What does it mean? “Residents not Politicians”

R4U’s 2017 campaign message is “Residents not Politicians”, so what does it actually mean since R4U’s councillors are elected to political office like any other politician? It’s all based on …read more →

It’s been a privilege to represent Newport, Quendon, Rickling and Widdington – Jo Parry

For the past four years I have been privileged to have represented the people of Newport, Quendon, Rickling and Widdington as District Councillor, and Newport as Parish Councillor. It is …read more →

You have enemies? Good. That means you have stood up for something.

Readers may have noticed a number of recent letters in the local papers commenting on my time as County Councillor for Saffron Walden. On thinking about these and I came …read more →

Saffron Walden Tory MP Shortlist Completed…We think…

Morning Gnomies, Word on the footpath is that we’ll be getting’ ourselves a new MP after the Conservatives decided upon some shufflin’. Me and me fellow gnomes have been sharing …read more →

Parachuted in political guns-for-hire? No thank you! We want a local resident to represent us. #VoteLocal

I am proud to have been elected as a Saffron Walden Town & Uttlesford District Councillor for the last three elections and honoured to represent Saffron Walden as Mayor 2015/16. …read more →

We residents need to decide for ourselves because we are being ignored

WOW! Campaigning for a local election is a full-time job and great preparation for the County Councillor role I have been walking the miles around my patch, meeting locals and …read more →

The state of Ashdon Road – Like a Warzone!

Saffron Walden councillor Heather Asker and I have been pushing Essex County Council for some months now to fix the appalling state of some of our roads in the Saffron …read more →

Armstrong on Policing

In response to recent press, prospective candidate for ECC (Dunmow) Alex Armstrong writes: “Of course the Residents for Uttlesford prospective candidates know that our police service is not run by …read more →

Refusal of school transport by Essex – call for evidence by the Department for Education

The Department for Education (DfE) are continuing to investigate Essex County Council’s school transport policy following a referral by R4U. The policy is to refuse free school transport unless going …read more →

The Uttlesford Christmas Quiz: The Answers!

So how did ye do Gnomies? Here are the answers to this years’ Christmas Quiz, testing the best of local knowledge and Uttlesford obscurity. You can also download a copy …read more →