R4U delighted at second award for Saffron Walden Town Council in a month

R4U is delighted, that under its stewardship, Saffron Walden Town Council has now won a second award in a month, this time for its Tourist Information Centre.

Heather Asker (R4U) Heather Asker (R4U)

R4U’s Cllr Heather Asker, chair of the Saffron Walden Town Council Assets and Services Committee, said “We are delighted that the Town Council’s Tourist Information Centre has won the Leisure and Tourism category in the Essex Business Awards for 2017. The Tourist Information Centre was up against very tough competition and fought off entries from Colchester Zoo, Kuoni Travel Agency, Lifehouse Spa and Wivenhoe House, amongst many others.”

Heather Asker continued “Some years ago the Uttlesford District Council leadership offloaded the Tourist Information Centre on the Town Council, seeing it just as another expense. Whilst they may have seen the Tourist Information Centre as an expense, R4U sees it as a vital part of bringing tourists and income to the local businesses in our historic market town. The credit for this award should go to all of the superb Tourist Information Centre team for the hard work they do in promoting our local area every day. In the last month Saffron Walden Town Council won the second best council in Essex award, and it is an absolute credit to all the hard work put in from officers and staff. This second independent award in as many months demonstrates that the town is in good hands under R4U stewardship.”

About Residents for Uttlesford

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) is the local party of towns and villages. The party was formed by a number of residents’ groups in north-west Essex to provide a strong, independent voice for local people. The party believes that on local issues residents should decide, not politicians from Westminster parties.

R4U is the fastest growing local political movement in the district. In 2015 it became the second party at Uttlesford District Council. In 2017 R4U achieved further gains with a 60% share of the vote in a local district council by-election. Success has been based on the group’s desire to give local people a voice and implement long range strategic and sustainable plans for their area.
Residents for Uttlesford also has numerous Town and Parish Councillors. It is the largest party at Saffron Walden Town Council, where under its stewardship the council has rebuilt its finances, invested in community assets, and won multiple awards.

R4U can be found on the web at www.residents4u.org.

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