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I am your Snap General Election Candidate

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 22 April, 2017

I was delighted to announce, just 48 hours after the general election announcement that I would be the candidate here, in Brentwood & Ongar.   As if this wasn’t exciting enough, I was awoken from a peaceful slumber this morning by a BBC Essex journalist wanting to interview me about the news that Sir Eric […]

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Mrs Mayhem’s Brexit smokescreen

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 19 April, 2017

  What are Mrs Mayhem’s motivations for calling a general election.  Brexit? Hmmm…. The rather superb Tom Brake MP just angry tweeted this: “Today’s long fought for debate, challenging the Government on their immoral changes to disability benefit (PIP), has been cancelled by the Government. The Tories have ensured that vulnerable people will continue to […]

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A general election is called!

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 18 April, 2017

Yes, despite Mrs Mayhem the PM categorically stating that she would not call a general election – she has!  I honestly don’t know how these Conservatives can expect anyone to believe them as they twist, turn, u-turn and squirm.  They give us all a bad name. I haven’t heard for sure whether Tory Sir Eric […]

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Vote for Cllr David Kendall on 4th May

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 17 April, 2017

I have already cast and posted my postal vote for Cllr David Kendall and I hope you will be doing the same, either by post or at the polling station on Thursday 4th May. As always, it will be close and David needs your support so he can continue to be your councillor at County […]

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The poor politician’s “hardworking officer” smokescreen

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 23 March, 2017

The very poor Conservative administration are lovely – because they are always at pains to tell you how hardworking officers are and to gush their thanks. I am not doubting that.  In most cases I have found officers of the council to be hardworking and conscientious, as you would – and should – expect.  The […]

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A rubbish victory!

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 18 March, 2017

Well, quite a good one actually.  Our refuse services offer extra help to those residents who, through disability or fragility, are unable to move their rubbish to the front of their property. I received such a call from a lady in Brentwood West who could no longer put the rubbish at the front of her […]

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Oh the irony

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 16 March, 2017

You remember last week the Tories laughed at the Lib Dem call for a LATCO (Local Authority Trading Company)?  Appears it’s not such a bonkers idea after all, considering it is already on their own agenda. Either the leader doesn’t know that it is, or she was just turning it down because it was our […]

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Police station planning application

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 16 March, 2017

Sorry to report that this will not be on the March planning meeting.  As soon as we hear when it will be heard, we will let you know.

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Brentwood Fudge Shop

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 16 March, 2017

  Last night, I attended a presentation from Cllr Louise McKinlay about the strategic future of our town.  I was nervous with anticipation – what was in store for our future?  Because, after a long period of illness, returning to the shops on Saturday I was so disappointed in the look and feel of our […]

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LATCO No No

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 2 March, 2017

At full council last night, after saying NO to four sensible Labour amendments, they then poured scorn on ours. We had simply suggested that it might be a good idea for the council to start making some revenue before we go bust in two or three years.   This is something that other councils, of […]

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