Web Stuff

How To Find The New Countryside Application


The District Council Website isn’t the easiest to navigate. To find the latest big planning application from Countryside – for housing “North of London Road”: Go to the Council website at http://www.rochford.gov.uk/ Then select “Planning” from the menu on the left side of the screen. Then select “Planning Appications” Then select “View Planning Appications” This takes you to a map,…
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You Can Subscribe…

Following a suggestion from one of our readers James, we have added a ‘subscribe’ facility to onlineFOCUS. If you complete the little form at the bottom of the screen, you will get email notifications whenever we post something new. (The software also allows us to send you an email newsletter, but this is not something we plan to do)

Time For Some Spring Cleaning

Now the elections are over , maybe it’s time to give the onlineFOCUS website a bit of a spring clean. We can add some features that people would like, and remove some features that aren’t being used. So any suggestions would be welcome over the next week or so! In particular , does everyone view the basic onlineFOCUS background: Or…
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Readers of onlineFOCUS will know we sometimes write about local history. Well, we’ve just stumbled across the blog of the Essex Archive Office, and they have some interesting stuff there. Their latest piece is on a new book about Essex in WW2. Seraching for articles about our part of Essex doesn’t lead to much – there are few entries for…
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Rochford To Rayleigh Rising

If you are involved in local campaigning, social media are very important. You can set up your own website, as we did with onlinefocus.org. Websites have some very good plus points. They are largely under your own control, so you can have the lay-out you want. When the website has been going for a few years, you can still search…
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Beautiful Barling

Have you ever looked at the parish website for Barling and Sutton? Someone’s done a very classy job…. Also, Barling Wildlife Reserve looks like a nice place to go to… In April 1998 a 999 year lease was granted to Barling Magna Parish Council via Rochford District Council from Southend Borough Council and the land was Registered in October 1998….
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Looks Good….

Up in the north-west, Stockport Council have got some interesting new tricks on their website. As some of the Lib Dem councillors up there explain: Stockport Council has launched a great new service, allowing us all to see a huge amount of information overlaid on a map of the borough. ——— Put in your road or postcode from the front…
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