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Thanks Ginger Bunches….

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 19 April, 2012

…whoever you are..a #brentwoodwest resident I assume, for leaving this message in response to the Gazette’s latest investigation into councillor and candidate recognition: if the reporter’s had knocked at my door, they would have had a similar response……. It wasn’t easy to find out who the candidates in my ward were for 2012 although I […]

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Constructive opposition from Brentwood Lib Dems

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 25 February, 2012

There are some heavy hearts in the Lib Dem camp after Tuesday’s annual budget setting meeting.  I know one of our councillors is laying down in a darkened room with a cold compress on his weary forehead.  It’s a shock, but for the first time in living memory the group made the decision to support […]

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New committees conundrum

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 19 December, 2011

I had heard a rumour that there were going to be some changes made to the committees by the Tory Leader of the council, Cllr Louise McKinlay, but I was quite surprised to learn that additional committees had been created. One sensible move is the creation of an Asset Management Panel to have a dedicated […]

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Tories & Labour hatch crazy plan

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 26 October, 2011

I really cannot work this one out. Last week, a police recommendation went to full council for a dispersal order in Pilgrims Hatch, backed by the three ward councillors, in order to put a stop to a lot of anti-social behaviour. Despite this, as you can see from this report, the majority of Tory councillors, […]

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3-horse race?

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 16 October, 2011

Is #BrentwoodWest a 3-horse race? Labour would like you to think so but, after doing a little analysis today I am afraid that I have to report that their horse is more than a little lame: Open publication – Free publishing – More brentwood

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Councillor residences: Labour’s hypocrisy strikes again

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 9 September, 2011

I agree, councillors should live in the borough they represent but I am also realistic enough to realise that things happen that can change your circumstances. There are a number of things that qualify you to stand in a borough – you either live or have worked in the borough for the last 12 months […]

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A Tory Epiphany

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 30 August, 2011

Thought I would just reflect on last week’s Gazette before more revelations come to the fore tomorrow! Discussions were taking place about a Waitrose site and the opposition leaders were not told, even though they were members of the Town Hall steering group.  Well, this is no surprise and, to me, just shows that these […]

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