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The poor politician’s “hardworking officer” smokescreen

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 23 March, 2017

The very poor Conservative administration are lovely – because they are always at pains to tell you how hardworking officers are and to gush their thanks. I am not doubting that.  In most cases I have found officers of the council to be hardworking and conscientious, as you would – and should – expect.  The […]

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A rubbish victory!

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 18 March, 2017

Well, quite a good one actually.  Our refuse services offer extra help to those residents who, through disability or fragility, are unable to move their rubbish to the front of their property. I received such a call from a lady in Brentwood West who could no longer put the rubbish at the front of her […]

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Oh the irony

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 16 March, 2017

You remember last week the Tories laughed at the Lib Dem call for a LATCO (Local Authority Trading Company)?  Appears it’s not such a bonkers idea after all, considering it is already on their own agenda. Either the leader doesn’t know that it is, or she was just turning it down because it was our […]

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Police station planning application

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 16 March, 2017

Sorry to report that this will not be on the March planning meeting.  As soon as we hear when it will be heard, we will let you know.

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Brentwood Fudge Shop

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 16 March, 2017

  Last night, I attended a presentation from Cllr Louise McKinlay about the strategic future of our town.  I was nervous with anticipation – what was in store for our future?  Because, after a long period of illness, returning to the shops on Saturday I was so disappointed in the look and feel of our […]

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by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 2 March, 2017

At full council last night, after saying NO to four sensible Labour amendments, they then poured scorn on ours. We had simply suggested that it might be a good idea for the council to start making some revenue before we go bust in two or three years.   This is something that other councils, of […]

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Time to return…

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 23 February, 2017

  Months have passed and lots of things have happened.  Brexit, Trump, an operation, a bereavement, two books published, stupid planning decisions, constant Tory incompetence, Mrs Mayhem, trees chopped down, trees planted, Labour falling apart and Lib Dems in the assent with 30+ by elections won in the first few months and a new Lib […]

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Jo Cox MP

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 17 June, 2016

May she be ever remembered for being a bright young woman who was an example to everyone in politics… Thinking of Jo’s family, friends and residents and wishing that we lived in a better world, which was exactly what she was fighting for. Jo Cox MP 1974 – 2016 

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Don’t be scared – it’s an ACTUAL consultation

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 12 June, 2016

In Brentwood, we are so used to consultation to back up an already-made decision that I think people are fearful when they are actually asked their opinion. This weekend, I have written to residents of certain roads asking their opinions on parking restrictions.  I have had to reply individually to some because I can sense […]

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Disabled parking spaces now out of use!

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 9 June, 2016

Is is a conspiracy?  As  my letter appears in the Gazette the disabled parking spaces are then blocked off by ECC contractors! This happened last week, I thought for a few days, but there is no clue as to how long this will be for.  I explained the problem to County Cllr David Kendall and […]

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