Cllr Karen Chilvers

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My missive to#BrentwoodWest residents

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 20 April, 2016

Why vote for me?  Well, here’s why… http://eepurl.com/bYgIjv The election is underway, I am officially a candidate once again and now I need your support so I can continue to be your councillor until 2020. Over the last 9 years or so, I have done my best to fight for you, to keep you informed of […]

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Where’s my polling station? Where can I vote for Karen?

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 17 April, 2016

So, it’s nearly time to vote for me (please)! If you don’t know where to vote on Thursday 5th May, here’s my guide: There are four polling stations in Brentwood West, they will be on your polling card, but just in case, here’s a map for each: Victoria Court, Victoria Road (Polling card numbers starting CA) […]

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Pastoral Way: Tories say NO & admit over-development

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 9 April, 2016

I have now had a response to the request I put in following the parking survey for increased parking restrictions in Pastoral Way. Not only have they said no, but they have admitted that they have approved far too many properties in the area and that people have nowhere to park. The request for the […]

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Just for fun quiz!

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 6 April, 2016

The Tories control everything from national government down to the borough council.  So, just for fun, here’s a little quiz (answers tomorrow)…. Where are our parking services based? a) Brentwood b) Chelmsford c) Harlow d) Loughton 2. Where are our highways services based? a) Brentwood b) Chelmsford c) Harlow d) Loughton 3. Where will our Police […]

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I am officially an author

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 6 April, 2016

  I doubt this has escaped your notice but I am the co-author of a charming little book about a magical kingdom of dogs! Here’s an article all about it from the Gazette. You can order the book HERE – it is just £6.99 with free postage and packing until 15th April 2016.  What’s great is […]

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A surprising endorsement

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 6 April, 2016

Five years ago, Russell Quirk and I were sworn enemies but, somewhere around the autumn of 2012 he realised how awful the Brentwood Conservatives had become. He left them, I realised he had a conscience, he realised that I was a decent person.  We jog along quite nicely now and are often in touch…I was […]

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NO, let’s not pedestrianise the High Street

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 6 April, 2016

It was in the news last week, and one of my colleagues thinks it is worth looking in to. I don’t agree with this for a few reasons. I really don’t think it would help trade in the High Street, it would just cause confusion It would mean the loss of all those brilliant blue […]

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James Sapwell running London Marathon

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 21 March, 2016

A message from former Lib Dem councillor James Sapwell, a jolly decent young chap! After retiring as a councillor last year I’ve had to find something else to fill my evenings and weekends with and as such have been in training for this year’s London Marathon. I will be running to raise funds for and […]

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Planning applications from 1st February to 15th March 2016

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 16 March, 2016

The following applications are currently “pending consideration”.  Please get in touch with any queries or requests for referrals. Prior Approval Notification Class O – Change of use of Offices Class B1(a) to form 136 apartments (Class C3) Regent House Hubert Road Brentwood Essex Ref. No: 16/00290/PNCOU | Validated: Wed 02 Mar 2016 | Status: Pending Consideration […]

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Tories: kicking away the walking frames of the disabled….

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 13 March, 2016

When Tory MPs are cutting the disability benefit for those who are too ill to work by almost half, I really can’t understand why anyone would still vote Conservative. Disabled people have been entitled to claim a benefit of £73.10 per week to help them, you know, eat.  But Tory MPs have now cut that […]

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