Marconi ward

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Marconi ward is one of 24 electoral areas on Chelmsford City Council. It stretches from the railway just north of the police station (near the University) up to Melbourne Avenue. It includes the University, Rainsford Road and the Boarded Barns area.

It elects two councillors to Chelmsford Council. For Essex County Council elections, it is part of the Chelmsford West division.


Jude Deakin and Graham Pooley are the local Lib Dem campaigners.

For our recent news and campaigns see below

  • Drop down posts bollards
    Article: Dec 17, 2016
    By Jude Deakin

    Drop down safety bollards replaced in Cramphorn Walk, Chelmsford.

    After many months of Cllr. Jude Deakin requesting that the broken bollards be repaired, they have recently been replaced.

    "This is a pedestrianised area where residents should not have to worry about vehicles driving on the pathways, but this is exactly what was happening on a regular basis" saidCllr. Jude Deakin, "I've had parents and grandparents asking me to do something so the children and elderly can feel safe walking out of their front doors. Im so pleased to eventually be able to report the work has been completed".

  • Resident Parking Permit Sign
    Article: Aug 3, 2016
    By Jude Deakin

    At a recent South Essex Parking Partnership meeting it was decided not to implement a parking permit scheme.

    The committee were particularly concerned about information relating to Fixed Penalty Notices which, in their opinion, appeared to disadvantage those who had followed council procedure and paid for dropped kerbs.

  • 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.

  • gritter truck
    Article: Aug 31, 2015

    With a summer that looks like autumn, preparations for a possible winter with snow and ice are under way.

    Do you belong to neighbourhood watch, residents association or some other local group? Have you identified local pathways which you are willing to clear of snow and put down grit during the bad weather to help the community?

  • Danger Junction Jude Deakin & Graham Pooley
    Article: Apr 26, 2015

    AT LAST the Council, has given the OK to a safe refuge close to Primrose Hill and Mace Walk. It's promised by September 2015 in readiness for the new Maltese Road Primary School.

    Local Lib Dems Jude Deakin and Graham Pooley have persistently argued and lobbied for action to help childen and others safely cross Rainsford Road.

  • parking now
    Article: Apr 25, 2015

    Are the existing Residents' Parking zones working? Do we need more 20mph zones? These are the questions being asked by west Chelmsford Lib Dem campaigners Cllr. Jude Deakin and Graham Pooley.

    Residents' parking schemes

    It's been suggested that it's not working well in some streets, and that maybe there should be a larger number of zones each covering a smaller area or number of streets. Also there are streets where there is not a scheme at present that may actually need one. Jude and Graham have asked for a review of this as a whole alongside particular streets or very specific concerns.

  • Graham Pooley
    Article: Apr 17, 2015

    Radio is coming home to its birthplace, in the Marconi factory in Chelmsford. An eleventh-hour deal has been done whereby the volunteer-run "Chelmsford Community Radio (CCR)" will be based in the water tower at the former Marconi factory.

    Lib Dem Graham Pooley persuaded the new owners of the site, Bellway homes, to do a fairer deal on the rent expected to be paid by CCR.

  • Article: Mar 24, 2014

    Three Chelmsford primary schools are set for expansion and two new primary schools are proposed (with others to come). Essex County Council has commenced a public consultation to:

    • expand Oaklands Infant School, Moulsham Infant School and Moulsham Junior School
    • establishing two new schools - in Maltese Road (near Rainsford Road/Parkway - 210 places) and in the new Greater Beaulieu Park (White Hart Lane - 420 places).
  • North Chelmsford panorama
    Article: Nov 30, 2013

    North West Chelmsford Community Action Group

    Community Safety

    PCSO John Gipson updated the group - burglary in the area had increased and anyone seen acting suspiciously should be notified to the Police. University students were now back and were susceptible to crime in the town eg having their phones etc. taken and needed to be aware.

  • Jude Deakin & Stephen Robinson bed-in some plants
    Article: Oct 15, 2012

    The plan to secure a major community facility for north Chelmsford took a few more steps forwards this last week. Cllrs. Stephen Robinson and Jude Deakin attended a number of meetings and spoke to a number of the key players in order to secure a future for the former St Peter's College, in Fox Crescent.