In a week when the votes in Parliament over the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union have come up with no clear winners and extra time has now been called, it was a welcome relief to hear of the undeniable success of one of our local football teams.
I was very pleased to be asked by Brentwood Borough Council to write a letter of support for its application to the Future High Streets Fund, a £675 million pot of money to help local areas modernise their high streets and town centres.
A life-sized plastic horse was lying on its side surrounded by fully-kitted fire officers when I arrived for the launch of the Essex Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Roger Hirst’s first Fire and Rescue Plan for Essex at the beginning of March.
The Brexit saga is entering its next phase. Currently (18th March) the UK is due to leave the European Union on 29 March – although MPs have today voted to ask for an extension of that deadline in order to give Parliament time to pass the necessary Brexit legislation.
The deadly cycle of violence and family devastation caused by the use of knives in attacks and assaults has been brought closer to home in the last couple of weeks with the tragic death of 17 year old Jodie Chesney in Harold Hill, near Romford.
The long process of creating a Local Development Plan for the Borough of Brentwood is reaching its final stages, and has received a boost this week from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG).
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