Cllr Karen Chilvers

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Blue Badge Holders – good news in Brentwood High Street

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 9 March, 2017

  Something of a success in the High Street for Blue Badge holders. I had a conversation with Nick Binder from Chelmsford City Council (yes, Chelmsford run our on-street parking) about the constant abuse of these spaces – to the extent that, to some at least, they are referred to as “The Starbucks Spaces” and […]

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LATCO No No

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 2 March, 2017

At full council last night, after saying NO to four sensible Labour amendments, they then poured scorn on ours. We had simply suggested that it might be a good idea for the council to start making some revenue before we go bust in two or three years.   This is something that other councils, of […]

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Live in Honeypot Lane area?

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 24 February, 2017

If you live in or around Honeypot Lane you will be aware that there is a proposal to include a development of 250 houses in that road as part of the Local Development Plan. Now, this is all out for consultation and we expected to see it back on the agenda for a decision by […]

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A Wheel Furore

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 23 February, 2017

You dip your tippy toe back in to the world of politics and BOOM it all goes crazy! Last Thursday, after a few months sick leave, I visited the Town Hall in a wheelchair and, to put it mildly, it was an experience.  After two and a half working days, four and a half actual […]

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Time to return…

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 23 February, 2017

  Months have passed and lots of things have happened.  Brexit, Trump, an operation, a bereavement, two books published, stupid planning decisions, constant Tory incompetence, Mrs Mayhem, trees chopped down, trees planted, Labour falling apart and Lib Dems in the assent with 30+ by elections won in the first few months and a new Lib […]

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Jo Cox MP

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 17 June, 2016

May she be ever remembered for being a bright young woman who was an example to everyone in politics… Thinking of Jo’s family, friends and residents and wishing that we lived in a better world, which was exactly what she was fighting for. Jo Cox MP 1974 – 2016 

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Don’t be scared – it’s an ACTUAL consultation

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 12 June, 2016

In Brentwood, we are so used to consultation to back up an already-made decision that I think people are fearful when they are actually asked their opinion. This weekend, I have written to residents of certain roads asking their opinions on parking restrictions.  I have had to reply individually to some because I can sense […]

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Disabled parking spaces now out of use!

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 9 June, 2016

Is is a conspiracy?  As  my letter appears in the Gazette the disabled parking spaces are then blocked off by ECC contractors! This happened last week, I thought for a few days, but there is no clue as to how long this will be for.  I explained the problem to County Cllr David Kendall and […]

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50 Crescent Road – permitted

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 9 June, 2016

Blue Badge Parking in Brentwood

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 8 June, 2016

Here’s my letter that appeared in the Brentwood Gazette today, although they removed the bit about #TOWIE’s Miss Gemma Collins….. In February this year, after three freak accidents in as many years, exacerbated by some long-term health conditions, I finally had to admit that I was disabled.  Not exactly what I wanted to do just […]

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