Make a change, become a Writtle Parish Councillor!

Are you concerned about your local area? Want to make a difference to those around you? Do you have time or expertise to benefit the community of Writtle?

A few of our current councillors are retiring. If you would like to make a difference and be involved in shaping the future of your local community, step forward and nominate yourself to become a parish councillor for Writtle Parish Council.

On 4 May, local elections are happening to elect councillors. If you want to get involved in local democracy, then the deadline for nominating yourself is Tuesday 4 April 2023. Find out more at

What do councillors do?

Local councillors are the champions of their community who invest time in local projects and issues to the benefit of residents and the neighbourhood. Councillors attend to local needs of residents, local groups and businesses, make decisions on local services, collaborate with city and county councils to adhere to local needs, and progress vital projects to invest in the future of the community.

What does Writtle Parish Council do?

The council provides allotments and playgrounds along with the facilities at Paradise Road and maintains the village Green and ponds. These activities are funded by a local tax, called a precept which is determined by the council.

How long does it take?

The National Association of Local Council’s Local Councillor Census Survey found that councillors put aside, on average, three hours a week for council work. Council work often includes attending meetings, engaging with residents and speaking to local groups and bodies on behalf of the council.

For further information and an informal chat please contact Lauretta Fox, the Parish Clerk on 01245 420066 or email

In the meantime, all parish council meetings are open to the public. Take a visit to see democracy in action. Writtle always has an agenda item for public participation, you are welcome to raise a question of our councillors. The meetings, agendas and minutes are all available on the Writtle Parish Council website –