Uttlesford District Council is "plunging vast amounts of money into prestige projects" in the Saffron Walden area at the expense of other parts of the district, a Labour Party candidate has said.
The £100million loan that Uttlesford District Council (UDC) intends to take out for property investment exposes residents to an "unacceptable financial risk that could more than double future Council Tax bills", councillors have said.
Local politicians say they will continue to work with South Cambridgeshire MP Heidi Allen after she revealed her departure from the Conservative party to join a new anti-brexit Independent Group.
Campaigners held a protest against proposed library cuts and closures outside Saffron Walden Library on Saturday (January 2).
The council-funded PCSO for Elsenham, Henham and Stansted has been recruited and the officer is expected to take up the position in March.