John Aldridge

Essex County Councillor Broomfield & Writtle Division


Cllr John Aldridge was born on 15 January 1945 and educated at Wimbledon College 1956/59 and King Edward VIth Grammar School Chelmsford 1959/64. He has lived in Essex since 1959 and has had a home in Writtle (Essex) since 1971. He is married to Christine and has one son.


He worked for the Bank of England for 35 years in the areas of Exchange Control and Debt Management. He was the Manager of the Gold Bullion Office 1987/95 and latterly the Manager of the Bank Note Issue Office 1995/2001.

Public Service

John serves on two charitable trusts. He is an Associate Governor of two local primary schools, a Governor of New Hall Independent School and Vice-Chairman of the King Edward VIth Grammar School Foundation Governors. He is Chairman of the Writtle News Policy Board. He previously served on Writtle Parish Council for 20 years.

John was appointed Vice Chairman of Essex County Council in May 2014 and was elected Chairman of the County Council in May 2016, a position he held until 2018. He has represented the Broomfield & Writtle Division since 2005. Since his election to the Council in 2005 Cllr Aldridge has served as Chairman of the Children & Young People's Scrutiny Committee and the Economic Development Scrutiny Committee 2009-2012. He was Deputy Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care 2010-2012 and its Cabinet Member 2012-2014. He has also served on a number of County Council Committees including the Essex Health & Wellbeing Board 2013-2014 and the Essex Pension Fund. He was a member of the Essex Police Authority 2009-2012 and has also served on a number of outside bodies including the County Councils Network, the Anglian Eastern Regional Flood & Coastal Committee and as Chairman of the Epping Forest Locality Panel 2012-2014. Currently he is a Member of the Chelmsford Locality Panel, the Chelmsford Highways Panel and is a Trustee of the Chairman's Millennium Fund and the Essex Heritage Trust.


See Also

Ray Gooding

Ray Gooding has lived in Birchanger for eighteen years and in this area for more than forty. Ray, who is by profession a Mechanical Engineer and was, for almost thirty years the senior partner of a firm of Consulting Engineers working on the design and project management of a wide range of construction projects.

Simon Walsh

I have lived in a North East Essex village for nearly 25 years with my wife Patricia and our four daughters. We can trace our Essex roots back to the 1700s, Patricia to a family of Church Rectors from Radwinter and mine to farm labourers based near Witham. Clearly my interest in the Countryside must be genetic! After studying marine biology, I started work managing a large Nature
Reserve in Devon, later moving to Hertfordshire to join the County Council there as a Countryside Manager.

John Moran

Essex County Councillor for Saffron Walden

John retired to Uttlesford four years ago after 30 years with the Metropolitan Police. He ended his career as a police inspector, teaching leadership at Hendon College. Before that he was in the army. He now works part-time for Peasgood & Skeates in Saffron Walden.

Susan Barker

Essex County Councillor Dunmow Division and Cabinet Member for Customer, Communities, Culture and Corporate

Uttlesford has been my home since 1989. I live here, I work here and I am incredibly proud to represent the Great Dunmow  Division on Essex County Council.