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William Hunter Way – the Tory monstrosity returns

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 6 January, 2016

Looks like we are back to Square One in William Hunter Way now the Conservatives are back in control. Last year, we had a Town Centre Group that included residents who lived locally to the town centre and they were able to have an enormous amount of input in to what they wanted in the […]

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The Great Tory Unsaving of Brentwood

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 17 July, 2015

I can’t be the only one concerned, following the Tory sell of of The Old House last month, that other things that were agreed under The Accord last year are going to be unpicked by the Conservative administration that Brentwood has entrusted to run the town? I am worried that this is just the first […]

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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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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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Westbury Road Car Park potential development

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 25 January, 2015

You may have heard recently in the news, or perhaps from this post of mine from October, that the council is considering developing a small portion of the Westbury Road Car Park along the High Street stretch.  Well, this is still in the investigation stage and no more but, as it came up on the […]

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Securing a future for Hopefield (we hope)

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 16 January, 2015

@Hopefield_Essex I have called an urgent meeting of my Community Committee on Tuesday 27th January 2015 at 6.45pm with one agenda item – making Hopefield Animal Sanctuary a Community Asset.  It is a public meeting at the Town Hall so please come along and show your support for Hopefield and this important step in protecting […]

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Boutique Cinema – it can be done in William Hunter Way

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 11 January, 2015

Six years ago, I suggested that a small, boutique cinema would be perfect for Brentwood – and the Tories laughed at me and continued with their horrible monstrosity until it finally died last year. On Monday, the William Hunter Working Group had the pleasure of hearing that this CAN work and proved it by giving […]

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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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William Hunter Way meeting – Monday 5th Jan 2015

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 4 January, 2015

Everyone is invited along to the latest meeting of the William Hunter Way working group meeting tomorrow (Monday) to discuss the future of Brentwood.  I am proud to be part of this group as we have advanced this project significantly in six months and are now in a position to move forward having extensively consulted […]

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