MOULSHAM LODGE

David Jones

David represented Moulsham Lodge ward for 24 years on Chelmsford Council. David has fought for residents on a number of local issues and dealt with a great deal of casework for residents.

He has campaigned about phone masts, planning applications, Moulsham Lodge shopping centre, road safety and many more issues.

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Mark Springett

The Community has been at the core of my priorities as a Councillor since being elected in 2011.

As Trustee and Chairman of Moulsham Lodge Community Trust I have been able to re-establish a community hub right back in the heart of our neighbourhood, where I will make sure that there are opportunities available for young and old alike.

On Chelmsford City Council I chair the Overview and Scrutiny Committee.

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Latest news from Moulsham Lodge

  • Article: Nov 27, 2013

    Many people have signed up for the Moulsham Lodge community choir. If you are interested please see below.

    First Choir Meeting - Thursday 5th December 2013 8pm - 9.30pm
    Spring Health Fitness Club Bar Lounge
    (Off Gloucester Ave then Brian Close main entrance into Moulsham High School, turn right into car park)

    Choir Master John Trent Wallace - West End
    Registration Fee £5 only

    If you are between 18 and 80 ish, male or female and would like to be part of an exciting project to create a community Choir for 2014, why not join us at SpringHealth Fitness Club Bar Lounge.

  • Article: May 18, 2012

    Lib Dem MP David Laws says the Coalition still has the potential to be one of the great reforming governments of the post war era.

    Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg announced on Monday that there will be up to £10m additional support for Pupil Premium children who leave primary school without Level 4 literacy - the expected level. Benefiting most, if not all Chelmsford Primary Schools with additional cash resulting in an improved education for pupils in Chelmsford.

    In a keynote speech to teachers and school leaders, he said that the Education Endowment Foundation will be awarding the money to pilot projects to help disadvantaged pupils make the transition from primary to secondary school. The money will be targeted at struggling Year 7s from deprived homes.

    "How can a child start secondary school unable to read with confidence?" declared Nick. "That is a basic building block of a good education and no child should begin the race so far behind the starting line. We need to do everything we can to help these children through this transition to get them up to speed.
    "That is a responsibility the government takes extremely seriously. And I can confirm that the Education Endowment Foundation will shortly be inviting groups of local schools, in the areas that suffer most with this problem, to bid for extra funds for struggling Year 7s from deprived homes to help them get their reading and writing up to scratch. Extra 'catch up cash', if you like.
    "We envisage that schools will want to use it for small catch up classes, or one-to-one tuition, or vouchers for literacy tuition that parents can spend. We will run a proper evaluation, sharing what works with all schools not just those areas taking part in these pilots. It's likely this kind of targeted support is the best way to crack this problem - next year we'll know.
    "Of course, we hope as few pupils as possible need it, thanks to the Pupil Premium. And I know primary and secondary schools up and down the country are determined to make this work.
    "Some are using the money for breakfast clubs; homework clubs; or to provide one-to-one-tuition. Some are funding counselling services, so troubled kids are in the right place, emotionally, to learn. Some are using it for educational visits to places like museums: the sort of experiences middle class children take for granted but poorer child might rarely enjoy."

    Nick also announced that he wants to "strike a deal between the Coalition government and our schools and teachers. Teachers who help these children unlock the doors that otherwise hold them back ... they are the key to an open and fair society ... the key to the opportunity Britain I am determined we build."

    The best teachers will be offered incentives to work in schools that have large numbers of disadvantaged pupils. The government will ask the School Teachers Review Body to look at giving other schools the same flexibility Academies currently have to use pay to hold on to the best teachers.

    Also, from next year, there will be Pupil Premium Awards for the 50 schools that do the best to boost the performance of their poorest pupils and narrow the gap - with cash prizes of up to £10,000 for the best of the best.

  • Zebra Crossing Linnet Drive
    Article: Apr 23, 2012

    A 1,125-strong petition was handed in to County Councillor Jude Deakin by the residents of Chelmsford in support of a zebra crossing on Linnet Drive. See reports in the Chelmsford Weekly News and the Essex Chronicle.

    The history of this crossing 'debate' goes back some time. A change of 'catchment areas' for local schools, meant a large increase in children crossing Linnet Drive at the top of Plane Tree Close to get to Mildmay School. Then there was an accident involving a child in 2005.

  • Article: Mar 22, 2012

    A new bus shelter has been installed in Waterson Vale, south Chelmsford by the Queen Bee pub. It follows a great deal of lobbying by previous Moulsham Lodge Councillor Philip Firth. Said Cllr Mark Springett, "The bus stop here is a bit in the open with nowhere to shelter, which is why we had been campaigning to get one installed. Thank you Essex County Council for doing it before the new financial year."

  • Olympic runner carrying a torch (Image shared from London 2012 Torch Relay http://www.london2012.com/olympic-torch-relay)
    Article: Mar 19, 2012

    It was announced today that Mark Springett (Lib Dem councillor for Moulsham Lodge) will be one of the Olympic torch bearers on its journey through Chelmsford. Mark was given the honour after being nominated for his work in the neighbourhood, particular his campaign for a new community centre.

    Mark Springett commented, "I'm immensely privileged, as there are so many worthy Torch Bearers with so many amazing stories. This is such a great honour to be part of history and to be part of such a special moment in time. I will proudly be carrying the torch in the new City of Chelmsford on the 7th July, along with some truly inspirational people, it will be amazing and I can't wait."