Five students from the Agricultural Science Unit (ASU) at Saffron Walden County High School took part in the first Uttlesford ‘Dragons Apprentice Challenge’, a school fundraising competition organised by the Council for Voluntary Services Uttlesford (CVSU).
The governors of Walden School, a registered charity and private school which closed last year, failed to file accounts for the financial year of 2016, the year before the company went into administration.
Replacing part of the flood defences at the entrance to Saffron Walden’s culvert could cost taxpayers more than £700,000 and an Essex county councillor says he aims to “challenge at the highest level the seemingly excessive level of charges for public works”.
The leader of the Uttlesford Liberal Democrat group says the district council has held 35 meetings with Stansted Airport management behind closed doors, pointing to a lack of transparency and democratic accountability.
Administrators insist that an education provider was sought to take on Walden School following its closure, but it did not receive a “financially supported offer” that would have allowed for the creditors to be paid in full.
Stansted Airport bosses have welcomed more than 650 responses of support for the airport’s expansion plans, but campaigners say the “spin doctors” did not point out that 615 of the responses were almost identical computer-generated e-mails.
The ‘vision’ for the North Uttlesford Garden Community (NUGC) in Great Chesterford has been unveiled by the developer, but campaigners have labelled it a “blatant grab for the Cambridge housing market” to meet Uttlesford’s housing target.
An Indian restaurant in Saffron Walden had its business Facebook account hacked last week and false information about the restaurant’s hygiene rating was posted, costing the business thousands of pounds in lost trade.