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 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 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 is the fastest growing local political movement in its district. In 2015 it became the second party at Uttlesford District Council (UDC). In 2017 it achieved 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 (-83%) by any Conservative controlled council in those elections.
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 is also the majority party at Saffron Walden Town Council, where under its stewardship the council has rebuilt finances, invested in community assets, and won multiple awards. It is a minority party on Great Dunmow Town Council.
Residents for Uttlesford can be found on the web at www.residents4u.org.