Update on Uttlesford support for Ukraine refugees

Message from R4U’s Cllr Petrina Lees, Leader of Uttlesford District Council: We are all distressed and concerned by the events in Ukraine. It is truly appalling. As a district we …read more →

New Electric Vehicle Charging points for public use installed at Uttlesford District Council car park

As part of R4U’s Net-Zero strategy at Uttlesford District Council, new publicly accessible electric vehicle charging points have been installed at the council car park on London Road in Saffron …read more →

Two more victories for UDC and residents as 2 appeals for 300 houses refused in the High Court

The High and Supreme courts have backed UDC’s decision to refuse two unsustainable planning applications. R4U’s Cllr John Evans, who is UDC portfolio holder for Planning and the Local Plan, …read more →

R4U at UDC delivers balanced budget with low 10p a week district council tax increase and zero district precept for those Uttlesford residents most in need

In light of the economic conditions facing many residents, R4U’s administration at UDC has delivered a balanced budget with only a modest below-the-rate-of-inflation council tax increase, and for those most …read more →

Lime Ave Football Fields – SWTC finally take over the keys

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) is delighted to announce that Saffron Walden Town Council has finally taken possession of the playing fields at Lime Avenue, after years of fighting Persimmon Homes. …read more →

Independent planners question Westminster motives for punitive action against Uttlesford

Independent planning experts have been questioning the government’s real motives for taking control of major planning decisions in Uttlesford. Cllr John Evans, UDC portfolio holder for Planning and the Local …read more →

R4U calls on Uttlesford communities to ask UDC for free hedge and tree donations as another 1,500 planted

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) is calling on Uttlesford residents to ask its administration at UDC, through their parish and town councils, to apply for grants to plant trees and hedges. …read more →

R4U appalled that Conservatives seize control of Uttlesford planning decisions by the back door

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) is appalled by a political move to bypass local decision making on housebuilding in Uttlesford. …read more →

R4U administration at UDC receives £1million+ in eco-programme funding to reduce energy bills for Uttlesford residents

As part of its eco-agenda, R4U’s administration at Uttlesford District Council (UDC) has secured over £1million in grant funding to retrofit energy efficiencies to the homes of lower income Uttlesford families. …read more →

Ongoing drain clearance works moves to Newport Road in Saffron Walden

R4U is delighted that work by Essex Highways to clear the blockages in the drain system under Newport Road is now well underway. …read more →