The District Council has its Annual Council meeting on Tuesday night.
A week ago we were expecting there to be six groups – Conservatives, Lib Dems, UKIP, Greens, Independent Conservatives and Rochford Residents, plus one lone Labour councillor.
But now there will only be four groups. The Greens and Rochford Residents have joined up in the council chamber to form one group, and now one of the Independent Conservatives, Dave Sperring , has gone back to the Conservative Group after leaving them in the spring. That means there is no longer an Independent Conservative Group, we just have one lone Independent Conservative – Toby Mountain.