Press Releases

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R4U opposes Conservative proposals to centralise local government and remove Uttlesford decision making

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) strongly opposes proposals to abolish councils across Essex and replace them with 2-4 new larger authorities ...
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Thank you Stacey Coote

Being a councillor creates many pressures on family and work, particularly in these difficult times. We’re sad to say that ...
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R4U opposes government moves to strip away local planning control that could see ‘tens-of-thousands of houses dumped on Uttlesford’

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) is strongly opposed to the government’s proposals to strip control of planning from local councils. R4U ...
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R4U delivers first ever Residents Charter for Uttlesford District Council

As part of reshaping Uttlesford District Council (UDC), Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) has delivered the first ever Residents Charter at ...
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Cllr Louise Pepper: We believe Black Lives Matter

Uttlesford District Council has issued the following statement in support of Black Lives Matter by Cllr Louise Pepper (R4U), UDC ...
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A look back: Residents Administration delivers on election promises in solid first year of delivery

Residents for Uttlesford has announced that in its first year in office its Residents Administration at UDC has delivered on ...
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Better site for refuse lorry depot approved after successful campaign by R4U councillors

After a campaign led by R4U councillors, the Uttlesford District Council Planning Committee has approved a new site for the ...
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New Saffron Walden Mayor Heather Asker commits to supporting town through challenging times

At a Town Council meeting on Monday 11th May R4U Cllr Heather Asker was elected by town councillors to serve ...
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Uttlesford District Council votes to start new Local Plan after serial failures by previous administration

Councillors at R4U led Uttlesford District Council have voted to start a new Local Plan ‘from scratch’ after Inspectors found ...
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COVID-19 Briefing 17/04: UDC Leader says don’t avoid seeking medical help if you need it and keep active during lockdown

R4U's John Lodge, Council Leader at UDC has issued the following Coronavirus update via Uttlesford District Council: As I write ...
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COVID-19 Briefing 09/04: UDC provides help to residents in need and distributes £9m in local business emergency grant funding

R4U's John Lodge, Council Leader at UDC has issued the following Coronavirus update via Uttlesford District Council: I wanted to ...
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COVID-19 Briefing 01/04: Food distribution, support for vulnerable and council tax-shifting

John Lodge, R4U Chair and Council Leader at UDC has issued the following Coronavirus update: Since the Government’s lockdown announcement, ...
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Saffron Walden Mayor Arthur Coote on volunteering, charity and social distancing

Saffron Walden Mayor Cllr Arthur Coote has issued the following statement: Typically the end of the Mayor’s year in April ...
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New Residents COVID-19 Uttlesford Business Directory enables locals to connect with essential services

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) has launched a programme to allow residents to connect with local businesses that have adapted customer-collect ...
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R4U announces UDC steps up action on coronavirus

The R4U led administration at Uttlesford District Council is following government advice for dealing with coronavirus, has plans in place ...
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Council houses, community safety and assuring our future: R4U led UDC approves 2020/21 budget to deliver on Residents’ Agenda

R4U led Uttlesford District Council has approved the 2020/21 council budget to deliver on the next phase of R4U's ‘residents’ ...
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R4U administration starts re-engineering of planning at Uttlesford District Council

R4U led Uttlesford District Council has engaged an external team of advisers as part of re-engineering planning at the council ...
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UDC calls on government for stronger powers to allow councils to act quickly on Climate Change following local youth environmental protest

After meeting with local youth climate protesters, R4U led Uttlesford District Council has committed to urging the secretary of state ...
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Cross-party councillors call for stronger action by ECC after residents submit more than 130 incident reports about school bus operator

Uttlesford District Councillors from Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) and Proudly Independent have escalated their cross-party action calling for robust investigations ...
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Stansted Airport expansion refused

The Planning Committee at Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) led Uttlesford District Council has refused the proposed expansion of Stansted Airport ...
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Calls to investigate bus operator after a number of incidents and student injuries

