• Councillors Sarah Cloke and Dominic Naylor with son Francis at the Town Hall after completing the 5K Race for Life
    Article: Sep 26, 2020

    Councillors Sarah Cloke and Dominic Naylor joined the Brentwood Borough Council 'Race for Life' team today.

    The team statement said:

    "Cancer is happening right now, which is why staff at Brentwood Borough Council will be taking part in a Race for Life to raise money and save lives.

    "1 in 2 people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. Every single pound you donate makes a difference to Cancer Research UK's groundbreaking work."

  • Callum Robertson BBC look east
    Article: Sep 10, 2020

    Essex Liberal Democrat candidate for Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Callum Robertson set out his plan for an Essex-wide listening tour where he will be talking to local charities on the frontline of delivering criminal justice services ahead of setting out his manifesto for the May elections.

    Robertson, who has worked with domestic violence victims both at the Ministry of Justice and a leading children's charity, has a track record helping victims seek legal recourse.

  • The Brentwood West Councillors (Karen Chilvers)
    Article: Sep 9, 2020

    Casework was put on hold by Brentwood Council during the pandemic, but that did not stop councillors Karen Chilvers, Sarah Cloke, David Kendall & Dominic Naylor from working to keep their residents safe.

    Over the spring and summer months, a footbridge that leads over the A12 from Spital Lane, a dangerous footpath in Honeypot Lane and the speed table in Crescent Road (at its junction with Junction Road & Milton Road) have all been made safe thanks to their actions.

  • High Street closure (Essex Live)
    Article: Aug 28, 2020

    In an effort to encourage social distancing, kick start the local economy and try and make a more pleasant shopping experience, Essex County Council and B

    rentwood Borough Council temporarily closed the High Street to all vehicles except buses and delivery vehicles. However, in the light of strong representations made by many businesses and residents against the closure, this decision has been reversed and the High Street reopened. Many businesses felt the closure was adversely affecting their trade, particularly drop offs and pick ups. Many residents had concerns about the buses still using the High Street and no access for disabled parking (see Cllr Karen Chilvers article here). Residents were also concerned about the significant increase in the volume of traffic and vehicle emissions in affected town centre roads together with concerns about large lorries using weight limited diversion routes.

  • Brentwood Town Hall - opened in 1957
    Article: Aug 27, 2020
    "Local government reform is never about efficiency; it's about politics, with a large and small "p". This proposal is about what the government wants, rather than what makes most logical sense for residents and local communities. There is no benefit for Brentwood residents in being a junior partner in a wider South Essex conglomerate".
    - Gary Macdonnell, Chair, Brentwood Liberal Democrats
  • Ed Davey - new leader
    Article: Aug 27, 2020

    Sir Ed Davey MP is the new leader of the Liberal Democrats.

    Read more here.

  • Article: Jul 23, 2020
    By Cllr David Kendall

    Brentwood could link up with Basildon and Thurrock?

    Local Conservative councillors support a proposal that could see Brentwood link up with Basildon, Thurrock, and three other Councils to form a new "South Essex Combined Authority" with a Directly elected Mayor.

    At last night's Brentwood Borough Council's Extraordinary Council meeting (22/7) Brentwood's Conservative Leader announced that the Council was supporting a proposal being put to the Government for a new South Essex Combined Authority and a Directly elected Mayor. His position was also supported by the leader of the Labour Group.

  • Petition: Jul 19, 2020

    Hands Off Brentwood

    Do Brentwood residents want to be run by Basildon or Thurrock? We think not. We would become the junior partner in an organisations that dominates us.

    The entire structure of Local Government is under review. Recently the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) announced the publication of a white paper on devolution of power across the country. Linked to this review is a proposal that South Essex Councils (including Brentwood) breakaway and form a combined authority.

  • Article: Jul 19, 2020
    If you oppose the idea that Brentwood Borough Council is subsumed into a new merged South Essex authority please sign our petition.
    The entire structure of Local Government is under review. Recently the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) announced the publication of a white paper on devolution of power across the country. Linked to this review is a proposal that South Essex Councils (including Brentwood) breakaway and form a combined authority.
  • Disabled badge
    Article: Jul 10, 2020
    By Cllr Karen Chilvers

    In 2018 I was successful in making Brentwood a 'no tolerance borough' as far as parking in disabled spaces was concerned. No ifs, no buts... if you were parked in a disabled bay without a valid blue badge you got a ticket. It was one of the highlights of my lengthy council career as this was agreed cross-party, unanimously and the result met with a round of applause - unusual for an opposition member! Having been rendered disabled by an accident in 2015, it meant a lot to me as I understood first-hand how vital these accessible and convenient spaces are.