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  • Future City - Chelmsford festival logo (Chelmsford City Council)
    Article: Oct 20, 2020

    "A month of ideas on growing a sustainable Chelmsford" is how October is being labelled by Chelmsford City Council.

    The council has brought together organisations from across Chelmsford to create 'Future City: a month of ideas on growing a sustainable Chelmsford'. The mainly digital festival runs throughout October and tackles the themes of climate change, biodiversity and sustainability. The programme is intended to capture the moment as we think about life post-COVID-19, and it's hoped events and activities will encourage people in the city to make connections and provide fresh thinking about the future.

  • VInce Essex
    Article: Oct 18, 2020
    By Essex Lib Dems

    On Wednesday, Essex Liberal Democrats and the University of Essex jointly hosted former Lib Dem Leader and Business Secretary Sir Vince Cable for a virtual Q&A.

    The well attended event gave Essex based Lib Dems an opportunity to hear about our plans for the 2021 local elections from Leader of Chelmsford Council, Cllr Stephen Robertson as well as an introduction to Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Candidate Callum Robertson.

  • Stop the Tory Power Grab in planning
    Article: Oct 14, 2020

    Many more new houses in Chelmsford; less public input into planning applications; less infrastructure investment and fewer affordable homes. These could be consequences of changes to the planning system proposed by the Government, and Chelmsford City Council has expressed opposition.

    The City Council approved its response to the Government's 'Planning for the Future' White Paper at the Policy Board on Thursday 1 October.

  • Cycleway
    Article: Oct 13, 2020

    Cycling should be at the heart of making Chelmsford's transport more sustainable. Chelmsford's Lib Dem-led Council has launched a new charter, with the aim of showing wide-spread support for safer cycling from Chelmsford's communities.

    All residents, schools, community groups and businesses of Chelmsford are invited to sign the Cycling Charter to show their support for everyday cycling as a way of making the city a better place to live and work in. Sign the charter at: https://www.chelmsford.gov.uk/parking-and-travel/chelmsford-cycling-charter

  • Vince Cable
    Article: Oct 11, 2020
    By Callum Robertson

    What: Q&A with Sir Vince Cable, former leader of the Liberal Democrats and Business Secretary

    When: Wednesday, 7:30pm-9pm

    Where: Online! The link is here

    Who: Vince Cable, former Liberal Democrat Leader and Callum Robertson, Candidate for Essex Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner

    Cost: Free! Literally nothing!

  • Help Keep Belfairs Green! Autunm 2020 ()
    Article: Oct 9, 2020

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  • Southend Covid update ()
    Article: Oct 9, 2020

    Message from Krishna Ramkhelawon: Director of Public Health

    With coronavirus cases rising, we are reminding residents of the importance of social distancing and urging those with symptoms to stop the spread by self- isolating and booking a test.

    Last week 60 cases of coronavirus were confirmed in Southend-on-Sea and our weekly rate is currently 34.4 cases per 100,000 people. This is slightly above the East of England average, and around four times what it was four weeks ago.

  • Article: Oct 9, 2020

    In celebration of Black History Month, we are proud to share events from groups across the Borough.

    During the month of October, Southend Libraries will be highlighting books and authors that celebrate black lives and culture, Focal Point Gallery is presenting a new film by Southend for Black Lives Matter and Southend Youth Council, working in partnership with One Southend and the Southend Association of Voluntary Services (SAVS), are presenting an online event called 'Celebration of Black Lives' with workshops, guest speakers and more.

  • Leigh & West Leigh Focus Autumn 2020 ()
    Article: Oct 8, 2020

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  • Westborough Focus Environment Special October 2020 ()
    Article: Oct 8, 2020

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