Cllr Joanna Parry: Holding UDC on meeting the true housing need

What is affordable housing? There is a popular misconception (even among some councillors!) that affordable housing is low cost housing for sale that enables young people to set a foot …read more →

Sharon Morris: Walden-based dental service to relocate…

Hot on the heels of last weeks announcement of a proposed merger between two doctors surgeries comes another blow to the residents of Saffron Walden. I have been made aware …read more →

Neil Hargreaves: ‘Sound finances does not mean hoarding’

I’m an accountant and am working with a small team reviewing the UDC accounts for the R4U policy manifesto. Sound finances are essential for all organisations and local councils are …read more →

Dan Starr: Does the Planning Inspector think the Local Plan is a ‘pig in a poke’?

Residents groups been invited to be a participant in the Planning Inspector’s hearings on the draft Uttlesford Local Plan, and we’ve been there all this week. We’ve long made the …read more →

Cllr Keith Mackman: Seat retained on Planning Committee, UDC posturing over for now.

Full council meeting took place on last Tuesday. The members were required to consider the new polling arrangements that have been necessitated by the reduction in councillor numbers next year …read more →

Neil Hargreaves: It’s time residents got a non party political council

Delighted to be accepted by Residents for Uttlesford as candidate for next May’s district council elections!  I will be standing for the Newport ward alongside Jo Parry, current independent councillor …read more →

Richard Freeman: Where could the new health centre go?

SAFFRON WALDEN MEGA HEALTH CENTRE? We are told that Borough Lane surgery and the Rectory Practice are to join up. In some ways this is inevitable – the NHS encourages …read more →

Sharon Morris: Walden Mums discuss Surgery merger…

“Merger of two Saffron Walden GP surgeries to create super practice” (Saffron Walden Reporter 13th November 2014). Saffron Walden residents are being asked their views on a proposed merger between …read more →

Press Release: Cllr Keith Mackman selected as Residents-for-Uttlesford district council party leader as Newport residents group backs election bid

Tuesday 18th November 2014, Saffron Walden: Residents for Uttlesford (R4U), the local advocacy group for towns and villages, has announced that sitting councillor Keith Mackman has been selected as its …read more →

Dan Starr: District Council and residents tussle over new homes on BBC Radio

BBC Radio Essex host Dave Monk presented his show from Saffron Walden last week. During the broadcast he held a debate about new homes proposed for the town between myself …read more →