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I have lived in Wickford all my life and have seen the place change a lot since the early 80s. I went to school in Hilltop and Beauchamps, did an apprenticeship just outside of the Wickford Town Council boundary at GEC Marconi, christened and married in St Catherine's Church and now have children who have used local schools, so I certainly consider myself as a local! I was a Special Constable in town at the end of the 90s and more recently have been involved as the treasurer of the Wickford at Christmas committee. I love the place I call home but fully believe a Town Council can make it an even better place for the whole community.

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Project Founder

Graham Bradley

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I have always lived in Essex, apart from a brief interlude of 7 years living in Spain. As Wickford is now my home town, I am determined to do all I can to help make it a lovely place to live. The people I have met so far in Wickford show me how strong a community can be when we all pull together. I currently work in the pension industry advising the trustees on the governance of corporate pension schemes so am used to setting agendas and taking minutes. I agreed to take on the secretarial role for the Town Council to help move things along and be a part of this special journey. For leisure I enjoy walking, am a member of English Heritage and recently joined the Wickford bowls club, great fun so far!

I am the Event Director for Parkrun for Wickford which will be up and running this Summer enabling local residents to enjoy a free weekly timed 5km and a great community event in Memorial Park every Saturday morning.

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Project Secretary

Louise Gann

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I have lived in wickford 35 years, previously Basildon and Corringham. In the nineties I was involved in running local youth soccer teams. I am active with the local rock choir. I would really love to see wickford get back on its feet and to have the high street become the thriving hub it once was, offering niche outlets and activities, so residents and visitors can once again be proud of their town.

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Project Associate

Stephen Oakes

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I have lived in Wickford since 2005 growing up just up the road in Ramsden Bellhouse I am self-employed running my own business locally and have done for 28 years I believe the town council will help move our lovely friendly town forward in a positive way, our potential is huge and we need to unlock it I think a Town Council is the best way to achieve this.

I set up and run the Wickford Wombles, a voluntary group which helps clean up Wickford by litter picking. We also educate local youth groups about recycling and the damage careless littering causes.

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Project Associate

Tracy Menzies

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I moved to Wickford 14 years ago and I love it here. I have lived in a variety of places in Essex and Norfolk and can honestly say I prefer Wickford to any where else. I belong to a book club in the library and am a proud member of WOW. I have never met so many lovely people as I have here. I really enjoyed meeting the people of the town while getting signatures for the petition and had no adverse remarks even from those who did not wish to sign. I believe the town council is the best way forward for our town.

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Project Associate

Janet Dunn

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I have lived in Wickford all my life and just love our supportive community. Over the years I have seen Wickford go through many changes to the bustling market in the 80’s, the opening of new community events & projects, through to a successful women’s group. I have had my own business in the town, previously helped to organise the “Wickford at Christmas” event for 2 years and enjoy running a community singing group. Our town has so much potential to see growth in our High Street, have more large community events and to support the people who live and work here. From this, I would love to have the opportunity to work on improving our market, High Street and car parking facilities, while supporting local businesses and events. The Town Council is going to need many people with a wide range of skills to bring the changes we all need and want to see in our town. I have had the opportunity to work with and support a range of successful community events, projects and local businesses. This has enabled me to share my knowledge and to learn new skills too. These include pro-active social media presence, planning & management of events and fundamental business basics.

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Project Associate

Michelle Tuddenham

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I’m proud to call Wickford home after moving here in 2004 from South London. I’m passionate about anything that improves our fantastic town and believe that a Town Council would be an exciting opportunity for residents to have a say in shaping the town for the future. I work part-time in The City for an Investment Bank and was a founding member of Crimewatch Wickford which helps residents with crime prevention advice.

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Project Founder

Clare Gregory

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I have been a Wickford resident for the last 15 years previously lived in Harrow NW London. I am obsessed about how we as a team can shape Wickford for the future. Really enhance what we have. Strive to make change for the better. Brighten up our town which has such an amazing community feel to it.

 

I currently have 21 years service with the Metropolitan Police now attached to the Counter Terrorism Command. I’m also admin of the Wickford Chit Chat Facebook group.

