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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Cllr Arthur Coote elected as Saffron Walden Mayor
Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) has confirmed that at the Saffron Walden Town Council meeting on Monday 13th Arthur Coote was ...
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We are are thrilled and honoured to serve Saffron Walden for another 4 years
Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) has said that it is ‘thrilled and honoured’ and thanks voters after being re-elected to Saffron ...
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Thank you Uttlesford! We’ve already started building a new Residents Administration
Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) has announced that it is ‘humbled’ by the trust local voters have given it and is ...
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You did it! Results: Residents gain control of Uttlesford District Council
Thank you residents The results are in. Thank you to Uttlesford's residents for trusting us with your vote. We will ...
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Trust RESIDENTS on Finance and Running Your Councils
Where R4U leads councils we have shown ourselves to be good at delivering services and fiscally responsible. Under our leadership ...
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Trust RESIDENTS on Libraries, Schools and Education
Residents have told us “Our schools are full. We need school places that are local to us and we want ...
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Trust RESIDENTS to deliver a Green Agenda, Open Spaces and Sports
Uttlesford residents have trusted R4U to deliver a Green agenda, open spaces and sports facilities either where we are responsible ...
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Second cross-party action forces delay of Stansted Airport expansion by UDC Conservative Administration until after Uttlesford District Council 2nd May election
Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) has served a second formal council requisition on the UDC leadership for an independent review of ...
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R4U uncovers UDC leadership hid £3.3m loss from property investment
Residents for Uttlesford has found that the UDC leadership hid a £3.3m property investment loss and insolvency from councillors, which ...
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Saffron Walden named on Sunday Times list of Best Places to Live in the UK 2019
Saffron Walden has been named on the Sunday Times list of Best Places to Live in the UK 2019. “It ...
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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 is the fastest growing local political movement in its district. In 2015 it became the second party at Uttlesford District Council (UDC). In 2017 it achieved 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 in those elections.

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

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