A Passionate Public Meeting

Rayleigh Action Group held a public meeting on Sunday.Two of the onlineFOCUS team, Chris Black and Chris Stanley, were in the audience to listen.

The Echo have a report tonight:

CAMPAIGNERS want a judicial review to stop Rochford District Council build 2,785 homes in the next 15 years.
The call comes from a meeting of the Rayleigh Action Group meeting where more than 500 people turned out to show their displeasure at the plans.
The group would now need to raise £30,000 in less then a month to fight the housing plan, which were officially adopted by the council two weeks ago….

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  1. Jim Cripps

    Echo-news.co.uk Online now (tomorrow’s paper )………….. Amazing turnout for the
    first hot/ sunny day / Big Rugby game , only hall capacity limited attendance – a pound each from everyone in Rayleigh is all it takes!!!!!

  2. Richard Lambourne


    I agree amazing turnout how and where can we donate to a foghting fund

  3. Christine Paine

    Richard – see the Action Group Facebook page, details of bank account etc. are there for everyone to donate

  4. Jim Cripps

    Thanks Christine – there is a link on onlinefocus (RH sidebar Planning Issues heading)and on the rear of last Sundays meeting leaflet, cheers -JIM.

  5. The Mighty Oz

    Just one question, what will happen to the money if you do not raise sufficient funds ?

  6. Jim Cripps

    Oz, as stated in the original RAG mandate any monies “left over” will ,in due course , go to a local charity ( or various local charities if it is a large amount) -that is why the Bank Account requires multiple signatures on cheques.

  7. Jim Cripps

    CHRIS – is it possible and how much notice is required for a resident to be able to address the Council Chamber , I notice one or two private individuals did get to speak on a set subject.
    Because you are right we, the residents should do more, and I for one would like to say it out loud when a suitable topic is up for debate, thanks ….JIM.


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