Why Waltham Abbey should vote Green on Thursday

Elections can seem like foregone conclusions can’t they? Epping Forest’s MP seems to have an unassailable majority and 37 of our 53 District Council seats are held by Conservatives. Every Waltham Abbey Town Councillor is a Conservative. The strongest challenge to the Conservatives locally is UKIP. Under these circumstances you could ask whether there’s any point in voting Green. Reasons

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Why I dislike elections

Over the last few days I’ve been around Waltham Abbey South West putting election literature through letter boxes. I’ve not been around the whole ward yet – sore feet, non-party political campaigning and earning a living all limit the available time – but you should all have had a leaflet through your door by midweek. The thing is, I’m delivering

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Royal Gunpowder Mills update

UPDATE 12/04/2016: The Planning Officer’s Report recommends that permission is granted for the application. Thanks to Alan for the info (in the comments below.) The report is on pages 31-74 of the agenda for 20th April here: http://efgp.org.uk/rgmplanningofficerreportapril2016 The campaign to save the Royal Gunpowder Mills will have to look at the report and decide where to go next but, in

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Making the most of Waltham Abbey’s town centre.

At the beginning of January, following a discussion in a Waltham Abbey Facebook group, I emailed Waltham Abbey Town Council asking if they’d consider holding a public meeting around how we can make the best of Sun Street, support local traders and whether or not we should invite large retail chains into the street. I’ve not had a full reply

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Waltham Abbey Greens’ statement on Knolly’s Nursery

Knolly’s Nursery A full council meeting on 23rd November voted to approve the planning application for Knolly’s Nursery (EPF/1162/15). For: 24 Against: 11 Abstentions: 3

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