Cllr. Jude Deakin

Jude Deakin is a local Councillor

  • For Marconi ward, Chelmsford City Council
  • For Chelmsford West, Essex County Council

Contact Jude on 01245 250464 or email jude.deakin@cmld.org.uk

More about Jude here.

Among many other things, Jude campaigns on:

  • The state of our roads and pavements - potholes everywhere!
  • More for the youth service; and services for the elderly and vulnerable.
  • Town centre congestion - we need a circular bus route and a Widford Park and Ride.
  • Reduce, reuse and recycle - Say NO to incineration

Jude's advice surgeries - all welcome to pop in to discuss any issues or for a chat

At Lunch Club, Church of the Holy Spirit, Forest Drive 1pm - 2pm on:
  • 3rd May 2017
At Jubilee Cafe, United Reformed Church, North Avenue 12pm - 1pm on:
  • 18th April 2017
  • 16th May 2017

Latest news about Cllr. Jude Deakin

  • Essex County Hall
    Article: Apr 26, 2017

    Our Priorities for the 2017 Elections

    End the Tory cuts to public services

    Over the last four years Conservative run Essex County Council has been savagely cutting services

    • Children's Centres have closed
    • Meals on Wheels have ended
    • Community Transport has been cut
    • Bus services have been cut
    • Side roads and pavements have deteriorated
    • Care packages for the elderly have been delayed
    • Charges for Home Care has increased five fold
    • Youth Services have been dismantled
    • Recycling Centres restrict home DIY waste
    • Local Highways budgets have been halved
    • Charges for home to school transport in rural areas has rocketed
    • Traffic congestion has got worse

  • Cash
    Article: Feb 19, 2017

    Essex County Council Conservatives have voted down Liberal Democrat proposals to:

    • address the Essex NHS and social care crisis by increasing funding for partnership working with the NHS and care providers
    • put more of the Highways budget under local control, to speed up the repair of local roads and deliver important safety schemes
    • invest in new youth services including school lunchtime sessions
    • address Conservative cuts to school transport and recycling centres
  • parking now
    Article: Dec 8, 2016

    At a meeting of Chelmsford City Council last night (7th December 2016) the Conservative group voted en bloc to reject a Lib Dem calling for better parking enforcement.

    Lib Dem Jude Deakin told that the Council that illegal parking (on double and single yellow lines) poses a significant problem. It:

    • endangers pedestrians (in particular children at school-times), cyclists, and those with limited mobility
    • impedes the flow of transport; and
    • causes expensive damage to footways.
  • Road Repair Equipment
    Article: May 12, 2016
    By Jude Deakin

    Repair work is due to start on 17th May in Linnet Drive and Firecrest Rd.

    Notices have now gone out to residents in Linnet Drive and Firecrest Road advising them of forthcoming road repairs and micro resurfacing.

    Carrageway planning will begin on 17th May, whilst repairs are programmed to begin on 19th May (weather permitting) and last five days.

  • footpath and hedge
    Article: Apr 29, 2016
    By Jude Deakin

    Overgrown hedges cut back on school walk footpaths

    Several weeks ago Karen, a resident of Tile Kiln, contacted Cllr Jude Deakin about the difficulties walking along the footpaths leading to Mildmay School. The walk each day was becoming quite a challenge due to overgrown hedges. The issue was reported to the city council.

  • Graffitied underpass
    Article: Apr 6, 2016
    By Jude Deakin

    The Miami Roundabout underpass is due to get a face lift.

    City Councillor Freda Mountain has frequently highlighted the poor condition of this much used route to and from Wood Street and New London Road.

    County Councillor Jude Deakin requested a community initiative project to upgrade the walls of the underpass as it had not received a clean up for some time. The project has been given the go ahead. It is part of a larger program which is scheduled to be completed by the Autumn.

  • Resident permit holders only sign
    Article: Apr 5, 2016
    By Jude Deakin


    Fear parking problems may escalate in Henry Road.

    Residents have been in contact with local councillor Jude Deakin over the recent consultation on adopting the zone 2 residents parking permit scheme for Henry Road.

    Many properties have off-street parking but do not have an authorised dropped kerbs. Enforcement officers are unable to issue a penalty charge notice because the resident does not have a properly constructed dropped kerbs and are therefore not legally authorised to drive across a public footway.

  • Young People need your help
    Article: Feb 11, 2016

    Proposals for extra support for young people, and to undertake more road and pavement repairs were tabled at Essex County Council, by the Liberal Democrats in the budget debate this week. However, these were rejected by the Conservatives, who approved a budget containing £75 million of cuts, which will hit vulnerable youngsters and older people.

  • Survey Form
    Article: Feb 1, 2016

    A young people's survey is going out via schools across the district, following a meeting last week of Chelmsford Youth Strategy Group. Commented Cllr Stephen Robinson at the meeting, "It will be good to hear younger views about how the (sadly rather small!) youth budget should be spent in future."

  • Small black dog
    Article: Nov 26, 2015

    Chelmsford council is being asked to act against puppy farmers and other unlicensed breeders, with the Liberal Democrats moving a motion to this effect at Wednesday's full council meeting.

    The motion calls on the council to

    a) continue partnership working with RSPCA and Trading Standards to find and prosecute puppy farmers and other unlicensed breeders