Residents call for change at Essex County Council in May local elections to stop the cycle of failure

Residents call for change at Essex County Council in May local elections to stop the cycle of failure

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) has announced that it is fielding candidates to contest the four Uttlesford seats at Essex County ...
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Residents’ champions stand up for Newport and Sampford in Uttlesford District Council By-Elections

Residents’ champions stand up for Newport and Sampford in Uttlesford District Council By-Elections

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) is fielding candidates in both Uttlesford District Council by-elections on 6th May for the Newport and ...
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Thaxted & Eastons Independents Martin Foley and Mike Tayler combine with R4U to serve residents more

Thaxted & Eastons Independents Martin Foley and Mike Tayler combine with R4U to serve residents more

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) and the Thaxted and the Eastons Independent Group have announced that they are joining forces at ...
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10-year Climate Change Strategy approved with initial £1 million funding

10-year Climate Change Strategy approved with initial £1 million funding

Uttlesford District Council has voted to adopt the next phase of R4U's eco-agenda at a cross-party meeting of all councillors ...
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Doctored information used in deliberate attempt to discredit councillors, UDC and council property investments

Doctored information used in deliberate attempt to discredit councillors, UDC and council property investments

Uttlesford District Councillors Neil Reeve and Neil Hargreaves have responded to robustly reject claims about property investments at UDC, and ...
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R4U at SWTC cuts costs during 2020 but continues to focus on town centre and investing in community assets

R4U at SWTC cuts costs during 2020 but continues to focus on town centre and investing in community assets

In the New Year statement from the Leader of Saffron Walden Town Council, R4U's Cllr Paul Gadd talks about the ...
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R4U leaders at UDC thank residents and businesses for heeding advice to allow Uttlesford Christmas to happen

R4U leaders at UDC thank residents and businesses for heeding advice to allow Uttlesford Christmas to happen

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) has issued a Christmas statement from its council leaders at Uttlesford District Council thanking residents and ...
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After ECC refusal R4U led Saffron Walden Town Council takes action to restore access to town centre

After ECC refusal R4U led Saffron Walden Town Council takes action to restore access to town centre

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) has announced that  Saffron Walden Town Council has taken it upon itself to provide a proper ...
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R4U led Saffron Walden Town Council plants 750 more trees

R4U led Saffron Walden Town Council plants 750 more trees

R4U led Saffron Walden Town Council has embarked on its latest round of tree-planting, with some 750 trees and hedging ...
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Investigation shows Westminster parties wasted more than £20,000 of local tax payers’ money with vexatious complaints

Investigation shows Westminster parties wasted more than £20,000 of local tax payers’ money with vexatious complaints

An investigation led by Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) has found that local Westminster parties in Uttlesford have wasted more than ...
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R4U led UDC approves £1million Covid High Street and local economy recovery programme and urges government to delay Tier-3 decision

R4U led UDC approves £1million Covid High Street and local economy recovery programme and urges government to delay Tier-3 decision

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) has urged the government and Essex County Council to support local businesses by not forcing Uttlesford ...
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After £7.3m grant pressure mounts on ECC to finally invest in sustainable transport in Uttlesford

After £7.3m grant pressure mounts on ECC to finally invest in sustainable transport in Uttlesford

Pressure is building on Essex County Council to deliver new sustainable transport infrastructure in Uttlesford after receiving a £7.3million government ...
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R4U demands urgent action after days of ECC failure to clear flood on major closed road between Newport and Saffron Walden

R4U demands urgent action after days of ECC failure to clear flood on major closed road between Newport and Saffron Walden

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) is demanding urgent action by Essex County Council (ECC) to clear a major flood that has ...
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R4U urges British Olympic Association to review sponsorship from Persimmon Homes due to their continued failure to provide football facilities

R4U urges British Olympic Association to review sponsorship from Persimmon Homes due to their continued failure to provide football facilities

R4U-led Saffron Walden Town Council and Uttlesford District Council have both written to the British Olympic Association asking them to ...
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R4U at Saffron Walden Town Council announces renewal of Golden Acre Playground

R4U at Saffron Walden Town Council announces renewal of Golden Acre Playground

R4U-led Saffron Walden Town Council has invited tenders for the complete renewal of the Playground at the Golden Acre in ...
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After 5 years of campaigning R4U delighted by safer new pedestrian crossing on Ashdon Road in Saffron Walden

After 5 years of campaigning R4U delighted by safer new pedestrian crossing on Ashdon Road in Saffron Walden

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) is delighted that 5 years of campaigning have finally brought about the installation of the new ...
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R4U puts residents at centre of re-engineered Local Plan process at UDC

R4U puts residents at centre of re-engineered Local Plan process at UDC

R4U has designed the new Local Plan process at UDC to improve decision making, provide better scrutiny of work, and ...
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R4U welcomes new 20mph zone in Saffron Walden

R4U welcomes new 20mph zone in Saffron Walden

R4U welcomes the recent decision by Essex Highways to confirm the 20mph zone in central Saffron Walden. As part of ...
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R4U urges Essex to end the Free School Meals crisis after local teachers feed children

R4U urges Essex to end the Free School Meals crisis after local teachers feed children

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) has urged Essex County Council, the local education authority, to take the responsible step of ending ...
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At UDC Residents for Uttlesford pushes for greater support and clear exit plan as Essex is moved into higher Covid Tier 2

At UDC Residents for Uttlesford pushes for greater support and clear exit plan as Essex is moved into higher Covid Tier 2

At UDC Residents for Uttlesford is urging for greater support for local residents and businesses and a clearly defined exit ...
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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.