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Cllr Hedley     

County Councillor

Billericay & Burstead Division.

(Billericay & Burstead is a two Member Division the other Councillor for this area is Kay Twitchen OBE,see Kay on www.essex.info.net/cllr.-kay-twitchen/)

Deputy Cabinet Member at Essex County Council for;

Economic Development, Regeneration and the 2012 Games (2007 - 2009)  

formerly Deputy Cabinet Member for  Education (2006/2007)

Member of the Essex Fire Authority since 2002 -

Elected Chairman of the Fire Authority June 2008 -

Fire Authority Committees :

Chairman of Policy & Strategy  

Fire Services Management Committee representative for the LGA on the Fire Prevention Associaiton Council, in addition to leading on issues dealing with fixed fire protection systems (fire sprinklers)   

Essex County Member, Interlock Partnership Board. 2002 -2009

ECC representative on SportEssex 

Basildon Borough Councillor. (Basildon gained Borough status in September 2010.)


Billericay West Ward.

Cabinet Member for Leisure & Open Spaces. (2004 - 2008)

Chairman of Audit and Risk Committee (2008 - 2009 )

Nominated Trustee by Basildon Council to the Board of Groundwork South Essex

Personal Statement;

Following retirement at 52 in 2002, Tony has had the privilege of being both a County & District Councillor. 

Prior to retirement a major UK Insurance Company employed Tony as a specialist Technical Services Manager. Originally having trained as a fixed fire protection engineer Tony went on to become the Chief Sprinkler Surveyor at Commercial Union and he has served on a number of ABI panels and Loss Prevention Committees responsible for developing the rules for fixed fire protection in the UK.

Tony and his wife Christine have been Billericay residents for most of their 38 years of married life and both of their grown up daughters were born and brought up in the town. Elder daughter Stephanie gave birth to our first grand daughter, Charlotte  on the 1st April 2007, very tax efficient! and our second Aimee on the 30th April 2008, and just to make sure she stays busy Stephanie stood for election in Worthing on the 1st of May 2008, unfortunately she lost but then returned part time to University to complete a second degree. In May 2009 she stood for Adur District Council and was elected, her result was declared as mine was being announced in Basildon, she has hopes of becoming an MP. Her sister Victoria makes a great auntie but seems not to have inherited any interest in politics! Vicky works in the City designing web sites and E-trading. Vicky also completed the 10k run at Hylands Park, in memory of her uncle John who died in the autumn of 2009 we are all very proud of her the money she raised went to the Farleigh Hospice.  

Billericay is a great family town, it has so much to offer, a pleasant environment close to the country, quality housing, good access to London, good schools, a vibrant high street that despite changes retains a great deal of charm and character.

Personal Interests.

Member of the following organisations/clubs.

The Royal Society for the Protection Birds.

Stockbrook Manor Golf and Country Club.

Billericay Constitutional Club

The Conservative Party. and the Conservative Councillors Association

Other Professional Interests:

Part time consultant with,

LPCB BRE Certification LPS Supervision.  From 2001 until 2002

Thomas Miller Risk Management (UK) Ltd.   From 2002 until 2007.

Trade Union:

Member of AMICUS (retired)

Contact email address:

cllr.anthony.hedley@essex.gov.uk