COVID-19 Briefing: Food distribution, support for vulnerable and council tax-shifting

COVID-19 Briefing: Food distribution, support for vulnerable and council tax-shifting

John Lodge, R4U Chair and Council Leader at UDC has issued the following Coronavirus update: Since the Government’s lockdown announcement, ...
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Saffron Walden Mayor Arthur Coote on volunteering, charity and social distancing

Saffron Walden Mayor Arthur Coote on volunteering, charity and social distancing

Saffron Walden Mayor Cllr Arthur Coote has issued the following statement: Typically the end of the Mayor’s year in April ...
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New Residents COVID-19 Uttlesford Business Directory enables locals to connect with essential services

New Residents COVID-19 Uttlesford Business Directory enables locals to connect with essential services

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) has launched a programme to allow residents to connect with local businesses that have adapted customer-collect ...
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R4U announces UDC steps up action on coronavirus

R4U announces UDC steps up action on coronavirus

The R4U led administration at Uttlesford District Council is following government advice for dealing with coronavirus, has plans in place ...
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Council houses, community safety and assuring our future: R4U led UDC approves 2020/21 budget to deliver on Residents’ Agenda

Council houses, community safety and assuring our future: R4U led UDC approves 2020/21 budget to deliver on Residents’ Agenda

R4U led Uttlesford District Council has approved the 2020/21 council budget to deliver on the next phase of R4U's ‘residents’ ...
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R4U administration starts re-engineering of planning at Uttlesford District Council

R4U administration starts re-engineering of planning at Uttlesford District Council

R4U led Uttlesford District Council has engaged an external team of advisers as part of re-engineering planning at the council ...
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UDC calls on government for stronger powers to allow councils to act quickly on Climate Change following local youth environmental protest

UDC calls on government for stronger powers to allow councils to act quickly on Climate Change following local youth environmental protest

After meeting with local youth climate protesters, R4U led Uttlesford District Council has committed to urging the secretary of state ...
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Cross-party councillors call for stronger action by ECC after residents submit more than 130 incident reports about school bus operator

Cross-party councillors call for stronger action by ECC after residents submit more than 130 incident reports about school bus operator

Uttlesford District Councillors from Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) and Proudly Independent have escalated their cross-party action calling for robust investigations ...
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Stansted Airport expansion refused

Stansted Airport expansion refused

The Planning Committee at Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) led Uttlesford District Council has refused the proposed expansion of Stansted Airport ...
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Calls to investigate bus operator after a number of incidents and student injuries

Calls to investigate bus operator after a number of incidents and student injuries

Residents for Uttlesford's (R4U) district councillor responsible for Community Safety at Uttlesford District Council has started the process to request ...
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Inspector finds former Conservative Administration’s second Uttlesford Local Plan unsound; new administration commits to re-engineering the council

Inspector finds former Conservative Administration’s second Uttlesford Local Plan unsound; new administration commits to re-engineering the council

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) has announced that its new administration has committed to re-engineering Uttlesford District Council (UDC) to deliver ...
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Two major appeal wins prevent 224 unsustainable homes on the edge of Newport

Two major appeal wins prevent 224 unsustainable homes on the edge of Newport

Residents have been celebrating in Newport after they won two appeals against the unsustainable development of more than 200 new ...
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UDC Leaders’ End of Year Message:  “Delivering a Residents First Agenda”

UDC Leaders’ End of Year Message: “Delivering a Residents First Agenda”

R4U’s John Lodge and Petrina Lees, Council Leader and Deputy Leader at Uttlesford District Council have issued the following end ...
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UDC Formally Adopts Next Phase of R4U's Eco-Agenda

UDC Formally Adopts Next Phase of R4U’s Eco-Agenda

Uttlesford District Council voted to adopt the next phase of R4U's eco-agenda at a cross-party meeting of all councillors on ...
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Recruitment starts for independent members to join new UDC Investment Board to boost governance

Recruitment starts for independent members to join new UDC Investment Board to boost governance

Uttlesford District Council has started recruiting new independent members to join the council’s new Investment Board. Do you have asset ...
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Picture Story: Saffron Walden residents ‘dig in’ to plant thousands of hedging plants and trees

Picture Story: Saffron Walden residents ‘dig in’ to plant thousands of hedging plants and trees

R4U has announced that its tree planting initiative at Saffron Walden Town Council was successful across all 3 sites in ...
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Cross-party working to solve UDC £3.5m financial hole to protect council services

Cross-party working to solve UDC £3.5m financial hole to protect council services

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) is making changes in the way investments are undertaken at UDC. This is part of increased ...
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Learn how to use your new free outdoor gym on Saffron Walden Common on 21 November

Learn how to use your new free outdoor gym on Saffron Walden Common on 21 November

Get some free training and tips on how to use the new free outdoor gym equipment on Saffron Walden Common ...
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New Electric Vehicle Charging Points opened on Saffron Walden Common as part of Uttlesford-wide plan

New Electric Vehicle Charging Points opened on Saffron Walden Common as part of Uttlesford-wide plan

Uttlesford District Council has installed new electric vehicle charging points in its car park on Saffron Walden Common as part ...
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New playground on Saffron Walden Common wins Best in Essex award

New playground on Saffron Walden Common wins Best in Essex award

On the back of winning the Best Council in Essex award, Saffron Walden Town Council has now won 2 more ...
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About Residents for Uttlesford...

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.