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'Why I'm calling it a day after three years of writing my Indie column'

19 October 2020
'Why I'm calling it a day after three years of writing my Indie column'

'Why I'm calling it a day after three years of writing my Indie column'

19 October 2020

Chas Gill pens his last Indie column with a call for positivity, co-operation and effective communications to get the Bishop's Stortford we want.


New homes and 'inadequate' infrastructure: How does Govt plan to improve the situation?

12 October 2020
New homes and 'inadequate' infrastructure: How does Govt plan to improve the situation?

New homes and 'inadequate' infrastructure: How does Govt plan to improve the situation?

12 October 2020

Indie columnist Chas Gill on how proposals in the Government's Planning for the Future White Paper could ease communities' infrastructure concerns.


'The chocolate box that leaves a nasty taste in the mouth'

05 October 2020
'The chocolate box that leaves a nasty taste in the mouth'

'The chocolate box that leaves a nasty taste in the mouth'

05 October 2020

Indie columnist Chas Gill on how people power could help the rebirth of the 'once-beautiful market town' that never actually was


Chas Gill: 'If you thought coronavirus was over, you couldn't have been more wrong'

25 September 2020
Chas Gill: 'If you thought coronavirus was over, you couldn't have been more wrong'

Chas Gill: 'If you thought coronavirus was over, you couldn't have been more wrong'

25 September 2020

Indie columnist Chas Gill is urging common sense and for people to isolate whenever possible as we prepare for the coronavirus second wave


Chas Gill: Get off your Facebook soapbox and take real action to have planning say

21 September 2020
Chas Gill: Get off your Facebook soapbox and take real action to have planning say

Chas Gill: Get off your Facebook soapbox and take real action to have planning say

21 September 2020

Indie columnist Chas Gill says we need 'troops on the ground and a field marshal in charge' to get views heard on planning issues


Chas Gill: Building towards local plans being of a national standard

07 September 2020
Chas Gill: Building towards local plans being of a national standard

Chas Gill: Building towards local plans being of a national standard

07 September 2020

Indie columnist Chas Gill explores the key points of the proposed new planning system for England


Channel tunnel fiasco speaks volumes for our planning system – but is worse in the pipeline?

31 August 2020
Channel tunnel fiasco speaks volumes for our planning system – but is worse in the pipeline?

Channel tunnel fiasco speaks volumes for our planning system – but is worse in the pipeline?

31 August 2020

Indie columnist Chas Gill says it's important people have their say on Government proposals to replace the Town and Country Planning Act of 1947.


Chas Gill: 'We need all hands on deck to avoid the Covid iceberg'

24 August 2020
Chas Gill: 'We need all hands on deck to avoid the Covid iceberg'

Chas Gill: 'We need all hands on deck to avoid the Covid iceberg'

24 August 2020

Indie columnist Chas Gill says we need to become more trusting, charitable and tolerant in order to come through the coronavirus crisis


Chas Gill: 'Don't believe everything you read in the papers (apart from my column)'

17 August 2020
Chas Gill: 'Don't believe everything you read in the papers (apart from my column)'

Chas Gill: 'Don't believe everything you read in the papers (apart from my column)'

17 August 2020

In his latest column, Chas Gill looks to put the record straight on the Rhodes name change after an 'interesting' article in The Times


Chas Gill: It's a case of out of the frying pan and into the fire

10 August 2020
Chas Gill: It's a case of out of the frying pan and into the fire

Chas Gill: It's a case of out of the frying pan and into the fire

10 August 2020

Indie columnist Chas Gill on why he's not ending his shielding spell just yet despite the lockdown easing - even though he'd love a full English


Don't be silly this 'conker season' – face up to duty to your fellow man

27 July 2020
Don't be silly this 'conker season' – face up to duty to your fellow man

Don't be silly this 'conker season' – face up to duty to your fellow man

27 July 2020

Indie columnist Chas Gill on why we should forget the silly season and focus on doing our bit for society when it comes to wearing masks in shops


Chas Gill: 'It's time to filter out the detritus from clogged-up communication vacuum'

20 July 2020
Chas Gill: 'It's time to filter out the detritus from clogged-up communication vacuum'

Chas Gill: 'It's time to filter out the detritus from clogged-up communication vacuum'

20 July 2020

Indie columnist Chas Gill on the need to improve communication when it comes to the hot topics of Old River Lane and Rhodes Arts Complex


My coronavirus legacy to the young – don't be stupid like I was

11 July 2020
My coronavirus legacy to the young – don't be stupid like I was

My coronavirus legacy to the young – don't be stupid like I was

11 July 2020

Chas Gill says he should have heeded the advice and warnings he has been given all of his life, especially by those who love him.


'Shock and horror is what's required to beat this virus for good'

06 July 2020
'Shock and horror is what's required to beat this virus for good'

'Shock and horror is what's required to beat this virus for good'

06 July 2020

Indie columnist Chas Gill on how advertising like that seen during the AIDS crisis in the 1980s is needed to help beat the coronavirus crisis


Chas Gill: Plug yourselves in for my highly charged e-Bugg revolution

29 June 2020
Chas Gill: Plug yourselves in for my highly charged e-Bugg revolution

Chas Gill: Plug yourselves in for my highly charged e-Bugg revolution

29 June 2020

Indie columnist Chas Gill has come up with a 'new range' of e-bikes and accessories for the post-lockdown world of electrically-charged bicycling


Chas Gill: Rhodes in the dock lets students come up with their own verdict

21 June 2020
Chas Gill: Rhodes in the dock lets students come up with their own verdict

Chas Gill: Rhodes in the dock lets students come up with their own verdict

21 June 2020

Indie columnist Chas Gill looks at how the Bishop's Stortford Museum is getting students to come up with their own verdicts on Cecil Rhodes' legacy


Rhodes: Learning from the past is best way to improve the future

12 June 2020
Rhodes: Learning from the past is best way to improve the future

Rhodes: Learning from the past is best way to improve the future

12 June 2020

In his latest Indie column, Chas Gill says any potential name change of Rhodes Arts Complex must not stop us learning from the past


'Please exercise restraint in your new freedoms, think before you act and think of those shielding'

07 June 2020
'Please exercise restraint in your new freedoms, think before you act and think of those shielding'

'Please exercise restraint in your new freedoms, think before you act and think of those shielding'

07 June 2020

In his latest column for the Indie, Chas Gill calls on people to spare a thought for those in the shielded club as lockdown restrictions ease


'Old River Lane development is an ideal investment opportunity for Bishop's Stortford'

31 May 2020
'Old River Lane development is an ideal investment opportunity for Bishop's Stortford'

'Old River Lane development is an ideal investment opportunity for Bishop's Stortford'

31 May 2020

Indie columnist Chas Gill says Bishop's Stortford residents should grab the Old River Lane vision with both hands


Shining a light on the silver linings of the Covid-19 grey clouds

25 May 2020
Shining a light on the silver linings of the Covid-19 grey clouds

Shining a light on the silver linings of the Covid-19 grey clouds

25 May 2020

Chas Gill looks at what silver linings can be found in the pandemic's grey clouds - although he still hasn't got round to sorting his old home videos


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