After 5 years of campaigning R4U delighted by safer new pedestrian crossing on Ashdon Road in Saffron Walden

After 5 years of campaigning R4U delighted by safer new pedestrian crossing on Ashdon Road in Saffron Walden

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) is delighted that 5 years of campaigning have finally brought about the installation of the new ...
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R4U puts residents at centre of re-engineered Local Plan process at UDC

R4U puts residents at centre of re-engineered Local Plan process at UDC

R4U has designed the new Local Plan process at UDC to improve decision making, provide better scrutiny of work, and ...
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R4U welcomes new 20mph zone in Saffron Walden

R4U welcomes new 20mph zone in Saffron Walden

R4U welcomes the recent decision by Essex Highways to confirm the 20mph zone in central Saffron Walden. As part of ...
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R4U urges Essex to end the Free School Meals crisis after local teachers feed children

R4U urges Essex to end the Free School Meals crisis after local teachers feed children

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) has urged Essex County Council, the local education authority, to take the responsible step of ending ...
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At UDC Residents for Uttlesford pushes for greater support and clear exit plan as Essex is moved into higher Covid Tier 2

At UDC Residents for Uttlesford pushes for greater support and clear exit plan as Essex is moved into higher Covid Tier 2

At UDC Residents for Uttlesford is urging for greater support for local residents and businesses and a clearly defined exit ...
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Cllr Alan Storah

Cllr Alan Storah

Long-time Saffron Walden resident and Uttlesford District Councillor Alan Storah passed away last weekend. Dan Starr, Chair of Residents for ...
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R4U restructure of Uttlesford District Council finances generates initial £2million of additional income to deliver on manifesto commitments

R4U restructure of Uttlesford District Council finances generates initial £2million of additional income to deliver on manifesto commitments

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) has announced that its manifesto promise to restructure Uttlesford District Council (UDC) finances is ahead of ...
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R4U opposes Conservative proposals to centralise local government and remove Uttlesford decision making

R4U opposes Conservative proposals to centralise local government and remove Uttlesford decision making

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) strongly opposes proposals to abolish councils across Essex and replace them with 2-4 new larger authorities ...
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Thank you Stacey Coote

Thank you Stacey Coote

Being a councillor creates many pressures on family and work, particularly in these difficult times. We’re sad to say that ...
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R4U opposes government moves to strip away local planning control that could see ‘tens-of-thousands of houses dumped on Uttlesford’

R4U opposes government moves to strip away local planning control that could see ‘tens-of-thousands of houses dumped on Uttlesford’

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) is strongly opposed to the government’s proposals to strip control of planning from local councils. R4U ...
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R4U delivers first ever Residents Charter for Uttlesford District Council

R4U delivers first ever Residents Charter for Uttlesford District Council

As part of reshaping Uttlesford District Council (UDC), Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) has delivered the first ever Residents Charter at ...
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Cllr Louise Pepper: We believe Black Lives Matter

Cllr Louise Pepper: We believe Black Lives Matter

Uttlesford District Council has issued the following statement in support of Black Lives Matter by Cllr Louise Pepper (R4U), UDC ...
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A look back: Residents Administration delivers on election promises in solid first year of delivery

A look back: Residents Administration delivers on election promises in solid first year of delivery

Residents for Uttlesford has announced that in its first year in office its Residents Administration at UDC has delivered on ...
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Better site for refuse lorry depot approved after successful campaign by R4U councillors

Better site for refuse lorry depot approved after successful campaign by R4U councillors

After a campaign led by R4U councillors, the Uttlesford District Council Planning Committee has approved a new site for the ...
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New Saffron Walden Mayor Heather Asker commits to supporting town through challenging times

New Saffron Walden Mayor Heather Asker commits to supporting town through challenging times

At a Town Council meeting on Monday 11th May R4U Cllr Heather Asker was elected by town councillors to serve ...
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Uttlesford District Council votes to start new Local Plan after serial failures by previous administration

Uttlesford District Council votes to start new Local Plan after serial failures by previous administration

Councillors at R4U led Uttlesford District Council have voted to start a new Local Plan ‘from scratch’ after Inspectors found ...
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COVID-19 Briefing 17/04: UDC Leader says don't avoid seeking medical help if you need it and keep active during lockdown

COVID-19 Briefing 17/04: UDC Leader says don’t avoid seeking medical help if you need it and keep active during lockdown

R4U's John Lodge, Council Leader at UDC has issued the following Coronavirus update via Uttlesford District Council: As I write ...
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COVID-19 Briefing 09/04: UDC provides help to residents in need and distributes £9m in local business emergency grant funding

COVID-19 Briefing 09/04: UDC provides help to residents in need and distributes £9m in local business emergency grant funding

R4U's John Lodge, Council Leader at UDC has issued the following Coronavirus update via Uttlesford District Council: I wanted to ...
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COVID-19 Briefing 01/04: Food distribution, support for vulnerable and council tax-shifting

COVID-19 Briefing 01/04: Food distribution, support for vulnerable and council tax-shifting

John Lodge, R4U Chair and Council Leader at UDC has issued the following Coronavirus update: Since the Government’s lockdown announcement, ...
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Saffron Walden Mayor Arthur Coote on volunteering, charity and social distancing

Saffron Walden Mayor Arthur Coote on volunteering, charity and social distancing

Saffron Walden Mayor Cllr Arthur Coote has issued the following statement: Typically the end of the Mayor’s year in April ...
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About Residents for Uttlesford...

About Residents for Uttlesford

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) is the local independent party of north-west Essex towns and villages. Formed in 2014 by a number of residents’ groups, the party believes that on local issues residents should decide, not Westminster parties.

R4U leads Uttlesford District Council (UDC). It is the fastest growing local political movement in its district. In its first election in 2015 it became the second party at UDC. In 2017 it solidified its position with a further by-election gain with 60% of the vote. In the May 2019 Local Elections R4U gained majority control of UDC winning two-thirds of the seats. The result delivered the biggest loss of seats by any UK Conservative controlled council in the UK.

R4U’s success has been based on the desire to give local people a voice and implement long range strategic and sustainable plans for their area.

R4U also leads Saffron Walden Town Council, where under its stewardship the council has rebuilt finances, invested in community assets, and won multiple awards, including the best run council in Essex. It is a minority party on Great Dunmow Town Council.

Residents for Uttlesford can be found on the web at www.residents4u.org.