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Brentwood in the next 20 years….

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 14 February, 2016

If you want to have your say in the development plan for Brentwood between now and 2037 then it is time to have your say. The Conservative Government has decreed that we need to build 5,500 homes in this time.  Now, I have made it clear that, on behalf of the majority of residents in […]

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The only way is up!

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 9 May, 2015

Well, I’ve had better election weekends (2007, 2012 and 2014) and I have had worse ones (2008 and, oh goodness, 2011) but, here I still am…fighting for what’s right, fighting for fairness and fighting for Brentwood West residents. So, we don’t have Alison Fulcher as new Brentwood West councillor, that’s a terrible shame.  This lady […]

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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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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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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 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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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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Just plain “Cllr” please

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 7 March, 2013

In the interests of stamping out #everydaysexism I have informed Brentwood Council that I no longer wish to be referred to as Cllr Ms Chilvers but now just Cllr Chilvers. This all arose following a twitter conversation where I highlighted that Brentwood Council’s constitution refers quite frequently to councillors as “he” or “him” despite 14/37 councillors […]

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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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Thank you #BrentwoodWest…

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 29 April, 2012

…it’s been great seeing you all again! I have really enjoyed this campaign – back meeting residents again and getting things done for you again! There’s been some great feedback too – on Saturday some of my Essex-based friends came over to help and got some really nice comments from those of you who are […]

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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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