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  • Darryl Sankey, Ingatestone
    Article: Jan 31, 2020

    Darryl Sankey, parish councillor, community stalwart and retired accountant, has been selected to fight the Ingatestone, Fryerning & Mountnessing borough council seat in May 2020.

    Darryl stood last year and increased his vote by 20% compared with the previous year, coming within just 73 votes of winning.

    A resident of Ingatestone for 23 years with his wife and family, Darryl is actively involved in the local community and church.

    Cllr David Kendall said:

    "Darryl is a popular and familiar face in Ingatestone, Fryerning & Mountnessing and residents would be fortunate to have him representing them. He has worked hard to get in to a winning position and, in my view and clearly in the view of the 752 people that voted for him last year, he would be an excellent representative. It really is time to put political party aside in this ward and elect the best candidate for the job".

    Local elections for one third of Brentwood's council seats takes place from 7am until 10pm on Thursday 7 May 2020. You can register to vote or apply for a postal or proxy vote here. You will also find information on where to vote.

    If you have any questions or want to let us know you are supporting us please email

  • wind_turbine
    Article: Jan 30, 2020

    Chelmsford will be greener, safer, fairer and better connected under ambitious plans agreed by the Liberal Democrat led City Council. On 22nd January the Council approved 'Our Chelmsford, Our Plan' - the Council's aims for the coming years.

    The Plan outlines the Council's new priorities under four themes:

  • Article: Jan 27, 2020

    Eastwood and St. Laurence branch are holding a Quiz Night on Saturday the 21st March starting at 8.00pm.

    It will be at the Eastwood Community Centre , Western Approaches SS2 6XY.

    All welcome. Costs £5.00 per head. Bring your own food and drink. Prizes for the winners and, of course, a raffle.

    Email Roger Fisher on to book a table or for more info.

  • Article: Jan 27, 2020
    By Ian Dunt in

    Ian Dunt is editor of and one of the most widely read journalists around.

    Here is his well-researched and damning assessment of Boris Johnson's Brexit agenda.

  • Brenner Munden
    Article: Jan 25, 2020
    Brenner Munden has been selected as our candidate for the Brentwood South borough council seat in May 2020.

    He has spent all his 21 years in Brentwood and is currently in his final year studying Politics & International Relations.

    Brenner stated: "I am so excited to be standing in Brentwood South once again. If elected, I would cherish the amazing opportunity to work with the growing Liberal Democrat team in Brentwood and help improve and tackle issues across the borough. I already have great experiences through working with the party in past elections and through my studies, and will use them if elected as councillor.".

  • Alan Dean
    Article: Jan 24, 2020
    By Cllr Alan Dean in The Walden Local

    In November 2018 Uttlesford's planning committee under the Conservative administration met to consider Stansted Airport's application to increase their annual passenger numbers from 35 to 43 million.

    The meeting was a disgrace. It was conducted in a way that left the public believing that the decision to approve was rigged. A majority of the committee sat in silence or near silence throughout the meeting; they failed totally to justify their vote for approval.

  • Moden library (Photo by Kyle Ryan on Unsplash)
    Article: Jan 18, 2020

    Shock revelations that will have a serious impact on libraries in Essex have come to light and county councillors Barry Aspinell and David Kendall have challenged the Conservatives at Essex County Council (ECC) to come clean.

    These revelations suggest that extensive cuts in staffing are being proposed along with a major cull of books.

  • Cllr Karen Chilvers
    Article: Jan 15, 2020

    Dedicated and experienced councillor Karen Chilvers is to stand in her beloved Brentwood West ward on 7 May 2020, having first won it in 2007. Karen has worked tirelessley with residents since then and has a strong record of action and achievement.

    Karen, 48, a marketing manager turned children's author, said

  • dogs fireworks
    Article: Jan 12, 2020

    Cllr Karen Chilvers will table the following motion, seconded by Cllr Vicky Davies

    "Fireworks cause considerable distress to our pets, wildlife and livestock. In addition, they cause distress to the sick, vulnerable and those with mental health issues. There are also concerns over their environmental impact.

  • Thomas A Beckett Chapel (Brentwood Borough Council)
    Article: Jan 12, 2020

    Cllr Andy Fryd will table the following, seconded by Cllr Alison Fulcher:

    "This Council resolves to increase public awareness of Brentwood's rich and vibrant, cultural and social history. Brentwood can proudly claim to be not just a participant in, but a wholehearted mover of social reform, education and cultural achievements that are sadly lacking in promotion.