Cllr Katherine Gregory

Katherine is a freelance journalist who has worked for many national and regional titles and is councillor for the Saffron Walden Town Council Little Walden Ward.

 “I’ve loved bringing up a family in this wonderful place. I want to help be a custodian of our area, so that all residents, existing and new, can love where they live too.”
Katherine Gregory

As the daughter of a heritage architect, she is keen to make sure our built environment is protected and enhanced as our area develops. She believes our public spaces have played a critical role during the Covid pandemic, and she would like to help ensure that they continue to be maintained as a facility we can all be proud of.

Katherine has lived locally for 26 years and is a keen supporter of our local arts, libraries and press.

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Katherine is a freelance journalist who has worked for many national and regional titles. She has lived locally for 26 years and is a keen supporter of our local arts, libraries and press.

As the daughter of a heritage architect, she is keen to make sure our built environment is protected and enhanced as our area develops. She believes our public spaces have played a critical role during the Covid pandemic, and she would like to help ensure that they continue to be maintained as a facility we can all be proud of.

Katherine says she has loved bringing her family up in Saffron Walden and so wants to help be a custodian of the area so that families can continue to enjoy it well into the future.

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    Residents call for change at Essex County Council in May local elections to stop the cycle of failure

    Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) has announced that it is fielding candidates to contest the four Uttlesford seats at Essex County Council. The local party says that if elected, R4U councillors …read more →

    Residents’ champions stand up for Newport and Sampford in Uttlesford District Council By-Elections

    Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) is fielding candidates in both Uttlesford District Council by-elections on 6th May for the Newport and Sampfords wards. Newport Uttlesford District ward councillor Neil Hargraves said …read more →

    Cllr Mike Tayler

    Thaxted GP Dr Mike Tayler is a highly respected by the community and district councillor for the ward he lives in. He’s an advocate for better community services and against Essex County Council’s attempted closures of our libraries. He is very concerned about the double threats of a new town at Easton Park and a huge airport expansion.

    After recently joining forces with R4U with fellow ward councillor Martin Foley, Mike said

    “R4U are aligned with my principles and share the agenda I was elected on. We have lots to do to assure the future of Uttlesford. That means I am especially keen that strategic focus is set though the delivery of solid Corporate and Local Plans by UDC. I have been very impressed by how R4U have approached both of these so far. By joining forces with R4U at UDC, Martin and I believe that we will have more direct input over this future, as well as it being more beneficial for the needs of our ward residents.”

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    Councillor at Uttlesford District Council, Energy and Climate Change Working Group (UDC), Licensing and Environmental Health Committee (UDC), Local Plan Working Group (UDC), Strategic Infrastructure Delivery Group (UDC), Waste Strategy Panel (UDC), West Essex Wellbeing Joint Committee (UDC)

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    Dr Mike Tayler is a highly respected Thaxted resident and district councillor for the Thaxted and Eastons ward. He’s an advocate for better community services, having campaigned for maintaining Day Centre services in the village and against Essex County Council’s attempted closure of the library. He cares about Uttlesford rural life, Climate Change and our rural environment. That means he is very concerned about the double threats of a new town at Easton Park and a huge airport expansion.

    After recently joining forces with R4U with fellow ward councillor Martin Foley, Mike said

    “R4U are aligned with my principles and share the agenda I was elected on. We have lots to do to assure the future of Uttlesford. That means I am especially keen that strategic focus is set though the delivery of solid Corporate and Local Plans by UDC. I have been very impressed by how R4U have approached both of these so far. By joining forces with R4U at UDC, Martin and I believe that we will have more direct input over this future, as well as it being more beneficial for the needs of our ward residents.”

    Mike and his wife Mary line in Thaxted. He’s been a GP at the Thaxted Surgery since 1986, where he still undertakes locum work.

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      Cllr Martin Foley

      Community champion and Thaxted resident Martin is one of Uttlesford’s longest serving and most respected councillors. He is also an Essex County Councillor for the Thaxted Division. He’s represented his ward at UDC since 1995. He’s an active local voice who campaigns for our environment, and against airport expansion, urban sprawl on our fields, and the closing of the local libraries.

      After recently joining forces with R4U with fellow ward councillor Mike Tayler, Martin said

      “Mike and I carefully watched the progress that R4U made at UDC since being elected to lead the council in 2019. They have fixed the finances, got the Conservatives’ £6m failed Local Plan back on track, are contesting the airport expansion, and are delivering a major Climate Change programme. By combining forces with R4U at UDC, Mike and I believe that we will have more direct input over the future of our district, as well as for our ward residents.”

