Tenants in Chelmsford can feel assured that the council will challenge unfair or unsafe treatment by landlords, after it won a conviction in the courts.
Chelmsford City Council took Susan Wu to court for illegal eviction and harassment.
She had unlawfully evicted a family of five from their home in Chelmsford. The locks to the property were changed without the tenants' knowledge that this would happen. They were not given a copy of the new keys, until the council intervened. The keys were then given back to them in the middle of the night.
Chelmsford Smart Hangar Scheme (CSHS) was launched earlier this month to help cyclists to safely store their bikes in Chelmsford's city centre. Currently, there are three 'bike hangars' that can hold up to six bikes. They are located in:
Can Bridge Way (by Meadows Surface car park)
Market Road (by the public toilets)
Market Square (on the corner of Cornhill and Bellmead)
The bike hangars cost £1 per hour or £3 for a full day.
A new city-wide initiative has been launched to make it easier for anyone sleeping rough to get help in Chelmsford.
Street Support is an established, national scheme running throughout the UK. Cities taking part create a bespoke directory of local homelessness and support services. Now, for the first time, there's a dedicated Street Support website and app for Chelmsford.
The government has slashed funding for free school meals for 4-7 year olds in Essex, Southend and Thurrock by £1.5 million in real terms, shocking new figures uncovered by the Liberal Democrats have revealed.
The party said it is another example of the Conservatives "short-changing our children."
Children in the Essex County Council area have lost the equivalent of £1,171,603 - more than any other area in the country. Those in Thurrock have lost £154,583 and Southend-on-Sea £138,555.
Chelmsford city centre has been transformed by a festival of street art. "Concrete Canvas" brought incredible murals and artwork to Chelmsford using the city's story as inspiration. Sites across Chelmsford's city centre are now the canvas for striking artworks, forming a diverse trail of street art.
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