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Conservative run Essex County Council Announces Budget for 2018/19

The ruling Conservatives at County Hall have put forward plans for a radical budget that will see more investment into Essex roads, pavements, caring for vulnerable people, elderly residents, schools, skills and meet increasing costs of the Living Wage and inflation.

Town Hall Works Get Underway

Conservatives running Brentwood Council are delivering a new “community hub” at the Town Hall.

The plans will see the Borough Council open its doors and share the Ingrave Road building, with the Police, CAB, Mind and other partners. There will also be space for businesses.

Tackling Parking on Verges in Chelmsford Road

Following complaints from many residents, Shenfield councillors, Jan Pound and Louise Rowlands have been working hard to tackle the issue of parking on grass verges in Chelmsford Road. 

Brentwood Boasts Top Spot in National Gender Pay Gap Report

Brentwood is celebrating achieving the national top spot for equality in income between men and women.

A gender pay gap of just 1% in Brentwood is a stark contrast to 48% in Sedgemoor and puts Brentwood in pole position.   

Alex Burghart, Elected As New MP for Brentwood and Ongar

Alex Burghart has been elected as the new Member of Parliament for Brentwood and Ongar with a majority of 24,002 - an increase of 7% on 2015 and the largest in the constituency's history.

Alex said, "It's an enormous honour to be elected MP for this fantastic constituency.

Brentwood and Ongar Conservative Candidate Praises Essex Police

With the arrival of a number of travellers on council and private land last week, the Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Brentwood and Ongar, Alex Burghart, met the Police District Commander, Chief Inspector Lewis Basford, to discuss how the police are dealing with the incursions.