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Rayleigh Liberal Democrats

Problems reported in Rayleigh

  • Article: May 15, 2022

    As the cost of living crisis continues to go unaided by the government here are some (limited) schemes that may be able to help ease the burden

    If you're an Essex homeowner with a household income below £30,000, you may be eligible for up to £10,000 of work to make energy efficient improvements to your home.

    This could include fitting loft insulation, cavity or solid wall insulation or energy efficient heating (does not include gas or oil). The funding covers the entire cost of the improvements, up to £10,000.

    More information here
    • Discretionary Housing Payments

    • Exceptional Hardship payments

    More information here
    The Government announced in February that an Energy Bill Rebate will be provided to households in England from April 2022 to help protect residents from rising energy costs. This includes a one-off payment of £150 to most households in Council Tax bands A-D. More information here
    Council Tax Discount Exemptions More information here
    More information here
  • Opposition Members
    Article: May 11, 2022

    District Council Elections results for the Liberal Democrats

    The Lib Dems returned a great result with 2 new Councillors and 1 hold with Chris Stanley re-elected. Thank you to all our supporters and watch this space for further news on our work to make the District a great place for everyone to live.

  • police
    Article: Apr 22, 2022

    63,119 reports of anti-social behaviour in Essex have gone unattended by police in the past three years, new data has revealed.

    Rayleigh Liberal Democrats have blasted the Conservatives for being soft on crime and have demanded a return to community policing. The figures were uncovered through a Freedom of Information Request (FOI) tabled by the party to Essex Police.

  • Police
    Article: Apr 21, 2022

    The Conservative Government is failing to deliver the promised 449 more police officers for Essex.

    Analysis of Home Office statistics by the Liberal Democrats has shown that Essex's officer numbers rose by only 169 in the last year.

    A total of 270 extra officers have been recruited by Essex Police under the Government's campaign that started in September 2019.

  • Article: Mar 27, 2022

    On Friday, RDC has issued a press release that could be somewhat confusing for residents. For clarity this is the Lib Dem response to that press release.

    The Liberal Democrat Group on Rochford District Council has rejected the contents of a Council Press Release which stated there was 'cross party' support for demolition of Rayleigh's Mill Hall. Lib Dem Group Leader James Newport stated "this is the complete opposite of the Lib Dem position. We want Mill Hall opened for public use as soon as possible and we will be campaigning for that in the upcoming local elections. Now there is a clear choice between Lib Dems to keep Mill Hall and Conservatives who want to demolish it. Many people saw during the covid epidemic when it was used as a vaccination centre, that Mill Hall was a sturdy building that we should all be proud of and want to protect. Let's be clear that this press statement is not so much a Council announcement as a message from the Conservative Party who have been determined to destroy our Mill Hall and other facilities from day one.