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  • poppy
    Article: Nov 9, 2021
    By Chelmsford City Council

    This year's Remembrance Sunday Parade and Service in Chelmsford will take place on Sunday 14 November at the War Memorial on Duke Street, at 10.50am. The Mayor will join veterans and members of the public to pay respect to all those who continue to serve our country's Armed Forces, as well as those who gave their lives during previous wars.

  • Litter Picking 7 Nov
    Article: Nov 9, 2021

    Armed with bags, gloves, litter pickers and a strong sense of purpose, Brentwood Liberal Democrats got to work cleaning Brentwood's streets and green spaces as part of a Brentwood's litter picking initiative.

    Nobody could doubt the selfless dedication of those who took part, we hope that we have made difference to those areas.

  • Article: Nov 5, 2021
    By Cllr Carole Mulroney, Southend-on-Sea Cabinet Member for the Environment, Culture, Tourism & Planning.

    Cllr Mulroney and Jo Gay at Gridserve BraintreeI attended an Essex-wide climate change event at GRIDSERVE in Braintree last week to kick off our local response to COP26 and show our continued commitment to combatting Climate Change.

    In the last few years, the Council has declared a climate emergency and made Climate Change one of its top priorities. In Southend-on-Sea, we are committed to creating a greener future and work continues apace as we work towards our ambition of achieving Net Carbon Neutral by 2030.

  • homeless sleeping bag
    Article: Nov 4, 2021

    A project to help homeless young people has been launched by Chelmsford City Council, in partnership with the national youth homelessness charity Depaul UK, (and Essex CC and Colchester Borough Homes). They have launched 'Nightstop Essex' and are urgently looking for local volunteers with a spare room in their house to support the initiative, particularly in Chelmsford.

  • Parklands Team at new tree planting on the Great North Road
    Article: Nov 3, 2021

    Some Essex residents have asked if they can plant trees or shrubs on the highways. Lib Dem Councillors have investigated how to do this.

    Essex County Council Highways require the following information:
    • The exact location
    • A detailed plan / drawing showing the dimension of the area you wish to plant, also including the distance from the roadside and any nearby junctions etc.
    • Details of planters (if necessary), again providing dimensions.
    • For trees and plants; names of and any information about them ie: size; height they will grow to. If trees are going to be planted then our arboriculturalist may need to agree or comment on this.
    • Name of flowers and bulbs.
    • Details of who is going to maintain this and how often this area will be maintained.
    • Full details of the person who is apply for this licence - telephone number and email address.
    Then you need to complete two forms that you download here - applying for a licence and describing the location; scan them in and email to trafficmanagement@essexhighways.org

  • Protect pets from fireworks noise (Chelmsford City Council)
    Article: Nov 3, 2021

    Chelmsford residents are being asked to consider the wider community and keep their fireworks to a reasonable time this year. The City Council's "Rocket O'Clock" campaign is returning to emphasise the message about being 'good neighbours'.

    The campaign launched in 2020, with support from local RSPCA inspectors. This year, the council is encouraging everyone to either go to a public display or, if they must have a home fireworks display, to stick to 7.30-8.30pm on Friday 5 and Saturday 6 November 2021.

  • Old Leigh
    Article: Nov 1, 2021

    Further to our report in June, the Government has now confirmed that Southend-on-Sea Borough has been successful in its bid for funding from the national Levelling Up Fund.

    A total of £19.9m has been awarded for visitor economy improvements focussed on Leigh Port, the Cliffs Pavilion and wider seafront and town centre safety measures.

  • stethoscope
    Article: Oct 30, 2021

    Waiting times for GP appointments have been growing in Chelmsford, and the Lib Dems are demanding urgent action to deal with growing problems for many people getting appointments.

    Chelmsford is one of the worst hit areas in England for access to GPs according to new figures. According to figures from last June, there is now just one GP per 2,429 people in the region covered by NHS Mid Essex CCG (Clinical Commissioning Group), compared to the national average of one GP per 2,038 people.

  • Impression of proposed bridge over River Chelmer (Chelmsford City Council)
    Article: Oct 29, 2021

    Guidance that will shape the development of a new, sustainable neighbourhood at Chelmer Waterside has been approved by Lib Dem-led Chelmsford City Council's Cabinet.

    A document called the "Chelmer Waterside Development Framework" was discussed and approved at the Council's Cabinet meeting (Item7) on 12 October.

  • CCTV camera
    Article: Oct 25, 2021

    A range of projects to make Chelmsford's streets safer for all - but particularly women and girls - will be going ahead. Funding of £550,000 has been secured by Lib Dem-led Chelmsford City Council. The funding will be used for a mix of 16 infrastructure and education projects which will be set in motion over the autumn and winter to create a safer Chelmsford.