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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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Pastoral Way: Tories say NO & admit over-development

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 9 April, 2016

I have now had a response to the request I put in following the parking survey for increased parking restrictions in Pastoral Way. Not only have they said no, but they have admitted that they have approved far too many properties in the area and that people have nowhere to park. The request for the […]

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Protecting your community

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 12 March, 2016

On Monday, I am delighted to say that I have successfully worked with local residents to attempt to protect three specific areas by making them community assets.  They are: Land off Honeypot Lane La Plata Wood Wharf Road/Rollason Way Green   I am delighted that so many people are taking care of their local assets […]

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Conservatives bend the truth once again

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 24 February, 2016

For six weeks now, we have been trying to ascertain how the Honeypot Lane site came to be listed as a “preferred development site” in the Local Development Plan (LDP) and residents have constantly been told that it was discussed cross-party at the LDP working group. Now, one of our members on the LDP group […]

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Work of a Cycle Path in Clements Park

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 23 February, 2016

If you are a tree hugger like me, you had best look away right now. This is how Tory-controlled Brentwood Council go about creating a lovely little cycle path for people to enjoy the countryside around Warley.  It’s not pretty is it?   That’s why I was pleased to get a call from my old […]

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St Peter’s School expansion – update (ish)

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 28 January, 2016

    Frustratingly, I have been unable to get much of an answer from Cllr Ann Naylor, Conservative county councillor for St Peter’s School, or any response at all from ward councillor Anne Coe as to why this expansion was turned down. This is the primary school of choice for many residents in my ward […]

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Honeypot Lane/Weald Road/Homesteads: Tory development plan revealed

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 14 January, 2016

So this is where the Conservatives want to build between 150 – 250 homes (or maybe as many as 300) right beside Honeypot Lane, in a piece of land up to the A12 and neighbouring the Homesteads and Weald Road. It’s funny, because in 2012 I reported this to local residents and they told me […]

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Pastoral Way parking – the results are in!

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 2 December, 2015

Here are the results of the parking survey regarding the parking restrictions in Pastoral Way, opposite Beechwood Surgery 93% of respondents wanted to INCREASE the parking restrictions there 3.5% said we should DECREASE the parking restrictions 3.5% said to do nothing So, the overwhelming majority want more and, this being the case, I will put […]

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Brunel House: Tories say YES to another 45 flats

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 2 December, 2015

My lucky #BrentwoodWest residents get even more people crammed into their community as the Tories agreed  last night to vote in yet another 45 properties in the St James Road/Railway Square/Rollason Way area bringing the total number of flats in this small space to over 550. I don’t know what to say – I have […]

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St James Road pavement defect – 2432052

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 14 November, 2015

I have just reported this to Essex Council and the reference number is above if anyone wants to check on it.  Between a supermarket and a Job Centre, this really needs fixing.  I know I have reported it before, hope it is big enough for the Tory council to take action now!

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