Cllr Mandy Mickelsen - Finance Committee

Mandy is an Arts graduate and Chartered Public Sector accountant. She has lived in the village for over 30 years, and brought up two children here.

Retired from paid employment now, Mandy has been a Councillor since 2007.

She was heavily involved in the production of the Village Design Statement and the Parish Plan; is now on the Neighbourhood Plan Committee and is Chair of the Finance Committee.

Mandy Mickelsen

Cllr Ian Wardrop - Vice Chairman - Community Speedwatch Coordinator & Highways

Ian joined the Council in 2013. He has lived in the village since 1984 and in 2005 retired early after many years working for one of London's largest public sector organisations. He is currently a trustee of a small charity in Braintree. He can often be seen walking the family's rescue lurcher in and around the village.

As well as Speedwatch Coordinator, Ian has responsibility for Highways Liaison and is a member of the Planning Committee.

Ian Wardrop

Cllr Henry Bass - District Council Liaison

Henry has lived locally all his life, he was elected to the Parish Council in 1976, has been Chairman on several occasions and has a particular interest in planning matters and an active member of the village hall committee for 34 years.


 Henry Bass

Cllr Peter Bates - Website Manager & Publicity

Peter joined the Council in May 2012. He has lived in Wickham Bishops for over 30 years and was previously the I T Manager at a local secondary school. Peter is also the Editor of the Wickham Bishops Parish Magazine, and Secretary of the local Horticultural Club.  His specific areas of responsibility are to maintain and develop the Parish Council website, and to publicise and report on Council activity.

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 Peter Bates

Cllr Karl Jarvis

Karl is a Chartered Company Secretary with experience in regulation, finance and general management. He works in London, as CEO for a Lloyd’s underwriting company.

With his wife Claire and two children, Sophie and Nicholas, he has lived in the village for 20 years and in that time has been involved in scouting and other local charities.  He is a keen cyclist and “novice” sheep farmer.

Karl was co-opted to the Council in late 2018 and serves on the Library Working Party, which aims to save the village library service and building from the threat of closure. 

 Karl Jarvis

Cllr Stephen Nicholas - Public Rights Of Way

Stephen has lived in Wickham Bishops for 18 years. After many years working in banking and insurance in London, he worked in the criminal justice system. Since 2013, Stephen has held voluntary roles with the Essex Retired Police Dogs Fund, and the Essex Search And Rescue team.

 Stephen Nicholas

Cllr Richard Mundell - Planning Committee & Finance Committee

Richard grew up in north Essex and he and his wife moved to Wickham Bishops in 2011. Their sons attend Great Totham Primary School and Wickham Bishops Nursery. He is presently the Chief Technology Officer of a financial software company. Richard and his family can sometimes be seen being walked by their Bernese Mountain Dog “Schnitzel”.

He joined the council in 2017 and helped kick off the Neighbourhood Plan process, and initiate the council’s Facebook presence. He sits on the Planning and Finance Committees, and is a member of the Community Speedwatch team.  

 Richard Mundell

Cllr Jane Williams - Neighbourhood Plan, BHSA Liaison

Jane has a Zoology degree, an M.A. in Education Management and an MSc in Animal Welfare. She has been employed in the education sector, and has been a consultant since 2001, both in education and now as an animal behaviourist and trainer.

She has lived in the village since 1993.  In the early days of living in Wickham Bishops, Jane was the Neighbourhood Watch coordinator for the village and chaired the Maldon District meetings for seven years. Jane joined the council in 2017 and is chair of the steering group which is developing the Neighbourhood Plan.

 Jane Williams
One Vacancy  

Parish Council Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer - Lorraine Bailey

She may be contacted by telephone on 07542 190176.



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