On the back of winning the Best Council in Essex award, Saffron Walden Town Council has now won 2 more awards, this time for its play areas, including best kept play area award for the new Common playground.
“In Saffron Walden we feel like we’re on a roll! Last month the town council won the Best Council in Essex award, and we aim to continue the good work. R4U recently announced our new 4-year plan of works at the Town Council, which will include refurbishing a number of our older playgrounds as well as building a brand new community centre in the north of the town.”
Feedback from parents helped redesign the playground to provide a range of new activities as well as the first disability enabled equipment.
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.