Vision of future for Rayleigh High Street

Southend Standard: Vision of future for Rayleigh High Street Vision of future for Rayleigh High Street

A NEW-LOOK Rayleigh town centre will take a step closer to reality this year as a final public consultation on the Area Action Plan begins.

The plan, if approved, will give the go ahead for a bustling night time economy and a more pedestrian-friendly High Street.

This would give potential developers a guide of what is proposed for the town.

Consultation is set to begin early this year and last approximately six weeks, before the plan – along with public comments – is sent to inspectors for final approval.

Keith Hudson, Rochford councillor responsible for planning and transportation, said: “It is better to control what we can. Otherwise we end up with everyone doing their own thing and end up with something worse than what we have now, which no one wants.”

The action plan has been in development since 2008 when a retail and leisure study suggested ways to safeguard the High Street, with an initial public consultation in January 2013.

Plans include more bars and restaurants, plus a new public meeting place in the High Street. The taxi rank would be moved to Websters Way.

Mr Hudson hopes the plan will be fully approved by the end of 2014, but any potential action depends on money from Essex County Council, or outside investment.

Carl Watson, Rayleigh chamber of trade president, said: “It’s great news the plans are open for viewing again.

“We have had prior involvement and made comments, I will be interested to see if they have been taken on board.”

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6:09am Fri 3 Jan 14

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

Looks great, as for the bustling night time activity, will that mean more Bar Blanco's and club Lynx's ?, if so how will that improve Rayleigh ? who will Police it ?
Of late within the last 2 years, the clubs mentioned have been offering cheap drinks, late licenses kicking out loads of drunkards in the dead of night, with no concern whatsoever of the consequences.
People run amok, smash glasses, urinate in shop and residential doorways.
Now with this plan they want to increase the number of these late night activity centres? I hope not.
Looks great, as for the bustling night time activity, will that mean more Bar Blanco's and club Lynx's ?, if so how will that improve Rayleigh ? who will Police it ? Of late within the last 2 years, the clubs mentioned have been offering cheap drinks, late licenses kicking out loads of drunkards in the dead of night, with no concern whatsoever of the consequences. People run amok, smash glasses, urinate in shop and residential doorways. Now with this plan they want to increase the number of these late night activity centres? I hope not. Nowthatsworthknowing

7:11am Fri 3 Jan 14

SARFENDMAN says...

The Old Rayleigh Regal Cinena was closed years ago with a broken promise that it would be replaced. A small cinema/arts theatre would certainly be a nice addition to attract all age groups but in reality a pipe dream.
The Old Rayleigh Regal Cinena was closed years ago with a broken promise that it would be replaced. A small cinema/arts theatre would certainly be a nice addition to attract all age groups but in reality a pipe dream. SARFENDMAN

8:04am Fri 3 Jan 14

smiffy1980 says...

Ohhhh Kim Gandy is going to up upset. A bustling late night scene on her doorstep.

Rayleigh is need of a rethink, so it will be good too see what happens here. It caters for the young quite well, but its missing a nice bar for the 30+ . Other than Marco's (which is always too busy at a weekend) there isnt really anywhere else.

Lets sit back and see how this develops............
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Ohhhh Kim Gandy is going to up upset. A bustling late night scene on her doorstep. Rayleigh is need of a rethink, so it will be good too see what happens here. It caters for the young quite well, but its missing a nice bar for the 30+ . Other than Marco's (which is always too busy at a weekend) there isnt really anywhere else. Lets sit back and see how this develops............ .. smiffy1980

8:05am Fri 3 Jan 14

smiffy1980 says...

Ohhhh Kim Gandy is going to up upset. A bustling late night scene on her doorstep.

Rayleigh is need of a rethink, so it will be good too see what happens here. It caters for the young quite well, but its missing a nice bar for the 30+ . Other than Marco's (which is always too busy at a weekend) there isnt really anywhere else.

Lets sit back and see how this develops............
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Ohhhh Kim Gandy is going to up upset. A bustling late night scene on her doorstep. Rayleigh is need of a rethink, so it will be good too see what happens here. It caters for the young quite well, but its missing a nice bar for the 30+ . Other than Marco's (which is always too busy at a weekend) there isnt really anywhere else. Lets sit back and see how this develops............ .. smiffy1980

8:53am Fri 3 Jan 14

profondo asbo says...

