• grass
    Article: Jul 11, 2022

    The planned Garden Community north-east of Chelmsford will create new, high-quality neighbourhoods where people really want to live and work. This initiative by the City Council, working with developers, has been recognised by the Government, with an award of more than £450,000.

    The grant will be used by Chelmsford City Council to continue the work of bringing new development forward. A proportion of the money will also be used on improvements to existing cycle and walking projects in the area.

  • gavel on wooden table
    Article: Jun 25, 2022

    Tenants in Chelmsford can feel assured that the council will challenge unfair or unsafe treatment by landlords, after it won a conviction in the courts.

    Chelmsford City Council took Susan Wu to court for illegal eviction and harassment.

    She had unlawfully evicted a family of five from their home in Chelmsford. The locks to the property were changed without the tenants' knowledge that this would happen. They were not given a copy of the new keys, until the council intervened. The keys were then given back to them in the middle of the night.

  • Bicycle
    Article: Jun 23, 2022
    In Chelmsford City Life

    Chelmsford Smart Hangar Scheme (CSHS) was launched earlier this month to help cyclists to safely store their bikes in Chelmsford's city centre. Currently, there are three 'bike hangars' that can hold up to six bikes. They are located in:

    Can Bridge Way (by Meadows Surface car park)

    Market Road (by the public toilets)

    Market Square (on the corner of Cornhill and Bellmead)

    The bike hangars cost £1 per hour or £3 for a full day.

  • homeless belongings in doorway
    Article: Jun 21, 2022
    In Chelmsford City Life

    A new city-wide initiative has been launched to make it easier for anyone sleeping rough to get help in Chelmsford.

    Street Support is an established, national scheme running throughout the UK. Cities taking part create a bespoke directory of local homelessness and support services. Now, for the first time, there's a dedicated Street Support website and app for Chelmsford.

  • Survey: Jun 13, 2022
    1 question

    Traffic around Westlands Community Primary School can be a problem during drop-off and pick-up times. The police and parking enforcement officers have made regular trips to the school to encourage better parking, but unfortunately we see old habits returning when they're not present.

    We are planning to approach Essex County Council to ask them to create a protected 'School Street' around the school. Please tell us if you support making school drop-off and pick-up times safer, better for the environment and more pleasant for everyone. Thank you.

  • Petition: Jun 13, 2022

    Traffic around Westlands Community Primary School can be a problem during drop-off and pick-up times. The police and parking enforcement officers have made regular trips to the school to encourage better parking, but unfortunately we see old habits returning when they're not present.

    We are planning to approach Essex County Council to ask them to create a protected 'School Street' around the school. Please sign our petition to show your support for making school drop-off and pick-up times safer, better for the environment and more pleasant for everyone. Thank you.

  • Children eating a school lunch
    Article: Jun 7, 2022

    The government has slashed funding for free school meals for 4-7 year olds in Essex, Southend and Thurrock by £1.5 million in real terms, shocking new figures uncovered by the Liberal Democrats have revealed.

    The party said it is another example of the Conservatives "short-changing our children."

    Children in the Essex County Council area have lost the equivalent of £1,171,603 - more than any other area in the country. Those in Thurrock have lost £154,583 and Southend-on-Sea £138,555.

  • concrete canvas logo (https://chelmsfordforyou.co.uk/concretecanvas)
    Article: Jun 6, 2022

    Chelmsford city centre has been transformed by a festival of street art. "Concrete Canvas" brought incredible murals and artwork to Chelmsford using the city's story as inspiration. Sites across Chelmsford's city centre are now the canvas for striking artworks, forming a diverse trail of street art.

Creating a greener, fairer, more-connected city, as the party that leads Chelmsford City Council