New Electric Vehicle Charging Points opened on Saffron Walden Common as part of Uttlesford-wide plan
Uttlesford District Council has installed new electric vehicle charging points in its car park on Saffron Walden Common as part ...
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New playground on Saffron Walden Common wins Best in Essex award
On the back of winning the Best Council in Essex award, Saffron Walden Town Council has now won 2 more ...
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3,000 trees and shrubs to be planted in Saffron Walden by Christmas as part of R4U ‘Re-Greening’ programme
R4U-led Saffron Walden Town Council will plant thousands of trees and shrubs in Saffron Walden before the end of the ...
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Community investment at core of new 4-year R4U plan for Saffron Walden Town Council
R4U led Saffron Walden Town Council has adopted a new 4-year plan to deliver on the party's manifesto commitments. R4U’s ...
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Residents for an even Greener Uttlesford: Three R4U councillors switch to Green Party
In a joint press statement the Green Party and Residents for Uttlesford have announced that: Three Uttlesford District Councillors from ...
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Is the next Greta Thunberg right here in Uttlesford? R4U takes lead in giving youth stronger say on issues
At Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) we have taken steps through our ‘Youth Council’ initiate at Uttlesford District Council to give ...
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It’s official: R4U-led Saffron Walden Town Council is now the best of 300 in Essex!
Under Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) stewardship the Saffron Walden Town Council has been recognised as the best of 300 councils ...
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UDC takes action to require developer of 85 home site to deliver promised community benefits and houses that meet national standards
The new UDC Planning Committee has refused the Detailed Planning application made by a housing developer of a large site ...
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New Uttlesford District Council blocks former Conservatives’ plans to build on designated Green Space land
The UDC Planning Committee has blocked the previous Conservative administration’s attempt to build on designated 'public open space' land in Saffron ...
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R4U makes first changes at UDC planning to tip balance back towards residents and their communities
Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) has made the first of a number of changes to the planning area at UDC to ...
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R4U and UDC condemn Essex County Council proposal not to pay library staff
Under Residents for Uttlesford leadership Uttlesford District Council has approved a cross-party motion that condemns Essex County Council’s new library ...
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SWTC: Proposal for 100 houses on Friends School site breaks local and national planning policies - Residents urged to respond to Public Consultation
The Friends School has roots going back to 1702, however it became central to Saffron Walden in 1870s when George ...
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UDC declares Climate & Environmental Emergency and commits to Carbon Net Zero 2030 goal
Under Residents for Uttlesford leadership last week Uttlesford District Council has declared a Climate & Environmental Emergency, committed to a ...
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R4U delighted as new community Exercise Park nears completion on Saffron Walden Common
Opening soon! The new adult and teen exercise park on the Saffron Walden Common is expected to be open within ...
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Essex County Council U-turns library closings but still must be held to account
In 2018 Essex County Council announced that they intended to close a large number of the libraries in the county, ...
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First week of Uttlesford Local Plan hearings focus on new homes and jobs
After the end of the first week of the Local Plan hearings R4U chair Cllr John Lodge, who is UDC ...
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Stansted Airport expansion delayed to review more evidence including new UK Carbon Net Zero 2050 legislation
Councillors at Uttlesford District Council have voted to delay the approval on the planning application for the Stansted Airport expansion ...
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Local Plan inspection is ‘best option’ to protect Uttlesford communities
Uttlesford District Council has written to the Planning Inspectors to say they see no reason why the Local Plan should ...
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R4U provides an update on Stansted Airport expansion and recommits to striking ‘fairer deal’ with Airport
Stansted Airport is considered ‘national infrastructure’ and so any decision to grow it should not be taken lightly; it should ...
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Residents for Uttlesford announce new ‘Residents Administration’ appointments at Uttlesford District Council
Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) has announced its key cabinet, portfolio and committee appointments since gaining control of Uttlesford District Council ...
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About Residents for Uttlesford...

About Residents for Uttlesford

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) is the local independent party of north-west Essex towns and villages. Formed in 2014 by a number of residents’ groups, the party believes that on local issues residents should decide, not Westminster parties.

R4U leads Uttlesford District Council (UDC). It is the fastest growing local political movement in its district. In its first election in 2015 it became the second party at UDC. In 2017 it solidified its position with a further by-election gain with 60% of the vote. In the May 2019 Local Elections R4U gained majority control of UDC winning two-thirds of the seats. The result delivered the biggest loss of seats by any UK Conservative controlled council in the UK.

R4U’s success has been based on the desire to give local people a voice and implement long range strategic and sustainable plans for their area.

R4U also leads Saffron Walden Town Council, where under its stewardship the council has rebuilt finances, invested in community assets, and won multiple awards, including the best run council in Essex. It is a minority party on Great Dunmow Town Council.

Residents for Uttlesford can be found on the web at www.residents4u.org.