About us

Your CouncillorsRivenhall Parish Council (seven elected members) serves a predominately Rural Parish in the heart of Essex that consists of approximately 550 houses, several farms and a wide selection of local businesses. The Parish lies just two miles from the nearest main shopping centre of Witham. It has a village shop, St Mary’s Church, and Rivenhall Village Hall which is available for hire for parties and other functions, clubs and societies, and meetings and exhibitions for local businesses.

Rivenhall Parish comprises two main settlements, Rivenhall and Rivenhall End, which has a major railway line (Norwich to London Liverpool Street) and trunk road (A12) cutting directly through it. It has an agricultural landscape, mostly arable land with areas of woodland and small areas of pasture; there is industrial development along the western boundary and a WW2 airfield to the north which is threatened by further industrial development associated with waste recycling and incineration.

The Parish Council meets on the first Tuesday of every month at either Rivenhall Village Hall or Henry Dixon Hall, and we welcome the attendance and contributions of all those who are interested in local affairs and have an opinion on how local issues are dealt with throughout the Parish. Agenda notices together with the draft Minutes of the previous month’s meeting are displayed on the Parish Council’s notice boards a week in advance of the next meeting, as well as here on our website.

We have no responsibility for playing fields, burial grounds or allotments but we are very active in endeavouring to maintain the rural aspects of village life. A Village Design Statement was produced in 2003/2004, along with a Parish Plan, underpinning all Parish Council observations upon local planning, services, facilities and amenities available for parishioners. Managing change, not preventing it. In addition, we organise contractual and volunteer work consisting of grass cutting, litter picking together with the provision and maintenance of public seating, dog bins and the planned landscape gardening of flowers, trees and shrubs.

Your Councillors

If you wish to contact Rivenhall Parish Council Clerk you can email:

The Parish Clerk at: parishclerk@rivenhallparishcouncil.net.

The Councillors at: councillors@rivenhallparishcouncil.net.

James Abbott - Chairman

Chairman

James Abbott

01376 584576

Keith Taylor - Clerk to the Council

Clerk to the Council

Keith Taylor

01376 516975

Bob Wright - Vice Chairman

Vice Chairman

Bob Wright

07946 388184

Jean Cairns - Councillor

Councillor

Jean Cairns

01376 52073023

Melanie A'Lee - Councillor

Councillor

Melanie A’Lee

07776 484 972

Ros Elliott - Councillor

Councillor

Ros Elliott

01376 504938

Jack Prime - Councillor

Councillor

Jack Prime

01376 514255

Bob Turner - Councillor

Councillor

Bob Turner

01376 513659

James Abbott - Chairman

District Councillor

James Abbott

01376 584576

Bob Wright - Vice Chairman

District Councillor

Bob Wright

07870 231 479

Essex County Councillor

Ross Playle

01376 503743