Councillor Register of Interests - please click here


Cllr. Michael Edwards - West Ward

Michael was born in the Midlands and in the 1960s moved with his family to London. At the age of 19 Michael moved to Paris where he lived and worked for two years before relocating to Dusseldorf in Germany. After getting married to Zofia in Yorkshire in 1971 Michael and his wife  lived in Germany where he worked for seven years for an International Freight Forwarder. On his return to the UK in 1978 he worked for the same Freight Forwarder eventually moving to the Maldon District running his own logistics company in Coggeshall before retiring a few years ago. After moving to Heybridge in 2007 Michael joined the Parish Council that same year and has been the Parish Council’s chairman since 2011. 

8 Doubleday Drive, Heybridge, CM9 4TL

Cllr. Prof. Lewis Schnurr - Basin Ward

Lew has lived in the Basin since the early ‘80s.  Lew has an academic background in telecommunications and law.Lew spends his time researching and trying to keep up to date with the changes in legislation and planning.As Chairman of the Planning Committee, Lew is also involved in the Neighbourhood Planning Working Group.

42 Basin Road, Heybridge Basin, CM9 4RQ

 Vice-Chairman and Chairman of the Planning Committee

 Cllr. Keith Lawson - East Ward

Keith is a member of the Planning Committee.

2 Chapel Lane, Heybridge Basin, CM9 4RR


 Cllr Sofia Bishop - West Ward

50 Rowan Drive, Heybridge CM9 4BW 

Awaiting Image

 Cllr. Natalie Lewis - West Ward

24 Beeches Road, Heybridge CM9 4SL


 Cllr. Trevor Cable - East Ward

119 Hillary Close, Heybridge CM9 4UB


 Cllr. Ashley Jones - East Ward

99 Goldhanger Road, Heybridge CM9 4QS


 Cllr. Richard Perry - West Ward

Richard is the third longest serving Heybridge Councillor and sits on the Planning, Budget, Events, Neighbourhood plan and the Environment and Resources Committees as well as being the Leisure and Tourism Representative. Richard owns and operates a small chain of Hotels and permanently resides at the Mill House Hotel in Langford. Richards Hobbies includes sailing, holidays and super cars. Richard has two grown up children.

Mill House Hotel, Langford  CM9 4SS


Cllr. Tina Gentry - West Ward

Tina is a qualified college lecturer who taught NVQ, ITEC and VTCT qualifications in beauty and holistic therapies at Basildon and Thurrock College before entering the private sector as a training manager.  Tina continued to teach City and Guilds qualifications and post-graduate courses before moving to set up her own small practice and to further her studies in the field of complementary medicine.  In her spare time, Tina enjoys the outdoors, walking, horse riding, and visiting local places of interest.  When she gets time, Tina practices yoga and meditation and likes to travel.  Tina also has an interest in wildlife conservation, history and archaeology. 

102 Wagtail Drive, Heybridge CM9 4YP


Cllr. Gary Young - East Ward

I first moved to Maldon in 1971 then into Heybridge in 1981 following my marriage to my wife Karen.  I have two adult daughters and two grandsons.  I am currently sitting on the Planning and Events Committees and as an active dog walker I am looking after the Public Rights of Way.

6 Mayland Close, Heybridge CM9 4YR


Cllr. Simon Burwood - East Ward

I have lived in Heybridge for 17 years and my youngest daughter was born at St. Peters in Maldon.  My three children when to primary school locally:  the older ones now at University and at school in Chelmsford.  I am employed full time by Essex County Council within the Adult Community Learning Service and have been a volunteer for a number of different organisations including the PTA for my children's primary school for a number of years as well as work to do with the Scouts.

104 Long Common, Heybridge CM9 4UU


 Awaiting image

 Cllr Bernard Hall - West Ward

145 Holloway Road, Heybridge CM9 4SW



CLERK and RFO: Laurie Wiebe MILCM

Skype: heybridgeparishcouncil

DEPUTY CLERK:  Amanda Hilton (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings) 

Plantation Hall Caretakers:

Daytime - Nicky Percy

Evening and Weekends - Denise Kemp

Relief - Tony Powell


 Tree Warden - Mr Les Hammans




Copyright © 2007 Heybridge Parish Council. All Rights Reserved.