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Westbury Road Car Park – an innovative idea?

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on October 12, 2014

Remember the Butcher, the Baker & the Candlestick maker?  Wouldn’t we like to see these sort of independent traders back to the town? The Accord administration is looking far in to the future of Brentwood and sometimes this means floating brave new ideas.  That’s just what we are doing with the council-owned and under-utilised Westbury […]

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  Over the weekend, each household will receive a letter addressed to whoever is on the council tax account about the William Hunter Way consultation and here’s why… On 1st September 2014, after the failure of the former Tory administration’s town centre development (along with eight wasted years and hundreds of thousands of pounds) the […]

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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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Injury woes!

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on May 3, 2014

    You’ll know that I have mentioned that I had a couple of accidents over the past few months and I’ve thanked many people for bearing with me.  Of course, Cllr Roger Hirst and his Tory chums weren’t so kind and decided subjecting someone hardly able to breathe and leaning heavily on a walking […]

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Soapbox this week: Twitter

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on February 21, 2014

    Every week in the @gazetteseries there’s a soapbox section, for all parties from the Brentwood council chamber to have their say.  As a rule, it’s either Cllr Barry Aspinell or Cllr Graeme Clarke, our leader and deputy leader, who feature but, on occasion, because it’s a subject close to our hearts or on […]

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Tower Hill Natural Pond: the pothole documentary

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on January 6, 2014

  So, the pothole at the apex of Sir Francis Way, Tower Hill and Weald Road DID make it on to national TV!  You can watch the clip here! Isn’t it odd, that of all the potholes in Brentwood they managed to fill this one in – just before the original planned air date in […]

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Councillors behaving badly….

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on

…well, we are rather used to it here in Brentwood but, anyhow, I get a little mention in the Independent on Sunday today due to this post from November 2013:   I am, according to Cllr Keith Parker (Tory), an “Ugly Sister”. This was a comment he made to me last night at the meeting […]

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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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Criminal Record Checks

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on December 15, 2013

For years, Cllr Vicky Davies and I  have campaigned to have all Brentwood councillors checked by the home office in case they came into contact with children or vulnerable people (which we do, a lot), but for some odd reason, this has been refused by the Tory Leader. Well, I am glad to say that […]

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A BIG WIN for residents in #BrentwoodWest

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on November 6, 2013

  A very impressive resident-led campaign against back garden development in South Weald Road saw the planning application REFUSED last night! Around 100 residents armed with posters and FIFTY reasons to reject the application and two excellent speakers fighting their cause saw a unanimous decision to refuse the application to cram four huge houses in […]

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