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Planning recommendations week ending 2nd April 2015

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 4 April, 2015

  In #Brentwoodwest this week there is a recommendation in Kings Chase and an update on the proposed takeaway on Warley Hill: Please note THIS IS NOT yet a decision – I am able to refer to planning committee now. 44 Kings Chase: SINGLE STOREY REAR EXTENSION AND INCREASE IN RIDGE HEIGHT TO ACCOMMODATE LOFT CONVERSION AND TO INCLUDE […]

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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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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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Shopped Warley!

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 2 February, 2013

#SHOPWARLEY DAY….and what a great turn out! Just ten days ago, we had the idea of a Shop Warley Day – asking local residents to support their local traders in the face of the imminent arrival of Tesco Warley Hill. This was the turn out at 10.30 this morning for a quick photo – and […]

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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 Tesco can take over…

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 10 January, 2013

Several residents in #BrentwoodWest and Warley have asked me how it can be that Tesco can just turn a pub into one of their shops literally overnight. Thing is, shops selling food & drink and pubs operate under the same “class” of commercial establishment so, it seems they can since the law changed in 2006. […]

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Rollason Way parking

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 24 July, 2011

Well, I am still getting contacted on #brentwoodwest issues, even three months after losing my seat!  Unsurprisingly, it was on Rollason Way parking and an issue for certain delivery drivers. As, I may have alluded to once or twice, the Tories agreed far, far too many applications here and there are massive parking problems.  There […]

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Another flawed council consultation

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 21 July, 2011

So, there’s a consultation on the Brentwood Council site on the Lighting Up Brentwood event and I thought I would complete it. Now, I think the day for this is Saturday – not Sunday or Thursday, just Saturday. So I gave my first preference to Saturday, declining to rank the rest as I don’t want […]

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Library photo call a success!

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 20 February, 2011

Thank you to everyone who turned out on a chilly Sunday afternoon to protest about the Tories’ plans to close Brentwood Library on Sundays. It really was good to see so many people there today – young and not-so-young! The library was busy on Sunday afternoon, which is why I think Essex County Council (and […]

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