Residents for Uttlesford's (R4U) district councillor responsible for Community Safety at Uttlesford District Council has started the process to request ...
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Inspector finds former Conservative Administration’s second Uttlesford Local Plan unsound; new administration commits to re-engineering the council

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) has announced that its new administration has committed to re-engineering Uttlesford District Council (UDC) to deliver ...
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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 ...
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UDC Leaders’ End of Year Message: “Delivering a Residents First Agenda”

R4U’s John Lodge and Petrina Lees, Council Leader and Deputy Leader at Uttlesford District Council have issued the following end ...
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UDC Formally Adopts Next Phase of R4U’s Eco-Agenda

Uttlesford District Council voted to adopt the next phase of R4U's eco-agenda at a cross-party meeting of all councillors on ...
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Recruitment starts for independent members to join new UDC Investment Board to boost governance

Uttlesford District Council has started recruiting new independent members to join the council’s new Investment Board. Do you have asset ...
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Picture Story: Saffron Walden residents ‘dig in’ to plant thousands of hedging plants and trees

R4U has announced that its tree planting initiative at Saffron Walden Town Council was successful across all 3 sites in ...
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Cross-party working to solve UDC £3.5m financial hole to protect council services

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) is making changes in the way investments are undertaken at UDC. This is part of increased ...
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Learn how to use your new free outdoor gym on Saffron Walden Common on 21 November

Get some free training and tips on how to use the new free outdoor gym equipment on Saffron Walden Common ...
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New Electric Vehicle Charging Points opened on Saffron Walden Common as part of Uttlesford-wide plan

Uttlesford District Council has installed new electric vehicle charging points in its car park on Saffron Walden Common as part ...
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New playground on Saffron Walden Common wins Best in Essex award

On the back of winning the Best Council in Essex award, Saffron Walden Town Council has now won 2 more ...
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3,000 trees and shrubs to be planted in Saffron Walden by Christmas as part of R4U ‘Re-Greening’ programme

R4U-led Saffron Walden Town Council will plant thousands of trees and shrubs in Saffron Walden before the end of the ...
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Community investment at core of new 4-year R4U plan for Saffron Walden Town Council

R4U led Saffron Walden Town Council has adopted a new 4-year plan to deliver on the party's manifesto commitments. R4U’s ...
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Residents for an even Greener Uttlesford: Three R4U councillors switch to Green Party

In a joint press statement the Green Party and Residents for Uttlesford have announced that: Three Uttlesford District Councillors from ...
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Is the next Greta Thunberg right here in Uttlesford? R4U takes lead in giving youth stronger say on issues

At Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) we have taken steps through our ‘Youth Council’ initiate at Uttlesford District Council to give ...
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It’s official: R4U-led Saffron Walden Town Council is now the best of 300 in Essex!

Under Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) stewardship the Saffron Walden Town Council has been recognised as the best of 300 councils ...
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UDC takes action to require developer of 85 home site to deliver promised community benefits and houses that meet national standards

The new UDC Planning Committee has refused the Detailed Planning application made by a housing developer of a large site ...
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New Uttlesford District Council blocks former Conservatives’ plans to build on designated Green Space land

The UDC Planning Committee has blocked the previous Conservative administration’s attempt to build on designated 'public open space' land in Saffron ...
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R4U makes first changes at UDC planning to tip balance back towards residents and their communities

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) has made the first of a number of changes to the planning area at UDC to ...
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R4U and UDC condemn Essex County Council proposal not to pay library staff

Under Residents for Uttlesford leadership Uttlesford District Council has approved a cross-party motion that condemns Essex County Council’s new library ...
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UDC declares Climate & Environmental Emergency and commits to Carbon Net Zero 2030 goal

Under Residents for Uttlesford leadership last week Uttlesford District Council has declared a Climate & Environmental Emergency, committed to a ...
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R4U delighted as new community Exercise Park nears completion on Saffron Walden Common

Opening soon! The new adult and teen exercise park on the Saffron Walden Common is expected to be open within ...
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Essex County Council U-turns library closings but still must be held to account

