People

Susan Barker

District Councillor for High Easter & The Rodings

Susan is an experienced County Councillor, representing the Dunmow Division for many years as well as being the District Councillor in High Easter and The Rodings . She has lived in Essex all her life, moving to High Easter in 1989.

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.

Kemi Badenoch

Member of Parliament for Saffron Walden Constituency

I was born in Wimbledon into a large and loving family. Growing up, we lived in the US and Nigeria. This international background gives me a very global perspective on life.

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.

John Galley

Councillor for Boreham & The Leighs (Chelmsford City Council)

John has lived in Boreham for thirty three years, is married to Jackie and they have two grown up children and two grandchildren. For twenty eight years he worked in banking for both Coutts and NatWest.

Nicolette Chambers

Councillor for Chelmsford Rural West (Chelmsford City Council)

Nicolette Chambers has lived in Chelmsford Rural West for many years. She was elected to Chelmsford Borough Council in 2003.  For the last eight years Nicolette has served on the Planning committee, Development Policy committee, the Constitution Panel and the Standards committee.  She became a cabinet member in 2008 acquiring the portfolio for Corporate Services.

Tim Roper

Councillor for Writtle (Chelmsford City Council)

Tim is married, with three daughters, and has lived in Writtle for the past 24 years having spent his early life in Ingatestone, then part of Chelmsford Rural District Council.   Education at Brentwood School was followed by National Service in the Royal Army Service Corps.

Barry Knight

Councillor for Broomfield & The Walthams (Chelmsford City Council)