BBC News Look East cover the impact of the closure of the Friends/Walden School

The Friends/Walden School is an important site for education and sports in Saffron Walden. It has announced that it is closing and it will be sorely missed. The parents are …read more →

Stop Press: Is your Uttlesford community getting more homes? UDC publish draft Local Plan housing numbers

Today UDC just published its draft list of where it wants to allow new homes to be built. If passed by a majority of councillors, this version of the Local …read more →

Saffron Walden Mayor Richard Freeman’s address from The Great Get Together/More In Common On The Common

As Saffron Walden Mayor I was asked to ‘say a few words’ at the Great Get Together/More In Common On The Common on Saturday in memory of Jo Cox MP. …read more →

Even though we’re sitting this one out, please Vote!

How-do Gnomies! R4U has people from all parties and many from none. That is our strength – because we can see from all angles we can try to represent more …read more →

Fetes, fences, flower beds – and finally a voice for our villages in the Local Plan: Update from Petrina Lees

Here’s what I’ve been up to in my first few months at UDC as your district councillor for Elsenham and Henham. I think (hope!) I’ve settled down to the role …read more →

Risky Business, Bins, & More Representation – Newport Ward update from Neil Hargreaves and Anthony Gerard

Report from Newport Ward District Councillors Neil Hargreaves and Anthony Gerard. Commercial Investment Currently UDC is well funded because it receives the New Homes Bonus (NHB) of £8,000 per house …read more →

Class sizes of 60? SWCHS head asks residents to think about education cuts when they vote

The Saffron Walden County High School (SWCHS) head has asked voters to think about education when they vote in June because local schools are facing £millions in cuts. She says …read more →

Little Walden Road residents’ group calls for support at Wednesday’s district Planning Meeting about 85-home Gladman development

This Wednesday 10th May the Uttlesford District Council Planning Committee will review developer Gladman’s application for 85 homes on farmland outside the Saffron Walden town boundary on the Little Walden …read more →

What does it mean? “Residents not Politicians”

R4U’s 2017 campaign message is “Residents not Politicians”, so what does it actually mean since R4U’s councillors are elected to political office like any other politician? It’s all based on …read more →

It’s been a privilege to represent Newport, Quendon, Rickling and Widdington – Jo Parry

For the past four years I have been privileged to have represented the people of Newport, Quendon, Rickling and Widdington as District Councillor, and Newport as Parish Councillor. It is …read more →