Chair

Mrs Judith Farr - Tel: 01371 856691

Judith FarrJudith was a civil servant with Department of Work and Pensions, having worked there since she left university. Recently retiried she has not looked back as Stebbing has so much to offer and for individuals to give. It has a first class community spirit, heightened during the CoVid virus outbreak.

Currently Judith is Chair of the Parish Council (since May 2019) and the Highways Committee, a Stebbing mini bus driver, member of Village Hall Committee, member of the Neighbourhood Steering Group and a regular volunteer in the Community Village Shop.

She is happily married to Adrian, they have lived in Stebbing for over 20 years and hope for many more.

Judith had a very demanding job entailing lots of travelling, so her home, village and garden is her refuge which she wants to protect.

Vice Chair

Mr Gary Barrett - Tel: 07740 565575over 

Gary has been on the council since August 2019 and has lived in Stebbing since 2016.  He is a member of the Highways Committee and also the Planning Committee. He worked mainly in the IT and Oil Sectors and is also currently a Non-Exec Director of Catalyst Housing Association as well as owning his own small IT Consultancy. 

Gary wants Stebbing to remain a village with character and charm , but one that also embraces the changes a modern world may demand of it.

 

Councillors

Mr Ernest Howard - Tel: 01371 856325

Ernest has lived in the village for over half a century and has seen many changes over the years, some good, some not so good.  The village has expanded over the years and will continue to do so, but he believes we must get housing that caters for younger people for these are the villagers who will keep this a good place to live in supporting the great many clubs and amenities that we enjoy and all the benefits of a rural life.

After leaving the army Ernest went to live in Canada, and this along with the other travels has given him an open outlook on life.  He ran a small wholesale business in Dunmow for many years before retiring and was a member of the Dunmow Round Table and Dunmow 41Club for many years.  Over the years he has been a member of many of the village clubs, but at the moment is restricted to just the Bowls Club.

Ernest has been a member of the Parish Council for a number of years and takes a special interest in Stebbing Green. In the past he has been a Governor of Stebbing school, a long time member and Chairman of the Stebbing Society and the footpath representative for the parish. He believes the most pressing problem at the moment is the volume of traffic that appears to cut through the village and most important of all the speeding of these vehicles.

 

Mrs Sandi Merifield - Tel: 07958 389059

Sandi MerifieldSandi a retired teacher has lived in Stebbing with her husband Peter and their family for over 25 years. She has always enjoyed being part of our village community from being a member of some of the many clubs and societies, to serving on their committees or helping fund raise. Most recently organising the Poppy Appeal and as a member of the Stebbing Fete committee.

She joined the Parish Council in 2007 and has served on most of its’ committees as both member and has also chaired the Greens and Planning committees. In May 2019 Sandi proudly became one of the two District Councillors representing Stebbing and Felsted. She is Chair of the Planning Committee and a member of the Local Plan Leadership Group. Sandi believes that there will always be change, but it must be change that keeps the rural nature of the village, conserving its heritage but that adapts to the needs of housing demands but also to our environment and our climate.

 

Mrs Jacqueline Kingdom - Tel: 01371 856572

Jacqueline KingdomJacqueline is a retired medical practice manager (East London & Harlow). She is Chairman of two registered charities; in London and the Greater Dunmow area. Married to a Chartered Surveyor whose business is in Great Dunmow, they have lived in Stebbing for over half a century and always participated in village life.

Jacqueline has been a Parish Councillor for many years and serves on sub-committees dealing with Planning and Playing Fields. She also represents Stebbing Parish Council on the Joint Parishes Group for local planning concerns. Relaxation is time with family, gardening, music, literature and working as a Lee Valley Volunteer.

 

Mrs Christina Cant - Tel: 01371 856334

Christina CantChristina is retired after working in finance for various oil companies. She has lived in Stebbing for over 50 years and has always been involved in village life. She is married to John with two daughters who live and work in London.

Christina has represented Stebbing on Uttlesford District Council and was a member of it's Planning Committee for 19 years which included chairing the committee throughout the 35 million passenger application for Stansted Airport. Christina has been a member of Stebbing Parish Council for many years and a school governor, and is passionate about the advantages of growing up and living in a small socially cohesive community.

 

Mr Gary Spilman - Tel: 07764 790871