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Graham Bradley

Wickford Town Council

Chairperson

I have lived in Wickford all my life and have seen the place change a lot since the early 80's.

 

I went to school at 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 90's 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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Louise Gann

Wickford Town Council

Secretary

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 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 and running and belong to Wickford Bowls Club. I am also a member of RHS Hyde Hall and the National Trust.

I am Co-event Director of Wickford parkrun which was established in March 2020 and is a welcome asset to the town. This takes place every Saturday morning in Memorial Park at 9.00am. (On hold due to Covid) This is a great community event bringing the people of Wickford together for both health and social benefits.

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Nicola Hoad

Wickford Town Council

Project Associate

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Rachel Voller

Wickford Town Council

Project Associate

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Clare Gregory

Wickford Town Council

Vice Chairperson

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 helped residents with crime prevention advice.

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Kim Oakes

Wickford Town Council

Project Associate

I have lived in Wickford for 38 years and have always been involved with the local community .

 

I set up a toy library in the 1980’s which was very successful and I was a school governor at Bromfords School for 4 years.

 

I campaigned for the railway footbridge over from the Wick to Russell Gardens and more recently have been involved with the Wickford Wombles, tree planting and in particular the environmental education for children.

 

I am the chair of 'The Friends of Wickford Memorial Park' which has the aim of improving what is already a beautiful park for the whole Community to enjoy.

 

Wickford is a lovely town and I want to make it an even greater place to live.

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Derek Harrison

Wickford Town Council

Project Associate

I have lived in Wickford for 44 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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Wickford Town Council

Project Associate

Could this be you?

If you would like to be involved in the future Town Council please get in contact and we would be happy to speak with you about what being a Town Councillor really means.

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Andrew Neil

Wickford Town Council

Vice Chairperson

I was born in Wickford in 1957 and attended Wickford Infants, Junior and Beauchamps.

 

Now retired I previously had worked for Royal Mail and UPS for a total of 29yrs.

 

I remember when Wickford was a vibrant town with a busy high street and market. I want to restore some pride 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 spaces and our recycling abilities.

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Stephen Oakes

Wickford Town Council

Project Associate

I have lived in wickford 38 years, previously Basildon and Corringham. In the nineties I was involved in running local youth football teams, more recently I joined up 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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Michelle Tuddenham

Wickford Town Council

Project Associate

I have lived in Wickford all my life and just love our supportive community! I have seen Wickford go through many changes to the bustling market in the 80’s, the opening of new community events & projects, to the formation of the Shadow Council. 

I also have had my own business in the town, previously helped to organise the “Wickford at Christmas” events for 2 years and now enjoy running the Wickford Community Singing Group. 

Our town has so much potential! I can see the opportunities to grow our High Street & Market, have more large community events and supporting the people who live and work here.