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Recent News

  • Traffic Rainsford Road
    Article: Mar 10, 2017

    Liberal Democrat Essex County Council leader Mike Mackrory contacted the Essex Chronicle in response to an article about Chelmsford traffic. You can read it below;

    Dear Sirs,

    Gridlock in four years

    Your front page and extensive report of the traffic congestion facing Chelmsford (Essex Chronicle 2nd March) highlighted many of the concerns I and my colleagues at both Essex County Council and Chelmsford City Council have been raising for several years. The huge increase in housing developments both in the centre and on the outskirts without the necessary transport infrastructure was always going to cause even more congestion on our crowded roads.

  • Campaigner Bob Howes - Delighted to see Council is investing in library which was threatened with closure.
    Article: Mar 6, 2017
    In Prittlewell Focus: March 2017

    When the Tories were last in power in Southend they threatened to close Westcliff Library to save money. Public protests at their library plans was one reason they fell from power. Now they are back they seem to have learnt something from their mistakes and are investing in a major refurbishment of the library. Local Lib Dem campaigner Bob Howes said "I am delighted by this dramatic u-turn. It shows that when the public speak out, even the Tories have to listen."

  • Article: Mar 3, 2017
    By Geoffrey Sell, Melvin Caton, and Alan Dean

    At Uttlesford's District Council's budget meeting last Thursday the Liberal Democrats were successful in getting support in principle for match funding, in conjunction with town and parish councils, for three more Police Community Support Officers in the district.

    Lib Dem Cllr Geoffrey Sell from Stansted proposed the match funding scheme for the additional PCSOs . "A key priority of Uttlesford residents is to be safe. They want more visible policing. Our proposal will allow town and parish councils to enter into a partnership with the District Council to fund 3 new PCSOs posts in the district. The proposal will be discussed at the next Uttlesford Parish Forum on 15 March when we hope it will get the support of town and parish councils."

  • Dentist
    Article: Feb 22, 2017

    The City's only Community Dental Practice at Parkside, Melbourne Avenue - used by our most vulnerable residents - is set to close after being taken over by Community Dental Services CIC on 1st October. They have decided to meet the needs of the population of Essex from centralised 'hubs' in the larger population areas.

  • Springfield Crime Wave
    Article: Feb 22, 2017

    Over recent weeks, residents in Springfield have been subjected to an increasing number of acts of vandalism. These have now spread to the Chelmer Village area and have resulted in Chelmsford Police acknowledging the problem and increasing police presence in the area. Particularly prevalent has been damage to people's vehicles such as slashed tyres and smashed windscreens.

  • Cash
    Article: Feb 19, 2017

    Essex County Council Conservatives have voted down Liberal Democrat proposals to:

    • address the Essex NHS and social care crisis by increasing funding for partnership working with the NHS and care providers
    • put more of the Highways budget under local control, to speed up the repair of local roads and deliver important safety schemes
    • invest in new youth services including school lunchtime sessions
    • address Conservative cuts to school transport and recycling centres
  • Councillor Carole Mulroney pleased with stop to Vine expansion
    Article: Feb 13, 2017
    In Southend Echo

    After many complaints regarding the noise levels from The Vine, on Leigh Road, Councillor Carol Mulroney is pleased that the application for expansion was refused.

    Carole, who is on Southend Council's Development Control Committee, said:

    "I am really please the reasons to refuse acknowledge the many complaints we have had from residents about the noise."

  • Councillor Carole Mulroney wants clarity on section 106 agreements
    Article: Jan 15, 2017

    Liberal Democrats call for Southend Council to press Government on Affordable Housing

    Southend Borough Council must challenge the loophole that allows developers to maximise profit over community said Councillor Carole Mulroney.

    Leigh's Liberal Democrat councillor urged the Council to tackle the government rule change that allows developers to go back on their affordable housing promises.

  • Drop down posts bollards
    Article: Dec 17, 2016
    By Jude Deakin

    Drop down safety bollards replaced in Cramphorn Walk, Chelmsford.

    After many months of Cllr. Jude Deakin requesting that the broken bollards be repaired, they have recently been replaced.

    "This is a pedestrianised area where residents should not have to worry about vehicles driving on the pathways, but this is exactly what was happening on a regular basis" saidCllr. Jude Deakin, "I've had parents and grandparents asking me to do something so the children and elderly can feel safe walking out of their front doors. Im so pleased to eventually be able to report the work has been completed".

  • parking now
    Article: Dec 8, 2016

    At a meeting of Chelmsford City Council last night (7th December 2016) the Conservative group voted en bloc to reject a Lib Dem calling for better parking enforcement.

    Lib Dem Jude Deakin told that the Council that illegal parking (on double and single yellow lines) poses a significant problem. It:

    • endangers pedestrians (in particular children at school-times), cyclists, and those with limited mobility
    • impedes the flow of transport; and
    • causes expensive damage to footways.