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.

Uttlesford is a special place to live but with neighbouring Districts  has to play its part in Essex in terms of housing and economic growth. As a Conservative Councillor I am part of a strong team at Essex that has

·       Lobbied and gained funding for improvements to Junction 8

·       Lobbied and received agreement for funding for a new junction 7a

·       Worked with partners to gain funding for a new College at Stansted which will specialise in Engineering.

·       Gained £5m in match funding to start the process of improvements to the A120 beyond Braintree

·       Scrutinised the plans for new schools in the District and across Essex to be satisfied that all young people will have a school place when they need one.  The Commissioning  School Places in Essex 2016-21plan can be found on the Essex Website.

·       Invested  £191m in additional school places over the last four years with 26,000 new places set to be created by 2025.

·       Reduced the number of young people in care in Essex.

As an individual Councillor I work with your Parish and Town Councils to resolve local issues. The most complicated to resolve are  flood related and minor road repairs.

One of my most rewarding roles on the Council is as Chairman of Stansted Airport Community Trust; so if your Club or Church or Village Hall etc .has a project in mind and you would like to apply for some funding please do get in touch.


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.

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.