onlineFOCUS – News and Stuff For Rochford District since 2003

 

July 7th, 2014 |

Big Spending On Big Roads In South Essex (Though Not Much In Rochford)

From the Echo:


WORK is set to begin on three major transport schemes in South Essex after the Government agreed to plough in £155.8m of funding.
A four-and-a-half mile stretch of the A13 between Pitsea and the Orsett Cock, in Thurrock, is to be widened to six lanes while the A127 will get an overhaul at four-pinch points.
Southend’s Victoria Avenue will also get a facelift, while transport in the town will get a £7million boost.

The A13 needs to be widened to 6 lanes largely because of the the new London Gateway container port.

The only improvement in our district is actually on the very edge – a planned £15 million pound improvement to the Fairglen interchange, which will be welcomed by many commuters. Though what impact will this have on the proposed employment land and traveller site that RDC are planning there?

12 Responses to “Big Spending On Big Roads In South Essex (Though Not Much In Rochford)”

  1. 1
    Jim Cripps:

    A Fairglen upgrade should get the A127 / A130 traffic efficiently off of the main highways onto the splendid network of local roads – London Rd / Rawreth Lane / Hullbridge Rd / Hambro Hill etc; …………………..ECC have no plans for those!!.

  2. 2
    richard lambourne:

    But remember Jim, Rochford now has control of the Highway Rangers !!!

    Seriously though this should have been the time when significant road improvements were announced for Rayleigh Hullbridge etc, the LOwer Road?Watery Lane by pass for instance and many more

    What have Cutmore and Hudson doing, why havent they been lobbying County for improvements ????

  3. 3
    Christine Paine:

    Has anyone at RDC explained how this affects planned Travellers Site, I’m guessing not. Far too much going on behind closed doors, RDC needs to be more open and honest with the people electorate, who do after all pay them.

  4. 4
    Jim Cripps:

    @ 2 – their only objective was to make sure that the rump of the Core Plan landed as far West as possible , Michelin Farm is actually on the border with Basildon district.
    Absolutely no interest in how it would impact locally – and Hudson said Bullwood Hall would’nt be developed until their ( Hockley ) road infrastructure was improved , he is a Hockley Councillor by the way. Cutmore – remember the flooding interview on Look East ” residents should sort their own sandbags out ” , no interest in Rayleigh at all.

  5. 5
    Christine Paine:

    But they contradict themselves Jim. As you say, the dump most of the Core Plan as far West as possible, yet if you can actually find the relevant part of their website their “vision” for Rayleigh actually states it is the most important town in the area for shopping, commuting etc. and they intend to keep it that way. Then they try to take away the free Saturday afternoon parking, build without infrastructure almost guaranteeing gridlock and flooding and act as though their prime objective with Rayleigh and surrounding area is to make it as unpleasant as possible.

    I know this has been asked before, but why won’t they hold public meetings (as opposed to meetings the public can go to but not say anything) and actually talk to the public, see how they feel about the Cabinet system, development (not that they should be in any doubt about that by now) and a lot of other things. They seem determined to act more like a military junta than a democratically elected and answerable public body.

  6. 6
    John Mason:

    @Christine Paine

    Not forgotten, I chased it up.

    My email dated 8 July to the CEO of RDC

    Public Meeting on Infrastructure

    At a recent Full Council Councillor Hudson agreed to have such a public meeting organised and run by RDC in response to calls at Full Council from myself and Councillor Black.

    This email is to ask you to progress arrangements and to advise us of the details.

  7. 7
    richard lambourne:

    Chris, John, Christine, let me and everyone know when this gets scheduled, I am very iterested in the road infrastructure in particular

  8. 8
    Jim Cripps:

    My Mum got a ‘Rochford Matters’ through the door today – briefly mentions the legal
    challenge to Allocations Document and recent past ‘un-manned displays ‘ but no indication of a public meeting on Infrastructure – don’t hold your breath!!!!!.

  9. 9
    bruce smart:

    Is everyone clear as to the exact remit of the Rangers?

  10. 10
    Christine Paine:

    Jim@8 – no sign of Rochford Matters round here as yet. As RDC claim this is their main form of communication with the electorate and everyone always gets a copy I shall be keeping an eagle out for mine!

  11. 11
    Jim Cripps:

    Nope, I don’t have one either – it was my Mum’s I was quoting , I would suggest this has been a pattern for quite some years – despite what they claim.

  12. 12
    richard lambourne:

    Jim,

    I wasnt getting a copy either so I queried it with laura.bliss@rochford.gov.uk

    I now get a copy which is marked up with my house number so I suspect I getting a special delivery !!! (a little late for the Consultation process)

    It is also available on their website

Leave a Reply


− four = 0

You can add images to your comment by clicking here.