In 2018 Essex County Council announced that they intended to close a large number of the libraries in the county, ...
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First week of Uttlesford Local Plan hearings focus on new homes and jobs

After the end of the first week of the Local Plan hearings R4U chair Cllr John Lodge, who is UDC ...
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Stansted Airport expansion delayed to review more evidence including new UK Carbon Net Zero 2050 legislation

Councillors at Uttlesford District Council have voted to delay the approval on the planning application for the Stansted Airport expansion ...
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Local Plan inspection is ‘best option’ to protect Uttlesford communities

Uttlesford District Council has written to the Planning Inspectors to say they see no reason why the Local Plan should ...
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R4U provides an update on Stansted Airport expansion and recommits to striking ‘fairer deal’ with Airport

Stansted Airport is considered ‘national infrastructure’ and so any decision to grow it should not be taken lightly; it should ...
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Residents for Uttlesford announce new ‘Residents Administration’ appointments at Uttlesford District Council

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) has announced its key cabinet, portfolio and committee appointments since gaining control of Uttlesford District Council ...
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Cllr Arthur Coote elected as Saffron Walden Mayor

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) has confirmed that at the Saffron Walden Town Council meeting on Monday 13th Arthur Coote was ...
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We are are thrilled and honoured to serve Saffron Walden for another 4 years

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) has said that it is ‘thrilled and honoured’ and thanks voters after being re-elected to Saffron ...
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Thank you Uttlesford! We’ve already started building a new Residents Administration

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) has announced that it is ‘humbled’ by the trust local voters have given it and is ...
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Second cross-party action forces delay of Stansted Airport expansion by UDC Conservative Administration until after Uttlesford District Council 2nd May election

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) has served a second formal council requisition on the UDC leadership for an independent review of ...
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R4U uncovers UDC leadership hid £3.3m loss from property investment

Residents for Uttlesford has found that the UDC leadership hid a £3.3m property investment loss and insolvency from councillors, which ...
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Saffron Walden named on Sunday Times list of Best Places to Live in the UK 2019

Saffron Walden has been named on the Sunday Times list of Best Places to Live in the UK 2019. “It ...
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Cross-party push to delay ‘mishandled’ Stansted Airport Expansion final approval until after election

There is cross-party support for a delay in the final approval for the Stansted Airport Expansion until after the local ...
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Potholes more than doubled to 6,700 in two years

R4U's analysis it has undertaken on data obtained from Essex County Council shows that the authority is failing to keep on ...
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It’s OPEN! Excitement as the new playground opens on Saffron Walden Common

“Friday was 18 degrees and sunny, so it was the perfect day to open our new playground on the Common.” ...
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R4U commits to ‘fairer deal’ with Stansted Airport as Secretary of State refuses Public Inquiry on expansion

Residents For Uttlesford is disappointed that the Secretary of State has refused a Public Inquiry into the Stansted Airport expansion ...
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R4U excited as the new playground and other works on Saffron Walden Common nears completion

Residents For Uttlesford is delighted with the refurbishment of The Common under its leadership at Saffron Walden Town Council, including ...
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R4U launches Green measures in Saffron Walden and pledges to expand across Uttlesford if it wins control of district council

R4U has implemented a series of green initiatives in Saffron Walden as part of its comprehensive Environmental policies, and pledges ...
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Double your Uttlesford Council Tax bill? R4U unwilling to support Tory UDC budget that exposes residents to £100m property speculation risk

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) has announced that it does not support the £100m loan that UDC intends to take out ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Work starts on new Saffron Walden Common path as next part of R4U programme to improve resident access and safety

Work has started on a new pedestrian path down the west side of Saffron Walden Common as part of R4U's ...
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UDC again fails to make developers pay as Saffron Walden misses out on £1millon in sports & leisure facilities

Uttlesford District Council has failed to ask a developer for any contribution towards community sports or other leisure facilities, and ...
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UDC leadership waste 3 months on Local Plan because of refusal to acknowledge defects

R4U believes that UDC should have delayed their Local Plan 3 months ago when it was first obvious that it ...
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After spate of crime following Police cuts, R4U steps in to protect local communities

