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  • Nicky Cuthbert May 5th 2022
    Article: May 16, 2022

    Nicky Cuthbert is Elected to represent Shenfield

    Nicky got her success for an excellent debut campaign beating incumbent Jan Pound for the right to represent Shenfield residents. Nicky received an amazing reception on the doorstep with her focus on local issues. We have no doubt that she will prove to be a tireless and effective representative for Shenfield. Nicky is pictured with fellow Shenfield Liberal Democrat Councillor, Andy Fryd.

  • Darryl Sankey May 5th 2022
    Article: May 12, 2022

    We were all delighted with Darryl's success on the 5th of May. Darryl has been a tireless campaigner for his ward and this success was long overdue. Darryl received an impressive 1098 votes putting him well clear of the Conservative incumbent, Jon Cloke who was seeking re-election.

    Darryl will be an excellent local champion for the ward. On behalf of all in the party I want to wish Darryl all the best as he takes up this richly deserved position.

  • Article: May 9, 2022
    It is with great delight that I can report the Brentwood Liberal Democrats had an excellent night on Thursday with gains made in the local elections.
    It was our target to ensure that all sitting Councillors won their seats and all did so. Congratulations to Mark Haigh, Phil Mynott, Dominic Naylor and Barry Aspinell in being reelected. A huge vote of confidence in the work that they do.
  • Article: Apr 28, 2022
    By Cllr Phil Mynott

    After some electoral reversals last year, the Tory government put on hold multiple controversial changes to the planning system that they had, until then, been proposing. During the Chesham and Amersham by-election campaign, for instance, the Lib Dems were helped to victory by being able to quote ex-Prime Minister Theresa May's criticisms of Johnson's proposed planning changes against the Tories themselves! Unfortunately, this still didn't mean that Britain's planning system was spared from Tory interference.

  • LibDem Ballot Paper by Jack Hynes (Jack Hynes, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 UK)
    Article: Apr 19, 2022

    Brentwood Liberal Democrats

    The Liberal Democrat Plan for Brentwood 2022

    A Greener, Safer, Fairer Borough

    • If a unitary authority is imposed on Brentwood we will oppose any plans to link us up with large areas like Basildon and Thurrock where our local identity will be lost.
    • We will ensure that Brentwood High Street is not closed again without the prior authority of members of Brentwood Borough Council
    • We will install openness and transparency on all the Borough Council's financial dealings.
    • We will fight to save all the Libraries in our Borough.
    • We will build more affordable zero carbon emission properties for local people to buy and rent.
    • We will discourage any development in the green belt. Brown field site development to be encouraged provided it is supported by the right level of infrastructure paid for by the developer.
    • We will call on the Police & Crime Commissioner to provide additional police resources and work towards reinstating a fully operational Police Station in Brentwood.
    • We will undertake a new public consultation on the redevelopment of Brentwood Town Centre and strive to deliver a mix of retail, leisure, housing and car parking.
    • We will work closely with the County Council to make our roads safer for all users and fight for the investment needed in pothole and footpath repairs.
    • We will undertake a full review of car parking charges and car parking strategy across the Borough and develop a commercial strategy that encourages the viability of our economic centres.
    • We will work to put in place infrastructure that will encourage cycling, walkable neighbourhoods and safer school streets. We will encourage more active travel, improving physical health and wellbeing, reducing congestion and pollution.
    • We will investigate the current recycling contracts and make changes to improve them for residents if it is practically and financially responsible to do so. We will oppose any plans that would stop the weekly black bag food collection.
    • We will fight moves by the Tories in central government that would prevent local areas having a say in planning, would cause increase permitted development without assessment and delegate decision making to algorithms.
    • Your community Liberal Democrat councillors will……
    • Continue to actively listen and engage with local residents and promote fairness, equality and opportunity in everything we do.
    • Fight to keep Brentwood's identity in any move to make us part of a unitary authority.
    • Provide the highest standards of openness, transparency and integrity across Brentwood Borough Council.
  • Police officers
    Article: Jan 29, 2022

    The Conservative Government is failing to deliver the promised 449 more police officers for Essex.

    Analysis of Home Office statistics by the Liberal Democrats has shown that Essex's officer numbers rose by only 169 in the last year.

    A total of 270 extra officers have been recruited by Essex Police under the Government's campaign that started in September 2019.

  • Article: Jan 12, 2022
    By Cllr David Kendall

    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.

  • Article: Dec 13, 2021
    By Cllr David Kendall

    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.

  • Petition: Dec 13, 2021

    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.

  • Article: Dec 13, 2021

    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.