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  • Article: Apr 1, 2021

    Pilgrims Hatch Lib Dem councillors David Kendall, Barry Aspinell and Vicky Davies were contacted by concerned residents that a communal walkway to the rear of their properties was locked and bolted by a newly installed resident.


    This communal walkway acts as a fire escape as well as the only access to the rear gardens of these particular properties.

  • Gary MacDonnell sweeps for Shenfield (Cllr Andy Fryd)
    Article: Apr 1, 2021

    Gary MacDonnell, candidate for Shenfield councillor 2021, and Cllr Andy Fryd decided that despite asking the Council to clear up our play area at Courages, they were not as responsive as they would have liked.


    So, Gary and Andy took matters into their own hands, literally, and cleared up the play area ready for use on 'Happy Monday' so our children would be able to use the play equipment free of any litter and tree debris that was strewn
    throughout it.

  • bird lane
    Article: Apr 1, 2021

    Local Lib Dems were called into action on Monday 22 March, when a tipper lorry dumped tonnes of building rubble and other rubbish in Bird Lane, completely blocking this single lane road.


    Three agencies were notified. First the Police as this is an unlit country lane and on a bend, at 10.30pm. The Police responded in their usual fashion to something like this .... You will have to contact the Council - we cannot assist at this time (even though this is a hazard and could potentially have caused a nasty accident.

  • Southend Pass ()
    Article: Mar 29, 2021

    Open to all, Southend residents and visitors can buy the Southend Pass now. Available for use from 1 April 2021, it includes three hours parking every day in each of the four new Parking Zones, in any council owned car park, plus on-street pay-by-phone or pay and display parking bays. Details of Southend's standard parking charges can be found HERE.

  • wheels tea
    Article: Mar 29, 2021

    Disability has made it difficult for Cllr Karen Chilvers to knock on doors so she wheeled up a roadshow ahead of the local council elections on Thursday 6 May when she is standing for a fourth term in Brentwood West.

    The well-attended events were held in two locations allowing Karen to catch up with many residents, both familiar and new. More sessions are planned.

  • Queens Road (GOOGLE EARTH)
    Article: Mar 29, 2021
    Lib Dem County Councillor David Kendall is demanding Essex Highways takes urgent action to improve the safety of the pedestrian crossing on Queens Road, Brentwood outside St Thomas's Court.
    He has asked for:
    • The black bag to be removed on the one flashing orange beacon
    • The crossing road markings to be repainted
    • New signage to warn motorists that they are approaching a pedestrian crossing
    • Another flashing orange beacon to be installed on the pub side
    • The overhead lighting for the pedestrian crossing to be reviewed
    David said: "Many elderly residents use the crossing on a daily basis and are concerned about crossing such a fast busy road. It is vital that every aspect of the crossing is up to scratch to ensure these and other residents can cross as safely as possible. The actions I have requested will certainly improve the situation but I also want to see a "road safety audit" undertaken on the crossing to ensure that no other potential safety measures have been missed".
  • Cllr Philip Mynott
    Article: Mar 28, 2021

    County Council elections - Thursday 6 May 2021

    In Brentwood there are four county divisions, each with one councillor. Councillors are usually elected for a four year term of office.

    Currently, we have half the seats (see our councillors here), County Cllr Barry Aspinell in Brentwood North division and County Cllr David Kendall in Brentwood South Division. Both have been in post since 2009 and will defend their seats this year for a fourth term. In addition, borough Cllr Philip Mynott will run for the Hutton Division and parish councillor Darryl Sankey for the Rural Division.

  • Southend Pier at sunset (ID 107687509 © David Abrams | Dreamstime.com)
    Article: Mar 26, 2021

    A multi-faceted plan has been put in place to ensure the Borough is fully prepared and ready to welcome back visitors and keep residents safe as national restrictions ease.

    Led by Southend-on-Sea Borough Council and developed with the local stakeholder group that includes traders, Leigh Town Council, Southend BID and Southend Tourism Partnership, plans and resources will focus on town centre, open spaces, seafront and beaches.

    In line with the government's timeline for easing out of lockdown, plans for Southend include CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

  • Stephen Robinson thanks local Marie Curie fundraisers - Summer 2019 Volunteers Festival (Chelmsford CVS)
    Article: Mar 24, 2021

    One year on from the first lockdown, Chelmsford Council Leader Stephen Robinson was asked by the Essex Chronicle to look back over the last 12 months.

    Cllr Robinson thanked the fantastic volunteers who stepped up to support the vulnerable. Chelmsford City Council worked with Chelmsford CVS, who matched people in need with those offering help.

  • Brenner with one of the potholes
    Article: Mar 21, 2021
    County Councillor David Kendall and Lib Dem campaigner Brenner Munden are demanding that Essex County Council (ECC) takes immediate action to inspect and repair the sixteen potholes on the section of the Ingrave Road, Brentwood, between Orchard Avenue and The Avenue. The section of road has had a number of potholes repaired in the past but none of the repairs have lasted for long and it is once again a sea of defects.