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) has re-committed to hiring Police Community Support Officers after a withdrawal of local policing by Westminster ...
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Concerns that new Local Plan will allow developers to asset-strip £billions from Uttlesford communities

R4U has said it is concerned about infrastructure asset-stripping by developers and will only support the Uttlesford District Council leadership's ...
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Strong support for Saffron Walden Common playground renewal proposals – take survey

Saffron Walden Town Council has completed the second public display of its proposals for renewing the Common playground, and received ...
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R4U delighted that Newport, Quendon & Ricking Neighbourhood Plan enters Pre-Submission Public Consultation

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) has said it is delighted that the Newport, Quendon & Ricking Neighbourhood Plan has entered the ...
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UDC Planning Committee puts residents first in landmark refusal of 150 houses in Newport on the grounds of air quality

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U), the local party of towns and villages, has welcomed the recent landmark planning refusal of 150 ...
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New dropped kerbs installed in Saffron Walden as next part of R4U programme to improve access in the town

A new series of dropped kerbs have been installed in Saffron Walden as part of R4U’s ongoing programme to improve ...
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Significant concerns about bias at UDC towards planning approvals sought by Kier in Saffron Walden

Major concerns have been expressed about a new planning application by Kier to build 150 homes on the east of ...
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Stansted Airport Expansion: R4U pushes Kemi Badenoch MP for Public Inquiry

R4U has called on the respective Secretaries of State and local MP Kemi Badenoch for a Public Inquiry into the ...
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R4U Gives Uttlesford District Council Administration 5/10 on Progressing the Equality Agenda

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) has announced that it is disappointed over the council’s lack of appetite to adopt progressive policies ...
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Women’s equality committee proposal for Uttlesford District Council by R4U

To mark the anniversary of the start of the female vote, R4U has proposed a motion for the district council ...
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Claim that ECC 10 Year Education Plan ‘Still Failing’ Uttlesford Families

After a review of the new Essex County Council 10-year education plan, R4U has said it is concerned that ECC ...
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R4U delighted with national market award for Saffron Walden Town Council

Saffron Walden Town Council has won the NABMA Best Small Outdoor Market Of The Year 2018 award and Town Council ...
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Objection submitted to voice residents’ concerns about new Saffron Walden traffic light and one-way scheme

To support and voice residents’ concerns, R4U has filed a formal objection with the Essex County Council Highways Authority about ...
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New traffic lights and one-way scheme for London Rd and Borough Lane in Saffron Walden – R4U appalled by scheme

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) is appalled by the latest traffic scheme by UDC and ECC that will push more traffic ...
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400 proposed jobs at risk in Saffron Walden due to new Ridgeons’ housing proposal

There are local concerns that 400 proposed new local Saffron Walden jobs will be lost if Ridgeons is allowed to ...
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R4U concerned Saffron Walden ‘left out in the cold’ by Essex Highways

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) has asked Essex County Council to review of its gritting and ploughing procedures after Saffron Walden ...
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Calls for Essex Police & Crime Commissioner resignation after doubling of local crime in Saffron Walden and admission of ‘poor record’

At a heated public meeting with the Essex Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), in the Saffron Walden Town Hall this ...
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4 ways to put Uttlesford residents in the driving seat of new settlements

As Uttlesford District Council moves towards the final stages of its Local Plan, R4U has announced four key principles that ...
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R4U delighted with more awards for Saffron Walden Town Council services

Saffron Walden Town Council, under R4U stewardship, has won a top gold award and two merits for the maintenance and ...
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R4U delighted at second award for Saffron Walden Town Council in a month

R4U is delighted, that under its stewardship, Saffron Walden Town Council has now won a second award in a month, this ...
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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, ...
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Saffron Walden Golden Acre Community Centre upgrade completed under R4U’s Town Council stewardship – Press Release

Saffron Walden Town Council has completed its upgrade programme of Golden Acre Community Centre under R4U's stewardship. R4U councillor Sharon ...
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Saffron Walden Town Council awarded second best council in Essex – Press Release

