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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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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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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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Another priceless night at the Town Hall. Tonight, it was the Town Centre, Community and Culture Panel.  First things first, I raised the issue that this meant the panel was only looking at Brentwood Town Centre and no others – not Warley, Shenfield or Ingatestone….I was successful in getting this changed. They also didn’t include […]

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Tory Priorities: All wrong and housing waiting lists suffer

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 23 January, 2013

I recently blogged about the key Conservative party priority in Brentwood – a clean green borough and I have argued that this, although important, was not the key priority. I didn’t expect this to come home to roost quite so quickly. Tonight, although not a member of the panel, I popped (for two hours) along […]

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Pothole craziness!

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 1 January, 2013

So, starting the year as I mean to go on, Louis and I went for a ward walk this morning.  As usual, we will be reporting in the problems we found but one particularly amused us. It’s in Brentwood South rather than West – can you guess from this photo of Louis exactly where it […]

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Brentwood West – feeling the love!

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 2 May, 2012

Well, that was quite a year but now, here we are at Election Eve once again!  That came around fairly quick! All I can do now is hope that you DO want the hardest working councillor back fighting for you again and that you go out and vote for me tomorrow – polls open at […]

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Got your council tax bill? Expecting it to go down by 2.1%? Surprised that it has actually gone up by 0.1%? Me too. The Tories have made a song-and-dance about their 2.1% cut in council tax but, it seems, cleverly worded this to deflect the attention away from the fact that only the small borough […]

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