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Project Associate

Duncan English

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I have lived in Wickford for 20 years having previously lived in Basildon and London. I have raised my family here and been privileged to serve the town by managing the Wickford CLC and Wickford Extended Services scheme on behalf of the Wickford schools. I have good local knowledge and meet many of the families in the town through my work. This connection alongside being a resident has motivated me to become involved to maintain and improve our town representing the views of those I regularly chat to. I am passionate about the importance of our high street and facilities in our community.

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Project Associate

Rachel Voller

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I was born in Wickford in 1957 and attended Wickford Infants, Junior and Beauchamps. I  worked for Royal Mail for 23 years and UPS for the last 6 years. I remember when Wickford was a vibrant town with a busy high street and market. I want to restore some pride in the town and campaign for more investment in the town. I'd also like to improve communications with key suppliers to the town and would like to improve our green places and our recycling abilities.

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Project Associate

Andrew Neil

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Having bought a house in Wickford five years ago, relocating to be closer to my two daughters and their families who have settled here, we have not been disappointed. Although now retired, my background is marketing and event management, with the main focus on marketing shopping centres including Lakeside Shopping Centre. I was a founder member of Wickford at Christmas and have been overwhelmed with the growth of this event and the community spirit that comes with it. Since moving to Wickford I have joined a few of the many clubs available and met some of the friendliest and welcoming people which made settling in very easy. I want to be involved in establishing a Town Council as I believe it will long term benefit my family, my friends and the Wickford community, giving an enhanced pride and respect for our home town. It seems there is so much that can be planned and implemented on a level that we as local residents can support. I believe that a Town Council can make help make differences both environmentally and socially, help raise its status and encourage new enterprise.

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Project Associate

Maria Cooper

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I'm so passionate about Wickford. I moved here 25 years ago from South London and realised immediately how special this town is. I feel in recent years that some of the pride has gone out of Wickford and I'd love to bring that back by implementing a Wickford Town Council with like minded residents. I'm semi-retired now, but work as a consultant to the insurance industry, specialising in operations management and regulatory matters. In my spare time, I run "Women of Wickford" which is a group for local ladies to chat, have fun and socialise. 

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Project Founder

Laura Phillips

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I have lived in Wickford for 41 Years and with my wife brought up our three sons.

A former Chairman of Wickford Community Association I have also been very active in supporting the views of Wickford people and have campaigned against further damaging development inflicted on our Town especially without the social and physical infrastructure needed to support it.

I would like to see a vibrant Wickford again, we can’t undo what has been done but we can work towards improving it for a brighter future. 

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Project Associate

Derek Harrison

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I have lived in Wickford since 1975, when I joined Essex Police. Since then the town has grown with the Wick housing estate and new Industrial estate being developed. As one of the Community Officers, I worked with Schools to make children safer in an ever changing world. I developed the concept of Neighbourhood Watch in Wickford making residents aware of crime and how they could work with the Police to reduce offences by simple Prevention techniques. Since retiring I became involved with the Community Archive group, Horticultural society and the Disabled swimming Club. I hope that the Town Council will give residents a voice and that I can bring my experience in bringing improvement in how we live and work together

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Project Associate

Stephen Whiter

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Wickford has been my home for most of my life, therefore I've seen many changes as the town has grown almost beyond recognition. A Town Council could help make the town a brighter, cleaner, greener place that offers something for all, young and old, and where every resident can be able to say they are proud to live in Wickford. My family were brought up in Wickford and all three of my children attended North Crescent Primary school where I was a governor for 15 years. My background is in psychotherapy, but I currently work as a freelance research consultant in the health and social care fields.

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Project Associate

Estelle Mickelborough

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I have lived in Wickford for 35 years and have been always been involved with the local community . I set up a toy library in the 1980’s which was very successful. I was a school governor at Bromfords School for 4 years; campaigned for the railway footbridge over from the Wick to Russell Gardens; tree planting and recently actively involved with the Wickford Wombles and in particular the environmental education for children. Wickford is a lovely town, I want to make to a great place to live.

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Project Associate

Kim Oakes