Nowthatsworthknowing wrote:
Looks great, as for the bustling night time activity, will that mean more Bar Blanco's and club Lynx's ?, if so how will that improve Rayleigh ? who will Police it ?
Of late within the last 2 years, the clubs mentioned have been offering cheap drinks, late licenses kicking out loads of drunkards in the dead of night, with no concern whatsoever of the consequences.
People run amok, smash glasses, urinate in shop and residential doorways.
Now with this plan they want to increase the number of these late night activity centres? I hope not.
rayleigh is not so much the jewel in the crown as the vajazzle in the crown...
[quote][p][bold]Nowthatsworthknowing[/bold] wrote: Looks great, as for the bustling night time activity, will that mean more Bar Blanco's and club Lynx's ?, if so how will that improve Rayleigh ? who will Police it ? Of late within the last 2 years, the clubs mentioned have been offering cheap drinks, late licenses kicking out loads of drunkards in the dead of night, with no concern whatsoever of the consequences. People run amok, smash glasses, urinate in shop and residential doorways. Now with this plan they want to increase the number of these late night activity centres? I hope not.[/p][/quote]rayleigh is not so much the jewel in the crown as the vajazzle in the crown... profondo asbo

9:04am Fri 3 Jan 14

rayleigh123 says...

Nowthatsworthknowing wrote:
Looks great, as for the bustling night time activity, will that mean more Bar Blanco's and club Lynx's ?, if so how will that improve Rayleigh ? who will Police it ? Of late within the last 2 years, the clubs mentioned have been offering cheap drinks, late licenses kicking out loads of drunkards in the dead of night, with no concern whatsoever of the consequences. People run amok, smash glasses, urinate in shop and residential doorways. Now with this plan they want to increase the number of these late night activity centres? I hope not.
Very good in theory - looks nice, but the reality is total differant.

Rayliegh High street is a "no-go" area Friday and Saturday night - full of drunkard, feral kids.

No Police, No council wardens

Nowthatsworthknowing is totally right -



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[quote][p][bold]Nowthatsworthknowing[/bold] wrote: Looks great, as for the bustling night time activity, will that mean more Bar Blanco's and club Lynx's ?, if so how will that improve Rayleigh ? who will Police it ? Of late within the last 2 years, the clubs mentioned have been offering cheap drinks, late licenses kicking out loads of drunkards in the dead of night, with no concern whatsoever of the consequences. People run amok, smash glasses, urinate in shop and residential doorways. Now with this plan they want to increase the number of these late night activity centres? I hope not.[/p][/quote]Very good in theory - looks nice, but the reality is total differant. Rayliegh High street is a "no-go" area Friday and Saturday night - full of drunkard, feral kids. No Police, No council wardens Nowthatsworthknowing is totally right - . . rayleigh123

9:34am Fri 3 Jan 14

supermadmax says...

Knock it down and build more houses.
Knock it down and build more houses. supermadmax

9:34am Fri 3 Jan 14

George80 says...

rayleigh123 wrote:
Nowthatsworthknowing wrote:
Looks great, as for the bustling night time activity, will that mean more Bar Blanco's and club Lynx's ?, if so how will that improve Rayleigh ? who will Police it ? Of late within the last 2 years, the clubs mentioned have been offering cheap drinks, late licenses kicking out loads of drunkards in the dead of night, with no concern whatsoever of the consequences. People run amok, smash glasses, urinate in shop and residential doorways. Now with this plan they want to increase the number of these late night activity centres? I hope not.
Very good in theory - looks nice, but the reality is total differant.

Rayliegh High street is a "no-go" area Friday and Saturday night - full of drunkard, feral kids.

No Police, No council wardens

Nowthatsworthknowing is totally right -



.
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Its quite hilarious that the council if indeed it is them are considering this, Rayleigh is not a safe place to be on a friday and saturday night as its been said it is not really policed it is just monitored by cctv cameras, crimes are caught on camera then reported to the police this is probably the reason nobody has been killed, that is until now when the council have decided to remove all cameras. So new high street with no cameras and no police? Good luck Rayleigh you already have a crime and drug problem thats just gonna get worse
[quote][p][bold]rayleigh123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nowthatsworthknowing[/bold] wrote: Looks great, as for the bustling night time activity, will that mean more Bar Blanco's and club Lynx's ?, if so how will that improve Rayleigh ? who will Police it ? Of late within the last 2 years, the clubs mentioned have been offering cheap drinks, late licenses kicking out loads of drunkards in the dead of night, with no concern whatsoever of the consequences. People run amok, smash glasses, urinate in shop and residential doorways. Now with this plan they want to increase the number of these late night activity centres? I hope not.[/p][/quote]Very good in theory - looks nice, but the reality is total differant. Rayliegh High street is a "no-go" area Friday and Saturday night - full of drunkard, feral kids. No Police, No council wardens Nowthatsworthknowing is totally right - . .[/p][/quote]Its quite hilarious that the council if indeed it is them are considering this, Rayleigh is not a safe place to be on a friday and saturday night as its been said it is not really policed it is just monitored by cctv cameras, crimes are caught on camera then reported to the police this is probably the reason nobody has been killed, that is until now when the council have decided to remove all cameras. So new high street with no cameras and no police? Good luck Rayleigh you already have a crime and drug problem thats just gonna get worse George80

