SWTC: Proposal for 100 houses on Friends School site breaks local and national planning policies – Residents urged to respond to Public Consultation

The Friends School has roots going back to 1702, however it became central to Saffron Walden in 1870s when George Stacey Gibson gifted the land so that the school could …read more →

Residents for Uttlesford announce new ‘Residents Administration’ appointments at Uttlesford District Council

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) has announced its key cabinet, portfolio and committee appointments since gaining control of Uttlesford District Council in the May 2019 local elections. The new administration includes …read more →

Cllr Arthur Coote elected as Saffron Walden Mayor

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) has confirmed that at the Saffron Walden Town Council meeting on Monday 13th Arthur Coote was elected as Saffron Walden Mayor for the current year. The …read more →

Potholes more than doubled to 6,700 in two years

R4U’s analysis it has undertaken on data obtained from Essex County Council shows that the authority is failing to keep on top of the pothole problem in Uttlesford after problems have …read more →

R4U excited as the new playground and other works on Saffron Walden Common nears completion

Residents For Uttlesford is delighted with the refurbishment of The Common under its leadership at Saffron Walden Town Council, including new paths, benches, clearing of cars from Common Hill West, …read more →

Double your Uttlesford Council Tax bill? R4U unwilling to support Tory UDC budget that exposes residents to £100m property speculation risk

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) has announced that it does not support the £100m loan that UDC intends to take out for property speculation as part of its 2019 budget because …read more →

Library Cuts: BBC covers cross-party protest against Uttlesford library cuts by Essex County Council

On Saturday Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) organised a resident and cross-party protest in Saffron Walden Market Square against Essex County Council library cuts. Saffron Walden R4U councillor, Dr Barbara Light, …read more →

Analysis shows UDC failed to collect more than £3m in community infrastructure funding from developers in Saffron Walden

UDC recently issued a press release to defend their record of collecting monies from developers to pay for required infrastructure. Analysis of their press release hows that UDC has only …read more →

Join the Protest Against Library cuts in Saffron Walden and other Uttlesford Libraries by ECC

Join the positive protest against library cuts in Saffron Walden and other Uttlesford libraries by ECC at 10AM on Saturday 2nd February at Saffron Walden Library. At a recent Saffron …read more →

Essex County Council Developers Guide to Infrastructure Contributions

Building new homes stretches existing infrastructure such as roads, schools, social care and libraries. That means that developers of new homes are required to contribute towards mitigating these factors. This …read more →