Next Meetings and Information

The Office of Rawreth Parish Council operates between 10am and 4pm Monday to Friday. Any calls or emails sent outside of these hours will be replied to the next working day.

The office of Rawreth Parish Council will be closed on the following dates.

From Monday the 5th of August, reopening on Monday the 12th of August.

From Monday 9th September, reopening on Monday the 16th of September.

Outside of Office hours a list of useful contact numbers can be found on this website under the heading Parish Information, then useful links and phone numbers.

A list of Councillor contact details can be found on this website under the heading Parish Council, then Councillors

Essex Highways Information

A129 London Road, Rayleigh - traffic light improvements

Please be aware that Countryside/Vistry will be improving the traffic signals on London Road/Victoria Avenue/Hatfield Road in Rayleigh starting 22 July 2024, taking approximately six weeks to complete. These works are linked to the Wolsey Park Development.

Temporary traffic lights will be necessary at the junction during these improvements, as well as a temporary closure of Victoria Avenue (approximately 40m in length) where it meets London Road. A diversion route will be in place with access via Vernon Avenue as no through traffic will be permitted through the closed section of road. Residential access to Victoria Avenue up to the closure point (including access to Maine Cresent, Regent Close and Sweyne Close) will be possible via Cheapside West.

To manage traffic flows on London Road and Hatfield Road, temporary traffic lights will be operational, and there will always be a presence on site to ensure the lights are functioning well. In addition, temporary parking restrictions will be in place on Hatfield Road during the works.

Due to the proximity of the two bus stops located on London Road, west of the junction of Victoria Avenue, it will be necessary to close them during the works to aid with vehicle movements.

Drivers are advised to observe traffic restrictions that will be in place and to allow extra travelling time as delays are likely.

Please be aware that dates may be subject to change at short notice if the works are affected by poor weather or if unexpected issues arise.

The developer is responsible for ensuring that residents and businesses are informed of their works, with the latest information will be reflected on signage, however we will update details on our dedicated webpage ‘A129 London Road, Rayleigh – traffic light improvements’ as information becomes available.

Meetings of Rawreth Parish Council take place at Battlesbridge Free Church, Hawk Hill, Battlesbridge SS11 7RE commencing at 7.30pm

Wednesday 4th September 2024
 Wednesday 2nd October 2024
Wednesday 6th November 2024
Wednesday 4th December 2024 

Rawreth Parish Council Announcement

Following the cancellation of Rawreth Parish Council's Meetings on the 7th June, 5th July and 6th September 2023 the Parish Council can now officially confirm that the unsubstantiated, false and vexatious allegations made by a very small number of residents against the Parish Council and Clerk relating to financial irregularities have been proven to be as stated, unsubstantiated, false, and vexatious and rightfully the Parish Council strongly refuted all the allegations that were made. The Parish Council underwent an internal audit at the beginning of May, this was followed by an external audit by PKF Littlejohn who were appointed by the Audit Commission. PKF Littlejohn were made aware of all the allegations as were the Police and District Council. Under the Audit Regulations residents have the right to inspect the accounts during a given period of time, two residents requested to inspect the accounts and following their inspection raised 57 objections regarding the accounts and practices of the Parish Council, again for transparency PKF Littlejohn were made aware of and provided witu copies of the objections and the residents who raised them were given the opportunity to raise them as objections to the 2022-2023 Audit with PKF Littlejohn once they had received replies from the Parish Council, again for full transparency PKF Littlejohn were provided with a copy of the replies from the Parish Council to those 57 objections.

PKF Littlejohn advised the Parish Council on the 19th of September that all 57 objections that had been notified to them had been withdrawn by the two residents that raised them and that they had closed their Challenge Case, they also advised that upon carrying out their audit of the Parish Council 2022-2023 Audit they had concluded on the 15th of September that "on the basis of our review of Sections 1 and 2 of the Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR), in our opinion the information in
Sections 1 and 2 of the AGAR is in accordance with Proper Practices and no other matters have come to our attention giving cause for concern that relevant legislation and regulatory requirements have not been met" They further confirmed that " Other matters not affecting our opinion which we draw to the attention of the authority:
None" The 2022-2023 Audit of Rawreth Parish Council has therefore been concluded and the Notice of Completion has been issued and is displayed on the Parish Council Website and Parish Council Notice Board by Asda in Priory Chase.

The Parish Council can only apologise for the disruption that the cancellation of their meetings may have caused to other residents, but this was wholly necessary to allow the Parish Council to liaise and inform every relevant authority of the allegations that were made and to provide them with any information they needed. This whole matter has been treated very seriously by the Council due to the alarm , distress, illness and effect the malicious allegations have caused. The wellbeing of both Members of the Parish Council and staff must be protected and the Council will not tolerate any further threatening behaviour shown towards them or unfounded allegations and mistruths.

The Parish Council look forward to returning to normal working practices as soon as possible and welcoming residents back to meetings, they will not however tolerate confrontational, aggressive or threatening behaviour and will liaise with the Police if this happens