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Steps taken to improve air quality in Rayleigh Town Centre

An Air Quality Management Area (AQMA) is set to be created in Rayleigh town centre, in an effort to reduce pollution.
A happy couple outside the windmill

Rayleigh Windmill Shortlisted for Essex Wedding Awards Finals!

The beautiful Rayleigh Windmill has been shortlisted as a finalist in the “Wedding Venue of the Year – Heritage” category of the Essex Wedding Awards.
Downhall Primary School students at the ‘Recycled Rhythms’ workshop.

Council helps turn rubbish into music!

Rochford District Council and The Mushroom Theatre Company have been working with students at Downhall Primary School in Rayleigh to create a very special musical production for next weeks ‘Re Think Rubbish’ event

Prevention of Travellers' site on Greenbelt

Rochford District Council has successfully negotiated a solution to block travellers moving onto a greenbelt site in Rawreth.
Students from King Edmund School with Councillor Jo McPherson (right)

There was ‘Summit’ for everyone – Businesses hail event a success!

More than 70 business people packed out the Rochford District Council Skills Summit at the Freight House last week to get some tips and advice to make their businesses a success.
Rochford District Council staff taking part in a Zumba class

Strictly star and record breaker Mark Foster launches ‘Get Active Essex’

Rochford District Council is supporting ‘Get Active Essex’, a countywide campaign that aims to encourage a healthier and more active county.
St Mungo’s Broadway, on 020 8762 5570 or email

New service to help homeless people sleeping rough across South Essex

A new service aims to help people who are sleeping rough across South Essex.

Rochford and Castle Point Sports Awards 2014 shortlist revealed

Rochford District Council and Castle Point Borough Council are celebrating the achievements of our local athletes and clubs by announcing the shortlisted nominations for the Rochford and Castle Point Sports Awards 2014, sponsored by Pinnacle PSG.
Photograph shows (left to right: Jade Austin (Rochford District Council) Lauren Johnson (Fitzwimarc School), Megan Blackwell (Seevic), Tia Baker (Fitzwimarc School)

Second Hand Fashion Is the Next New Thing!

Rochford District Council, Seevic College and the PHAB store, Rayleigh, have been working with students from Fitzwimarc School to create new clothes by reusing old clothes.
Fauborg D'Amiens Cemetery and Arras Memorial - taken by James Kevany

WWI Fallen: A Record

On the 4th of August 1914 Great Britain declared war on Germany following the invasion of Belgium and committed British forces into what was to later become known as the First World War.
Photograph (left to right) Ian Shirra, Lucy Hodges, Vicki Sheen, Liam Cattermole

Sailing to Success

A ROCHFORD woman has sailed her way to success....achieving a Gold medal in the IFDS Blind Match Racing World Championships 2014.
Max the Dragon with the big  ‘R’ - The symbol of the Re Think Rubbish event

Re-Think Rubbish

The Council’s first ever Re-Think Rubbish event is being held at the Mill Arts & Events Centre, in Rayleigh, from 11am to 3pm on Thursday, October 30. It will consist of a variety of recycling and reuse activities along with information on all things recycling, and you never know you might even get to meet Max The Dragon too!



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