• Travellers in Bird Lane
    Article: Jan 12, 2020

    Cllr Barry Aspinell will table the following motion on Five Acres Farm, seconded by Cllr David Kendall:

    "This Council pledges to support the residents of Warley in committing the full weight of Brentwood's available resources, officer's time, legal/financial requirements with the objective of returning Five Acre Farm to its original green belt, green field condition and furthermore, this Council will not cease in that objective until this has been achieved".

  • Cat looking worried (Photo by Caleb Woods on Unsplash)
    Article: Jan 7, 2020

    Cllr Karen Chilvers has tabled the following motion, aimed at assisting Brentwood residents to recycle pet food packaging. It will be seconded by Cllr Jay Laplain:

    Brentwood residents are excellent recyclers and make a superb effort to recycle as much as they can. However, a number of items are not easily recyclable and, no doubt, this weighs heavily on their consciences. One item type that isn't commonly recyclable is pet food packaging.

  • trees (Photo by Andrew Neel on Unsplash)
    Article: Jan 7, 2020

    Cllr Philip Mynott has tabled the following motion to increase tree cover in Brentwood. it will be seconded by Cllr Barry Aspinell:

    The Committee on Climate Change states that the UK needs 50 million new trees per year to hit net zero carbon emissions by 2050. This equates to 32,000 hectares net woodland increase annually for the next 30 years.

  • No vacancy
    Article: Jan 7, 2020

    Cllr Jay Laplain, having recently discovered when dealing with a homeless issue for one of his Warley residents, that we have no temporary emergency accomodation for our residents but that local hotels are booked en bloc by Chelmsford City Council for theirs, has tabled the following motion that will be seconded by Cllr Karen Chilvers:

  • Christmas helpline brentwood (Karen Chilvers)
    Article: Dec 24, 2019
  • LAND SOUTH OF EAST HORNDON HALL TILBURY ROAD WEST HORNDON ESSEX CM13 3LR (Google Maps)
    Article: Dec 20, 2019

    A stonishing scenes at Brentwood Council's planning committee meeting on Wednesday (18/12/19) saw West Horndon's two Conservative ward councillors speak enthusiastically in support of a major commercial application in the village, at odds with the Parish Council.

    However, when it came to the crunch the motion, which appeared to be supported by their voting Conservative colleagues on the committee, the councillors came up short, failing to find the required "very special circumstances" that would necessitate the granting of permission. After 15 chaotic minutes of frantic discussion and passing messages and phones to each other desperately searching for a plausible reason, they had to admit defeat and defer the item at the firm and express direction of the Chair.

  • Cllr David Kendall
    Article: Dec 18, 2019

    During the General Election campaign we promised we would hold the Conservatives to account. Our first challenge is over the traveller issue in Brentwood with an email direct to Alex Burghart MP from Cllr David Kendall:


    Good Evening Alex

    Congratulations on your re-election to parliament. I hope you have started to recover from all the campaigning over the last few months.
  • David Kendall campaigning in Brentwood and Ongar November 2019
    Article: Dec 16, 2019

    I would like to thank the 7,187 Brentwood and Ongar residents who braved the wind and rain last Thursday to vote for me and the Liberal Democrats.

    The vote we achieved was 2,761 (+5.2%) higher than what we got in 2017 and represented 13.6% of the total votes cast which was a good result. Nationally the Liberal Democrats increased their votes by 1.2million and their vote share in every region but our antiquated "first past the post system" meant that we ended with 11 MPs. Ed, Alistair, Wendy, Daisy, tim, Wera, Christine, Layla, Sarah, Jamie and Munira have already hit the ground running but under proportional representation we would have 80 equally superb representatives.

  • Boris Johnson demeans the office he holds
    Article: Dec 10, 2019

    If Boris Johnson wins on Thursday, you lose.

    His destructive Brexit plan will damage our country and must be stopped. Boris Johnson cares more about himself than the future of our country and he cannot be trusted. He has lied to parliament, he has lied to HM The Queen and he is lying to you.

    Every extra Liberal Democrat MP will give Jo Swinson a stronger hand to stop the Conservatives. I can win here and oust Alex Burghart but I need your vote.

  • David Kendall campaigning in Brentwood and Ongar November 2019
    Article: Dec 8, 2019

    David Kendall has today challenged the Conservative candidate to rule out a no-deal Brexit in December 2020.

    The challenge from the Lib Dem parliamentary candidate for Brentwood & Ongar, just a few days before polling day, follows Boris Johnson refusing to rule out a no-deal exit from the EU.

    Under the Conservative Party's plan, the UK will have until December 2020 to deliver the second phase of negotiating a Free Trade Agreement with the EU. However, the plans also say Boris Johnson will not seek any extension despite overwhelming evidence showing that time-frame is near impossible.

    This means that the Tories are signing up to crash the UK out of the EU without a deal, the Liberal Democrats claim.

    This is why David has today written to Alex Burghart, the Conservative candidate, to ask him to rule out a no-deal Brexit in December 2020 which would cause severe economic damage and put jobs at risk in Brentwood & Ongar.

    Kendall said:

    "It is clear that the Conservatives are now effectively the party of Nigel Farage and Donald Trump. They are content to see the UK crash out of the EU without a deal.

    "Boris Johnson's Brexit plan is already a disaster, but he has now made things even worse by putting the UK on a collision course with a no-deal Brexit in December 2020. That means more harm to our NHS, more uncertainty for businesses, more jobs lost.

    "People in Brentwood & Ongar have a right to know if Mr Burghart supports the reckless and dangerous plan Boris Johnson is proposing. That is why I have written to him today by email to urge him to rule out supporting any deal that risks a no deal cliff edge in December 2020.

    "The Liberal Democrats will continue to fight to stop Brexit. We are the strongest party for Remainers and we know that there is no deal as good as the one we have in the EU."

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