Springfield Campaigner Cllr. Mike Mackrory

Mike Mackrory

Mike has served the local community as an Essex County Councillor since 2005 and a Chelmsford councillor 1995-2003 and 2007-11. Mike is also:

  • a Governor at The Boswells School;
  • Chairman of Governors at Springfield Primary School;
  • a Chelmsford Magistrate; and
  • a fund raiser for Farleigh Hospice and Marie Curie Nurses.

Mike Mackrory

Email Mike: mike.mackrory@cmld.org.uk
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Recent News from Mike Mackrory

  • 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

  • Traffic Rainsford Road
    Article: Mar 10, 2017

    Liberal Democrat Essex County Council leader Mike Mackrory contacted the Essex Chronicle in response to an article about Chelmsford traffic. You can read it below;

    Dear Sirs,

    Gridlock in four years

    Your front page and extensive report of the traffic congestion facing Chelmsford (Essex Chronicle 2nd March) highlighted many of the concerns I and my colleagues at both Essex County Council and Chelmsford City Council have been raising for several years. The huge increase in housing developments both in the centre and on the outskirts without the necessary transport infrastructure was always going to cause even more congestion on our crowded roads.

  • 3PR Logo
    Article: Mar 2, 2017

    A new initiative to reduce traffic congestion and parking problems outside the Tyrell's School in Chelmsford was launched this week. Concerns about the safety of the pupils arriving in the morning and leaving in the afternoon prompted the need for a radical solution.

    Local Essex County Councillor Mike Mackrory, who was pleased to be invited to the launch, met with the former Deputy Head a year ago to share his concerns over the traffic and parking problems in Tavistock Road and the roads around the school. His campaign for a pedestrian crossing at Springfield Green and for a 20mph speed limit in the surrounding roads fitted in well with the school's plans too. He was able to get the Local Highways Panel to recommend the scheme to Chelmsford City Council who wanted a school to be a pilot scheme for other schools in Chelmsford to follow.

  • 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
  • Mike Mackrory at Broomfield
    Article: Jan 25, 2017

    Lib Dem call to oppose ignored

    Proposals that could downgrade Accident and Emergency at Broomfield Hospital have been backed by Chelmsford's Conservatives on Essex County Council.

    At the December meeting of Essex County Council the Liberal Democrat Opposition asked the Council to oppose these plans but the Tories voted the move down. Under the NHS proposals trauma patients from Chelmsford and Mid Essex could be taken all the way to Basildon hospital instead of Broomfield.

  • 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.

  • 20 mph
    Article: Jul 15, 2015

    More 20 mph zones could be on the way for residential roads in Essex, following a vote yesterday at Essex County Council. The Liberal Democrat group proposed a motion to encourage communities to make suggestions of roads in Essex where this would be appropriate.

    Moving the motion, Lib Dem Leader Mike Mackrory said:

  • Graham Pooley traffic congestion viewed from wing mirror
    Article: Jan 31, 2015

    1750 houses can now be built on the north east edge of Chelmsford before a new relief road must be built. The developer of houses around the Channels golf course was given planning permission last week to increase their housebuilding plans.

    Bellway homes can build all 750 of their homes before the road is built; previously the limit was 350.

    Countryside Properties was previously told they could build 1,000 houses off White Hart Lane (of their 3600 total) before the new road must be built.

    The new road will eventually go from the A130 near Little Waltham east to the Boreham interchange.

    Liberal Democrat councillors Ian Fuller and Mike Mackrory argued strongly that allowing so many houses to be built before the relief road would make an already chaotic traffic situation SO much worse.

  • NHS
    Article: Dec 19, 2014

    The NHS in Mid Essex (the "Clinical Commissioning Group-CCG") has decided to close the popular walk-in clinic next to Sainsbury in north east Chelmsford, despite lobbying by local Lib Dem Councillors Ian Fuller and Mike Mackrory and many others.

    Cllr Fuller spoke out against the plans at the CCG meeting and again at the recent Chelmsford City Council meeting.

  • Lord Hanningfield
    Article: Jul 19, 2014

    Conservative-run Essex County Council have said they will not sue Lord Hanningfield for any of the £287,000 he spent on the council credit card 2005-2010, when he was Leader. They stated that they believe he only owes £51,000 back and that it could cost much more than that in legal costs to pursue.