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      Chair of the Council (UDC), Councillor at Essex County Council, Councillor at Uttlesford District Council, Governance, Audit and Performance Committee (UDC), Housing Board (UDC), Standards Committee (UDC), Stansted Airport Advisory Panel (UDC)

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      Residents champion Martin is one of Uttlesford’s longest serving and most respected councillors. He’s represented the Thaxted and now Thaxted and the Eastons ward at UDC since 1995. He’s a strong and active local voice who campaigns for our environment, and against airport expansion, urban sprawl on our fields, and the closing of the local libraries.

      After recently joining forces with R4U with fellow ward councillor Mike Tayler, Martin said

      “Mike and I carefully watched the progress that R4U made at UDC since being elected to lead the council in 2019. They have fixed the finances, got the Conservatives’ £6m failed Local Plan back on track, are contesting the airport expansion, and are delivering a major Climate Change programme. By combining forces with R4U at UDC, Mike and I believe that we will have more direct input over the future of our district, as well as for our ward residents.”

      Before the Thaxted and Eastons Independents decided to combine with R4U, Martin and Mike spoke with many residents in their ward to gauge their feelings. They got strong support for the change. Now, as part of a larger R4U group, they will continue to work to deliver the things they were elected to do for their villages.

      Martin lives in Thaxted with his wife Claire.

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        Thaxted & Eastons Independents Martin Foley and Mike Tayler combine with R4U to serve residents more

        Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) and the Thaxted and the Eastons Independent Group have announced that they are joining forces at Uttlesford District Council. Dan Starr, chair of R4U, said “We …read more →

        Two major appeal wins prevent 224 unsustainable homes on the edge of Newport

        Residents have been celebrating in Newport after they won two appeals against the unsustainable development of more than 200 new homes in their village. The appeals were fought by a …read more →

        Cllr Kirstie Frost

        Kirstie has lived in Saffron Walden all her life. She has three children of school age and works full time as an Early Years Educator. She is passionate about the provision of services and facilities for you people.

        “If I am elected I will try and improve the towns youth services and green spaces for the use of the Saffron Walden’s young people.” Kirstie Frost

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        Councillor at Saffron Walden Town Council, Member: Finance and Establishment (SWTC)

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        Kirstie has lived in Saffron Walden all her life. She has three children of school age and works full time as an Early Years Educator. If elected Kirstie says she will try and improve the towns youth services and green spaces for the use of the Saffron Walden’s young people.

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          Cllr Richard Porch

          Successful businessman Richard has chaired a number of companies during his career and provided consulting services to other organisations. He has a long history of active involvement with a number of charities. He has lived in Saffron Walden for 20+ years with his family.

          “I’m concerned about the failure of the current UDC administration to hold developers accountable for their community responsibilities and the negative effect this has on our infrastructure, local facilities, and council taxes.” Richard Porch

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          Councillor at Saffron Walden Town Council, Member: Finance and Establishment (SWTC), Member: Planning and Road Traffic (SWTC)

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          Richard has lived in Saffron Walden for 20+ years and has 4 children and 7 grandchildren living in Uttlesford. He has chaired a number of construction businesses during his career as well as operating as a consultant to other organisations. He has a long history of active involvement with various charities both Chairing and Trusteeship, in the UK and overseas.

          He has provided management support to Residents for Uttlesford since its foundation. Richard is concerned about the failure of the current administration to hold developers accountable for their community responsibilities and the effect this has on the both infrastructure and local facilities as well as poor business decision making that affects the cost that we all incur through our rates.

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            Cllr Louise Millward

            Saffron Walden resident Louise has 15 years’ experience in grant-seeking fundraising and philanthropy for charities. She has recently taken up a role with a charity working in the sphere of women’s rights in Africa and Asia.

            “I believe that change happens when it is locally owned and driven. That is why I’m standing for Residents for Uttlesford.” Louise Millward

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            Councillor at Saffron Walden Town Council, Member: Finance and Establishment (SWTC)

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            Louise Millward has 15 years’ experience in grant-seeking fundraising, philanthropy, and running events for international and national charities. She is currently working in the sphere of women’s rights having recently taken up a trustee role for a sexual and reproductive health charity working in Africa and Asia.

            Louise is a Saffron Walden resident and she says “a parent whose children benefit from the wonderful and varied facilities that the town and surrounding areas has to offer.”

            Louise believes that change happens when it is locally owned and driven.

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