Work starts on new Saffron Walden Common path as next part of R4U programme to improve resident access and safety

Work has started on a new pedestrian path down the west side of Saffron Walden Common as part of R4U’s ongoing programme at Saffron Walden Town Council to improve access …read more →

UDC again fails to make developers pay as Saffron Walden misses out on £1millon in sports & leisure facilities

Uttlesford District Council has failed to ask a developer for any contribution towards community sports or other leisure facilities, and that as a direct result Saffron Walden residents have seen …read more →

After spate of crime following Police cuts, R4U steps in to protect local communities

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) has re-committed to hiring Police Community Support Officers after a withdrawal of local policing by Westminster politicians has led to a doubling of crime and spate …read more →

Significant concerns about bias at UDC towards planning approvals sought by Kier in Saffron Walden

Major concerns have been expressed about a new planning application by Kier to build 150 homes on the east of Saffron Walden, and also that Uttlesford District Council has shown …read more →

R4U delighted with national market award for Saffron Walden Town Council

Saffron Walden Town Council has won the NABMA Best Small Outdoor Market Of The Year 2018 award and Town Council employee Luke Matthews has been recognised as an NABMA Market …read more →

Objection submitted to voice residents’ concerns about new Saffron Walden traffic light and one-way scheme

To support and voice residents’ concerns, R4U has filed a formal objection with the Essex County Council Highways Authority about UDC’s latest traffic light and one-way scheme in Saffron Walden. …read more →

Calls for better safety and reduction in Saffron Walden speeding after first accident on UDC’s new Urban Clearway

Following the first accident in what R4U predicted would be an unsafe traffic scheme forced on Saffron Walden by UDC, R4U pushes for traffic calming, speed restrictions and other changes. …read more →

UDC’s Local Plan based on 3 new garden-villages requires proper infrastructure and residents’ concerns must be acted on

Uttlesford District Council’s proposed Local Plan strategy based around 3 new garden-villages requires crucial infrastructure investment and residents’ concerns must be acted on to make the plan sustainable and deliverable, says …read more →

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 →

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 →