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 →

R4U forces ECC to disclose axing Thaxted & Stansted libraries saves only £13k year. Are the cuts politically motivated?

Through a Freedom-of-Information (FOI) request Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) has uncovered that planned closures of libraries in Uttlesford by Essex County Council only saves £13,000 a year and so believes …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 →

After more than 20 vehicle break-ins in 12 hours R4U urges Police Commissioner to make good on commitment to hire more PCSOs

Following arrests after reportedly more than 20 vehicle break-ins in 12 hours, R4U is urging the Police Commissioner to deliver on on his commitment to hire additional PSCOs that have …read more →

Councillors unite to back resident and parish council campaigns to save Thaxted and Stansted libraries

R4U is backing resident, parish council and district councillor campaigns to keep community hub libraries open in Thaxted and Stansted Mountfitchet after ECC has announced plans to close 2 of the 4 libraries in the district. …read more →

R4U calls for Uttlesford Local Plan lead Cllr Susan Barker to resign over latest in string of major failures

R4U is calling for the resignation of Uttlesford Local Plan portfolio holder Cllr Susan Barker after another costly plan failure which could delay the Local Plan to 2020. A Local …read more →

Tory council whips through huge environmentally unsound Stansted airport expansion against wishes of residents and more than 40 parish councils

R4U is disappointed that the Conservative led Uttlesford District Council has pushed through a huge expansions of Stansted Airport against many residents wishes and without the estimated £1.2 billon of …read more →