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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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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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Response from Essex Libraries Director

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 19 March, 2011

  I have now received a response to this email.  It doesn’t seem to have quite asked the questions I posed, but then I am not surprised really!  This is it: ECC Library response. The one question that doesn’t seem to have been answered is “why do both options offer Sunday closing”.  I do not […]

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Library consultation – an update

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 9 March, 2011

Following on from our protest a couple of weekends ago and a very good article in the Brentwood Gazette, I’ve now had a chance to write an email to Essex County Council and asked for some answers to our concerns about the consultation and the proposed closure on Sundays. In the meantime, Cllr David Kendall […]

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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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The Library – the issue!

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 19 February, 2011

A resident asks me to quantify the issue I have with the “consultation” over Brentwood Library and the proposed Sunday closure. So, here is the issue, in glorious technicolour! – No usage figures have been provided by Essex County Council in the consultation, this is the only document provided. It looks at population and works […]

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Library consultation

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 17 February, 2011

So, a consultation into the future of Essex libraries has begun. The current opening hours are: Monday-Friday: 9.00 – 7.00 Saturday: 9.00 – 5.00 Sunday: 1.00 – 4.00 These are the two options that form part of the consultation: Option A Mon: 9am – 7pm Tue: 9am – 7pm Wed: Closed Thu: 9am – 7pm […]

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