Local News

Tories Romp Home in Rochford

Local Conservatives are celebrating this morning after a night of successful results in the elections for Rochford District Council. The Conservatives made 4 gains on the night and now have 25 seats on the 39 member council, giving them a majority of 11 over all other parties.

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.