Brentwood is set to be hit hard by the expected rise in energy bills in April, new figures have revealed.
Analysis by the Liberal Democrats shows that the average yearly bill for homeowners in Brentwood is set to sky rocket by £649 the equivalent of £54 a month once the new energy price cap comes into effect.
Liberal Democrat councillors on Brentwood Borough Council moved a motion demanding the reinstatement of a fully operational Police Station including a custody suite in Brentwood at the Ordinary Council meeting on Wednesday 8th December.
Sadly the motion was voted down by the Conservative councillors running Brentwood but the Lib Dem group intend to keep up the pressure and continue their call for action to be taken.
We the residents of Brentwood call upon the Essex Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner to reinstate a fully operational Police Station including a custody suite in our Borough.
Lib Dem councillors on Brentwood Borough Council moved a motion demanding the reinstatement of a fully operational Police Station including a custody suite in Brentwood at the Ordinary Council meeting on Wednesday 8th December.
It is regretable but we feel that given the spread of Omicron and the need to protect each other over the Christmas period we have taken the decision to cancel our Christmas get together. We will look to rearrange at a suitable point in the new year.
Wishing all a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year.
Armed with bags, gloves, litter pickers and a strong sense of purpose, Brentwood Liberal Democrats got to work cleaning Brentwood's streets and green spaces as part of a Brentwood's litter picking initiative.
Nobody could doubt the selfless dedication of those who took part, we hope that we have made difference to those areas.
Brentwood's Conservative Borough councillors recently voted for Brentwood to become a member of the Association of South Essex Local Authorities (ASLEA) Joint Committee. ASLEA consists of seven Councils, Basildon, Brentwood, Castle Point, Rochford, Southend on Sea, Thurrock and Essex County Council. The decision was made during a heated debate at Brentwood's Ordinary Council meeting on (28/7) when Lib Dem councillors raised a number of key issues and highlighted the Tories failure to consult with Brentwood residents on such an important decision
Following the announcement by the Conservative administration that our Chief Executive is to take up a joint role as Chief Executive of both Brentwood and Rochford Councils, the Tories say this will present a saving to Brentwood as Rochford will be paying half his salary. We say Brentwood has been in a similar position before. It didn't work then, and it will not work now.
Message from County Councillor Barry Aspinell re Ongar Road Closure
Following being alerted to this problem by Mr. Woodcock, I contacted ECC Highways as I have received no notification of the major road closure and route diversion. Apparently, an automated website notification was sent to me on Wednesday, but unfortunately it never reached its destination!
The elections this week didn't produce the set of results we wanted.
Our local election campaigns, as always, have been strongly influenced by National news and media coverage. The effect and handling of Covid-19 and Brexit matters has not been straight forward, and it is very clear that many Conservative voters have decided to stay loyal. On the doorsteps across Brentwood many people expressed to having major concerns about the Prime Minister and the way his government have handled events and how ministers have conducted themselves. We also picked up that there are a very large number of local people who are very dissatisfied with the Conservatives at a local level. However, we as well as the Labour and Green Parties, have not managed to persuade enough of them to vote for one of us, or even vote at all. It is critical that there is a strong opposition voice to ensure that the Conservatives manage responsibly rather than the cavalier and uncaring way we regularly and increasingly see.