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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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Just watch as Cllr Louise McKinlay attacks and embarrasses Cllr Aspinell for having a disability to make a political point. This has got to stop. http://www.brentwood.public-i.tv/core/share/open/webcast/0/0/560/224280/0/0/start_time/5035000

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Environmental communication

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 19 May, 2016

This year, so far, I have had a number of issues (6) where council officers and their volunteers have removed trees and vegetation without due notice to local neighbours. One of the first things I did when re-elected was to ask for a meeting with Phil Ruck, Chief Executive of the council, to discuss this […]

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Post Office News

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 19 May, 2016

Delighted to receive a letter from Post Office to say that the move to Londis at 29 Warley Hill is going to go ahead. To see the line that says “the Post Office plays an important part in the lives of customers, particularly for our elderly and disabled customers” was music to my ears – […]

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WE DID IT!   You re-elected me on Thursday as your councillor with an increased majority and 53% of the vote.   When I see WE did it I mean it too…this is our victory against nasty politics andfor fighting together as a community.  The smear campaign that the Tories launched against me last week led […]

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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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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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