R4U disappointed by Stansted Airport expansion approval that prioritises business profits over our environment

R4U disappointed by Stansted Airport expansion approval that prioritises business profits over our environment

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) is disappointed in the approval of a large-scale expansion of Stansted Airport, and calls on the ...
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Residents’ parties and independents form alliance at Essex County Council to become official opposition

Residents’ parties and independents form alliance at Essex County Council to become official opposition

After the recent successful Essex County Council (ECC) elections, Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) has formed an alliance with similar residents ...
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UPDATED SECOND JAB INFORMATION: First Covid vaccinations for over 40s now available for walk-in without appointment or booking up until 16th May

UPDATED SECOND JAB INFORMATION: First Covid vaccinations for over 40s now available for walk-in without appointment or booking up until 16th May

We received the announcement below from the Herts and West Essex NHS. Anyone over 40 can now get first and ...
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Uttlesford District Council Chief Executive Dawn French announces intention to step down

Uttlesford District Council Chief Executive Dawn French announces intention to step down

UDC has announced that Chief Executive Dawn French has decided to step down after 5 years in the post. Below ...
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R4U gains ground at Essex County Council and solidifies other council positions in Uttlesford

R4U gains ground at Essex County Council and solidifies other council positions in Uttlesford

At the 6th May 2021 local elections, Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) has gained ground at Essex County Council from the ...
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Agreement reached with developer over new Saffron Walden Lime Avenue football pitches which would see them open during the summer

Agreement reached with developer over new Saffron Walden Lime Avenue football pitches which would see them open during the summer

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) is delighted that developer Persimmon and R4U-led Saffron Walden Town Council have resolved all issues over ...
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Affinity Water: Residents’ update from meeting about Saffron Walden water softening

Affinity Water: Residents’ update from meeting about Saffron Walden water softening

R4U’s Cllr Paul Gadd, who is also the leader of Saffron Walden Town Council, provided the following update for residents ...
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R4U backs UDC call for additional appeal hearing for Stansted Airport expansion due to new UK carbon reduction law

R4U backs UDC call for additional appeal hearing for Stansted Airport expansion due to new UK carbon reduction law

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) believes that an increase in passenger numbers at Stansted Airport to the size of Gatwick is ...
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Affinity Water in breach of legal agreement to soften Saffron Walden water

Affinity Water in breach of legal agreement to soften Saffron Walden water

R4U’s Cllr Paul Gadd, who is the Leader at Saffron Walden Town Council, said “There is a legal agreement in ...
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Statement of Condolence to HM The Queen and the Royal Family

Statement of Condolence to HM The Queen and the Royal Family

Cllr Martin Foley, Uttlesford District Council Chair, has issued a statement on behalf of Uttlesford District Council: "We are deeply ...
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Residents call for change at Essex County Council in May local elections to stop the cycle of failure

Residents call for change at Essex County Council in May local elections to stop the cycle of failure

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) has announced that it is fielding candidates to contest the four Uttlesford seats at Essex County ...
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Residents’ champions stand up for Newport and Sampford in Uttlesford District Council By-Elections

Residents’ champions stand up for Newport and Sampford in Uttlesford District Council By-Elections

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) is fielding candidates in both Uttlesford District Council by-elections on 6th May for the Newport and ...
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Thaxted & Eastons Independents Martin Foley and Mike Tayler combine with R4U to serve residents more

Thaxted & Eastons Independents Martin Foley and Mike Tayler combine with R4U to serve residents more

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) and the Thaxted and the Eastons Independent Group have announced that they are joining forces at ...
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10-year Climate Change Strategy approved with initial £1 million funding

10-year Climate Change Strategy approved with initial £1 million funding

Uttlesford District Council has voted to adopt the next phase of R4U's eco-agenda at a cross-party meeting of all councillors ...
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Doctored information used in deliberate attempt to discredit councillors, UDC and council property investments

Doctored information used in deliberate attempt to discredit councillors, UDC and council property investments

Uttlesford District Councillors Neil Reeve and Neil Hargreaves have responded to robustly reject claims about property investments at UDC, and ...
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R4U at SWTC cuts costs during 2020 but continues to focus on town centre and investing in community assets

R4U at SWTC cuts costs during 2020 but continues to focus on town centre and investing in community assets

In the New Year statement from the Leader of Saffron Walden Town Council, R4U's Cllr Paul Gadd talks about the ...
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R4U leaders at UDC thank residents and businesses for heeding advice to allow Uttlesford Christmas to happen

R4U leaders at UDC thank residents and businesses for heeding advice to allow Uttlesford Christmas to happen

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) has issued a Christmas statement from its council leaders at Uttlesford District Council thanking residents and ...
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After ECC refusal R4U led Saffron Walden Town Council takes action to restore access to town centre

After ECC refusal R4U led Saffron Walden Town Council takes action to restore access to town centre

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) has announced that  Saffron Walden Town Council has taken it upon itself to provide a proper ...
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R4U led Saffron Walden Town Council plants 750 more trees

R4U led Saffron Walden Town Council plants 750 more trees

R4U led Saffron Walden Town Council has embarked on its latest round of tree-planting, with some 750 trees and hedging ...
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Investigation shows Westminster parties wasted more than £20,000 of local tax payers’ money with vexatious complaints

Investigation shows Westminster parties wasted more than £20,000 of local tax payers’ money with vexatious complaints

An investigation led by Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) has found that local Westminster parties in Uttlesford have wasted more than ...
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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’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 leads Uttlesford District Council (UDC). In its first election in 2015 it became the second party at UDC. In the May 2019 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. In 2021 the party won half the Essex County Council seats in Uttlesford district.

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.