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Changes being made to the traffic system at the A120 roundabout near junction 8 of the M11 will impact on the flow of vehicles running through this area over the coming months. Details are provided in the update by Essex Highways below M11 Junction 8 Improvements – A120 Birchanger Roundabout Update What is happening: The […]



Please note due to a lack of agenda items, the Full Council Meeting that had been scheduled for Wednesday, July 6 has been cancelled. A list of this week’s planning applications can be viewed in the document below: Planning Applications – 6th July 2022


The Local Plan timetable has been amended as new option have emerged, reports Uttlesford District Council. An additional option has emerged and the District Council requires more time to evaluate this so it can be considered in the plan context along with others. The next stage of the process – known as the Regulation 18 […]

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National Highways is carrying out essential surveys to assess the condition of the road on the M11 between junctions 6 and 9. They plan to complete this work over 5 weeks between Monday 20 June and Friday 22 July. They will work between 8pm and 6am on weeknights only, weather conditions permitting. Closures and diversions To carry out […]


Fundraising efforts to get a defibrillator on the Walpole Meadows estate paid off in May when this vital piece of life-saving kit was installed at the District Council Building on Hornbeam Way. Walpole Meadows resident Alison Bradnick crowd-funded the £1,500 sum to pay for the defibrillator, with District Councillors Alan Dean and Geoffrey Sell chipping […]


With news of how District Councillors are supporting local voluntary initiatives and what’s being done to tackle the Climate Emergency, Geoffrey Sell provides an insight on Uttlesford affairs in August.   I hope you enjoyed the Platinum Jubilee celebrations. Like many of you I have never known another monarch. In a sense we are all […]



You may be aware that announcements regarding future development in Uttlesford have been delayed again by the District Council. We have decided to push ahead and are now finalising the draft Neighbourhood Development Plan ready for submission to Uttlesford District Council but before we do that, it would help to have your views on a […]



Dear all – I have slipped out of the routine of weekly updates, now things have to some degree settled down, but thought you might appreciate this occasional fuller update, to pass on as appropriate. The Welcome Point at Stansted airport continues to welcome, support, and assist around 400 Ukrainian arrivals every week. We are continuing […]

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Essential repair and resurfacing work is to start today on the M11 junction 8, Birchanger Green Roundabout bridges. This will involve full weekend closures, weather conditions permitting. Closures and diversions To carry out the work safely, National Highways will need to close the M11 junction 8 bridges. Only one of the bridges will be shut […]

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Farms, villages and rural communities have long found themselves the focus of criminal activity because of their relative isolation from city-based police forces. In Essex, getting a grip with the problem is the responsibility of the Rural Engagement Team (RET), This uniformed outfit works out of Police HQ, Chelmsford. Staffed by two sergeants and eight […]