10:42am Fri 3 Jan 14

pembury53 says...

George80 wrote:
rayleigh123 wrote:
Nowthatsworthknowing wrote:
Looks great, as for the bustling night time activity, will that mean more Bar Blanco's and club Lynx's ?, if so how will that improve Rayleigh ? who will Police it ? Of late within the last 2 years, the clubs mentioned have been offering cheap drinks, late licenses kicking out loads of drunkards in the dead of night, with no concern whatsoever of the consequences. People run amok, smash glasses, urinate in shop and residential doorways. Now with this plan they want to increase the number of these late night activity centres? I hope not.
Very good in theory - looks nice, but the reality is total differant.

Rayliegh High street is a "no-go" area Friday and Saturday night - full of drunkard, feral kids.

No Police, No council wardens

Nowthatsworthknowing is totally right -



.
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Its quite hilarious that the council if indeed it is them are considering this, Rayleigh is not a safe place to be on a friday and saturday night as its been said it is not really policed it is just monitored by cctv cameras, crimes are caught on camera then reported to the police this is probably the reason nobody has been killed, that is until now when the council have decided to remove all cameras. So new high street with no cameras and no police? Good luck Rayleigh you already have a crime and drug problem thats just gonna get worse
CCTV will not prevent anyone being killed.... it's just luck of the draw for the unfortunate victims of feral yob attacks...
[quote][p][bold]George80[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rayleigh123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nowthatsworthknowing[/bold] wrote: Looks great, as for the bustling night time activity, will that mean more Bar Blanco's and club Lynx's ?, if so how will that improve Rayleigh ? who will Police it ? Of late within the last 2 years, the clubs mentioned have been offering cheap drinks, late licenses kicking out loads of drunkards in the dead of night, with no concern whatsoever of the consequences. People run amok, smash glasses, urinate in shop and residential doorways. Now with this plan they want to increase the number of these late night activity centres? I hope not.[/p][/quote]Very good in theory - looks nice, but the reality is total differant. Rayliegh High street is a "no-go" area Friday and Saturday night - full of drunkard, feral kids. No Police, No council wardens Nowthatsworthknowing is totally right - . .[/p][/quote]Its quite hilarious that the council if indeed it is them are considering this, Rayleigh is not a safe place to be on a friday and saturday night as its been said it is not really policed it is just monitored by cctv cameras, crimes are caught on camera then reported to the police this is probably the reason nobody has been killed, that is until now when the council have decided to remove all cameras. So new high street with no cameras and no police? Good luck Rayleigh you already have a crime and drug problem thats just gonna get worse[/p][/quote]CCTV will not prevent anyone being killed.... it's just luck of the draw for the unfortunate victims of feral yob attacks... pembury53

11:43am Fri 3 Jan 14

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

rayleigh123 wrote:
Nowthatsworthknowing wrote:
Looks great, as for the bustling night time activity, will that mean more Bar Blanco's and club Lynx's ?, if so how will that improve Rayleigh ? who will Police it ? Of late within the last 2 years, the clubs mentioned have been offering cheap drinks, late licenses kicking out loads of drunkards in the dead of night, with no concern whatsoever of the consequences. People run amok, smash glasses, urinate in shop and residential doorways. Now with this plan they want to increase the number of these late night activity centres? I hope not.
Very good in theory - looks nice, but the reality is total differant.

Rayliegh High street is a "no-go" area Friday and Saturday night - full of drunkard, feral kids.

