Why do Downhall & Rawreth and Grange wards have Liberal Democrat councillors? We think that’s because:
- people like how we have voted on various issues, such as the overdevelopment of our area. – we try harder than the other parties to keep people informed with newsletters and onlineFOCUS – the Lib Dems want to have listening councillors who engage with the public – we vote for what’s best for our areas, not just following a party line like the current Conservative group.
There are District Council elections in May and we’d like to tell you what we are doing in these wards:
Chris Black is standing again in Downhall and Rawreth. Four years ago he beat the Conservative candidate pretty comfortably, but that was four years ago and we are taking nothing for granted. Contact details for Chris Black are: Telephone: 01268 778973 Email: email@example.com Letters: 56 Love Lane Rayleigh Essex SS6 7DX Chris is a life-long Rayleigh resident, he went to Glebe, Downhall and Sweyne Schools. He works in the shipping industry along the Thames.
In Grange ward Liberal Democrat councillors Chris and June Lumley have a great record dealing with local problems in a friendly non political way that residents like, that is why they have been re-elected many times. June remains a Councillor but this year Chris Lumley has decided to retire from the District Council – although he will still be on the Town Council.
We have carefully chosen Chris Stanley as our candidate here, we think he is definitely the best person to follow in Chris Lumley’s footsteps. Chris has been part of our team for several years, helping to deliver our newsletters and getting involved in local issues. He wants to be another listening councillor, keeping in contact with people. He has lived in the Down Hall Road area since 1970 and is a semi-retired electrician. “Chris and Chris” are already working together on issues – you might have seen them recently at events at the Mill Hall and St Nicholas School.
Contact details for Chris Stanley: Phone 01268 785732 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Home address: 48 Hambro Avenue Rayleigh, Essex
We put our hearts into working for our areas because we really do care. Too many people have been elected elsewhere in our District, just because their party is doing well in the national polls and they are wearing the right colour rosette. We don’t want that to happen here, but we could do with some help! If any onlinefocus readers can help us a little, delivering 150- 200 leaflets or spending a hour helping us on election day May 22nd, we’d be very grateful!
We are Liberal Democrat councillors and campaigners in Rochford District.
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richard lambourne: Whilst I dont know all the circumstances, please remeber they were both “deselect ed”...
Jim Cripps: Admin – any sign of a date for the Planning Committee Review yet , it was muted as Oct/Nov , or are...
JIM Cripps: Also pleasing is the number of new names appearing on the postings on here now – A big increase...
A.Matthews: This is great news all power to the Capons ,hope others follow suit.You can retain your principles whilst...
A.Matthews: We also have cameras on the Bridge and Goose Cottages in Battlesbridge.H ope they do not go walk a bout...
admin: Some Conservative councillors have a quiet read, but we don’t know if either of our district’ s...
The Mighty Oz: Does our MP read this site ? If so Mr Francois would you please respond to the above comments from...
Jim Cripps: Great news, slowly but surely we are moving back towards a democracy – now just needs some of the...
collin: Thank god its now open, but I guess the flooding (as last week) will now become a regular issue once again....
Christine Paine: Linda – that of course was after he had been out in the High Street collecting signatures on a...
Linda Kendall: The Mighty Oz.@ 16. Re.The article in the Echo. Some people have very short memories. Mark Francois...
Jim Cripps: Yes , that you think it is a big ask for the judge to decide against a Council ( because of wider...
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There's lots of information on the District Council website about the planning application "North of London Road ".
To see it , just click here.
The Core Strategy
This is the official master document for planning policy in our district! To download it, click here
click here. (2.5mb)
If you want information on a particular planning application, you can find it on the District Council website here.
If you want to know what new planning applications have been submitted this week, click here.
Reporting A Problem
If you want to report a problem, you can email Lib Dems councillors by clicking here.
There's also an independent website called FixMyStreet. It's very good for reporting minor street problems like holes in the road, grafitti or failed streetlights. You can find FixMyStreet here.