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 →

Why I’m A Resident Standing For Essex County Council – Anthony Gerard

Local issues matter. They matter to me, to my family, to my neighbours and to my community. It matters that we help each other to make where we live a …read more →

You have enemies? Good. That means you have stood up for something.

Readers may have noticed a number of recent letters in the local papers commenting on my time as County Councillor for Saffron Walden. On thinking about these and I came …read more →