Local News

Campaigners get car park expanded at Tesco Express

Rayleigh and Wickford MP Mark Francois, supported by two local councillors, has finally succeeded in getting the car park at Tesco Express, on London Road Rayleigh, expanded after a three year campaign.

MP helps raise the St George’s Flag

Rayleigh and Wickford MP Mark Francois attended the raising of the St George’s Flag at the King George V Playing Field in Rayleigh today to mark St George’s Day.

Rayleigh Tories honour longstanding Chairman

Rayleigh and Wickford Conservatives paid tribute to Mr Hilton Brown, the longstanding Chairman of the constituency association, who retired from the post at the Association’s AGM recently.

Francois: No More Houses without Infrastructure

Rayleigh and Wickford MP Mark Francois has responded to Rochford District Council’s consultation exercise on their new Local Plan, with a strong message that there should be no further major development in the area unless it is accompanied with associated infrastructure.

MP relives his youth during visit to Rayleigh Boys’ Brigade

Rayleigh and Wickford MP Mark Francois, who served in the Boys’ Brigade as a young teenager, relived his youth during a recent visit to the 18th South East Essex (Rayleigh) Company of the Boys’ Brigade, who are based at the Rayleigh Baptist Church Hall.

MP visits new Head at Beauchamps

Rayleigh and Wickford MP Mark Francois recently paid a visit to the new headteacher at Beauchamps, Mr Mat Harper. Mr Harper has been the assistant head at Beauchamps for a number of years and recently took over following the departure of longstanding headteacher Mr Bob Hodges.

MP discusses healthcare needs with local NHS chiefs

Rayleigh and Wickford MP Mark Francois had a long discussion on the healthcare needs of his constituents when he paid a recent visit to the headquarters of the Castle Point and Rochford Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) in Castle Road, Rayleigh.

Mark Francois MP backs “You Can Care” campaign

Rayleigh and Wickford MP Mark Francois recently lent his backing to a campaign to recruit new workers into the care industry, in order to help look after senior citizens in his constituency.