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)

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 Jonathon Toy

Jonathon has worked in the public sector on community safety and enforcement programmes for the past 20 years with experience in with the Home Office and four London boroughs leading operational teams working to disrupt local drugs markets and combat violence.

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

Jonathon has been working in the field of community safety and enforcement for the past 20 years with experience in four London boroughs, initially in Hackney, leading an operational team for the council working closely with the police to disrupt local drugs markets. He is currently working for Croydon Council in the development of their violence reduction approach.

He was also the inaugural chair the London Heads of Community Safety Group which helps to shape the community safety priorities for London, working with the Greater London Assembly and London Councils.

Jonathon has extensive knowledge of enforcement services, including the regulatory framework for environmental health, private sector housing and street enforcement. He has also led in the development and delivery of civil protection both from an operational and strategic perspective. He was the lead officer in the response to the Lakanal Fire in Southwark in 2009.

Jonathon has specialist knowledge in working with young people and families,  and developing innovative programmes to address violent crime and gang related violence. Over the past 15 years he has developed a number of programmes to support vulnerable  individuals and families.  He continues to provide mentoring and support at a community level, to help young people and young adults make positive life choices to fulfil their potential. He is a Patron of The David Idowu Foundation.

Jonathon worked with the Home Office in 2011 following the Summer Riots, advising on programmes to address gang and weapon violence and in the drafting of the “Ending Gang and Youth Violence Report” He is a member of the governments national Ending Gang and Youth Violence Team, developing multi-agency approaches at a local level to address serious violent crime.

Jonathon has published a number of articles and papers on gangs and serious youth violence, most notably a practitioner report in 2009 titled “Die another Day”, articles for Safer Communities (Pier Professional Ltd) and more recently “Silent Voices” – based on real life stories from people affected by gang violence.

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Cllr Arthur Coote

Arthur Coote is a well-respected Saffron Walden town councillor for the Castle ward. He was born in the town where he lives with his wife. He’s a director of the Bell Nursery and active in many other aspects of town life.

“I’m a strong believer that councils can work harder to do more to create an environment that allows the next generation to grow and give back to society. Through its actions R4U has shown it focuses on the issues that matter and cares about making a difference for local people. After years of being actively engaged with Labour, I joined R4U because they’ve shown that they are the party willing to work collaboratively for local people.” Arthur Coote

Several councillors have switched to R4U from the traditional parties because being free of a national agenda allows them to focus 100% on local residents with local issues.  Nationally Arthur is a long time Labour Party supporter. He was elected as a councillor to Saffron Walden Town Council in 2015 and to Uttlesford District Council in 2019. He is mayor of Saffron Walden for the 2019/2020 year.

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Councillor at Saffron Walden Town Council, Councillor at Uttlesford District Council, Mayor (SWTC), Member: Assets and Services (SWTC), Member: Finance and Establishment (SWTC), Member: Local Joint Panel (UDC), Member: Planning and Road Traffic (SWTC), Member: Scrutiny Committee (UDC)

Arthur Coote is a well-respected Saffron Walden town councillor. He was born in the town where he lives with his wife. Arthur is active in many aspects of town life including the Baptist Church. Key interest areas for him are community, equality, youth development and sports.

He’s is a family man who is committed to youth development. Arthur is a director and manager of the Bell Nursery in Saffron Walden and member of the charity Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY). Two of his children have followed him into education as both are head-teachers, and the third has followed a career in law.

Arthur is a lifelong member of Essex Cricket Club and a strong advocate for sports and healthy lifestyles. He’s been active in the funding and design of new playgrounds by Saffron Walden Town Council, and been working to provide more open spaces and sports facilities.

Nationally and locally Arthur has been a long-time supporter of the Labour Party. He was elected as a councillor to Saffron Walden Town Council in 2015 and serves as Mayor for the 2019/2020 year. Like a number of councillors from all the main national parties, he joined R4U to create a difference locally.

Arthur Coote says “Over the last 50 years I have taken part in hundreds of campaigns for Labour candidates. I have stood for office to try to create a more equal society and have been a member of the National Executive Committee of the Labour Party. Over the last 4 years it’s become clear that the best way to represent local residents and uphold the ideals I stand for at the district council is by joining R4U. R4U has shown they care about the community’s future and want to create a positive difference for local people. They’ve proven that they are the only party that has the skills and support to deliver for local people. In my mind it’s simple: I will continue to vote for Labour on national issues, but am standing for R4U to deliver local things for local residents. I urge others to vote local Resident for local matters.”

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Cllr Dave McLellan

Dave McLellan has spent a career as a business analyst and project manager in financial services. He has lived in Saffron Walden for 22 years and volunteers for the local cinema and wildlife groups.

“I have seen what a great job Residents for Uttlesford have done at the town council and want to help them continue to make Saffron Walden a great place to live. I am particularly interested in reducing plastic waste and supporting sustainable transport.” Dave McLellan

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

Dave McLellan has spent a career as a business analyst and project manager in financial services.

He and his family have lived in Saffron Walden for 22 years. His children have both been through local primary and secondary schools. He volunteers for the Saffron Screen and wildlife groups.

He says he is standing for the Saffron Walden Town Council because “I have seen what a great job Residents for Uttlesford have done at the town council and want to help them continue to make Saffron Walden a great place to live.

He is particularly interested in the R4U’s policies to reduce single-use plastic waste and increasing the use of sustainable transport.

Dave said he wanted to stand for Residents for Uttlesford because “R4U seem to really care about what residents want and deliver on it. The work they have done around the Saffron Walden Common and the installation of drinking fountains are examples of ways to improve where we live. I think it’s important that local councils are run by the community not political parties, and R4U provides the means for that to happen.

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Cllr Patrick Hawke-Smith

Patrick Hawke-Smith lives in Saffron Walden. He is a professional fundraiser, and focuses on charities and higher education. He has a degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University.

“I love living in such an attractive area as Uttlesford and I want to promote sustainable development for the district’s future.” Patrick Hawke-Smith

Patrick is keen to hear, understand and represent the views of local residents and keep their voice central to the development of the district.

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

Patrick Hawke-Smith has lived in Essex and Cambridgeshire for most of his life and been a resident of Saffron Walden for fifteen years. During that time he has been actively involved in the community, particularly as a volunteer at Saffron Screen cinema and the Fry Art Gallery, where he has also served on the Committee.

Patrick has a degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University. He has spent his career in professional fundraising, particularly in higher education, where he has worked in Oxford, London and for the University of Cambridge. He works for medical research charity Alzheimer’s Research UK. He would be interested to bring some of his skills in building relationships and generating income to the local community.

Patrick loves living in such an attractive area as Uttlesford and is keen to promote its sustainable development for the future. He is regularly to be found exploring the local countryside on foot or by bicycle and occasionally visiting one of its many welcoming hostelries. He also enjoys taking part in the range of social, cultural and sporting activities available across the district.

Patrick is keen to hear, understand and represent the views of local residents and keep their voice central to the development of Uttlesford.

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Saffron Walden Town Council – Little Walden Ward

Saffron Walden Town Council - Little Walden Ward in Essex is administered by Saffron Walden Town Council.


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Saffron Walden Town Council – Shire Ward

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