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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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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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Zombie Brentwood!

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 8 September, 2013

Brentwood High Street will be the scene of a zombie invasion next weekend when Smoking Monkey Productions film the final scene in the film “Welcome to Essex”.  If you want to see the trailer, it’s below, with scenes from around Brentwood! There’s more information here on their Facebook page. You can also get involved with […]

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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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A GREAT #BRENTWOODWEST MAKEOVER

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 26 March, 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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#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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Wicked Witch of Brentwood West?

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 8 August, 2012

A little (untrue) rumour reaches me that I have been setting my flying monkeys to the task of stealing away play areas. So I thought I’d put my broom down for a moment to explain. There is a lot of money (and I am trying to find out how much) available that has been generated […]

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Olympic competition…!

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 30 July, 2012

To get in to the Olympic spirit, here’s a little quiz for #BrentwoodWest.  The person who gets the most right (a draw in event of a tie) will have £5 donated to the charity of their choice by me!  You just have to live in Brentwood West…..! Rollason Way is named after Helen Rollason, the […]

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Olympic Torch Tastic Weekend…

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 8 July, 2012

Well  it really has been the most marvellous weekend with the Olympic Torch in Essex!  I was delighted to taken up the invitation from Cllr Louise McKinlay and Brentwood Mayor Cllr Ann Coe to attend an Olympic Tea Party at the Town Hall on Friday and baked some flapjacks for the occasion too! I was […]

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Vandalism in the Sensory Garden

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 24 June, 2012

I was very sad to read this story about the Sensory Gardens in King George’s Park being vandalised. Oddly enough, I was there with #BrentwoofWest Dog Louis and my new man last Sunday.  I particularly wanted to show him where I had spent a lot of time with Louis last year when I was recovering […]

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