No Police, No council wardens

Nowthatsworthknowing is totally right -



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I often am dear boy....
[quote][p][bold]rayleigh123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nowthatsworthknowing[/bold] wrote: Looks great, as for the bustling night time activity, will that mean more Bar Blanco's and club Lynx's ?, if so how will that improve Rayleigh ? who will Police it ? Of late within the last 2 years, the clubs mentioned have been offering cheap drinks, late licenses kicking out loads of drunkards in the dead of night, with no concern whatsoever of the consequences. People run amok, smash glasses, urinate in shop and residential doorways. Now with this plan they want to increase the number of these late night activity centres? I hope not.[/p][/quote]Very good in theory - looks nice, but the reality is total differant. Rayliegh High street is a "no-go" area Friday and Saturday night - full of drunkard, feral kids. No Police, No council wardens Nowthatsworthknowing is totally right - . .[/p][/quote]I often am dear boy.... Nowthatsworthknowing

12:24pm Fri 3 Jan 14

Kim Gandy says...

More bars and restaurants we do NOT NEED. No way. There is enough bother going on with a police station that is not operational enough to cope with the sort of yobs these "bars" are attracting to the town.
More bars and restaurants we do NOT NEED. No way. There is enough bother going on with a police station that is not operational enough to cope with the sort of yobs these "bars" are attracting to the town. Kim Gandy

12:44pm Fri 3 Jan 14

rayleigh123 says...

George80 wrote:
rayleigh123 wrote:
Nowthatsworthknowing wrote: Looks great, as for the bustling night time activity, will that mean more Bar Blanco's and club Lynx's ?, if so how will that improve Rayleigh ? who will Police it ? Of late within the last 2 years, the clubs mentioned have been offering cheap drinks, late licenses kicking out loads of drunkards in the dead of night, with no concern whatsoever of the consequences. People run amok, smash glasses, urinate in shop and residential doorways. Now with this plan they want to increase the number of these late night activity centres? I hope not.
Very good in theory - looks nice, but the reality is total differant. Rayliegh High street is a "no-go" area Friday and Saturday night - full of drunkard, feral kids. No Police, No council wardens Nowthatsworthknowing is totally right - . .
Its quite hilarious that the council if indeed it is them are considering this, Rayleigh is not a safe place to be on a friday and saturday night as its been said it is not really policed it is just monitored by cctv cameras, crimes are caught on camera then reported to the police this is probably the reason nobody has been killed, that is until now when the council have decided to remove all cameras. So new high street with no cameras and no police? Good luck Rayleigh you already have a crime and drug problem thats just gonna get worse
Where did you get the information that the council was remving the cameras ?????



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[quote][p][bold]George80[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rayleigh123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nowthatsworthknowing[/bold] wrote: Looks great, as for the bustling night time activity, will that mean more Bar Blanco's and club Lynx's ?, if so how will that improve Rayleigh ? who will Police it ? Of late within the last 2 years, the clubs mentioned have been offering cheap drinks, late licenses kicking out loads of drunkards in the dead of night, with no concern whatsoever of the consequences. People run amok, smash glasses, urinate in shop and residential doorways. Now with this plan they want to increase the number of these late night activity centres? I hope not.[/p][/quote]Very good in theory - looks nice, but the reality is total differant. Rayliegh High street is a "no-go" area Friday and Saturday night - full of drunkard, feral kids. No Police, No council wardens Nowthatsworthknowing is totally right - . .[/p][/quote]Its quite hilarious that the council if indeed it is them are considering this, Rayleigh is not a safe place to be on a friday and saturday night as its been said it is not really policed it is just monitored by cctv cameras, crimes are caught on camera then reported to the police this is probably the reason nobody has been killed, that is until now when the council have decided to remove all cameras. So new high street with no cameras and no police? Good luck Rayleigh you already have a crime and drug problem thats just gonna get worse[/p][/quote]Where did you get the information that the council was remving the cameras ????? . rayleigh123

1:02pm Fri 3 Jan 14

George80 says...

rayleigh123 wrote:
George80 wrote:
rayleigh123 wrote:
Nowthatsworthknowing wrote: Looks great, as for the bustling night time activity, will that mean more Bar Blanco's and club Lynx's ?, if so how will that improve Rayleigh ? who will Police it ? Of late within the last 2 years, the clubs mentioned have been offering cheap drinks, late licenses kicking out loads of drunkards in the dead of night, with no concern whatsoever of the consequences. People run amok, smash glasses, urinate in shop and residential doorways. Now with this plan they want to increase the number of these late night activity centres? I hope not.
Very good in theory - looks nice, but the reality is total differant. Rayliegh High street is a "no-go" area Friday and Saturday night - full of drunkard, feral kids. No Police, No council wardens Nowthatsworthknowing is totally right - . .
Its quite hilarious that the council if indeed it is them are considering this, Rayleigh is not a safe place to be on a friday and saturday night as its been said it is not really policed it is just monitored by cctv cameras, crimes are caught on camera then reported to the police this is probably the reason nobody has been killed, that is until now when the council have decided to remove all cameras. So new high street with no cameras and no police? Good luck Rayleigh you already have a crime and drug problem thats just gonna get worse
Where did you get the information that the council was remving the cameras ?????



