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 →

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 →

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 →

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, highlights past failings and recommends that Saffron Walden and Elsenham …read more →

You have enemies? Good. That means you have stood up for something.

Readers may have noticed a number of recent letters in the local papers commenting on my time as County Councillor for Saffron Walden. On thinking about these and I came …read more →

Saffron Walden Tory MP Shortlist Completed…We think…

Morning Gnomies, Word on the footpath is that we’ll be getting’ ourselves a new MP after the Conservatives decided upon some shufflin’. Me and me fellow gnomes have been sharing …read more →

Parachuted in political guns-for-hire? No thank you! We want a local resident to represent us. #VoteLocal

I am proud to have been elected as a Saffron Walden Town & Uttlesford District Councillor for the last three elections and honoured to represent Saffron Walden as Mayor 2015/16. …read more →

We residents need to decide for ourselves because we are being ignored

WOW! Campaigning for a local election is a full-time job and great preparation for the County Councillor role I have been walking the miles around my patch, meeting locals and …read more →

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 to provide school transport As part of the ongoing investigation …read more →