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    Article: Mar 15, 2020

    The Liberal Democrats fully accept the Government decision to postpone the Borough Council Elections until next year.

    With the country facing an unprecedented crisis with COVID -19, local elections were an unnecessary distraction when fighting this virus and saving lives is far more important.

    Our candidates thank you for your support, donations and the time you spent talking to them on the doorsteps.

  • Cllr Dominic Naylor new cycle path
    Article: Feb 24, 2020

    Ever since his election in May 2018, Cllr Dominic Naylor has been working on improving the foot and cycle path network throughout the town, and is celebrating the creation of a new path as a great start to 2020!

    Dominic said:

    "The path takes you through woodland between London Road and Wharf road / Rollason Way, and offers a safer foot and cycle route, avoiding dangerous trips along privately owned Hubert Road where footpaths are missing at critical points, pot holes are rife and visibility is poor. I am so pleased to see residents able to reduce their journey time and leave their cars behind in favour of a walk or cycle. This was a personal election pledge for me, and I am proud to have delivered it less than two years after taking my seat as your councillor".

  • Martin Cuthbert
    Article: Jan 31, 2020

    Martin Cuthbert has been selected as our candidate for the Warley borough council seat in May 2020.

    He is a director for a local IT company and has lived in Warley for over 35 years. He lives with his partner and 4-year-old son on the Brackenwood estate.

    Martin said:

    "I am delighted to have been selected to stand in Warley. Having lived here most of my life, I know the area well. I have already been involved with a number of issues in Warley, including a consultation I undertook on local parking schemes.

  • Cllr Karen Chilvers welcomes the new signage (Brentwood Borough Council)
    Article: Jan 31, 2020

    Action by Lib Dem councillor Karen Chilvers has seen Brentwood Council offer a genuine warm welcome to assistance dogs and their handlers.

    Last year, Karen noticed that the signs were not compliant with the law and only offered a welcome to Guide Dogs. Over the last decade, however, the spectrum of asssistance dogs now encompasses everything from hearing dogs to emotional support dogs and all are allowed access.

  • Darryl Sankey, Ingatestone
    Article: Jan 31, 2020

    Darryl Sankey, parish councillor, community stalwart and retired accountant, has been selected to fight the Ingatestone, Fryerning & Mountnessing borough council seat in May 2020.

    Darryl stood last year and increased his vote by 20% compared with the previous year, coming within just 73 votes of winning.

    A resident of Ingatestone for 23 years with his wife and family, Darryl is actively involved in the local community and church.

    Cllr David Kendall said:

    "Darryl is a popular and familiar face in Ingatestone, Fryerning & Mountnessing and residents would be fortunate to have him representing them. He has worked hard to get in to a winning position and, in my view and clearly in the view of the 752 people that voted for him last year, he would be an excellent representative. It really is time to put political party aside in this ward and elect the best candidate for the job".

    Local elections for one third of Brentwood's council seats takes place from 7am until 10pm on Thursday 7 May 2020. You can register to vote or apply for a postal or proxy vote here. You will also find information on where to vote.

    If you have any questions or want to let us know you are supporting us please email Candidates@brentwoodlibdems.org.uk.

  • Brenner Munden
    Article: Jan 25, 2020
    Brenner Munden has been selected as our candidate for the Brentwood South borough council seat in May 2020.

    He has spent all his 21 years in Brentwood and is currently in his final year studying Politics & International Relations.

    Brenner stated: "I am so excited to be standing in Brentwood South once again. If elected, I would cherish the amazing opportunity to work with the growing Liberal Democrat team in Brentwood and help improve and tackle issues across the borough. I already have great experiences through working with the party in past elections and through my studies, and will use them if elected as councillor.".

  • Moden library (Photo by Kyle Ryan on Unsplash)
    Article: Jan 18, 2020

    Shock revelations that will have a serious impact on libraries in Essex have come to light and county councillors Barry Aspinell and David Kendall have challenged the Conservatives at Essex County Council (ECC) to come clean.

    These revelations suggest that extensive cuts in staffing are being proposed along with a major cull of books.

  • Cllr Karen Chilvers
    Article: Jan 15, 2020

    Dedicated and experienced councillor Karen Chilvers is to stand in her beloved Brentwood West ward on 7 May 2020, having first won it in 2007. Karen has worked tirelessley with residents since then and has a strong record of action and achievement.

    Karen, 48, a marketing manager turned children's author, said

  • dogs fireworks
    Article: Jan 12, 2020

    Cllr Karen Chilvers will table the following motion, seconded by Cllr Vicky Davies

    "Fireworks cause considerable distress to our pets, wildlife and livestock. In addition, they cause distress to the sick, vulnerable and those with mental health issues. There are also concerns over their environmental impact.

  • Thomas A Beckett Chapel (Brentwood Borough Council)
    Article: Jan 12, 2020

    Cllr Andy Fryd will table the following, seconded by Cllr Alison Fulcher:

    "This Council resolves to increase public awareness of Brentwood's rich and vibrant, cultural and social history. Brentwood can proudly claim to be not just a participant in, but a wholehearted mover of social reform, education and cultural achievements that are sadly lacking in promotion.