Ridgewell Parish Council is made up of 7 Councillors.  The Parish Council currently has 2 vacancies. Parish Councillors 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

September Cottage, Mill Road, Ridgewell, CO9 4SG

jackclovis1@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