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 2019.   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.  

There are currently three vacancies on the Council.  If you are interested in becoming a Councillor.  Please contact the Clerk or one of the Councillors for more information about the level of commitment involved.

Current membership of the Council is as follows:

 

 

  Councillor Robert E Steward (Chairman)

  robert.stewardpc@gmail.com 

  Councillor John Arthur

  Tel No: 01440 788 286

  arthurjava@btinternet.com

 

  Councillor Jackie Ligthart 

  Tel:  01440 785 915

  jjfaligthart@gmail.com 

 

 

Councillor Nigel Benwell

nigel.benwellpc@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