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Your Councillors - Ramsey & Parkeston Parish Council

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.

You can find contact details of your current Councillors and the Committees, both internally and externally that they represent on your behalf:

Your Councillors representing their communities

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

Ward Map

For contact details and short bio 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 2022

Annual payments year ending  31st March 2021

Annual payments year ending 31st March 2020

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 and County Councillors


Bill Davidson РParish Council Chairman   Parkeston Ward  (District Councillor РDovercourt Vines & Parkeston)

Bill  continues to hold the position as Chair after being elected to the role on 13 May 2021. Bill is also Tree and Footpath 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 in a voluntary role.

Member  РTendring District Association of Local Councils; Planning sub-committee (Parkeston); Tree and Footpaths (Parkeston); Parkeston Cemetery sub-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  212 377

Notice of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

Tanya Ferguson –¬† Vice Chair of the Parish Council

Elected to the role of Vice Chair in May 2022  Tanya has a long association with the parish and extensive experience as a Parish and former District councillor.

Member – Tendring District Association of Local Councils; Planning sub-committee (Parkeston); Harwich International Port Liaison; Parkeston Cemetery sub-committee

Telephone :  07757 124 325

Notice of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

Rob Passmore –¬†Ramsey ward

Rob has served the council for 18 years, Vice-Chairman for the municipal year 2021/22 following 3 years leading the council as Chairman.

Member – Planning sub-committee (Ramsey); Parkeston Cemetery sub-committee; Rivers sub-committee.

Rob is also Chairman of the Ramsey War Memorial Hall Committee and Playing field.

Telephone : 07813 856 195

Notice of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

David Bird – Parish Councillor 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 506 375 (M) 07586 056 217

Notice of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

Vacancy – Parish Councillor Ramsey Ward

Maureen Norgan – Parish Councillor Ramsey Ward

Maureen was co-opted onto the Parish Council on 23rd June 2021.  Maureen is a retired ambulance driver with a passion for wildlife for all to enjoy.

Member – Planning sub-committee (Ramsey); Rivers sub-committee

Telephone: 01255 880313 or 07890 736032

Notice of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

Sean Fay РParish Councillor 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); Parkeston Cemetery sub-committee; Rivers sub-committee; Harwich International Port Liaison

Telephone: 07947 867 285

Notice of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

Marion Kadlec РParish Councillor 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); Haltermann Carless Liaison

Telephone: 07598 978 785

Notice of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

David Smith РParish Councillor Ramsey Ward

David returns to the Parish Council, having served in the role during 2008 – 2019 and is also a Councillor on the Harwich Town Council. David is now retired and has lived in Dovercourt for many years; his interests are the environment, planning, finance and health.

Member – Planning sub-committee (Ramsey)

Telephone:  01255 507087 or 07888 429 662

Notice of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

Steve Wogan – Parish Councillor Parkeston Ward

Stephen has experience in assisting those in relation to Social Services issues and welcomes our parishioners to contact him for guidance.  Stephen lives in Parkeston, his interests include the safety of both pedestrian and vehicles, green areas such as local parks and footpaths.

Member – Planning sub-committee (Parkeston); Transportation (Ramsey & Parkeston); Rivers sub-committee

Telephone: 01255 751474 or 07722 203 414

Notice of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

Dave Priestnall – Parish Councillor Parkeston Ward


Dan Land – Essex County Councillor – Tendring Rural East

Telephone 07590 034 305

Click here to link to Dan @ Essex County Council


Zoe Fairley РDistrict Councillor РStour Valley Ward  (Ramsey Ward, Wrabness and Bradfield villages).

Telephone –¬†07957 860 820

Click here to link to Zoe @ Tendring District Council

Meet your Clerk

Teresa Le-Blanc

Joining the Council on 19th September 2022 in the role of Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer, Teresa is a local resident of Parkeston with a good understanding of the community in both Ramsey & Parkeston.  She is keen to start working towards gaining the CilCa qualification, with training already planned.

Contact the Clerk:

Telephone : (home) 01255 502616   (mobile) 07507 638 895

in writing:  PO Box 12843, Harwich CO12 9AT


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