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 →

Significant concerns UDC massaged pollution report for Saffron Walden ahead of key vote on additional 250 house estates east of town

Major concerns have been voiced by Residents for Uttlesford about a new air quality report that Uttlesford District Council has produced to support building at least a further 250 houses …read more →

R4U wins vote to require UDC to undertake pollution monitoring as mandated by the Department of the Environment

After pollution monitoring failures by Uttlesford District Council, R4U proposed and got unanimous support in a vote to require the council to undertake pollution monitoring as mandated by the government’s …read more →

Concerns that new Local Plan will allow developers to asset-strip £billions from Uttlesford communities

R4U has said it is concerned about infrastructure asset-stripping by developers and will only support the Uttlesford District Council leadership’s new Local Plan if the council meets R4U’s four red …read more →