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A member of the council told myself and others in passing, I believe it comes into effect in May and will be announced at the next full council meting
[quote][p][bold]rayleigh123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]George80[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rayleigh123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nowthatsworthknowing[/bold] wrote: Looks great, as for the bustling night time activity, will that mean more Bar Blanco's and club Lynx's ?, if so how will that improve Rayleigh ? who will Police it ? Of late within the last 2 years, the clubs mentioned have been offering cheap drinks, late licenses kicking out loads of drunkards in the dead of night, with no concern whatsoever of the consequences. People run amok, smash glasses, urinate in shop and residential doorways. Now with this plan they want to increase the number of these late night activity centres? I hope not.[/p][/quote]Very good in theory - looks nice, but the reality is total differant. Rayliegh High street is a "no-go" area Friday and Saturday night - full of drunkard, feral kids. No Police, No council wardens Nowthatsworthknowing is totally right - . .[/p][/quote]Its quite hilarious that the council if indeed it is them are considering this, Rayleigh is not a safe place to be on a friday and saturday night as its been said it is not really policed it is just monitored by cctv cameras, crimes are caught on camera then reported to the police this is probably the reason nobody has been killed, that is until now when the council have decided to remove all cameras. So new high street with no cameras and no police? Good luck Rayleigh you already have a crime and drug problem thats just gonna get worse[/p][/quote]Where did you get the information that the council was remving the cameras ????? .[/p][/quote]A member of the council told myself and others in passing, I believe it comes into effect in May and will be announced at the next full council meting George80

1:02pm Fri 3 Jan 14

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

rayleigh123 wrote:
George80 wrote:
rayleigh123 wrote:
Nowthatsworthknowing wrote: Looks great, as for the bustling night time activity, will that mean more Bar Blanco's and club Lynx's ?, if so how will that improve Rayleigh ? who will Police it ? Of late within the last 2 years, the clubs mentioned have been offering cheap drinks, late licenses kicking out loads of drunkards in the dead of night, with no concern whatsoever of the consequences. People run amok, smash glasses, urinate in shop and residential doorways. Now with this plan they want to increase the number of these late night activity centres? I hope not.
Very good in theory - looks nice, but the reality is total differant. Rayliegh High street is a "no-go" area Friday and Saturday night - full of drunkard, feral kids. No Police, No council wardens Nowthatsworthknowing is totally right - . .
Its quite hilarious that the council if indeed it is them are considering this, Rayleigh is not a safe place to be on a friday and saturday night as its been said it is not really policed it is just monitored by cctv cameras, crimes are caught on camera then reported to the police this is probably the reason nobody has been killed, that is until now when the council have decided to remove all cameras. So new high street with no cameras and no police? Good luck Rayleigh you already have a crime and drug problem thats just gonna get worse
Where did you get the information that the council was remving the cameras ?????



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It was made public last month, due to cuts
[quote][p][bold]rayleigh123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]George80[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rayleigh123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nowthatsworthknowing[/bold] wrote: Looks great, as for the bustling night time activity, will that mean more Bar Blanco's and club Lynx's ?, if so how will that improve Rayleigh ? who will Police it ? Of late within the last 2 years, the clubs mentioned have been offering cheap drinks, late licenses kicking out loads of drunkards in the dead of night, with no concern whatsoever of the consequences. People run amok, smash glasses, urinate in shop and residential doorways. Now with this plan they want to increase the number of these late night activity centres? I hope not.[/p][/quote]Very good in theory - looks nice, but the reality is total differant. Rayliegh High street is a "no-go" area Friday and Saturday night - full of drunkard, feral kids. No Police, No council wardens Nowthatsworthknowing is totally right - . .[/p][/quote]Its quite hilarious that the council if indeed it is them are considering this, Rayleigh is not a safe place to be on a friday and saturday night as its been said it is not really policed it is just monitored by cctv cameras, crimes are caught on camera then reported to the police this is probably the reason nobody has been killed, that is until now when the council have decided to remove all cameras. So new high street with no cameras and no police? Good luck Rayleigh you already have a crime and drug problem thats just gonna get worse[/p][/quote]Where did you get the information that the council was remving the cameras ????? .[/p][/quote]It was made public last month, due to cuts Nowthatsworthknowing

1:42pm Fri 3 Jan 14

smiffy1980 says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
More bars and restaurants we do NOT NEED. No way. There is enough bother going on with a police station that is not operational enough to cope with the sort of yobs these "bars" are attracting to the town.
And there we have it. I agree that some of the people that goto places like Lynx do not do the area any favours, but this is not the bars fault. It is the policing of the area that is mostly to blame.