Choose the layout you want to see

October 2014
M T W T F S S
« Sep    
 12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  

Who We Are

We are Liberal Democrat councillors and campaigners in Rochford District.
We want to improve local decision-making and we see onlineFOCUS as a good way of keep residents informed and involved.
Please click here to email us .

viewfrommount

Comments Policy

We welcome your comments, they are very important to us. However please note:
* We may not necessarily agree with the comments made by our readers
* We ask everyone to treat people with respect when making a comment. No personal abuse please.



Daily Reporting by Chris Black

With support from:
Ron Oatham Ron Oatham Bruce Smart Bruce Smart Chris Stanley Chris Stanley

Latest Comments

  • Linda Kendall: One of those with Nil Points was being really talked up at a function I attended this week. Suggest...
  • Linda Kendall: Oz. Are you aware that on top of the huge expenses this lot voted for themselves our wonderful...
  • John Mason: Will it be possible (likely?) for Landlords to pass on these additional costs to them in increased rental...
  • Sean: From the Echo article: In January, 70 per cent of Basildon’ s streetlights were switched off saving...
  • The Mighty Oz: Take a look at this people….I can think of one cut back straight away… http://www.e...
  • Linda Kendall: Jim @ 2 above. I think we in Rayleigh Action Group need a pat on the back for achieving what no one...
  • admin: Hi Bruce the link is below. – chapter 6 is the summary: http://www.roch ford.gov.uk/sit es/rochford....
  • JIM Cripps: Let us not forget that the Chief ( Cutmore )and Deputy Chief ( Hudson ) Councillors made a pledge ( in...
  • bruce smart: Admin Do you have the figures for the amount of pitches that should be provided by the local authority...
  • admin: Yes, you are right Jim, should have done it by now, sorry. The “view planning applications 221; pages...
  • Jim Cripps: ADMIN @ 15 – can we get the RTSSC objection on here please….. ?
  • Christine Paine: Unfortunately there is no legal obligation for riders to clear up horse poo as, unlike dog poo, it...
  • Linda Kendall: Oz. Ask Asda they will have a camera on the cash machines. It would be in their interest if this is...
  • A.Matthews: Once upon a time people would fight over horse poo for their gardens but now of course there are hardly...
  • Corey Vost: I do recall when we moved into our property I had a telephone conversation with a Planning Officer at RDC...
  • Christine Paine: Admin, thanks but I don’t think it would necessarily help. During the day satnav seems to...
  • The Mighty Oz: HORSE POO ! Not sure if this is the right place for this post but, if you own the horse that poops not...
  • Greenbelt: Admin, My recollection was that house numbers in Rawreth Lane coincided wuth the introduction of post...
  • admin: Good question, not sure of the answer. Though I vaguely recall that some years ago. – maybe 20- RDC were...
  • admin: Have emailed county highways twice since your lat comment re Priory Chase Corey, don,t seem to have had a...
  • Corey Vost: So is it the responsibility of the Council to ensure emergency services (or anyone for that matter) can...
  • bruce smart: The decisions are made but afterwards the unforeseen problems arise. We could say that these issues...
  • Jim Cripps: Presumably Labour sided with Tory because they are both frightened of UKIP – and that is a good...
  • Christine Paine: We have that problem in our road Linda. No numbers, just names. It was bad enough at night when we...

Recent Posts


Lib Dem logo
Legal Statement for the purposes of complying with electoral law: This website is published and promoted by by Bruce Smart at 12 Ferndale Road, Rayleigh, on behalf of Liberal Democrat Candidates all at 12 Ferndale Road, Rayleigh The technology and hosting used for this website is provided by 1&1 Internet Limited, The Nova Building, Herschel Street Slough SL1 1XS

Technical Help : Graham Osborn

Posts To Remember

Categories

Categories

Asda or Makro Council Budget Crime & Policing District Core Strategy District Wide Elections Essex & East Future Housing Green Belt Highways & Parking History and Culture Hockley Hullbridge Leisure and Sport Liberal Democrats Local Democracy Local Facilities National Politics No Category Planning Applications Rawreth Rayleigh Rochford Web Stuff YouTube and Video

500 HOUSES BETWEEN LONDON ROAD AND RAWRETH LANE

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)

Planning Applications…

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.

Essex Political Blogs

Geography, History , Science

Lib Dem Websites

Local Council Websites

Local History

Local Info

Non-Political Stuff

Other Lib Dem Blogs

Planning Issues

Join Your Local Team

If you read onlineFOCUS for a while you can see the kind of things we are trying to achieve locally. Maybe you would like to help us?


If you fancy helping us deliver leaflets, or actively campaigning for us at election time, or simply just helping behind the scenes with paperwork, please contact the onlineFOCUS team here.

“Rayleigh was the birthplace of Britain’s first surviving quintuplets, but that’s just one of its many claims to fame”

When the Olympic Torch came to Rayleigh, Chris Black wrote about the town in the Guardian - read it here

Join the National Team

If you would like email updates on what the Lib Dems are doing nationally, click here.
If you would like to join the Lib Dems click here.

Meta