Ridgewell Parish Council is made up of seven Councillors. They do not get paid for performing this important role.  Councillors are elected every four years.  The next election is due in May 2023.   If there are no more candidates than the number of Councillors, election is automatic.  If a vacancy occurs during the four-year term, permission is sought from the District Council to co-opt a replacement unless ten Parishioners demand an election.

A Chairman and Vice Chairman are elected annually from amongst the Councillors.  This takes place at each May meeting of the Council.  

 

Current membership of the Council is as follows:

 

 

Cllr Nigel Benwell

Chairman

Portland Lodge, Chapel Road, Ridgewell, CO9 4RZ      

nigel.benwellpc@gmail.com

 

 

Cllr Robert Steward

Vice-Chairman

Ivy House, Drury Lane, Ridgewell, CO9 4SW

robert.stewardpc@gmail.com

 

 

Cllr Louise Beauchamp-Crane

West End Cottage, Drury Lane, Ridgewell, Essex, CO9 4SL

louisebeauchamp28@gmail.com

 

 

 Cllr Jackie Brewer

Chapel Cottage, Meeting Lane, Ridgewell, CO9 4RS

buresjackie@gmail.com

 

 

 Cllr Jack Clovis

(Address in Braintree District)

jackclovis1@gmail.com

 

 

 Cllr Kaye Hall

 (Address in Braintree District)

kayesheehy@hotmail.com

 

 

Cllr Philip Smith

Crofters, Mill Road, Ridgewell, Halstead, CO9 4SG

philip.09.smith@gmail.com

 

                 

Tracy Wigmore  (CiLCA) - Parish Clerk

This is a part time position if you need to contact the Clerk please email: ridgewellpc@gmail.com

 

Our District Councillor is Mrs Iona Parker -

 

 
Conservative

Ward:  Stour Valley North

Bendysh House
North End Road
Little Yeldham
Halstead
Essex
CO9 4LE
01787 237246

 07802 821450

 

Our County Councillor

Hedingham

David Finch

David Finch

Party: Conservative Party

Contact Details

Blacksmiths Cottage
Borley
Nr Sudbury
Essex
CO10 7AE
07834 252070

 

Our MP for Braintree

 James Cleverly

Party: Conservative Party

House of Commons

London

SW1A 0AA

Tel. 020 7219 8593

Email: james.cleverly.mp@parliament.uk