Your Councillors

Cllr Philip Abraham

Cllr Philip Abraham

ALDERTON WARD

1 Lancaster Drive
Loughton
IG10 3NQ

020 8502 2925

philabraham2000@gmail.com

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Loughton Residents Association

I am married with two teenage girls. Born in India, I have lived in Loughton since 2000 and value the friendliness and vibrancy of this town with its green spaces and the open countryside and forest nearby.

I am keen to encourage new employment opportunities in the area for local people, particularly young people

Cllr Sebastian Fontenelle

Cllr Sebastian Fontenelle

FAIRMEAD WARD

82 Etheridge Road
Loughton
IG10 2HY

07941 365850

cllr@sebastianfontenelle.co.uk

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Loughton Residents Association

Philip Beales

Philip Beales

BROADWAY WARD

65 Harwater Drive
Loughton
IG10 1LP

020 8418 0459

p.e.beales@googlemail.com

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Loughton Residents Association

I spent my early years in Cheshire but lived in Ilford for a long time before moving with my family to Loughton in 2004. My career as a medical researcher took me to Rome and then St Bartholomew's Hospital in the City before I decided to go into teaching in 2001.

In my spare time I like to read, tinker with anything mechanical or do some DIY.

Rose Brookes

Rose Brookes

RODING WARD

3 Lower Park Road
Loughton
IG10 4NB

020 8502 5981

vietrose02@aol.com

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Loughton Residents Association

Although Rose's roots are firmly in Nottinghamshire, she settled in Loughton to teach in a local primary school after working in both China and Ireland. After about twenty years in education, she followed her passion for art and history and moved into museum work. 

Rose worked at the National Portrait Gallery for eighteen years until it recently closed for a major refurbishment. She now volunteers at a local museum. She is also a qualified teacher of swimming and has recently returned to cycling. She is pleased to be a member of the Loughton Leisure Centre Customer Forum and the Leisure Centre Contract Monitoring Board.

Rose believes that one of the main roles of a local Cllr is to help all residents with their concerns. These may include housing issues, navigating Council bureaucracy or tackling antisocial behaviour.

Cllr Brookes also represents Loughton Roding ward on the Town and District Council.

 

Cllr Barbara Cohen

Cllr Barbara Cohen

ST MARY'S WARD

23 Church Lane
Loughton
IG10 1PD

020 8502 3242

bcohen61@hotmail.com

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Loughton Residents Association

This is my second term as a councillor.  I appreciate the lovely town we live in, I am friendly and approachable, empathetic and caring.  This year I have been given the honour of being Deputy Town Mayor.  I enjoy team working, respecting others opinions, and am knowledge and confident enough to express my own opinions and questions. My ambition for Loughton: road improvement, high street variety, forest preservation and living in a community that cares about one another.

Cllr Carol Davies

Cllr Carol Davies

FAIRMEAD WARD

13 Colebrook Gardens
Loughton
IG10 2HS

07817 230372

carolchristmas@yahoo.com

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Loughton Residents Association

I have lived in Loughton most of my life. I trained as a textile designer and ran my own company for many years. After having a daughter, I returned to work and, like most people, juggle work and home life. 

I became involved in local politics after leading a campaign to try to save the Young Learners Nursery on the Epping Forest College development site.  I am keen to see improvements in Fairmead Ward.


Cllr Trevor Downing

Cllr Trevor Downing

FOREST WARD

207 Smarts Lane
Loughton
IG10 1BW

020 8508 8877

downingtj1@gmail.com

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Loughton Residents Association

I have enjoyed living in Smarts Lane for 22 years, the Forest and the environment of Loughton. Born in Yarmouth, I studied and worked in Edinburgh, Cambridge, Central America and Leeds before settling in Loughton. Cycling, the London and local arts, theatre and music scenes are amongst my many interests. For 12 years, I was director of a global maritime information company, and am now a maritime consultant.

I set up an Action Group to campaign to reduce through traffic in Forest Road, High Beech Road and Smarts Lane; and I will continue to work on this and the issue of non-residents parking, as part of my role as a councillor for Forest Ward.

