Archive for the ‘Gerrard Crescent’ Category

Where’s my polling station?

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on May 16, 2014

So, it’s nearly time to vote! If you don’t know where to vote on Thursday 22nd 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) Holly Trees […]

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Planning recommendations week ending 21 February 2014

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on February 23, 2014

In #Brentwoodwest this week there are applications in Burntwood and St James Road (Brunel House). Please note these are NOT yet decisions – I am able to refer to planning committee now. 2 Burntwood - CONVERSION OF EXISTING GARDEN ROOM TO HABITABLE ACCOMMODATION AND FORMATION OF SINGLE STOREY SIDE EXTENSION Recommended for APPROVAL Brunel House, St James […]

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    Cast your mind back to Friday 1st October 2012, I was there on a cold, rainy morning at 9am with a council officer and my ward colleagues discussing a number of things following us saving Cromwell Road Play Area from the hands of greedy developers. It was a good meeting – we were […]

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Vote 2014: Delighted to announce….

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on September 3, 2013

….that John Newberry (AKA Newbers) will be Brentwood West’s Liberal Democrat candidate for 2014. You can read all about John on his new website and follow him on twitter @Newbers4West. I am very excited about the prospect of John joining me as councillor for Brentwood West next year and, those of you that have […]

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Keeping you updated

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on September 1, 2013

Want news about your road or area straight to your inbox? Many #brentwoodwest residents are receiving relevant news on a regular basis when there is a planning application, proposed parking restrictions or something they need to know about their local area.  How? Simples!  They have just signed up to my newsletter – no spam, minimal […]

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Parking – simples?

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on April 22, 2013

I still recall those heady days when Brenwood Council was in charge of its own destiny, when we could get things done for residents without playing dodge the pothole, when we had some sort of control over our parking. It’s a different story these days, now the Tories have sold off the entire contents of […]

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by Cllr Karen Chilvers on March 26, 2013

Today, I am really proud of what we have been able to achieve, working together with ward colleague Cllr Will Russell, for everyone in #BrentwoodWest to enjoy. This is what we have done to make a difference:   We did this through pooling our ward budgets of £1350 each to first restore the footpath for […]

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High Street “pothole family”

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on February 11, 2013

Most people would have driven over these rotten potholes in High Street on the approach to the police station. I have reported them for the second time today because no action has been taken by Essex County Council so far.

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Lib Dem councillors vote AGAINST council benefit tax plans

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on August 8, 2012

I am pleased to report the following action by your Lib Dems, especially when the Tories think these plans are “fair” as reported in the Gazette today.  I am constantly irritated by the Tory view that the majority of people on benefits are work-shy, lazy scroungers who can’t be bothered to find a job – […]

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Pothole nightmare on Brook Road….

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on July 31, 2012

…and many other #brentwoodwest roads and pavements too.  Quite frankly, we have had enough of being ignored and today, after many many requests from us both, Cllr David Kendall wrote a very stern email to officers at Essex County Council asking if anyone had any clue whatsoever on when these would be dealt with. The […]

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