R4U has announced that it in collaboration with Saffron Walden Town Council residents are being consulting on locations to implement new kerb drops in Saffron Walden after securing funds from Essex County Council.
R4U’s Cllr Paul Gadd said:
“Last year we consulted with residents to ask them how they’d like access in the town improved. One of the suggestions was more dropped kerbs to improve road crossing for pushchairs, wheelchairs and mobility scooters. We’re happy to say that we’ve secured the first money from Essex County Council which will allow 10 dropped kerbs to be created.”
“We’re now asking residents to help us prioritise locations. We’ve had good responses on the R4U Facebook page and schemes for the High St, Hill St, Market Hill, Church St, East St, London Rd and Audley End village have been suggested. We are asking for residents to vote for the ones they would like to see or suggest their own at www.Residents4U.org/kerb or send their suggestions to the Town Council. Following that we’ll submit them to Essex County Council.”
Residents are requested to submit their comments and suggestions by Friday May 20th.
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.