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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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Running Brentwood: a privilege not a right

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 26 April, 2015

Last year, when we ousted the Tories from power with our Labour, Brentwood First and independent colleagues, I was ecstatic.  From 2006, I had been fighting back against their dogmatic control ever since, just before I agreed to stand as a Lib Dem candidate, I saw the awful development they wanted to plonk in to our […]

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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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One Professional Scrubber coming up!

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 3 February, 2015

Cllr John Newberry and I are delighted to fund a piece of equipment for South Weald Parish Hall from our ward budgets.  This will help to keep the new floor, due to be installed in April, in good condition and prolong its life. This is a “professional scrubber” which has been requested by the hall’s […]

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Councillor candidate news

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 31 January, 2015

I am delighted to announce that Brentwood West resident, charity worker, carer and artist Alison Fulcher will be our candidate for the May 2015 ward councillor elections.  Alison would join County Cllr David Kendall, Cllr John Newberry and me working for local residents as your local councillor and continue the work of The Accord administration.  I am […]

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Working with residents in Firsgrove Crescent

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 18 January, 2015

It was gloomy, rainy and we even had snow but Cllr Newberry and I also had a very professional, friendly and fruitful meeting on Saturday morning!  We met the group from Firsgrove Crescent in Vaughan Williams Way to study the wooded area behind their homes.  The problem was that the council, with every good intention, had […]

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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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The worst petition in the world ever…..

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 7 January, 2015

Let me present you with one of the best comedies you have seen…really it is just comedy gold!  This petition is so bad that two members of the Tories walked out of the meeting before it was even voted on – and it was their petition!  One of those even denied signing it when they […]

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Westbury Road Car Park – an innovative idea?

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 12 October, 2014

Remember the Butcher, the Baker & the Candlestick maker?  Wouldn’t we like to see these sort of independent traders back to the town? The Accord administration is looking far in to the future of Brentwood and sometimes this means floating brave new ideas.  That’s just what we are doing with the council-owned and under-utilised Westbury […]

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William Hunter Way consultation – a reminder

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 12 October, 2014

  Over the weekend, each household will receive a letter addressed to whoever is on the council tax account about the William Hunter Way consultation and here’s why… On 1st September 2014, after the failure of the former Tory administration’s town centre development (along with eight wasted years and hundreds of thousands of pounds) the […]

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