R4U is delighted, that under its stewardship, Saffron Walden Town Council has now won a second award in a month, this time for its Tourist Information Centre.
Heather Asker continued “Some years ago the Uttlesford District Council leadership offloaded the Tourist Information Centre on the Town Council, seeing it just as another expense. Whilst they may have seen the Tourist Information Centre as an expense, R4U sees it as a vital part of bringing tourists and income to the local businesses in our historic market town. The credit for this award should go to all of the superb Tourist Information Centre team for the hard work they do in promoting our local area every day. In the last month Saffron Walden Town Council won the second best council in Essex award, and it is an absolute credit to all the hard work put in from officers and staff. This second independent award in as many months demonstrates that the town is in good hands under R4U stewardship.”
About Residents for Uttlesford
Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) is the local party of towns and villages. The party was formed by a number of residents’ groups in north-west Essex to provide a strong, independent voice for local people. The party believes that on local issues local residents should decide, not politicians from Westminster parties.
Uttlesford residents achieved their first election gains in 2013 and have been increasing their voter share ever since. R4U is the fastest growing local political movement in the district. In 2015 they became the second party in Uttlesford District Council. In 2017 R4U achieved further gains with a 60% share of the vote in a local district council by-election. The party is the fastest growing local political movement in the area. Success has been based on the group’s desire to give local people a voice and implement long range strategic and sustainable plans for their area.
Residents for Uttlesford also has numerous Town and Parish Councillors. It is the largest party at Saffron Walden Town Council, where under its stewardship, the council has rebuilt its finances, invested in community assets, and won multiple awards.
R4U can be found on the web at www.residents4u.org.