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) says that it is delighted that under its stewardship Saffron Walden Town Council is now the second ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Tory UDC administration’s decision to sell ‘public open space’ land for housing referred for review by R4U

R4U has referred the Conservative UDC Cabinet’s proposal to sell a wildlife site for housing for review by UDC’s Scrutiny ...
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R4U secures last minute concession for residents ahead of draft Uttlesford Local Plan consultation

This week R4U has secured a concession to give residents a stronger voice and better outcome as the draft Uttlesford ...
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R4U and Saffron Walden Town Council support proposal by Saffron Academy Trust to take over former Friends School site

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) and the Saffron Walden Town Council are supporting a joint proposal by the Department for Education ...
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UDC’s Local Plan based on 3 new garden-villages requires proper infrastructure and residents’ concerns must be acted on

Uttlesford District Council’s proposed Local Plan strategy based around 3 new garden-villages requires crucial infrastructure investment and residents’ concerns must ...
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Local Plan Transport Study confirms many Uttlesford roads at capacity, Saffron Walden should not take additional mass-housing and eastern link-road is a ‘myth’

A major new Uttlesford Transport Study, which has been finally published by UDC as part of their draft Local Plan, ...
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Saffron Walden Town Council submit planning proposal for new Community Centre

Saffron Walden Town Council has filed a planning application for a new multi-function community centre between Catons Lane and Lime ...
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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 ...
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Tory Party select Westminster insider Kemi Badenoch into ‘comfy’ Saffron Walden Commons Seat

The Saffron Walden Conservative Constituency Association has selected Kemi Badenoch as their new candidate to replace Sir Alan Haselhurst in June’s ...
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Saffron Walden Town Council deliver on 5-year plan as finances improve under safe management

The Saffron Walden Town Council’s latest financial projections show that the financial decline left by previous administrations has halted and ...
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Saffron Walden Crime Update: R4U steps in to fill policing void left by Police Commissioner’s withdrawal to Braintree

Saffron Walden Town Council is exploring the direct funding of local policing to address the Police Commissioner’s withdrawal of policing ...
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Crime up nearly 13% in Essex – R4U alarmed as local police ‘handcuffed’ by spending cuts and Police Commissioner

Crime in Essex is up nearly 13% in a year and R4U has expressed alarm about the performance of Essex police ...
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Hidden Agenda EXPOSED – Mass housing along A120 and development of ‘Greater Walden’ says UDC leadership – Press Release

There is growing concern over Uttlesford District Council’s Local Plan preparation as a new document is published that R4U believes shows ...
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Elsenham and Henham residents elect R4U’s Petrina Lees and Garry LeCount by a landslide to Uttlesford District Council

R4U has announced that the R4U candidates Petrina Lees and Garry LeCount, have been elected by a landslide to Uttlesford ...
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Residents express concern with local policing at Uttlesford meeting

R4U has announced that it is extremely concerned about spiralling crime in Uttlesford under the supervision of the Essex Police and ...
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Petrina Lees and Garry LeCount selected for Elsenham and Henham by-election – Press Release

Ward residents Petrina Lees and Garry LeCount are the R4U candidates in the Elsenham & Henham Uttlesford District Council by-election on 16 ...
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Saffron Walden Town Council approves budget in line with 5 year financial plan

On Monday 9th January Saffron Walden Town Council  approved the budget for the 2017 financial year in line with the 5-year ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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R4U’s Uttlesford Youth Council initiative gets green light

R4U has announced that its Uttlesford Youth Council has been given the go ahead by Uttlesford District Council. Uttlesford District ...
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ECC objects to UDC’s large-scale home-building proposals on east of Saffron Walden due to poor road network

R4U believes that a recently published highways study by Essex County Council  derails Uttlesford District Council’s proposals to build 1350 new ...
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Saffron Walden secondary students to go to Newport thanks to Tory UDC Cabinet Local Plan

