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  • 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:

  • Mike Hibbs November 2019
    Article: Jan 1, 2020
    By Mike Hibbs

    At 5.30 pm on Polling Day I knocked on a door. The young woman who answered told me she wasn't voting Liberal Democrat. I asked who she was voting for and she said, 'either Labour or Conservative - I haven't made my mind up.' It seems strange to dither between two parties with such opposing views without even considering an alternative - but for most of my life people have seen the choice as between the two main parties, and the media have consistently reinforced the two-party system. But how permanent is it?

  • 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.

  • Article: Dec 13, 2019

    The Liberal Democrats in Chelmsford saw their vote share more than double in yesterday's election, as they were reconfirmed as the main challenger to the Conservatives.

    • Conservative 55% - up 2%
    • Lib Dem 25% - up 13%
    • Labour 18% - down 12%

    Commented Candidate Marie Goldman, "I'd like to say a huge thank you to everyone in Chelmsford who placed their trust in me and the Lib Dems yesterday by voting for us. Some people are long-time liberal voters, some were just lending us their vote, and some had switched to vote for us from another party for the very first time.

  • At the count
    Article: Dec 13, 2019

    ...and the results are in for the Saffron Walden Constituency

    Kemi Badenough (Con) 39,714 (63.14%)

    Mike Hibbs (Lib Dem) 12,120 (19.21%)

    Tom van de Bilt (Lab) 8,305 (13.16%)

    Coby Wing (Green) 2,947 (4.67%

    Thank you to every single one of the 12,120 voters who voted for Mike - we really do appreciate your support. And a big thank you to everyone who delivered leaflets and letters, put up posters, knocked on doors and campaigned at street stalls around the constituency. We're please to be in second place, with one in five people voting for Mike. The turnout was nearly 73% - which is quite high.

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