People of all ages like to go out for a meal, drinks, cinema or just for a walk and we should be encouraging more things like that of an evening. If the area was policed properly and people felt safe then this type of project could thrive and create more jobs for the area which surely is a good thing.

Just think moving the taxi rank to websters way will mean everyone passes by your flat so that will give you plenty to complain about going forward......
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: More bars and restaurants we do NOT NEED. No way. There is enough bother going on with a police station that is not operational enough to cope with the sort of yobs these "bars" are attracting to the town.[/p][/quote]And there we have it. I agree that some of the people that goto places like Lynx do not do the area any favours, but this is not the bars fault. It is the policing of the area that is mostly to blame. People of all ages like to go out for a meal, drinks, cinema or just for a walk and we should be encouraging more things like that of an evening. If the area was policed properly and people felt safe then this type of project could thrive and create more jobs for the area which surely is a good thing. Just think moving the taxi rank to websters way will mean everyone passes by your flat so that will give you plenty to complain about going forward...... smiffy1980

2:28pm Fri 3 Jan 14

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

smiffy1980 wrote:
Kim Gandy wrote:
More bars and restaurants we do NOT NEED. No way. There is enough bother going on with a police station that is not operational enough to cope with the sort of yobs these "bars" are attracting to the town.
And there we have it. I agree that some of the people that goto places like Lynx do not do the area any favours, but this is not the bars fault. It is the policing of the area that is mostly to blame.

People of all ages like to go out for a meal, drinks, cinema or just for a walk and we should be encouraging more things like that of an evening. If the area was policed properly and people felt safe then this type of project could thrive and create more jobs for the area which surely is a good thing.

Just think moving the taxi rank to websters way will mean everyone passes by your flat so that will give you plenty to complain about going forward......
Maybe Gandy could a street entertainment licence, like knees up Mother Brown
[quote][p][bold]smiffy1980[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: More bars and restaurants we do NOT NEED. No way. There is enough bother going on with a police station that is not operational enough to cope with the sort of yobs these "bars" are attracting to the town.[/p][/quote]And there we have it. I agree that some of the people that goto places like Lynx do not do the area any favours, but this is not the bars fault. It is the policing of the area that is mostly to blame. People of all ages like to go out for a meal, drinks, cinema or just for a walk and we should be encouraging more things like that of an evening. If the area was policed properly and people felt safe then this type of project could thrive and create more jobs for the area which surely is a good thing. Just think moving the taxi rank to websters way will mean everyone passes by your flat so that will give you plenty to complain about going forward......[/p][/quote]Maybe Gandy could a street entertainment licence, like knees up Mother Brown Nowthatsworthknowing

2:32pm Fri 3 Jan 14

Mattster says...

If you want to see how adding a load of bars to a small area provides a 'bustling night-time economy' then go to Romford on a Saturday night and enjoy the wall to wall vomiting and punch-ups. A really really bad idea.
If you want to see how adding a load of bars to a small area provides a 'bustling night-time economy' then go to Romford on a Saturday night and enjoy the wall to wall vomiting and punch-ups. A really really bad idea. Mattster

4:13pm Fri 3 Jan 14

rayleigh123 says...

Mattster wrote:
If you want to see how adding a load of bars to a small area provides a 'bustling night-time economy' then go to Romford on a Saturday night and enjoy the wall to wall vomiting and punch-ups. A really really bad idea.
We are almost there now on Saturday nights - walked through the high street early on Sunday morning - thought i was in Syria with the rubbish, broken glass and sick.

Well done the local council - although listening to my neighbours we will be 100% UKIP within the next 24 months !!!!