The UDC Cabinet’s failing Local Plan will force new Saffron Walden students to Newport due to the lack of planned ...
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Resident voices finally heard at Local Plan meeting, but Tories reject total transparency vote – Press Release

R4U thank local people for their overwhelming attendance and support at the public Local Plan meeting held by UDC, but ...
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UDC to be forced by answer residents’ Local Plan questions at Extraordinary Council Meeting called by R4U

R4U has called an Extraordinary Meeting of Uttlesford District Council so that the UDC Cabinet can provide answers in public about ...
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Key Air Quality Study rejected as UDC exposed for trying to ignore illegal pollution to justify mass-housebuilding in Saffron Walden

R4U) believes that UDC’s faulty Air Quality Action Plan that was rejected last week was a deliberate attempt to manufacture ...
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R4U refers Essex County Council to Department for Education for investigation into failure to provide school transport

R4U has asked the Department for Education to investigate ECC for a breach of its statutory duty to provide school transport ...
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R4U exposes evidence vacuum at centre of politically-tarnished Local Plan

Residents for Uttlesford has exposed the extent of missing evidence from the Uttlesford Local Plan and the UDC Cabinet’s attempt to ...
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Residents locked out of Local Plan in local NIMBY-Tory political move, cross-party meetings cancelled, public consultation cut – Press Release

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) has expressed significant concerns about political interference in the new Local Plan and that UDC is ...
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Secretary of State’s refusal of extensions to Uttlesford’s existing towns and villages leave New Settlement as only viable option to meet housing need – Press Release

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) believes that the Secretary of State’s refusal of planning for 1,500 home extensions to existing towns ...
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Barker bulldozes Saffron Walden parking objections to get houses built; UDC exposed for serious misrepresentation over road scheme – Press Release

R4U has announced that it is referring the decision to remove 200 on-street parking places from Saffron Walden for scrutiny ...
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Jamie Oliver helps Residents’ launch Saffron Walden survey to ask public about alcohol sales by market traders

Residents for Uttlesford has launched a survey with Jamie Oliver to ask residents their opinions about alcohol sales on the ...
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‘Westminster can’t be trusted on local issues’ so R4U seeks candidates for Essex County Council Elections – Press Release

R4U is seeking residents’ candidates for the 2017 Essex County Council Elections. Even though the Essex County Council elections are ...
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R4U continuing to deliver better public sports pitches in Saffron Walden – Press Release

R4U has announced that levelling work has started as part of the refurbishment of the public sports pitches near Catons Lane ...
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R4U asks Saffron Walden residents where they want to drop kerbs – Press Release

R4U has announced that it in collaboration with Saffron Walden Town Council residents are being consulting on locations to implement ...
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Residents for Uttlesford back Independent Martin Terry for Essex Police and Crime Commissioner – Press Release

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) has endorsed and is actively supporting the campaign of Independent Martin Terry for Essex Police and ...
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Saffron Walden Town Council Outlines Programme of Works for Town Hall Renovations – Press Release

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) has announced that Saffron Walden Town R4U councillors and those from other parties have agreed the ...
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Risk of another £2 million Local Plan failure as UDC Cabinet bars public from consulting on new homes’ sites – Press Release

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) has expressed significant concerns about another Local Plan rejection after the UDC Cabinet voted to remove ...
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R4U proposes to make election of Saffron Walden Mayor transparent and democratic – Press Release

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U), the local party of towns and villages, has proposed that the Saffron Walden Mayor be selected ...
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Saffron Walden residents’ priorities for road improvements adopted by Town Council – Press Release

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U), the local party of towns and villages, has announced that Saffron Walden Town Council has prepared ...
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UDC Planning Head quits to join developer and UDC fails to act on Conflict of Interest – Press Release

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U), the local party of towns and villages, has stated that Uttlesford District Council has put itself ...
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Balanced 5-year Budget secures future for Saffron Walden’s Town Hall

At a public meeting last night, Town Councillors from Residents for Uttlesford, Liberal Democrats and Labour voted to approve a ...
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Saffron Walden Town Council finds solution to inherited budget deficit that limits tax increase to 49p a week – Press Release

