Local News

Would be PCC wants a “Special” in every village

County Councillor Roger Hirst, the Conservative Candidate for the Police and Crime Commissioner elections in May, was joined by Rayleigh and Wickford MP Mark Francois when he explained to the Rayleigh Conservative Supper Club why he wants to see a Special Constable appointed in every village in Essex. 

Mark Francois MP urges local communities to apply for HLF funding to mark the Centenary of the First World War

The Centenary of the First World War is a chance to understand the war, uncover its stories and explore what it means to us today.  At a recent Parliamentary event Mark Francois MP found out more about how the Heritage Lottery Fund supports projects across the UK that focus not just on the events of 1914–1918 but also on the lasting changes the war brought about.

MP helps put new museum on the map

Rayleigh and Wickford MP Mark Francois recently paid a visit to the soon to open Rayleigh Town Museum, during which he donated a 100 year old Ordnance Survey Map of Essex to add to its collection.

MP meets Joseph and cast at FitzWimarc show

Rayleigh and Wickford MP joined a host of parents at Fitzwimarc School recently to see the school’s very lively production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat.  The show, which had Felix Summers, aged 13, in the lead role, played for four nights and Mark attended on the final evening along with Headteacher, Mr Robert Harris. 

MP Joins Air Cadets for their 75th Anniversary

Rayleigh and Wickford MP Mark Francois recently joined 1476 (Rayleigh) Squadron for a special dinner to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Air Training Corps in WWII.

MP praises scout facilities during visit to Belchamps

Rayleigh and Wickford MP, Mark Francois, was impressed during a recent visit to Belchamps Scout Camp in Hawkwell by the wide range of facilities made available their by the Scout Camp movement. Mark praised the organisers for their ability to lay on so many interesting activities for Scouts from Essex and from much further afield, not only camping but also activities such as climbing, archery and even an assault course.