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Tory Storm Out – it’s #snowjoke

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 10 February, 2013

Last week, when my Lib Dem colleague Cllr Phil Mynott asked for a debate on the gritting in Brentwood the Tories stormed out of the meeting refusing to discuss it.  Apparently, it will form part of their winter plan for 2013/4. Well, it seems that winter has come back to bite them on their behinds […]

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With the webcast off the other night after the Tories stormed out, I took the chair, but this was cut off. Fellow opposition member Cllr Russell Quirk took a video from then and it is now ready for your viewing pleasure. See how a meeting can be conducted professionally and without hurling insults:    

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S’now use complaining….

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 5 February, 2012

….sometimes you just have to get on and do it #BrentwoodWest! County Cllr Barry Aspinell gave me a ring from the other side of snowy Brentwood this morning as he knew I had always been concerned about some residents in #BrentwoodWest who were stranded in the snow.  Chichester House is a home for the elderly […]

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Our New Year newsletter

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 16 January, 2011

 We’ve been busy delivering our newsletter with our review of 2010!  Just in case you’ve not seen it, you can read it below: Open publication – Free publishing – More karen

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Another busy weekend….

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 9 January, 2011

…working for you because that’s what we do….all year round! Our casework this weekend has included: several potholes (like the one above in St James Road) dealing with dangerous parking seeing what can be done about badly phased traffic lights ordering land registry documents to settle maintenance disputes ordering a new bin several requests for […]

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Snowing again!

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 17 December, 2010

Well, the snow’s back and it took me 4 hours to do an hour’s journey this evening. Hope you managed to get home safely – the M25 was at a standstill so I took a tour through London! During the last snowfall, Cllr Kendall, Cllr Clarke and I made several requests to have paths and […]

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Gritting requests

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 7 December, 2010

Well, many roads have improved and are free of ice, but in hilly Brentwood West some are still very dangerous so I have made the following requests: At our elderly residents homes: – Path to be cleared on Junction road footway, odds side, from Sanders Court to Warley Hill (as it happens, the whole road […]

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Nightmare on Ice Street – letter

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 23 December, 2009

So incensed was I about the debacle of the icy High Street, I wrote an angry letter to the Brentwood Gazette on Sunday.  It has been published, amongst many others on the same subject.  Here it is: “Dear Editor   As sure as winter follows autumn, resident calls about the ice followed the fall of […]

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Ice & snow update

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 20 December, 2009

I’ve heard from residents in who are virtually stranded at the end of cul-de-sacs (it’s not too clever getting out of my road either).  I’ve put in a request to have this gritted next time. However, it appears there is only enough money to grit main routes and bus routes. As a reminder, the Tories […]

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