In a joint press release Town Councillors from Residents for Uttlesford, Liberal Democrats and Labour have announced that they have ...
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Saffron Walden – United front to fix ‘woeful state’ of inherited town finances

The scaffolding currently on the Town Hall in Saffron Walden is only there to stop bits falling on the public ...
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Takeley residents successful in preserving an important right-of-way for their community – Press Release

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U), the local party of towns and villages, has announced that R4U’s Cllr Natalie Sullivan-Smith has been ...
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Saffron Walden School Funding Collapses; County Councillor Calls for Urgent Action – Press Release

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U), the local party of towns and villages, has announced that its Essex County Councillor John Lodge ...
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R4U launches bid to prioritise ECC improvements to Saffron Walden’s pavements and roads – Press Release

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U), the local party of towns and villages, has announced that it is working with the Saffron ...
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Carmageddon over for now, but Saffron Walden got a taste of the gridlock that would be caused by building on the east – Press Release

5th November 2015, Saffron Walden: In light of recent roadworks that shut Thaxted Rd in Saffron Walden, Residents for Uttlesford (R4U), ...
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Press Release: Residents for Uttlesford slam UDC Cabinet’s attempt to pander to developers in new Local Plan consultation

14th October 2015, Uttlesford: Residents for Uttlesford (R4U), the local advocacy group for towns and villages, has branded the latest ...
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Saffron Walden residents request improvements to Wenden Rd pedestrian and cycle route from Essex County Council

12th October 2015, Uttlesford: Residents for Uttlesford (R4U), the local advocacy group for towns and villages, has submitted detailed proposals ...
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Press Release: Residents for Uttlesford calls for “dangerous” new pedestrian and cycleway to be fixed

29th September 2015, Uttlesford: Residents for Uttlesford (R4U), the local advocacy group for towns and villages, has formally called for ...
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Press Release: R4U initiates cross-party approach to refugees

8th September 2015, Uttlesford: Residents for Uttlesford (R4U), the local advocacy group for towns and villages, has formally called on ...
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Press Release: R4U request for UDC Leader to retract untrue statement met with refusal

28th July 2015, Uttlesford: "This release is made by John Lodge, Chairman of Residents for Uttlesford (R4U), purely in response ...
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Press Release: Residents for Uttlesford initiate Town Hall Task Force at Saffron Walden Town Council

17th June 2015, Uttlesford: Residents for Uttlesford (R4U), the local advocacy group for towns and villages, has announced that it ...
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Press Release: R4U announce Shadow Cabinet to provide stronger scrutiny of Tory District Council administration

10th June 2015, Uttlesford: Residents for Uttlesford (R4U), the local advocacy group for towns and villages, has announced its Shadow ...
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Press Release: Residents’ victory as 300-home planning appeal dismissed due to unsustainable traffic impacts to Saffron Walden

2 June 2015, Uttlesford: Residents for Uttlesford (R4U), the local advocacy group for towns and villages, has hailed the Planning ...
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Press Release: Residents gain seats from Uttlesford Conservatives in stark contrast to national gains

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U), the local advocacy group for towns and villages, has announced that it is made significant gains ...
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Press Release: Residents for Uttlesford endorses 2 additional Independent candidates who are focused on local issues

Tuesday 5th May 2015, Uttlesford: Residents for Uttlesford (R4U), the local advocacy group for towns and villages, has announced that ...
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Press Release: Plan for the First 100 Days outlined by Residents for Uttlesford

Tuesday 26th April 2015, Uttlesford: Residents for Uttlesford (R4U), the local advocacy group for towns and villages, has announced its ...
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Press Release: R4U announces 30 district candidates and Heather Asker as MP candidate to act as residents’ local “envoy to parliament”.

