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Brentwood in the next 20 years….

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 14 February, 2016

If you want to have your say in the development plan for Brentwood between now and 2037 then it is time to have your say. The Conservative Government has decreed that we need to build 5,500 homes in this time.  Now, I have made it clear that, on behalf of the majority of residents in […]

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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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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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Vote 2014: Delighted to announce….

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 3 September, 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 www.newbers4west.co.uk 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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Tesco Warley application gets sneaky

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 19 June, 2013

I was shocked tonight to find that the SIX applications for Tesco on Warley Hill has bypassed the weekly list of planning recommendations and bounced straight on to Tuesday’s Planning Committee agenda without allowing ward councillors to speak to their residents. Usually, this would appear on the list of weekly recommendations allowing councillors to refer […]

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Warley Country Park – path repairs

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 11 February, 2013

Just an update for anyone who uses the Bowls Club, allotments, is a dog walker, a Holly Trees parent, teacher or pupil, or just someone who enjoys #BrentwoodWest’s country park. Today, Cllr Will Russell and I have today submitted a joint bid for funding to repair this path.  Each councillor has £1350 to spend in […]

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#ShopWarley Day – Saturday 2nd February

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 24 January, 2013

Help support local traders in Warley! With Tesco planning on opening a store on Warley Hill, your local traders are worried about the effect it will have on them. Someone suggested boycotting the store when it opened – well, that’s a personal choice…but here’s a better idea! LET’S DO SOMETHING POSITIVE INCREASE OUR TRADE WITH LOCAL […]

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Why we said NO to a “pizza” the action on Warley Hill

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 11 January, 2013

At Planning on Wednesday there was an application for a Pizza Hut takeaway on the site of the former bakery.  It was up for approval but I seconded Warley councillor David Tee’s motion to refuse it. The reasons were threefold: Parking Traffic movements Saturation of takeaways on Warley Hill   Parking is an issue in […]

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In praise of #TOWIE

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 14 October, 2011

OK, hands up…who’s a #TOWIE fan out there? Well, I have to admit (having previously been a bit of a snob about it) that as of the last few weeks I am! Of course, it’s easy to tut and say “what a load of rubbish”, but then I thought I would give it a whirl, […]

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