Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) has said that it is ‘thrilled and honoured’ and thanks voters after being re-elected to Saffron Walden Town Council with an increased majority. The local residents party was re-elected to lead Saffron Walden Town Council after winning 15 of the 16 seats up for election on 2nd May (+7 seats). The final 16th seat was filled by Trilby Roberts of the Green Party.
Paul Gadd continued “We have a strong mandate to move forward with our progressive policies and continue our programme for the town. Importantly R4U has now also been elected to lead Uttlesford District Council. This should allow the Town Council to make more rapid progress on issues such as our neighbourhood plan, the failure over the last 12 years of the previous UDC administration to require housing developers to pay properly for necessary infrastructure, and dealing with parking issues.”
R4U’s Paul Gadd concluded “We also have been implementing a strong green agenda for the last 18 months because residents have told us it is important to them. We’re excited to have the Greens’ Trilby Roberts join as a councillor to help us drive those issues further.”