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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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The Great Tory Unsaving of Brentwood

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 17 July, 2015

I can’t be the only one concerned, following the Tory sell of of The Old House last month, that other things that were agreed under The Accord last year are going to be unpicked by the Conservative administration that Brentwood has entrusted to run the town? I am worried that this is just the first […]

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The only way is up!

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 9 May, 2015

Well, I’ve had better election weekends (2007, 2012 and 2014) and I have had worse ones (2008 and, oh goodness, 2011) but, here I still am…fighting for what’s right, fighting for fairness and fighting for Brentwood West residents. So, we don’t have Alison Fulcher as new Brentwood West councillor, that’s a terrible shame.  This lady […]

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TWO VOTES – use them wisely!

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 4 May, 2015

#BrentwoodWest – you have two completely separate votes on Thursday – one for a Brentwood West councillor and one for the MP who will represent Brentwood and Ongar.  This is how it works: – You have ONE vote to choose your MP.  It’s a white paper which lists six candidates.  They are listed here. Some […]

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Parking Fees reduced!

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 25 February, 2015

    Parking charges to go down under the Accord Administration! With the Lib Dems, I can’t remember a time when we weren’t fighting to make parking fees more reasonable!  Now we have done it – and the Tories voted AGAINST our plans! We pulled this off by being fair – we introduced an overnight parking […]

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…not quite the Daily Mail headline – but then that wouldn’t sell papers would it? A statement from Lib Dem Deputy Leader on Jo-Anne Ireland and her current working arrangements: Dear Resident, Today, The Mail on Sunday published an article about Brentwood Council’s Acting CEO, Jo-Anne Ireland. You may already have seen it in the newspaper. If not, you […]

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Councillor candidate news

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 31 January, 2015

I am delighted to announce that Brentwood West resident, charity worker, carer and artist Alison Fulcher will be our candidate for the May 2015 ward councillor elections.  Alison would join County Cllr David Kendall, Cllr John Newberry and me working for local residents as your local councillor and continue the work of The Accord administration.  I am […]

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Brentwood’s future: The most important consultation ever

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 6 January, 2015

  Today is the launch of the Strategic Growth Options Consultation – it might sound dull but it really is something you should read, consider and engage with by completing THIS response paper. Listed in this consultation are all the sites to be considered for development because Brentwood Council is required to meet local housing needs. […]

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Looking back on 2014

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 4 January, 2015

I thought it would be right to start 2015 with a look back at what’s happened since The Accord administration took control but I do like to keep things truthful so I have just included the Accord leaders from this week’s Gazette column.  I’m proud of what we have achieved but I, personally, am proud […]

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Westbury Road Car Park – an innovative idea?

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 12 October, 2014

Remember the Butcher, the Baker & the Candlestick maker?  Wouldn’t we like to see these sort of independent traders back to the town? The Accord administration is looking far in to the future of Brentwood and sometimes this means floating brave new ideas.  That’s just what we are doing with the council-owned and under-utilised Westbury […]

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