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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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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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Ward budget news: Flowers!

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 25 February, 2015

With just £190 left to spend in this year’s ward budget, we approached housing to see if there was anything we could do to help our elderly residents. I am pleased to say we have now applied to spend that money at Chichester House for hanging baskets and Victoria Court for some plants for the […]

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Brentwood’s future: The most important consultation ever

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 6 January, 2015

  Today is the launch of the Strategic Growth Options Consultation – it might sound dull but it really is something you should read, consider and engage with by completing THIS response paper. Listed in this consultation are all the sites to be considered for development because Brentwood Council is required to meet local housing needs. […]

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Message re Tower Hill Murder

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 28 September, 2014

I am sure many residents are shocked to wake up and find that there’s been a murder in Brentwood West – a stabbing at the junction of Sir Francis Way, Weald Road and Tower Hill. The Brentwood Gazette reports that this happened at around 7pm last night and an air ambulance attended.  Unfortunately, the poor […]

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Harold Wood Polyclinic: directions

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 9 February, 2014

Last week, a resident asked for my help following a rather non-helpful response from the NHS helpline!!! In a nutshell, she just wanted more specific directions but they couldn’t give them to her – which is really great if you are walking.  Anyway, having found myself down there myself on Friday following someone barging into […]

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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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Crossrail – London road disruption

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 17 July, 2013

Over the last few days it has become clear that the Crossrail cables will cause massive disruption for three months across Brentwood and that London Road (therefore most of Brentwood West) will suffer as a result. Unfortunately, the Conservatives couldn’t be bothered to tell us about the detail of this major project as they were […]

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Post box update

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 5 June, 2013

Trying to get things for the community these days is like pushing treacle up hill! Remember I asked Royal Mail to see if we could get an extra postbox to cover Rollason Way and the hundreds of new properties. A flat NO was the answer – no discussion – just no. I went back to […]

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Brentwood Housing Survey

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 16 May, 2013

So, there is going to be a Housing Survey – don’t miss your chance to tell the council what you think.  This is important and there’s a short window for responses! From the Council’s website: More than 5,000 Brentwood residents will be asked by Brentwood Borough Council to take part in a housing survey during […]

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