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 strategy to use unpaid staff. Cllr Dr Barbara Light, Uttlesford …read more →

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, including half of the ones in Uttlesford. After months of …read more →

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 top of the pothole problem in Uttlesford after problems 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 →

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 ongoing programme at Saffron Walden Town Council to improve access …read more →

Refusal of school transport by Essex – call for evidence by the Department for Education

The Department for Education (DfE) are continuing to investigate Essex County Council’s school transport policy following a referral by R4U. The policy is to refuse free school transport unless going …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 →

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 homes on the east of Saffron Walden. Heather Asker, one …read more →

More changes to school bus schedules announced by ECC

Following problems since alterations at the beginning of term, there are changes to school bus schedule starting Monday 17th October. The issues with the grossly overloaded 322 Old Harlow to …read more →

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. Over the summer ECC forced through adverse changes to school …read more →