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  • Summer planting in Oaklands Park
    Article: Jul 26, 2021

    Chelmsford City Council has planted 30,000 trees across the district over the last two years, as part of the Lib Dem pledge to deliver a greener Chelmsford.

    The Council is also investing in its parks and green spaces

    Memorial garden for Hanbury family re-opens in Chelmsford's Hylands Park.

    A memorial garden has been restored in Chelmsford's Hylands Park giving residents of all ages a place for quiet reflection. The reinstated garden was originally created by the Hanbury family, the last private owners of the estate. The City Council worked with the Friends of Hylands House to restore the Hanbury Memorial Garden, and also refurbished the One World Garden in Hylands Park.

  • Sunflower Lanyard
    Article: Jul 26, 2021

    Last year, in 2020, Bedford Borough Council, Cambridgeshire Community Health Services NHS Trust, The Harpur Centre, Love Bedford (Bedford BID), Bedford Borough Parent Carer Forum and Access Bedford announced their support for hidden disability sunflower lanyards in the borough.

    Sunflower lanyards are free and can help people who have disabilities that are not immediately obvious to others. This could include people with learning difficulties, those living with dementia or poor mental health, as well as mobility, speech, visual or hearing impairments.

  • Chelmsford City Council Housing Strategy (Chelmsford City Council)
    Article: Jul 25, 2021

    A plan has been announced that will deliver additional units of genuinely-affordable homes in Chelmsford, by the Lib Dem-led City Council. A draft Housing Strategy is now out for consultation, as part of the Liberal Democrat ambition to deliver a fairer Chelmsford.

    The draft Housing Strategy 2021-2026 seeks to address the gaps, where the "Chelmsford Local Plan 2020-2036" will not deliver enough, genuinely-affordable homes, to address the housing crisis in Chelmsford. This Housing Strategy is about what the City Council will deliver working with partners. In particular,