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On election night I made a speech when I won my seat back an the Gazette carried it thus: “One thing I would like to say is that politics needs to be better. We all need to clean up our act not try and scare the public. Democracy would be better for that.” Read the […]

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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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This is why, Last night, it was the budget setting full council – or “Government Finace: The Panto” as it would be more appropriately named. For Cllr Aspinell, after 34 years on the council with no concession at all given in any Conservative budget, he has long since abandoned the idea of putting in an alternative budget […]

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Work of a Cycle Path in Clements Park

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 23 February, 2016

If you are a tree hugger like me, you had best look away right now. This is how Tory-controlled Brentwood Council go about creating a lovely little cycle path for people to enjoy the countryside around Warley.  It’s not pretty is it?   That’s why I was pleased to get a call from my old […]

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Brentwood in the next 20 years….

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 14 February, 2016

If you want to have your say in the development plan for Brentwood between now and 2037 then it is time to have your say. The Conservative Government has decreed that we need to build 5,500 homes in this time.  Now, I have made it clear that, on behalf of the majority of residents in […]

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Brunel House: Tories say YES to another 45 flats

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 2 December, 2015

My lucky #BrentwoodWest residents get even more people crammed into their community as the Tories agreed  last night to vote in yet another 45 properties in the St James Road/Railway Square/Rollason Way area bringing the total number of flats in this small space to over 550. I don’t know what to say – I have […]

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Tories say NO to Westwood Avenue 20mph limit

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 15 August, 2015

For the last couple of years, we have been working with residents to get a 20mph zone implemented.  We had done all the surveys, met all the criteria and we were looking forward to its implementation. I am appalled and astonished, frankly, to tell you that Tory councillor Rodney Bass (the same fella who turned off […]

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The Great Tory Unsaving of Brentwood

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 17 July, 2015

I can’t be the only one concerned, following the Tory sell of of The Old House last month, that other things that were agreed under The Accord last year are going to be unpicked by the Conservative administration that Brentwood has entrusted to run the town? I am worried that this is just the first […]

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The Inner Chamber benefit

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 11 July, 2015

Up until 8th May, there had been Lib Dems in national government for five years and a Lib Dem led administration in Brentwood.  Then, along came the general election, the politics of fear and we are almost wiped out in government (although we are busy rebuilding with 18,000 new members and, as of Thursday, a new leader […]

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REFUSED: 45 FLATS IN ST JAMES ROAD WITH JUST 27 PARKING SPACES

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 29 June, 2015

Cllr John Newberry, my superb ward colleague, was awesome last week when he spoke on the above planning application on behalf of Brentwood West, as was the exceptionally good speaker Laura Ngo, who spoke on residents’ behalf. Another 45 flats here would be, as he said, squeezing a quart into a pint pot and the committee […]

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