Rochford is a town in Essex, with a population of 8,471 people according to the latest figures.
There is a hall called the Rochford Hall and a Golf course which are privately owned by a family. Rochford Council are also in partnership with the Virgin Active in running the Clements Hall Leisure Centre and the Rayleigh Leisure Centre which provides badminton courts, squash, and tennis courts and football pitches.
There are also many old historical church buildings including the Rochford Congregational Church, Rochford Community Church, St Andrew's Church and Rochford Methodist Church. Historically, these ensured that everyone had access to a basic education. Volunteers from Rochford Community Church also operate a shop in the centre of town selling children's toys, books, cards and gifts.
A number of famous people hail from Rochford including the actor Philip Guard and actresses Amada Tappin and Brenda Forbes. Famous singers and musicians from the area include Jamie Cullum, Digby Fairweather, and James Bourne.