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 intends to put the Saffron Walden Town Hall back at …read more →

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 Inspector’s decision to refuse the building of 300 new houses …read more →

Let us residents plan to succeed!

“If you fail to plan – you plan to fail”. – Benjamin Franklin As we all know the UDCs local plan was rejected last year and we are literally back …read more →

How residents play an active part in shaping their futures…

Don’t shoot the messenger …..Please! With just days to go before the national and local elections the Uttlesford streets seem to be teeming with smiling canvassers of all political hues …read more →

Listening and building sustainable communities.

In last week’s press, a correspondent made some excellent points about the exciting rise of R4U as a political force in a time when we need collective action to address …read more →

Getting the job of local government done.

I am here because first and foremost, I am a resident of Uttlesford. I never intented to get into politics, and yet, the changes I have seen during 44 years …read more →

Radical measures to make our roads safer…

I was delighted to see from the front pages of last week’s press that many local politicians appear to have been reading from our manifesto and are proposing a greater …read more →

UDC Administration desperate to force though housing at all costs to democracy

I recently sent the following letter to the local papers: It seems that Uttlesford is a rotten borough indeed. You recently published an article about developer Kier demanding that UDC …read more →

“If it ain’t broke …..don’t fix it”

“If it ain’t broke …..don’t fix it” Some folks I’ve spoken to recently have said that Uttlesford ain’t or isn’t broken so why change things? And I agree. Saffron Walden …read more →

Change in Saffron Walden…We’re not against housing!

Change in Saffron Walden I am often asked whether we are for or against housing in Saffron Walden. At first blush this seems to be the big issue in the …read more →