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  • LD mental health day
    Article: May 13, 2022

    A worrying decline in the physical and mental health of Essex children was noted on Tuesday 10 May at an Essex County Council meeting. The Liberal Democrats backed two different sets of proposals to address these concerns.

    The Lib Dems called on Essex CC to rapidly roll out a programme of "School Streets" - safe zones that would support physical health, by encouraging pupils to walk or cycle to school.

  • Jude Deakin - Mayor
    Article: May 9, 2022
    In Chelmsford City Life

    Forty two outstanding Chelmsford residents were honoured at the Mayor's Community Evening, held recently at Hylands House.

    Hosted by the Mayor of Chelmsford, - Jude Deakin - the event celebrated residents who've made significant contributions to their community. This year's theme was wellbeing and Chelmsford's younger residents and their achievements were also recognised.

  • Chelmsford High Street hole
    Article: Apr 22, 2022

    The hole that has been dug in High Street, Chelmsford has now been largely filled by a tank. This will collect water in the event of sudden downpours (which will become more frequent as a result of the climate emergency).

    It's part of the plan to refurbish the top (north end) of the High Street. It has been paid for by money extracted from local developers and a Government grant, all specifically for improving public spaces. It hasn't cost local taxpayers. Update on the excavation: https://citylife.chelmsford.gov.uk/2022/04/14/a-hole-new-concept-for-chelmsford-high-street

  • Bicycle brake (CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2070914)
    Article: Apr 18, 2022

    Anyone in Chelmsford can learn all about the joys of cycling and enjoy a free event with something for everyone. Perhaps you want to get your children cycling? Come along to the fun-packed day of cycling activities for families and children on Saturday, 30 April.

    Chelmsford City Council's Community sport and wellbeing team is holding the cycling taster day in Central Park, in Chelmsford, with a great line-up of activities - and a chance to be entered into a prize draw.

  • Black taxi (Vauxford / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0))
    Article: Apr 11, 2022

    Need a cab? No cash? Not a problem any more. From now all licensed taxis in Chelmsford must take card payments as a condition of their licence.

    For anyone needing a cab, finding they have no cash to get home can be a distressing experience. A safe taxi service is key to Chelmsford Council's commitment to making the streets safer, and the licensing team has been working with taxi drivers to continuously improve the great local service they provide. Taking electronic payment is an essential step in reducing risk for people out and about, especially at night.