Local News

MP renews calls for discount for Greater Anglia Commuters

Rayleigh and Wickford MP Mark Francois has reacted to the recent news that rail fares next year are likely to increase by in excess of 3%, by repeating his call to train operator Abellio Greater Anglia to give a discount to commuters, in return for all the disruption they have suffered on the Sou

MP supports local Royal Naval Association

Rayleigh and Wickford MP and former Armed Forces Minister Mark Francois was delighted to be one of the guests at the Rayleigh branch of the Royal Naval Association’s (RNA) annual dinner at Saxon Hall, next to Southend Airport.

MP praises Aaron Lewis Foundation

Rayleigh and Wickford MP and former Armed Forces Minister Mark Francois praised the local charity, the Aaron Lewis Foundation for all the good work they do when he attended their recent annual rugby tournament held at Westcliff Rugby Club near Southend Airport.

Mark Francois MP says “We must save The Bull”

Rayleigh and Wickford MP Mark Francois has reacted to the tragic news of the recent fire at The Bull, Hockley with a plea to the pub’s owners Greene King that the pub should be restored to its former glory and reopened as soon as practically possible.

Mark Francois MP backs plans to expand Riverside Medical Centre

Rayleigh and Wickford MP Mark Francois recently visited Riverside Medical Centre in Hullbridge, where he was shown plans to expand the centre, in order to cope with the arrival of new patients, caused by the forthcoming housing development at Malyons Farm.

MP receives briefing on new Universal Credit

Rayleigh and Wickford MP Mark Francois recently paid a visit to the Jobcentre Plus at Crown Hill, Rayleigh, to meet with staff and to receive a briefing on the forthcoming roll out of Universal Credit in and around the Rayleigh area.

MP presses Network Rail bosses on railway closures

Rayleigh and Wickford MP Mark Francois recently met with Mr Matt Brennan, Public Affairs Manager, and Mr Chris Mackie, Project Manager at Network Rail to discuss the continuing closures on the London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria Line.

MP presents awards to Rayleigh FC

Rayleigh and Wickford MP Mark Francois took time on a recent Saturday morning to help hand out end of season awards to young players at popular local club, Rayleigh FC.

MP congratulates Holt Farm Juniors on a successful School

Rayleigh and Wickford MP Mark Francois took time to attend the Holt Farm Junior School Fete in Hawkwell, where he paid tribute to the School’s headteacher Mrs Wass and her dedicated team of volunteers from the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) for their tremendous efforts in putting on what looks