Mike Hibbs

Liberal Democrat Councillor for Audley Ward Learn more

Mike warns of traffic chaos

by mikehibbs on 5 April, 2016

There are already too many lorries in the centre of one of the most beautiful and historic towns in Essex. Now it seems that Uttlesford District Council and Essex Highways are working together to make things even worse for Saffron Walden. Faced with more cars from large housing developments on the wrong side of town, […]

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Call for more high-tech jobs in Saffron Walden

by mikehibbs on 22 December, 2012

Liberal Democrat Town Councillor Mike Hibbs is leading a call for more high-tech jobs in Saffron Walden. “The Conservatives are talking of hundreds of houses in the town. Where are all these people going to work? We should be doing more to promote our local businesses.’” As part of the campaign Mike is calling for […]

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Uttlesford needs a credible housing plan

by mikehibbs on 16 August, 2012

Here’s my letter to Saffron Walden’s newspapers on Uttlesford District Council’s disastrous housing plans: I note with interest the letter from Councillors Ketteridge and Rolfe, defending the consultation over housing and the Draft Local Plan. In it, they state that an inspector will expect a plan that is credible – in numbers, profile and community […]

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More on policing

by mikehibbs on 22 January, 2012

A few weeks ago, along with other councillors, I met with the Chief Constable of Essex to express our concerns about local policing.  He made it clear that there would be more officers in the local neighbourhood teams, but that all crime investigation and policy decisions would be made in Braintree, and that response teams […]

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Grave stones update

by mikehibbs on 21 January, 2012

On Wednesday night, the Town Council agreed my motion to re-erect over 200 grave stones at the Radwinter Road Cemetery that were recently ‘toppled’ for health and safety reasons.

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Grave stones

by mikehibbs on 17 January, 2012

Newly elected Town Councillor Mike Hibbs is campaigning for the Council to re-erect over 200 grave stones recently toppled for health and safety reasons. Mike said “Toppling the stones in the Cemetery may have been necessary, but it has caused immense distress to many people, and will continue to do so until they’re back up […]

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Have your say on new housing plans

by mikehibbs on 21 December, 2011

Uttlesford District Council is launching a new consultation on where to put new housing in our area.  Full details will appear on www.uttlesford.gov.uk in January. We need housing for young people in Saffron Walden so they can afford to live in the town, but I am not happy that, for every 40 low-cost affordable homes, […]

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Liberal Democrats Relaunch Police Cuts Petition

by mikehibbs on 11 December, 2011

Uttlesford Liberal Democrats have relaunched our petition against police cuts in Essex, which we have been running since September. You can sign online at www.ourcampaign.org.uk/essexpolicecuts. Essex Police are looking at reducing the number of frontline officers by 388 – 12% of the total officers in Essex, as well as cutting 100 PSCOs. Front-desk opening hours […]

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Annual Dinner

by mikehibbs on 14 November, 2011

Simon Wright, the Liberal Democrat MP for Norwich South, was the guest speaker at Saffron Walden Constituency Liberal Democrats’ Annual Dinner on Saturday 12th November. Mr Wright, who is Parliamentary Private Secretary to Minister of State for Children and Families, Sarah Teather, spoke about the many Liberal Democrat policies that are now being implemented as […]

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Thank You!

by mikehibbs on 5 November, 2011

I would like to thank all those who helped me win the recent by-election for the Audley ward of Saffron Walden Town Council. I thank all those who campaigned for me and all those who voted for me.  I will work to enhance the community of Saffron Walden and will do my best to help […]

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