Calls for better safety and reduction in Saffron Walden speeding after first accident on UDC’s new Urban Clearway

Following the first accident in what R4U predicted would be an unsafe traffic scheme forced on Saffron Walden by UDC, R4U pushes for traffic calming, speed restrictions and other changes. …read more →

Crunch! R4U secures delivery of road improvements to reduce Newport bridge strikes

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) is pleased to have secured £70,000 of road improvements to reduce HGV bridge strikes in Newport and that the signage upgrades are expected to be delivered …read more →

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 →