R4U delighted at UDC’s ‘Olympic legacy’ investment in facilities at Thaxted Skatepark

R4U delighted at UDC’s ‘Olympic legacy’ investment in facilities at Thaxted Skatepark

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) is delighted that its councillors at R4U-led Uttlesford District Council have unanimously approved a £35,000 grant ...
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New playground at Saffron Walden Golden Acre opened by R4U-led Saffron Walden Town Council

New playground at Saffron Walden Golden Acre opened by R4U-led Saffron Walden Town Council

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) has announced that the refurbishment of the playground at the Golden Acre Community Centre in Saffron ...
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R4U ‘delighted’ as Saffron Walden road resurfacing finally approaching

R4U ‘delighted’ as Saffron Walden road resurfacing finally approaching

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) is delighted that Essex Highways is starting to resurface Saffron Walden’s roads. R4U’s Saffron Walden division ...
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Concerns about ‘house-building assault’ on Uttlesford as developers push for many more homes than are needed

Concerns about ‘house-building assault’ on Uttlesford as developers push for many more homes than are needed

Concern has been expressed by Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) about a developers’ ‘house-building assault’ on the district mandated and enabled ...
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Call for details of flooding on Sunday so we can take it up with ECC

Call for details of flooding on Sunday so we can take it up with ECC

The rain on Sunday was torrential in many parts of Uttlesford – almost 40mm in less than 2 hours. ECC ...
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Full range of Addenbrookes and Papworth services to be restored for residents after R4U intervention

Full range of Addenbrookes and Papworth services to be restored for residents after R4U intervention

After intervention by R4U, residents of north Uttlesford will again have full access to Addenbrookes and Papworth Hospitals, with the restoring ...
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Neil Hargreaves: “R4U delivering for residents at UDC”

R4U's Cllr Neil Hargreaves is the UDC portfolio holder for Budgets and Finance. He's provided the following update to residents ...
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R4U gets confirmation from NHS that north Uttlesford residents will retain access to Addenbrookes hospital

R4U gets confirmation from NHS that north Uttlesford residents will retain access to Addenbrookes hospital

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) has announced that it is delighted that it has received confirmation from the NHS that residents ...
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Confidence motion at UDC exposed to be based on fabrications by Westminster opposition parties

Confidence motion at UDC exposed to be based on fabrications by Westminster opposition parties

The Motion of No Confidence filed by the Westminster opposition at UDC has been exposed to be based on fabrications ...
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R4U supports High Court challenge by Uttlesford District Council to prevent ‘climate killing’ Stansted Airport expansion

R4U supports High Court challenge by Uttlesford District Council to prevent ‘climate killing’ Stansted Airport expansion

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) has supported Uttlesford District Council’s decision to seek High Court action to challenge the Stansted Airport ...
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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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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.