Your Councillors

The Parish Council has 11 members working as a team to represent both wards. They are working in a voluntary role to do their best for you and you are encouraged & welcome to contact them or meet them at any the regular meetings held during the year.

The link below shows a map of the parish and Ward boundaries for Ramsey & Parkeston Parish Council

Ward Map

For further details of individual Councillors please scroll down.

The role of a Councillor is a voluntary role with the option to claim an allowance, applicable only to elected members, as set by the parish council on an annual basis.

Councillor allowances paid during the municipal years can be viewed here:

Annual payments year ending 31st March 2019

Annual payments year ending 31st March 2018

Travel allowances for parish purposes are recommended as a maximum of 45p per mile for the first 10,000 miles (25p per mile thereafter) regardless of vehicle engine size, 24p per mile for motor cycles and 20p per mile for travel by cycle.

Maximum rates of  subsistence: maximum rates for breakfast is £6.00, lunch allowance £7.50 and evening meal £12.00.

Meet your Parish & District Councillors

Zoe Fairley – District Councillor – Stour Valley Ward (Ramsey Ward, Wrabness and Bradfield villages).

Telephone – 07957 860820

Click here to link to Zoe @ Tendring District Council

Rob Passmore – Chair – Ramsey ward

Rob was re-elected as Chairman on 16 May 2019. He will be attending the meetings of the Tendring District Association of Local Councils and working closely with the two newly elected District Councillors; Rob also attends meetings of the ECC Local Highways Panel.

Member – Planning Sub-Committee Ramsey; Tendring Association of Local Councils; Esssex County Council Local Highways Panel

Telephone : 07813 856195

Notice of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

Bill Davidson – Vice Chair   Parkeston Ward                        District Counsellor – Dovercourt Vines & Parkeston

Councillor Bill Davidson

Bill was re-elected to the role of Vice Chairman on 16 May 2019. Bill  is Tree and Footpaths Warden for Parkeston Ward, and leads on the refurbishment and upkeep of the Parish Chapel and the Parkeston Cemetery. He also oversees the running & maintenance of the Welfare Park.

Member – Tendring District Assoc. of Local Councils; Planning Sub-committee Parkeston; Harwich International Port Liaison Committee

Bill was also elected in May 2019 as District Councillor for Dovercourt Vines & Parkeston. Click here to link to Bill @ Tendring District Council

Telephone :  07506  212377

Notice of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

David Bird – Ramsey Ward

David was co-opted to the council in 2017, elected in 2019 and is working hard to improve his neighbourhood in Clayton Road, Ramsey and the surrounding area.

Member – Planning Sub-committee Ramsey

Telephone: (H) 01255 506375 (M) 07586 056217

Notice of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

Vince Lungley – Ramsey Ward

Vince has lived in The Street, Ramsey since 2001. Co-opted on 27 September 2018, elected May 2019. Particular interests are in planning, traffic/speed issues, public health, footpaths and local policing issues. He is Tree & Footpath Warden for Ramsey ward and the Council’s contact for Emergency planning.

Member – Planning Sub-committee Ramsey

Telephone 07715 787854

Notice of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

Anthony Colbourne – Ramsey Ward

Co-opted onto the Parish Council on 21st June 2018, elected May 2019; Tony has over 20 years experience in both Parish and District Council work and is the Transport Representative for Ramsey.

Member – Planning Sub-committee Ramsey

Telephone: 07766 225 447

Notice of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

Edwin Ramsay – Ramsey Ward

Ed will continue in representing the Council in attending meetings of the Harwich International Port  and Haltermann Carless Liaison Committee meetings. Ed is also the contact for Press & Media enquiries.

Member – Planning Sub-committee Ramsey; Halterman Carless Liaison Committee; Harwich International Port Liaison Committee

Telephone : 07785 762404

Notice of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

Sean Fay – Ramsey ward                                                                                          

Co-opted to the council in September 2019, I moved from Ramsey to Little Oakley as a child, but spent most of my childhood in Ramsey and still have fond affection for the village and surrounding area.

I currently work full time within the freight transport industry and have 30 years experience within a customer focused environment, listening to customers issues and finding solutions to problems.

I am also a Harwich Town Councillor for which I am the HTC representative on Parish Transport and TDC Transport Liaison Committees.

Member planning sub-committee, Ramsey

Telephone: 07947 867285

Notice of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

Tanya Ferguson – Parkeston Ward

Tanya has a long association with the parish and extensive experience as a Parish and former District councillor.

Member – Planning Sub-committee Parkeston

Telephone :  07757 124325

Notice of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

Sarah Stertz – Parkeston Ward

Re-elected in May 2019, Sarah continues to represent the Council in attending Haltermann Carless meetings.

Member – Planning Sub-committee Parkeston

Telephone :  07909 815266

Notice of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

Marion Kadlec – Parkeston Ward

Marion was co-opted to the Parish Council on 18th October 2018 and elected in May 2019. Marion has lived in the village of Parkeston for many years and volunteers within the village in litter picking and delivering the regular newsletters published by the Parkeston Residents Association.

Member – Planning Sub-committee Parkeston

Telephone: 07598 978785

Notice of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

Lucy Wood – Parkeston Ward

Lucy has joined the Parish Council bring with her the ambition to strengthen the communities and improve the quality of lives for those living in our communities, using her skills as an active campaigner and supporter for keeping and improving public services.

Telephone: 07468 465933

Notice of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

Meet your Clerk

Lin Keating

Employed by the Council since October 2003 as Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer, a resident of Parkeston since 2000, with an ever growing knowledge and understanding being gained of both wards represented by the Parish Council.

Contact the Clerk:

Telephone : (home) 01255 502616   (mobile) 07507 638895

in writing:  PO Box 12843, Harwich CO12 9AT


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