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  • Pip at Christmas - a play (Chelmsford City Council)
    Article: Dec 1, 2021
    In Chelmsford City Life

    Have you ever written a letter to Santa Claus, hoping for the perfect gift?

    Coming to Chelmsford's Cramphorn Studio from 19 December, Pip's Post Room is a captivating, fun-filled family play. It tells the story of Pip, a loveable penguin who is Santa's chief helper at the North Pole and his faithful assistant, Esme the squirrel.

  • Theatre seats
    Article: Nov 30, 2021

    Chelmsford's Civic Theatre pantomime Beauty and the Beast is underway as the cast and crew prepare for opening night on Friday, 26 November. To book tickets, visit www.chelmsford.gov.uk/theatres, call 01245 606505, or visit the box office in person at Civic Theatre, Fairfield Road, Chelmsford, CM1 1JG.

  • Melvin Caton
    Article: Nov 30, 2021
    By Melvin Caton

    Reacting to the news that Cllr John Lodge is unexpectedly resigning as Leader of Uttlesford District Council Cllr Melvin Caton (pictured), the leader of Liberal Democrat group on the council said " We welcome the news that John Lodge is stepping down as Leader. He has overpromised and under-delivered for the residents of Uttlesford."

  • Jude Deakin - Mayor
    Article: Nov 26, 2021

    A 5km walk under Chelmsford's twinkling Christmas lights is happening on Thursday 9 December at 7pm to raise money for the Mayor's chosen charities: Helping Hands, Mind and Sanctus.

    The walk will start at the Lord Ashcroft Building of Anglia Ruskin University. It will lead you through Chelmsford to the High Street, Moulsham Street, Market Square, and the Cathedral grounds. There will be a team of walk leaders who take small groups at a time along the route. Groups will set off every five minutes from 7pm onwards and a time slot will be given to you when you register.
  • Purple crocus
    Article: Nov 24, 2021

    A swathe of purple crocuses will appear in Chelmsford's Central Park next spring. The bulbs were donated by the Chelmsford Rivermead Rotary Club in recognition of World Polio Day and were planted by the Mayor of Chelmsford, Cllr Jude Deakin, and representatives from the Rotary Club.

    Help was given by the Council's parks team, who prepared the flowerbed. The arc-shaped planting area is near the park's tennis courts, just before you reach the railway viaducts when walking towards Admirals Park from the lake.

  • Single bed
    Article: Nov 21, 2021

    This winter, people who are facing the prospect of sleeping rough in Chelmsford will have more help available to them than ever, with an array of support offered by members of the city's Homelessness Forums.

    The single person's Homelessness Forum was formed by the Lib Dem-led city council in 2020, with a Families' Forum now also underway.

  • Housing Liberal Democrats
    Article: Nov 19, 2021

    Chelmsford Garden Community is set to be the greenest neighbourhood in Chelmsford. An agreement has just been signed to deliver around 80 homes as Net Zero Carbon-ready.

    Lib Dem-led Chelmsford City Council, developers Countryside Zest and the Government's housing agency, Homes England, have agreed the funding of the first stage of work for a significant phase of the Chelmsford Garden Community to meet the Government's emerging Future Homes Standard.

  • Article: Nov 18, 2021

    Picture from space of planet earthSouthend-on-Sea Borough Council has made it onto the Carbon Disclosure Project's (CDP) annual A List which showcases the companies leading on environmental transparency and action.

    The Council has been recognised for its ambition, awareness, transparency and leadership on climate action based on two years' worth of disclosure and reporting to the CDP on areas covering waste, water, energy and transport.

    Southend is the only local authority in the East of England region to have achieved the A List rating for 2021 and of all the UK Councils that reported to the CDP this year, only 9.8% made it on to the A List.

    To secure its place on the A List, the Council achieved a top rating of 'leadership' level authority due to multiple factors such as its Borough-wide emissions inventory which enables the Council to measure overall emissions and, from that, set emissions reduction targets aimed at achieving Net Zero by 2030.

    Cllr Carole Mulroney, cabinet member for environment, culture, tourism and planning, said: "The Council has a crucial role to play in leading climate change action across Southend-on-Sea. I am delighted that our climate change work and ambitions have been recognised by the Carbon Disclosure Project and we are fully committed to reducing our carbon emissions and achieving Net Zero by 2030 for both the Council and Southend."


  • key_pollution
    Article: Nov 16, 2021

    Hundreds of local councillors from across the country have called on the Government to give more power to local councils, to help them tackle climate change. Chelmsford Liberal Democrat Leader Stephen Robinson was one of many Councillors who wrote to the Prime Minister during the COP26 climate change summit.

  • Christmas baubles (gold)
    Article: Nov 10, 2021
    By Chelmsford City Council

    Hylands Estate in Chelmsford is getting ready for its most magical Christmas season yet, with everything from an expanded outdoor light trail and an artisan shopping evening, to yuletide afternoon teas and festive productions at Hylands House.

    "Enlightened" light trail returns

    "Enlightened" came to Hylands last year and the imaginative light show was a big hit with visitors. It brings its sparkle back to Hylands Estate later this month with a new longer route and even more dazzling installations, transforming the historic parkland and elegant gardens of Hylands House into a twinkling Christmas trail.