• Lib Dems in Brentwood (Karen Chilvers)
    Article: Mar 24, 2019

    Want to help more Lib Dem councillors get elected?

    Just seven seats need to change hands on Thursday 2nd May for the Conservatives to lose power!

    Email icanhelp@brentwoodlibdems.org.uk for more details.

  • Robin Hood road
    Article: Mar 24, 2019

    Brentwood North's Cllr Alison Fulcher is working tirelessly to enforce the law at the 'One Stop' shop in Ongar Road and, having exhausted other avenues, has now approached the Department of Transport directly to attempt to stop the damage caused to roads, pavements and properties.

    Alison says:

    "Brick walls knocked over, manholes sunken, pavements and kerbs cracked and damaged, but residents inform me that when they have contacted Safeway or their delivery partner DHL, they took no responsibility for the damage their vehicles make.

  • The Liberal Democrats fought against the closure of Brentwood Police Station (Stephen Robinson)
    Article: Mar 24, 2019

    Brentwood Lib Dems believe that Brentwood residents should see some real benefit from the sale and development of Brentwood Police Station.

    The Tory Police & Crime Commissioner says the £8 million received will be spent policing across Essex. We believe a large slice of this money should be ring fenced for policing in Brentwood.

  • Sarah Cloke, Lib Dem
    Article: Mar 24, 2019

    Residents of Downsland Drive, Gerrard Crescent and Burntwood have often found themselves stranded in the snow and ice due to the gradient of Downsland Drive.

    Now, things are set to improve in Brentwood West as local council candidate Sarah Cloke has secured a salt bin for them, funded by Essex County Council

  • Cllr David Kendall
    Article: Mar 24, 2019

    County Cllr David Kendall attended the recent meeting at County Hall that gave planning permission for the expansion of Warley Primary School. David spoke strongly in favour of the application backing up the points made by the Head about the urgent need for more primary school places in the area.

    He also got agreement for a temporary car parking management system to be installed during the construction period to try and address the parking problems experienced by the school and gym users.

  • Cllr David Kendall at Warley Hill (Karen Chilvers)
    Article: Mar 18, 2019

    Following requests brought to him by candidates Sarah Cloke (Brentwood West) and Jay Laplain (Warley) as they knock on doors around their respective wards, Cllr David Kendall has requested speed surveys for the following roads:

    • Honeypot Lane
    • London Road
    • Warley Hill
    • Woodman Road

    David said:

    "Sarah, Jay and I want these roads to be assessed for the safety and wellbeing of everyone that lives in or around the area. e have seen too many accidents and near misses over the years and I will do all I can to improve safety.

  • Disabled Car Park William Hunter Way Brentwood (Karen Chilvers)
    Article: Mar 18, 2019

    Cllr Karen Chilvers has secured some extra blue badge parking for disabled people after she discovered spaces cordoned off in William Hunter Way (WHW) last week due to engineering works.

    This town centre car park with 28 spaces is exclusively for blue badge holders and provides ample room for wheelchairs to be loaded and unloaded as well as a dropped kerb. A blue badge holder herself, she was surprised to see that 10 spaces were blocked and this was to continue for eleven weeks. Taking this up with Brentwood Council an oversight was uncovered: there had been no communication with ward councillors or relevant groups and no notices put up prior to the closure.

  • Cllr David Kendall on the blindfold walking challenge in Brentwood
    Article: Mar 14, 2019

    Cllr David Kendall is delighted to confirm that tactile paving will be introduced in Brentwood High Street to help visually impaired residents, workers and visitors.

    The two schemes follow his "Blindfold Challenge" in May 2018 where he experienced life from the perspective of someone with visual challenges and subsequent campaigning to make it a reality.

  • Sarah Cloke at former Brentwood Police station
    Article: Mar 13, 2019

    Shocking news for residents in the High Street/London Road area as Essex Police admit that despite opposition to a massive 70 homes on the old police station site that was voted in by the Conservatves in 2017, it looks like even more could be built.

    Sarah Cloke, candidate for Brentwood West in the May elections, said: "We are supportive of sustainable development, but this is too much for the local infrastructure to support.

  • Moden library (Photo by Kyle Ryan on Unsplash)
    Article: Mar 12, 2019
    By Cllr Stephen Robinson

    A motion to protect all 74 Essex libraries was voted down at today's Extraordinary Full County Council Meeting, the first in 25 years. That means Conservative proposals to close 25 libraries and possibly 19 more remain on the table.

    The debate was preceded by well-researched and thought-provoking questions, which were asked by residents from a packed public gallery.