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

  • 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.

  • 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."

  • Palace of Westminster.
    Article: May 21, 2018

    The Government have received their eleventh, twelfth and thirteenth defeats in the House of Lords during the Report stage of the EU Withdrawal Bill.

    A vote on an amendment to ensure our future interaction with EU law and agencies was passed by a cross-bench majority of 298 to 227

    A further vote on an amendment to remove the exit date from the bill passed by a cross-bench majority of 311 to 233.

  • Potholein Park Avenue
    Article: May 15, 2018

    A proposal for an urgent review into Essex County Council's criteria for repairing potholes was rejected out of hand by the Conservative administration today. At a meeting of the Full Council today (15 May 2018), a motion was proposed by the Liberal Democrats.

    The Lib Dem motion was calling for an urgent review of:

  • Survey: May 1, 2018
    4 questions

    With the usual difficulties at the start and end of the school day, some residents feel that parking is now becoming an issue.

    The lower end of Maltese Road, by Rainsford Road, has parking restrictions Monday to Friday from 8am - 6pm, whilst those houses past Valletta Close and Nancy Edwards Place have restrictions Monday to Friday from 10am - 11am only.

  • Palace of Westminster.
    Article: May 1, 2018

    The UK will still have the ability to refer to (and apply) EU guidance for legal matters in our courts even outside the EU, following further defeats on the EU (Withdrawal) Bill.

    The government has rightly accepted that following EU guidance for legal matters in our courts and tribunals is not a 'soft Brexit'.

  • Palace of Westminster.
    Article: Apr 19, 2018

    British jobs should be protected, following a vote in the House of Lords. Liberal Democrats helped defeat the Government and voted to keep Britain in a European Customs Union, which is key to Britain's future prosperity.

    An amendment on the customs union (supported by the Liberal Democrats and some Crossbenchers, Labour and Conservative peers) was passed by 348 votes to 225.

  • Palace of Westminster.
    Article: Apr 9, 2018

    1. Working to end homelessness being criminalised.

    Vagrancy isn't a word we often use in the 21st Century. That's why the law that makes homelessness a crime dates back to the 19th century. Layla Moran MP, our excellent MP for Oxford West and Abingdon has brought forward a bill to repeal this draconian law and stop people being arrested just for not having a roof over their head.