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[quote][p][bold]Mattster[/bold] wrote: If you want to see how adding a load of bars to a small area provides a 'bustling night-time economy' then go to Romford on a Saturday night and enjoy the wall to wall vomiting and punch-ups. A really really bad idea.[/p][/quote]We are almost there now on Saturday nights - walked through the high street early on Sunday morning - thought i was in Syria with the rubbish, broken glass and sick. Well done the local council - although listening to my neighbours we will be 100% UKIP within the next 24 months !!!! . . . rayleigh123

4:49pm Fri 3 Jan 14

Spledoink says...

That very last comment by rayleigh123 is spot on. UKIP will no doubt benefit from other concerns that voters have, re immigration etc, but if they show any interest in local matters like this, their vote will double.
I always thought (possibly naively) that councils were elected to represent the majority of the people's wishes. This council obviously think that by merely being elected, anything they do will be endorsed by the electorate. Instead, they should be thinking "Is this what Rayleigh people really want" ? I am sure that a 'bustling night time economy' as it is described here is only going to benefit the owners of the premises, and be to the detriment of what is still a very pleasant town to live in. Many of the clubbers come from outside Rayleigh, so in many ways you can't even say that it benefits Rayleigh residents in that respect.
I know Conservative voters who have stated their intentions of voting UKIP in the future, and I can see the example at the last local elections when a UKIP candidate got in at the expense of the Tory, being repeated several times over.
With regard to the policing of the town - yes, that leaves a lot to be desired, but there is an obligation on every individual to act in a decent and responsible manner, and on councils to plan matters in ways which will not increase the chances of public disorder such as that described above. Town planning needs to be a holistic exercise, and public disturbance and it's effects, and the ability of the police to deal effectively with it all need to be taken in to consideration.
Just a small note - I'm surprised that no cabbies have made comment here - I'm sure that they are not happy to be relocated outside the immediate town centre.
That very last comment by rayleigh123 is spot on. UKIP will no doubt benefit from other concerns that voters have, re immigration etc, but if they show any interest in local matters like this, their vote will double. I always thought (possibly naively) that councils were elected to represent the majority of the people's wishes. This council obviously think that by merely being elected, anything they do will be endorsed by the electorate. Instead, they should be thinking "Is this what Rayleigh people really want" ? I am sure that a 'bustling night time economy' as it is described here is only going to benefit the owners of the premises, and be to the detriment of what is still a very pleasant town to live in. Many of the clubbers come from outside Rayleigh, so in many ways you can't even say that it benefits Rayleigh residents in that respect. I know Conservative voters who have stated their intentions of voting UKIP in the future, and I can see the example at the last local elections when a UKIP candidate got in at the expense of the Tory, being repeated several times over. With regard to the policing of the town - yes, that leaves a lot to be desired, but there is an obligation on every individual to act in a decent and responsible manner, and on councils to plan matters in ways which will not increase the chances of public disorder such as that described above. Town planning needs to be a holistic exercise, and public disturbance and it's effects, and the ability of the police to deal effectively with it all need to be taken in to consideration. Just a small note - I'm surprised that no cabbies have made comment here - I'm sure that they are not happy to be relocated outside the immediate town centre. Spledoink

7:26pm Fri 3 Jan 14

Seasider90 says...

Police in Rayleigh? What year was that then? Can't remember the last time I saw a copper. Rayleigh has become a scummy place due to the establishments that have moved in. Add the thousands of houses going to be built Rayleigh will grind to a halt. With the new housing turning Rayleigh into the next Chafford Hundred we've all got a lot to look forward to.

UKIP from now on. Labour Lib Tory prove by their idiotic councilors they don't deserve to govern. Just how many times do they need the word FAIL stamped on their heads before people actually say enough is enough.
Police in Rayleigh? What year was that then? Can't remember the last time I saw a copper. Rayleigh has become a scummy place due to the establishments that have moved in. Add the thousands of houses going to be built Rayleigh will grind to a halt. With the new housing turning Rayleigh into the next Chafford Hundred we've all got a lot to look forward to. UKIP from now on. Labour Lib Tory prove by their idiotic councilors they don't deserve to govern. Just how many times do they need the word FAIL stamped on their heads before people actually say enough is enough. Seasider90

7:51pm Fri 3 Jan 14

Thorp55 says...

I am not sure I live in the same rayleigh as other commentators, I am in my fifties and female and walked home with my other half at 1 30 am on new year and felt totally at ease. One young group of about 6 young people stopped and wished us happy new year.I know I am not out and about every week but we often walk through town if we have been out for a meal etc and never have a problem. Let the young or young at heart have some night time venues , we are not all killjoys.bet some of the other posters were right goody goodys in their younger days.
I am not sure I live in the same rayleigh as other commentators, I am in my fifties and female and walked home with my other half at 1 30 am on new year and felt totally at ease. One young group of about 6 young people stopped and wished us happy new year.I know I am not out and about every week but we often walk through town if we have been out for a meal etc and never have a problem. Let the young or young at heart have some night time venues , we are not all killjoys.bet some of the other posters were right goody goodys in their younger days. Thorp55

12:20am Sat 4 Jan 14

heartbeat says...

