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  • Sackfuls of litter in large bins
    Article: Apr 13, 2021

    Hundreds of thousands of tonnes of Essex residents' waste is being buried in landfill after the the collapse of Conservative-run Essex County Council's agreement with its waste contractor.

    The Conservatives' pet scheme saw millions of pounds spent on a waste processing plant in Basildon designed to recycle black bin waste into fuel, but it never worked.

  • Colin Baldy speaking to residents on Maldon High Street
    Article: Apr 11, 2021

    Over the last year we've been actively speaking to our community and we've identified two themes which keep cropping up: Maldon's High Street and lack of community facilities.

    The High Street

    It's been well publicised that High Streets throughout the county are under threat. They face the twin problems of online shopping and the pandemic. Like elsewhere, Maldon has a large number of shops that have closed and are for sale. Colin will campaign for improvements so that the High Street can become a destination: somewhere that people will want to spend time and money in. Colin has been talking to business owners and residents alike about securing the High Street's future and the best way to do this.

  • Colin Baldy at St Peter's Hospital in Maldon
    Article: Apr 11, 2021

    Maldon and the Dengie have seen huge development over the last few years and with no new infrastructure, our services are really creaking under the strain.

    We saw how the children of the Dengie were assigned schools in Brightlingsea (Over an hour's drive away) because Ormiston Rivers and William De Ferrers are nearing capacity, and that's before 1,200 extra homes are built in South Woodham Ferrers and the huge extra developments on the Dengie continue to be built.

  • Colin Baldy looking at potholes in Maldon
    Article: Apr 11, 2021

    Maldon's roads are in a terrible state, with potholes and subsidence all over the place.

    Residents of Washington Road are suffering the gradual collapse of their road surface brought about by a collapsing sewer. With larger and heavier buses being used on the routes which service Washington Road, the situation is getting gradually worse. To the extent where we've seen a video showing residents' homes are literally being shaken apart.

  • Park and Ride bus to Sandon (Essex County Council)
    Article: Apr 9, 2021

    Park & Ride (P&R) will recommence services soon: (a) from Monday 12 April 2021 from the east Chelmsford (Sandon) site and Colchester, and (b) from Monday 17 May 2021 from Chelmer Valley. Initially a reduced timetable will be in place.

    The sites will provide services between 7am-7pm Monday to Saturday but passengers are advised to check the website or social media before travelling for any updates or changes which could occur due to essential operation reasons.