Local News

MP opens new pre-school in Hockley

Rayleigh and Wickford MP Mark Francois cut the ribbon today to officially open the new “Jelly Beans” pre-school at Hockley Primary School.

MP sees life on the home front in World War Two

Rayleigh and Wickford MP and Patron of the Rayleigh Town Museum, Mark Francois, dropped by the museum recently in order to see their special exhibition on life on the Home Front in Rayleigh during World War Two.

MP calls for Season Ticket Holder Discount on Abellio Greater Anglia

Rayleigh and Wickford MP Mark Francois has today formally written to Jamie Burles, the Managing Director of Abellio Greater Anglia, requesting that they give a discount to season ticket holders when they renew next year because of persistently poor performance by the rail company during 2017.

MP supports ball for Little Havens Hospice

Rayleigh and Wickford MP Mark Francois recently attended a charity “Glitter Ball” all at the Rayleigh Club in his constituency, to raise money for the very popular Little Havens Hospice.

MP attends public meeting re Wickford GP Surgery

Rayleigh and Wickford MP Mark Francois attended the public meeting last night at Wickford Community Centre, regarding the potential decision by NHS England not to renew the contract for GP services with the current South Essex Managed Care (SEMC) practice.

MP attends Charity Shooting Match in Rayleigh

Rayleigh and Wickford MP Mark Francois drew on his old skills as an Infantry Officer in the Territorial Army when he attended a charity shooting match, organised by the Chairman of Rochford District Council, Councillor Lesley Butcher, to raise money for an Armed Forces Charity.