An end and a new begining

  On Thursday we had an election for Essex County Council and after serving as their County Councillor for four years the residents of Hockley and Hullbridge decided that they didn't want me anymore but would rather have the Conservative candidate (Actually the vote in Hullbridge was overwhelmingly for me, it's just Hockley is a … Continue reading An end and a new begining


Tories & Labour get into bed with each other

Tonights Full Council meeting at Rochford District Council was very eventful.  The first Council meeting after the elections is usually an uneventful one with just appointments of committees and Chairman to go through without much discussion.  However tonight the Tories and Labour came up with a surprise for many opposition members. Chair of Review has, … Continue reading Tories & Labour get into bed with each other

The Post Election Council meeting

Rochford District Council is holding its Annual meeting tonight at the Civic Suite in Rayleigh.  This is largely a ceremonial meeting with appointments for Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Council, membership to committees and their Chairman and other bodies (such as Rochford Housing Association).  The Agenda is as follows. AGENDA To elect the Chairman of … Continue reading The Post Election Council meeting

Essex Police – Neighbourhood Action Panel

We are pleased to report that the Police have listened to concerns put forward by Cllr Diane Hoy and other residents of Hullbridge about the combined Neighbourhood Action Panel (NAP) between Hullbridge, Rayleigh & Rawreth. At last nights Panel meeting Diane was advised that the Hullbridge Neighbourhood Action Panel would be starting up again and … Continue reading Essex Police – Neighbourhood Action Panel

Another Watery Lane update

We have had confirmation tonight that Watery Lane should be open by Thursday this week pending the clearance of ditches and drains. We will check on the progress tomorrow and update this post accordingly. We will continue to pursue additional drainage work that we believe in necessary to make the road a safer and more … Continue reading Another Watery Lane update

Holiday activities for half-term

Rochford District Council assists in providing activities for young people during the holidays.  The activities available for this half term can be seen here. The available options are based around Art or Sports ranging from horse riding, badminton and golf through to musical workshops and a coach trip to the London museums. The days of subsidy have gone unfortunately and costs … Continue reading Holiday activities for half-term

Watery Lane – In Pictures

These pictures were taken today, Sunday 3 February, and show how deep the water is in Watery Lane.  The road is not passable by car and Essex Fire Service have said the following in response to their rescue of 5 motorists last night. Firefighters had to rescue five adults from three vehicles after motorists ignored … Continue reading Watery Lane – In Pictures