UDC and ECC remove local approval for traffic schemes, forcing Saffron Walden Town Council to abandon Judicial Review of widespread parking ban

Following UDC and ECC’s process change to remove any local approval for new traffic schemes, Saffron Walden Town Council has felt forced to withdraw from the judicial review of the …read more →

Reopen the Friends as a state school? We think so. And we’ve urged Essex County Council to take action

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) has urged Essex County Council to adopt the private Walden School (formerly the Friends’ School) as a state institution when it closes in July. Last week …read more →

R4U makes voter gains, wins Newport, but Conservatives regain Saffron Walden county seat

Thank you to all the people that voted for and supported us in yesterday’s local elections. The reception on the doorstep has been incredibly positive. People are engaging in local …read more →

Brexit-schmexit! National parties have just shown they don’t care about local residents

How-do Gnomies! The allotment is all of a bother this week following the news of the snap general election in June. Just when you think you’ve got all your trowels …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 →

R4U opposes £2 million cuts to Uttlesford Secondary Schools

Residents for Uttlesford is opposing the more than £2 million funding cuts being forced onto Uttlesford schools by central government. John Lodge, R4U Leader at UDC, said “All of our …read more →

Refused school transport by ECC? Department for Education asks you to contact R4U

Department for Education asks for R4U help in contacting affected families as part of investigation into Essex County Council’s failure to provide school transport As part of the ongoing investigation …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 →

Low level crime ‘won’t be dealt with’ says Essex police…

Concerning increasing concerns about crime, here is a selection of this weeks papers, Walden Local, SW Reporter and Dunmow Broadcast. Previous week it was the sell off of the Stansted …read more →