Yes, it’s that time to vote local again!

There are local elections in less than a month. Please vote Residents for Uttlesford to keep your voice local. R4U is  standing candidates in the Dunmow, Saffron Walden and Stansted county …read more →

Uttlesford Strife? Taxpayers fund political messages…

How do Gnomies? Here I was this week, busy wrapping presents and sampling the best local mince pies, when the latest edition of UDC’s glossy ‘Uttlesford Life’ rattled through the …read more →

Christians show appreciation for Saffron Walden Mayor’s Human Rights visit to Pakistan

Last Sunday the Mayor of Saffron Walden, Councillor Sarfraz Anjum, was presented with an award at a special meeting held at the Community Church in the town. This was in …read more →

UDC Leader refuses to answer simple question: Why are less than 1% of new homes proposed for where the UDC Cabinet lives?

This week the Walden Local directly challenged UDC Leader Howard Rolfe on why less than 1% of new homes were being targeted where UDC Cabinet members live; he refused to …read more →

Back by popular demand: Big Band 78RPM in Thaxted Sunday 2nd Oct £15

We’re happy to support our fundraising resident friends in Thaxted. Last year Hands Off Thaxted (HOT) hosted a superb big band concert in the church. Last time there was dancing …read more →

Saffron Walden Mayor Anjum visits Bishop of Lahore in advance of reciprocal visit to St Mary’s Church

Cllr Sarfarz Anjum is the Mayor of Saffron Walden and a prominent member of the Saffron Walden Pakistani community. During a trip to Pakistan over the summer he also represented …read more →

Cllr Ray Gooding reports that Essex has 280,000 blocked road drains whilst flood phone lines go unanswered

  Conservative prospective ECC candidate John Moran was recently writing in praise of the Conservative controlled Essex County Council saying their services are ‘superior’. The UDC Scrutiny Committee however take …read more →

Common sense prevails with planning committee success!

A success can be chalked up for prevailing of common sense and natural justice over the desire of commercial gain by developers. An application to build ten houses plus a …read more →

‘On yer bike’ in Great Dunmow thanks to new signage & routes!

Following the introduction of cycle hoops (for secure cycle parking) around Great Dunmow Town, R4U Councillor and Chair of the Great Dunmow Town Team Alex Armstrong met up with Anna …read more →

In Pictures: Cllr Sarfraz Anjum elected as Saffron Walden Mayor

The Saffron Walden Mayor is elected by councillors each May at a special public meeting of the Town Council. The meeting is a traditional affair, with councillors bedecked in their …read more →