallen over time. However is should be noted that the […]

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