There are seven seats for Councillors who look after the needs of a population of over 500 and an electorate of 400.

Click on any members' name to read their Declaration Of Interests.

Andrew Bull
The Causeway, Toppesfield.

01787 238041
Andrew Bull Andrew is currently a Crown Servant working in Human Resources in Norfolk and Suffolk. He has two sons at Hedingham School and has previously been a School Governor for St. Margaret’s School, Chair of the Village Shop Committee and part of the team that produced the Village Jubilee Celebrations in 2012. Chairman for 2015 – 2019, Andrew also has portfolio responsibility for Transport and Communications and leads on the Parish Council Website, Facebook Page and Community Newsletter.
Vice Chairman:Dave Dyson 2 Camoise Close, Toppesfield.

01787 238146
Retired Assistant Chief Executive of Brentwood Borough Council.  Founder member of Toppesfield Stores and Toppesfield Community Pub committees.  Currently vice chair of the Parish Council and the Village Hall Committee.  Interests: Parish Council, Gardening, DIY and Motor Caravanning.
Andrea Chinery 5 The Causeway, Toppesfield

01787 236179     
I recently moved back to the village in 2014. I am the Supervisor at  Little Chestnut's Pre-school which is situated in the village hall. I am also a member of the Toppesfield School Association helping to fundraise for St Margaret's primary school.
Alan Preston
4 Camoise Close, Toppesfield

01787 238500
I was born in London 1943 and moved to Loughton Essex in 1945. I Started state schooling 1948 until leaving school in 1958. Where I started work as a darkroom assistant and spent 3 years studying at the London School of Print and Graphic Arts and graduated as a photographer.
In 1963 I am married to my wife Christine and have two boys, Stuart and Steven. Over the next 10 years my work as a photographer progressed through commercial, advertising, fashion and some motion movie works.
At the age of 27 it was time for a change of direction in my life and I started a carpet fitting business. In 1972 we moved from Loughton to Halstead Essex and over the next ten years established our flooring business and moved the business from home to a warehouse on Broton Est Halstead.
It was from here that we established flooring contracts in Russia, Ukraine, Baku in Azerbaijan, Finland, Ethiopia and Europe.
At that time I was asked by the Rotary Club of Halstead to become a member Rotarian, and spent a very rewarding 3 years looking after the community service's section. The time had come and we were ready for a move, and by chance ended up in Toppesfield, what luck. We have now been in Toppesfield for 23 years and have enjoyed every moment.
One cannot help being involved in the village and in village life and Christine and myself look forward to many more years of village life.
Mike James 11 The Causeway, Toppesfield

01787 237595

I have lived in the village for over 45 years.  I have  been involved with several village organisations over the years and, inter alia, assisted Toppesfield Stores on its VAT position when it was set up.  Now retired, I worked for the Customs & Excise for many years before becoming the Group VAT Manager for Whitbread plc.  Subsequently I moved to the Educational division within Pearson plc.  I also chaired of the VAT In Industry Group for many years. I am an allotment holder and currently a member of the Management Committees of Toppesfield Community Pub Ltd and Pumphouse Brewery Ltd.
Paul Thompson 63 The Causeway,

01787 238562
Paul is an active member of the community.  Chairman of the Allotments Association  and a local charities fund raiser. A big music fan and local businessman who employs local people, both directly and by subcontract. Paul is committed to make improvements to the recreational facilities within the parish.
Linda Bowen 11 The Causeway, Toppesfield

01787 238426
I have been a resident of Toppesfield since 2005.  I have been involved with the Toppesfield Community Shop as a volunteer for 4 years.


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