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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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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Proposed move of Warley Hill Post Office

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 7 March, 2016

The Post Office are consulting on the move of the Warley Hill post office but it won’t go far.  The plans are for it to move from 29 Warley Hill to the Londis, which will be modernised as a result, at 19 Warley Hill. You can access the consultation here – it runs until 14th […]

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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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Investing in the #BrentwoodWest community

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 2 March, 2016

Delighted to say that Cllr Newberry and I have spent ALL of our ward budgets in projects that benefit a wide section of the community: £600 went to Holly Trees Primary School and £500 of that towards creating a music room for the school, allowing children to add some wonderful skills for generations to come. […]

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