Keeping up the fight for fair school transport!

Dear Resident, Recently, parents who pay for Essex school transport received notification of the second large increase in costs in 12 months, so most will now pay nearly £1,000 a …read more →

The state of Ashdon Road – Like a Warzone!

Saffron Walden councillor Heather Asker and I have been pushing Essex County Council for some months now to fix the appalling state of some of our roads in the Saffron …read more →

Armstrong on Policing

In response to recent press, prospective candidate for ECC (Dunmow) Alex Armstrong writes: “Of course the Residents for Uttlesford prospective candidates know that our police service is not run by …read more →

Refusal of school transport by Essex – call for evidence by the Department for Education

The Department for Education (DfE) are continuing to investigate Essex County Council’s school transport policy following a referral by R4U. The policy is to refuse free school transport unless going …read more →

The Uttlesford Christmas Quiz: The Answers!

So how did ye do Gnomies? Here are the answers to this years’ Christmas Quiz, testing the best of local knowledge and Uttlesford obscurity. You can also download a copy …read more →

The Uttlesford Christmas Quiz 2016!

Well mince my pies Gnomies, it’s nearly Christmas! Those elves have been getting a lot of press recently, what with their antics on shelves, but us gnomes are up to …read more →

Have you been affected by A120 traffic? Turns out it’s over-capacity!

Congestion on the A120/A12 affects the lives of many people not just in Suffolk and Essex, but nationally and internationally because it is part of the UK’s strategic road network.There …read more →

Low level crime ‘won’t be dealt with’ says Essex police…

Concerning increasing concerns about crime, here is a selection of this weeks papers, Walden Local, SW Reporter and Dunmow Broadcast. Previous week it was the sell off of the Stansted …read more →

More changes to school bus schedules announced by ECC

Following problems since alterations at the beginning of term, there are changes to school bus schedule starting Monday 17th October. The issues with the grossly overloaded 322 Old Harlow to …read more →

Transport Update 25/9/16: ECC’s refusal to provide some students transport in breach of Statutory Duty under DfE Guidance

It seems that Essex County Council’s refusal to provide some students transport to secondary schools is a breach of their statutory duty: The Department for Education statutory school transport guidance …read more →