• 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.

  • Cllr Alison fulcher
    Article: Mar 11, 2019

    Cllr Alison Fulcher, Brentwood North ward, recently chaired the inaugural meeting for a new local forum whose focus will be the broader environment in Brentwood North ward. Although initiated by the Liberal Democrats this group now has an independent chair and is non partisan.

    Items under discussion included:

  • Cllr Philip Mynott
    Article: Mar 11, 2019

    Brentwood North's Liberal Democrat councillors continue to express their concerns about proposed housing developments. Despite objections being raised by ward councillors the Conservative led council has kept proposed developments for hundreds of houses on sites adjacent to Doddinghurst Road, including Green Belt land and the Council's own car park facility on William Hunter Way.

  • Brenner Munden
    Article: Mar 7, 2019

    Brenner Munden has been selected as our candidate for the Brentwood South borough council seat in May 2019.

    He has lived in Brentwood his entire 20 years and is currently in his second year studying Politics & International Relations.

    County Cllr David Kendall, hopes to welcome Brenner kto their active team in the ward. If you would like to help Brenner get elected, please get in touch.

  • leaking roof
    Article: Mar 6, 2019

    Conservative-controlled Brentwood Council is failing its residents by delivering a desperately poor, money-wasting housing service with failings going back years.

    A car crash meeting of the committee that covers the Conservative-led council's housing services exposed grave concerns, lack of procedure and concealed information that led to the resignation of two councillors from their posts recently.

  • High street
    Article: Mar 6, 2019
    By Karen Chilvers in Essex Chronicle Series

    People buy benefits and to create a destination is to provide just that. High streets that survive offer entertainment, café society and green spaces to enjoy alongside retail. It's not enough to stick shops in a row and cross fingers - a suitable infrastructure must support access, encourage footfall flow and provide ambience.

  • Fly tipping
    Article: Mar 5, 2019
    By Hugh Gorton

    Fly-tipping is a scourge on everyone who lives in the countryside. Fly-tippers are serious criminals. If they dump dangerous rubbish on a road, byway, bridleway or footpath they endanger drivers, riders, cyclists and walkers. If they dump it on private land the landowner suffers the expense and inconvenience of clearing it. These criminals don't care about the damage they're causing to our local environment.