Rayleigh is a civil parish and a market town in the Rochford District of Essex, England. It is about 32 miles east to the centre of London and houses 32,150 people.
The town had a stadium, The Weir Stadium, where speedway racing and greyhound dog racing took place but the site is now used by Sainsbury's and other retail stores. Rayleigh also had a cinema, the Regal, which is now used as retirement accommodation. The town has a leisure centre with four badminton courts, a bowling green, squash courts, tennis courts, football pitches, dance room and a bar. Rayleigh also has a golf club and two cricket clubs, the Rayleigh Fairview Cricket Club and Rayleigh Cricket Club.
There are also a number of public houses, clubs, and societies. Harmony Concert band and Rayleigh Brass are the music bands playing in Essex. The Rotary Club and Lions Club of Rayleigh are voluntary service organisations and organise events for Charity. Moreover, the Rayleigh Horticulture society is one of the biggest societies of the area.