Call for action after shock County Council report exposes ‘managed decline’ of Essex roads

R4U is deeply concerned about a new Essex scrutiny report that shows a programme of ‘managed decline’ of our roads by Essex County Council (ECC), and is demanding action by …read more →

Ongoing drain clearance works moves to Newport Road in Saffron Walden

R4U is delighted that work by Essex Highways to clear the blockages in the drain system under Newport Road is now well underway. …read more →

R4U ‘delighted’ as Saffron Walden road resurfacing finally approaching

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) is delighted that Essex Highways is starting to resurface Saffron Walden’s roads. R4U’s Saffron Walden division county councillor Cllr Paul Gadd said “Essex Highways are currently …read more →

After 5 years of campaigning R4U delighted by safer new pedestrian crossing on Ashdon Road in Saffron Walden

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) is delighted that 5 years of campaigning have finally brought about the installation of the new pedestrian crossing on Ashdon Rd in Saffron Walden. R4U’s Cllr …read more →

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 through Saffron Walden Town Centre because of the installation of …read more →

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 roads were left uncleared in the recent snowstorm. Mayor of …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 →

The signs, they ain’t a-changing…

How do Gnomies? Been a bit quiet on the gnome front, sorry about that. Hip replacement this Spring and what with all the potholes I go clambering in and out …read more →

Is Uttlexit a possibility? Should we join South Cambs?

The following is ECC Cllr John Lodge’s letter to the papers last week:   Dear Sir, I refer to a most interesting recent press letter from Stephen Daly in which …read more →

Newport Bridge Strike Success!

Newport railway bridge is struck about three times a year and near misses, which cause very similar disruption and damage, as the big trucks can’t reverse out, are happening about …read more →