Here it's Lib Dem or Conservative

Lib Dems will...

Protect the NHS including Broomfield's A&E

Cut congestion (better bus, pedestrian + cycle facilities)

Bring more jobs to Chelmsford and affordable homes

Involve the public more

Conservatives...

Raised your council tax but didn't spend the extra cash!

Stashed away £20 million in the council bank account

Delivered traffic chaos by giving in to developers

Made too many decisions behind closed doors

  • Building site
    Article: Jun 20, 2018

    Chelmsford's new Local Plan was passed by the full council last night but was attacked for being weak on infrastructure, environment, and the affordability of homes. Lib Dem Leader of the Opposition Cllr. Stephen Robinson said,

    "The Liberal Democrats are clear that this country has not built enough houses for 20 or more years. And nothing like enough houses that can be afforded by younger people and others on low incomes, people who are vital to our society's future.

  • School sign
    Article: Jun 19, 2018
    Essex Education Services (EES) will now be sold to the private sector, following a vote at Essex County Council (ECC). At the People and Families Scrutiny Committee, a call by the Liberal Democrats to postpone the sale was rejected by 7 votes to 4.
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    The hope had been that the decision was referred back to the Cabinet Member for further consideration, but even this minimal requirement was rejected.
  • NHS Doctor
    Article: Jun 12, 2018
    More details have emerged of the crisis in local GP numbers. Essex Lib Dem Health spokesperson Cllr Stephen Robinson questioned NHS managers at a recent meeting of the Essex Health Scrutiny Committee, and they revealed that up to half of all GPs and a quarter of all nurses could retire over the next two years.
  • Ashcroft building, Anglia Ruskin University (By Anglia Ruskin University (Anglia Ruskin University image library) [CC BY 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)
    Article: Jun 4, 2018

    Walk into summer with Heart and Sole on Thursday 21 June. Meet at Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford, from 6.15pm in the Lord Ashcroft building, from which the walk will leave promptly at 7pm.

    Let the walk leaders guide you along the River Chelmer through Central Park and Admirals Park before heading towards Writtle and the rolling summer fields. The walk will then turn back towards the city centre and take in the manicured gardens of the Cathedral.

    You can choose between 5km or 10km routes and all proceeds will go towards funding the Heart and Sole walks and chosen charities. It is only £3 to take part and children (under 14 years) can come for free. All walkers can enjoy refreshments afterwards.

    Donations will be collected on the evening, but you must register for the walk in advance. To register, visit www.chelmsford.gov.uk/heartandsole and click on 'Heart and Sole events'. Payment will be taken on the evening of the walk.

  • Event: Jul 4, 2018 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Church of the Holy Spirit, Forest Drive, Chelmsford. CM1 2TS
    Jude is your Essex County Councillor.
    She will be at the Lunch Club, Church Of The Holy Spirit, Forest Drive on the following Wednesdays from 1pm - 2pm.
  • Event: Jul 7, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    St Luke's Church, 26 Lewis Dr, Chelmsford CM2 9EF

    Freda will be at St Lukes Church, Moulsham Lodge on the first Saturday of each month from 11:00 - 12:00. Residents are welcome to drop in to discuss issues or just for a chat. If you can't make the surgery, Freda can be contacted by email at f.mountain@cmld.org.uk or on the telephone 01245 264688 or 07890 496330.

  • Event: Jul 17, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    North Avenue United Reformed Church, North Avenue, Chelmsford. CM1 2AL

    Essex County Council and Chelmsford City Councillor Jude Deakin will hold a surgery at the Jubilee Cafe, United Reform Church, North Avenue. Residents are welcome to come and discuss any concerns or just for a chat.

  • streetlight off
    Article: May 23, 2018

    Figures out today reveal that 5008 streetlights are not working in Essex, and are taking an average of 33 days to fix. The figures were uncovered by the Liberal Democrat group. Essex County Council says that the majority of the faults were related to lamps or the control systems.

    Commented Essex Liberal Democrat Councillor Stephen Robinson, "It's bad enough that 75% of Essex street lights are off at night, but too many that are supposed to be on are not."