The Rochford district has a population of 86,980 and was first called Rochford Hundred in Norman times and stretched from the River Crouch in the north to the River Thames in the south. It was the centre of trade for centuries, best known for its associations with Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn.
Rochford is closely aligned with Castle Point, with the two localities taking a joint approach to this agenda through the formation of the Active Alliance. This community activity network is made up of representatives from Active Essex, both respective local Councils and local organisations within the statutory, voluntary and private sectors. The network contributes to the Castle Point and Rochford Health & Wellbeing strategy; working collaboratively with local groups, sports clubs and Essex wide partners to promote and provide opportunities for increased physical activity and health and wellbeing opportunities for residents.