Letter from government provides more evidence that R4U is right to be fixing inherited Planning and Development capability at UDC

A recent letter from the government Department of Housing and Communities supports R4U’s own analysis that the planning function at Uttlesford District Council was underperforming under the previous administration and …read more →

Local Conservatives withdraw from UDC Climate Change initiatives after R4U challenge their support of ongoing expansion of Stansted Airport

Local Conservative councillors have withdrawn from UDC Energy and Climate Change Working Group after R4U challenged their environmental credentials. This was following the local Conservative’s support for continued growth of …read more →

R4U hits out at government as High Court challenge to ‘climate-killing’ expansion of Stansted Airport is blocked

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) has hit out at the government ahead of the COP26 conference in Glasgow, as its administration at Uttlesford District Council is blocked from taking High Court …read more →

R4U at UDC start next phase of Planning and Development reeningeering to make it ‘fighting fit’

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) has announced that its manifesto promise to fix Planning and Development at UDC has passed another major milestone with the publishing of the independent review that …read more →

R4U delighted at UDC’s ‘Olympic legacy’ investment in facilities at Thaxted Skatepark

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) is delighted that its councillors at R4U-led Uttlesford District Council have unanimously approved a £35,000 grant to refurbish the skatepark operated by the Thaxted Youth Club. …read more →

New playground at Saffron Walden Golden Acre opened by R4U-led Saffron Walden Town Council

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) has announced that the refurbishment of the playground at the Golden Acre Community Centre in Saffron Walden has now been completed and the playground is open …read more →

R4U ‘delighted’ as Saffron Walden road resurfacing finally approaching

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) is delighted that Essex Highways is starting to resurface Saffron Walden’s roads. R4U’s Saffron Walden division county councillor Cllr Paul Gadd said “Essex Highways are currently …read more →

Concerns about ‘house-building assault’ on Uttlesford as developers push for many more homes than are needed

Concern has been expressed by Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) about a developers’ ‘house-building assault’ on the district mandated and enabled by the government as the Local Plan ‘Call for Sites’ …read more →

Call for details of flooding on Sunday so we can take it up with ECC

The rain on Sunday was torrential in many parts of Uttlesford – almost 40mm in less than 2 hours. ECC are responsible for drains and flood protection. Let us know if you were affected so we can hold them to account. …read more →

Full range of Addenbrookes and Papworth services to be restored for residents after R4U intervention

After intervention by R4U, residents of north Uttlesford will again have full access to Addenbrookes and Papworth Hospitals, with the restoring of cardiology services from 2nd August. R4U’s Cllr Paul Gadd, …read more →