• Grant applications folder (Chelmsford City Council)
    Article: Jul 31, 2020

    More Chelmsford businesses that are suffering a significant fall in income due to coronavirus, can now apply for a grant. Chelmsford City Council has launched a third and final round of Discretionary Business Support Grants.

    The policy has been revised to bring additional businesses into scope and will increase the funding grants, on top of the £31 million that has already been paid out. Previous applicants do not need to apply again, as the Council will look at all applications to see if businesses qualify under the new terms of the scheme.

  • Impression of proposed bridge over River Chelmer (Chelmsford City Council)
    Article: Jul 30, 2020

    A new bridge and access road is being proposed for Chelmsford's waterside area, where the Rivers Chelmer and Can meet near Wharf Road. The public now have a first chance to comment on the proposals.

    Interested parties are invited to give their feedback on these infrastructure proposals in an online consultation that will run until midday Monday 24 August 2020. Visit Chelmsford Waterside to see a video of the proposals, read the documents, make comments and register to be notified when the planning application for this scheme is submitted.

    The area, near the Essex Record Office, was identified in the Chelmsford Local Plan (which was adopted in May 2020) as a key location for housing development in the city centre. It is made up of various parcels of land, including the former gas works site. There is the potential to deliver up to 970 new homes over the next ten years.

    The proposed new access road and bridge are required to provide local access to the new neighbourhood. Later this year, a planning application will be submitted. Before the application is submitted, the City Council is engaging with residents, businesses and stakeholders to set out the key issues that will be considered as part of the planning application for the road and bridge project.

    Councillor Chris Davidson, Cabinet Member for a Fairer Chelmsford, said, "There is an opportunity to turn a former industrial site into a great new quarter with homes, businesses and public areas on the waterfront. We are determined to ensure that we put in attractive infrastructure first, so this is a real improvement to the centre of our city."

  • 3 foot people recycling pack (Chelmsford City Council)
    Article: Jul 27, 2020

    Chelmsford Council's 3foot People Festival has teamed up with Love Your Chelmsford and put together a 3foot Recycling Activity Pack.

    Designed for pre-school aged children, the pack aims to teach our younger generations about the importance of recycling and encourages them to try out some activities at home to help reduce and reuse their family's waste.

  • Survey: Jul 24, 2020
    6 questions

    This survey is for residents of Redmayne Avenue and surrounding streets in response to concerns that have been raised about all day parking in the area. Before the Council can consider introducing parking schemes, we have to demonstrate broad support from residents. If you are a resident who is affected by all-day parking in this area, please take 2 minutes to complete this survey to help us to help your community.

  • Black lives matter
    Article: Jul 23, 2020

    At a meeting of the whole Council at Chelmsford City Council on 22 July, Liberal Democrats voted for a motion to take a stand against racism.

    Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Cllr. Stephen Robinson, said, "Recent events show, sadly, that racism is still widespread and actions, not just words, are needed. The City Council is committed to being actively anti-racist and will encourage the rest of our community to act with us to ensure all residents of Chelmsford are afforded the same respect.

  • Warren Farm development west Chelmsford (Chelmsford City Council Local Plan)
    Article: Jul 20, 2020

    The plan for 800+ houses on Warren Farm, Writtle (West Chelmsford) has been referred back for the transport elements to be reassessed on sustainability grounds.

    The Chelmsford Policy Board heard from the local Lib Dem Councillor, Stephen Robinson, who spoke on behalf of himself and Cllrs. Lee Ashley and Ann Davidson. You can watch what he said here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xye1Ics5tQc at 46 minutes in. Other speakers making similar points were from Chignal Estate Residents.

  • Overgrown verge / grass / weeds
    Article: Jul 20, 2020

    Trees, shrubs and hedges are overhanging pavements and causing a hazard to pedestrians, especially those with mobility or sight issues. Cllr Stephen Robinson has received a number of such reports in the last few weeks. Cllr. Robinson recently challenged the Essex County Council Cabinet Member on the Essex Highways policy for cutting back vegetation overhanging the highway from adjacent, non-highway land.

  • Chelmsford bypass and new station (Image from Essex County Council)
    Article: Jul 18, 2020

    Plans for a Chelmsford North East Bypass and new station are now on show, in a specially created 'virtual village hall' event, following the award of £218m of Government funding for the schemes.

    Commented Leader of Chelmsford City Council Cllr. Stephen Robinson, "We've waited decades for a new station in north east Chelmsford. This brings it a couple of steps closer but there is still some way to go. It is vital that Government gives councils the powers and resources to invest in infrastructure before, or at the same time as, new development."

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