Archive for the ‘Spital Lane’ Category

William Hunter Way consultation – a reminder

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on October 12, 2014

  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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    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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Are there millionaires on our housing waiting list?

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on February 7, 2013

  Well, thanks to a little scrutiny from me the other night, we now know that we just don’t know!  A straight question to an officer saw me ask if we had any demographic or situational information on Brentwood’s housing waiting list.  This currently stands at 3,054 – it wsa only 777 when the Lib Dems […]

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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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Road repairs – the list

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on July 23, 2012

Today, I was able to see the list of all the road repairs that are needed in #brentwoodwest.  26 out of the 80 roads in the ward are listed – and remember that there are about 15 private roads too.  It’s quite a list, but I have asked for some clarity over what is required […]

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