• Black lives matter
    Article: Jun 15, 2020

    An anti-racism action group is being set up for Chelmsford, chaired by the Mayor, Cllr Jude Deakin. The Mayor will shortly convene a meeting of relevant local community representatives to draw up a list of actions to ensure that the Council's pledges on diversity and equality are being met.

    The Council's action group will have input from the Council's Diversity Champion Cllr Lee Ashley and Cabinet Deputy Cllr Smita Rajesh and the support of Council Leader Stephen Robinson and Deputy Leader Marie Goldman.

  • Warren Farm development west Chelmsford (Chelmsford City Council Local Plan)
    Article: Jun 11, 2020

    Residents to the west of Chelmsford have been given extra opportunities to comment on development planned for Roxwell Road, Writtle. Local Liberal Democrat Councillors Stephen Robinson, Ann Davidson and Lee Ashley have ensured a range of consultation opportunities are now available.

    A revised masterplan for the development has been published for consultation. The local councillors have ensured that a leaflet is being addressed and sent to 4,000 houses near the site; residents can discuss any concerns by phone or video conference with planning officers, and an online meeting will be arranged for local residents' groups. None of this would have happened if the Conservatives were still in charge of Chelmsford City Council.

  • Rose Moore
    Article: Jun 10, 2020

    Chelmsford City Council has reaffirmed that tackling climate change is a top priority, with a new Cabinet appointment. Councillor Rose Moore has been appointed to the post of Cabinet Member for Greener and Safer Chelmsford.

    Her role replaces the Cabinet Member for Safer Chelmsford, previously held by Councillor Jude Deakin, who is now the Mayor of Chelmsford for this year and has therefore stepped back from politics for the duration of her term.

    Rose Moore attended school in Chelmsford and has lived in the city with her family since 2006. The former Chelmsford County High School pupil graduated from Goldsmiths College, University of London, in 1995; went on to lecture in Performing Arts at Braintree College, and has worked as a professional musician, music editor and composer since 1998.

  • Greeener safer transport
    Article: Jun 6, 2020

    Some roads in the centre of Chelmsford are to be made one-way, in order to make more space for cycling and walking, with changes rolling out from next Monday, 8th June.

    Commented Lib Dem Leader Cllr. Stephen Robinson, "For over a year, the Lib Dem leaders of Chelmsford City Council have been pressing ahead with plans for a greener, safer and better-connected city. This crisis gives us a unique chance to support changes to travel habits on a permanent basis.

  • Black lives matter
    Article: Jun 5, 2020

    The Prime Minister must condemn President Trump's behaviour

    British foreign policy must always promote human rights, democracy, and the rule of law all over the world. The USA is no exception.

    The UK has a moral duty to speak out when the freedoms and rights of the people of the US are under attack.

  • CCC local plan logo ()
    Article: May 28, 2020

    The new Chelmsford Local Plan gives the Council more powers to address the climate emergency and housing crisis, both of which the City Council prioritised after the election in 2019. It was adopted by the City Council on 27th May at a special online meeting. Watch the meeting on YouTube.

    Said Lib Dem Leader Stephen Robinson, "We will demand that developers provide for jobs, shops, open space and supporting infrastructure, not just new homes - all met in a sustainable manner.

  • National Lottery Community Fund
    Article: May 28, 2020

    The National Lottery's new Coronavirus Community Support Fund for organisations is now open.

    The fund will be aimed primarily at small to medium organisations in England.

    The Fund has two key objectives:

    1. To increase community support to vulnerable people affected by the COVID-19 crisis, through the work of civil society organisations.
    2. To reduce temporary closures of essential charities and social enterprises, ensuring services for vulnerable people impacted by COVID-19 have the financial resources to operate, and so reduce the burden on public services.
  • Mayoress Jude Deakin and Daughter
    Article: May 14, 2020

    The new Mayor and Mayoress of Chelmsford for 2020 - 21 are Councillor Jude Deakin and her daughter Helen. They were elected last night (Wednesday 13 May) at the first-ever virtual meeting of the Full Chelmsford City Council.

    Jude lived in South Woodham Ferrers with her two daughters Heather and Helen before moving to Chelmsford in 2006. She previously worked in logistics, recruitment, office management and as a carer.

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