Not a political party, just people proud to be independent.

Neil Gregory and Richard Pavitt are Uttlesford District Councillors for the two-seat ward of Littlebury, Chesterford and Wenden Lofts including Chrishall, Duddenhoe End, Elmdon and Strethall.

Following the 2019 district council elections 70% of UDC councillors are independent of Westminster political parties. This is a stunning turnaround and an emphatic vote for community-led democracy. It’s about putting the future of this ward and the district as a whole, back into the hands of the people who live here.

We believe councillors should work for the benefit of the community, not party loyalty or vested interests. At times there will be hard decisions to be taken that will not please everyone but as a resident you need to be confident those decisions are made for the right reasons.

Updates, events, and thoughts

Reality engineering

Decade of decline

Honesty Matters!

The market can’t deliver

It’s in the DNA

Pollution test results

Stansted saga ended

Cambridge congestion charge

No help at all

Death of a river

Land use strategy

Protect Democracy

Dysfunctional planning

Dodgy money cover-up

Govt insult to democracy

Another water scandal

Water crisis ahead

Hare Today, Gone Tomorrow?

Green or brown?

Sewage in rivers: Legal?!

Stink in The Commons

Aim high

River sacrifice

Serfs don’t vote Tory

Talking sense, at last!

It won’t work

Water quality scandal

Lies or incompetence?

Look back in anger

Democracy under threat

Halfway mark

Time to rethink

Council housing demise

New housing overload?

River pollution

Another mutant algorithm?

Water & Rivers

21st century slums?


New horizons

Policing: a perfect storm

Review farm subsidies

At the coal face

Airport bully tactics

Look after Britain better

The first 100 days

Local Plan exam: stage 1

Message to Government

School transport

Uttlesford’s future

Who does UDC work for?

A street level view

Whose Flag?