Thursday 9th April 2015, Uttlesford: Residents-for-Uttlesford (R4U), the local advocacy group for towns and villages, has announced that it will ...
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Press Release: Latest traffic study shows Saffron Walden gridlocked by 2020 due to failed housing plan

Wednesday 16th March 2015, Saffron Walden: Residents for Uttlesford (R4U), the local party of towns and villages, has published a ...
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Press Release: Residents’ Group Chair Dan Starr to take on Tory Leader Howard Rolfe in May District Election

Wednesday 4th March 2015, Saffron Walden: Residents for Uttlesford (R4U), the local party of towns and villages, has announced that ...
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Press Release: R4U proposes to reverse Conservative’s Council Tax increases on Uttlesford’s most vulnerable

Tuesday 17th February 2015, Saffron Walden: Residents for Uttlesford (R4U), the local advocacy party for towns and villages, has announced ...
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Press Release: R4U strengthens commitment to communities via updated manifesto following public consultation

Wednesday 18th February 2015, Saffron Walden: Residents for Uttlesford (R4U), the local advocacy party for towns and villages, has announced ...
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Press Release: Residents-for-Uttlesford receives assurance from NHS about future of Saffron Walden Hospital

Monday 9th February 2015, Saffron Walden: Residents-for-Uttlesford (R4U), the local advocacy party for towns and villages, announces that it has ...
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Press Release: R4U announces another local Tory defection

Tuesday 3rd February 2015, Uttlesford: Residents-for-Uttlesford (R4U), the local advocacy party for towns and villages, has announced that former Saffron ...
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Press Release: R4U launches ‘Residents Manifesto for the future of Uttlesford’ and opens public consultation on the proposals

Monday 26th January 2015, Saffron Walden: Residents-for-Uttlesford (R4U), the local advocacy party for towns and villages, has unveiled its manifesto ...
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Press Release: Residents campaigning leads to more primary school places in Saffron Walden

Friday 23rd January 2015, Saffron Walden: Residents-for-Uttlesford (R4U), the local advocacy party for towns and villages, announces success in its ...
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Press Release: R4U announces ‘outstanding’ team for south of district and solidifies position in north with further candidates to fix council

Wednesday 21st January 2015, Saffron Walden: Residents-for-Uttlesford (R4U), the local advocacy party for towns and villages, has announced 8 new ...
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Press Release: Residents Party accepts seat at table to fix Local Plan

Monday 12th January 2015, Saffron Walden: Residents-for-Uttlesford (R4U), the local advocacy party for towns and villages, has announced that it ...
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Press Release: Residents criticise ‘spinning’ UDC leadership for failing to properly acknowledge or learn from Local Plan crisis

23rd December 2014, Saffron Walden: Residents for Uttlesford (R4U), the local advocacy party for towns and villages, has renewed calls ...
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Press Release: Residents for Uttlesford outlines manifesto pledges for Local Plan restart after UDC Tory Cabinet failures

Wednesday 10th December 2014, Saffron Walden: Residents for Uttlesford (R4U), the local advocacy party for towns and villages, has outlined ...
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Uttlesford Local Plan Refusal: Frequently Asked Questions

The Planning Inspectorate has rejected UDC's draft Uttlesford Local Plan and found it unsound and halted the examination. UDC now ...
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Press Release: Residents demand key decision making role in formulation of new Uttlesford Local Plan as Inspector calls for fresh start

Thursday 4th December 2014, Saffron Walden: Residents-for-Uttlesford (R4U), the local advocacy group for towns and villages, has demanded that the ...
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Press Release: Cllr Keith Mackman selected as Residents-for-Uttlesford district council party leader as Newport residents group backs election bid

Tuesday 18th November 2014, Saffron Walden: Residents for Uttlesford (R4U), the local advocacy group for towns and villages, has announced ...
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Press Release: Uttlesford residents form political party and launch campaign to win 2015 district election

Wednesday 22nd October 2014, Saffron Walden: Uttlesford residents have announced that they have formed their own independent political party, Residents ...
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Press Release: Call for candidates to step forward to clean up Uttlesford in 2015 elections

Monday, 13th October 2014: Residents for Uttlesford (R4U), the local advocacy group for towns and villages, has moved forward its ...
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