John Lodge: UDC future funding a ‘Roller-Coaster Ride’

Had an interesting day in County Hall this week looking at local government finances in general and Essex CC in particular. It is expected that the Rate Support Grant will be …read more →

Press Release: Uttlesford residents form political party and launch campaign to win 2015 district election

Wednesday 22nd October 2014, Saffron Walden: Uttlesford residents have announced that they have formed their own independent political party, Residents for Uttlesford (R4U), with the intention of taking control of …read more →

Sharon Morris: I can’t stand by any longer and watch what’s happening to where I live

Hello my name is Sharon Morris. I have always considered myself to be a fairly ordinary person, if I question the sense in something then I am certain there are …read more →

Keith Mackman: I love Dunmow and am privileged to represent my ward

I have been an Uttlesford resident since 1996 when I returned from living and working abroad. I have had the privilege of representing Dunmow South as a district councillor since …read more →

Richard Freeman: National parties are kow-towing to developers

I hope that you will vote for me, Richard Freeman, in May 2015. I live in the centre of Saffron Walden, and for twelve continuous years I had the pleasure and …read more →

Joanna Parry: We can achieve more as residents together, independent from national party politics

In 2013 a by-election in Newport gave me the chance to stand for election for Uttlesford District Council. I stood as an Independent against the three main political parties and …read more →

John Lodge: ECC votes to oppose unsustainable Local Plans

This week at the full meeting of Essex County Council members, a motion which I strongly supported was passed on the subject of Local Development Plans (‘Local Plans’) being prepared across …read more →

Dan Starr: Stick your hand in the air if you love where you live

It’s just not working. We believe that the current district council is failing the residents and communities of Uttlesford. There are many hardworking and dedicated employees and councillors at UDC, …read more →

Press Release: Call for candidates to step forward to clean up Uttlesford in 2015 elections

Monday, 13th October 2014: Residents for Uttlesford (R4U), the local advocacy group for towns and villages, has moved forward its campaign for better local government by asking residents from across …read more →