Sounds like it could be a diastrous "shared space" scenario being planned to me...either that or else what "pedestrian-friendly
" really means is "car-unfriendly", which in turn means less people go to Rayleigh to shop there, businesses close etc. Never mind, lots more properties will be freed up and turned into night clubs..
Sounds like it could be a diastrous "shared space" scenario being planned to me...either that or else what "pedestrian-friendly " really means is "car-unfriendly", which in turn means less people go to Rayleigh to shop there, businesses close etc. Never mind, lots more properties will be freed up and turned into night clubs.. heartbeat

8:42am Sat 4 Jan 14

Bigmama1 says...

I agree with most of the comments shown here. We DO NOT need even more bars or eating places in Rayleigh. More variety of shops would be better. As far as the drawing showing the proposed high street with trees, I don't think this is a good idea either. Just look around now with all the leaves on the ground causing slippery pavements. You can't make a pig out of a sows ear! The message and damage caused by these drunkards is disgusting. They should be fined heavily and given a mop and bucket to clean up. We do not want even more coming to the bars etc. Unless more policing is carried out the message will soon get out there to KEEP AWAY.
I agree with most of the comments shown here. We DO NOT need even more bars or eating places in Rayleigh. More variety of shops would be better. As far as the drawing showing the proposed high street with trees, I don't think this is a good idea either. Just look around now with all the leaves on the ground causing slippery pavements. You can't make a pig out of a sows ear! The message and damage caused by these drunkards is disgusting. They should be fined heavily and given a mop and bucket to clean up. We do not want even more coming to the bars etc. Unless more policing is carried out the message will soon get out there to KEEP AWAY. Bigmama1

10:23am Sat 4 Jan 14

Letmetryagain says...

Perhaps the town planners should take a look at Southend High Street and see the effect of making that pedestrian friendly had.

Remembering what Rayleigh used to be back in the 50's, there haven't really been any major improvements. It has no character, and hasn't since the 60's. It used to be such a lovely market town. Very sad.
Perhaps the town planners should take a look at Southend High Street and see the effect of making that pedestrian friendly had. Remembering what Rayleigh used to be back in the 50's, there haven't really been any major improvements. It has no character, and hasn't since the 60's. It used to be such a lovely market town. Very sad. Letmetryagain

8:30am Mon 6 Jan 14

rayleigh123 says...

Thorp55 wrote:
I am not sure I live in the same rayleigh as other commentators, I am in my fifties and female and walked home with my other half at 1 30 am on new year and felt totally at ease. One young group of about 6 young people stopped and wished us happy new year.I know I am not out and about every week but we often walk through town if we have been out for a meal etc and never have a problem. Let the young or young at heart have some night time venues , we are not all killjoys.bet some of the other posters were right goody goodys in their younger days.
You want to live on Crown Hill at 3.00 am when Lynx kicks out - i am sure you would not use the phrase Let the young or young at heart have some night time venues , we are not all killjoys.

There was 20 young ladies / gentleman coming down the hill singing their hearts out plus swearing their heads off.. If Thorp55 can give me the road he lives in i will ask them to come and round at 3.00 am and he can listen to this cats chorus of feral youth.


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[quote][p][bold]Thorp55[/bold] wrote: I am not sure I live in the same rayleigh as other commentators, I am in my fifties and female and walked home with my other half at 1 30 am on new year and felt totally at ease. One young group of about 6 young people stopped and wished us happy new year.I know I am not out and about every week but we often walk through town if we have been out for a meal etc and never have a problem. Let the young or young at heart have some night time venues , we are not all killjoys.bet some of the other posters were right goody goodys in their younger days.[/p][/quote]You want to live on Crown Hill at 3.00 am when Lynx kicks out - i am sure you would not use the phrase Let the young or young at heart have some night time venues , we are not all killjoys. There was 20 young ladies / gentleman coming down the hill singing their hearts out plus swearing their heads off.. If Thorp55 can give me the road he lives in i will ask them to come and round at 3.00 am and he can listen to this cats chorus of feral youth. . . rayleigh123

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