Cllr Les House

Cllr Les House

BROADWAY WARD

109 Avondale Drive
Loughton
IG10 3BT

020 8508 3369

leshouse18@hotmail.com

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Loughton Residents Association

I was born in Walthamstow and have lived at various locations across the Greater London area. I have also lived and worked in South Africa, Kosovo and Albania. I served as a Police Officer with the Metropolitan Police for 30 years, followed by running my own business as a Private Investigator and security work for Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunal Service.

I have lived in Loughton for the past 15 years and very much enjoy the community spirit in the town. I work as a deputy manager at Lopping Hall and am a performer there with Upstage Panto group! In my spart time I am a keen squash player. I am particularly concerned with licensing in the town, crime and access to our very special green spaces and forest areas.

Cllr Judy Jennings

Cllr Judy Jennings

ST MARY'S WARD

94 York Hill
Loughton
IG10 1JA

020 8508 1861

cllrjjennings@hotmail.co.uk

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Loughton Residents Association

 

Judy was first elected to the Town Council in 2012 as Councillor for Fairmead Ward.

In 2015 she was elected as Mayor of Loughton and had the great honour of serving the community in this office.

Judy now serves on the Town Council as Chair of the Resources Committee.

In 2016 Judy was elected as the Town and District Councillor for
St Mary’s Ward.

On the District Council she is Chair of the Licensing Sub-Committee and Vice- Chair of the Licensing Committee.

She also serves as an EFDC liaison member on the Citizens Advice Trustees Board and on the Epping Forest District Council Liaison Meetings with the City of London.

She was recently invited to join the Local Government Association as a Member Peer and as Lead Peer for the East of England to support other councillors in the area.

Now she sits on the Children and Young People Board of the LGA

Judy has lived in the same house in York Hill for over 30 years and knows and loves the area well.

She would like to see a diverse High Street that is full of character making Loughton a vibrant and exciting place to visit and shop.

She has taken a particular interest in helping with planning issues and parking, and in helping adults and children with social and educational needs.

She is especially interested in the education and welfare of children, in protecting and conserving the environment and in preserving our local amenities and green spaces.

She believes the Loughton Town Council embodies all that is best about providing local support for our community in Loughton.


 

Cllr Will Kauffman

Cllr Will Kauffman

FAIRMEAD WARD

28 The Greens Close
Loughton
IG10 1QE

07799 148740

willkauffman@ymail.com

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Loughton Residents Association

Cllr Michael Owen

ST JOHN'S WARD

Forest Side
Baldwins Hill
Loughton
IG10 1SD

07467 430145

michael.x.owen@gmail.com

Loughton Residents Association

 

Cllr Neil MacKinnon

Cllr Neil MacKinnon

RODING WARD

39 Barncroft Close
Loughton
IG10 3EU

07872 324028

cllr.neilmackinnon@gmail.com

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Loughton Residents Association

 

Cllr Stella Murphy

Cllr Stella Murphy

FOREST WARD

6 High View Close
Loughton
IG10 4EG

020 8508 2794

Stella.murphy6@icloud.com

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Loughton Residents Association 

I have lived in Loughton most of my life and my grown-up daughter lives here too.
I'm a professional home economist / food stylist.  My job took me all over the world working in film and TV. 

We must ensure our green spaces and the Forest are saved for all to enjoy.  It's important to look very carefully at every planning application.  My concerns are parking, a serious problem in roads and litter.  I was Loughton Mayor from 2019 until 2021.  I am passionate about the strong community spirit of our town.

Cllr Stephen Murray

Cllr Stephen Murray

RODING WARD

1 Avondale Crt
Avondale Drive
Loughton
IG10 3BT

020 8508 7548

stephen.w.murray@hotmail.com

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Independent

A Loughton councillor since 1982. I teach part time at Roding Valley High School having retired from full time teaching at the school
since it started in 1989. My particular interests are environmental
issues, the Roding Valley Recreation Ground and the provision of community
services.  Currently I’m chairman of the Oakwood Hill Senior Citizens
Club and the District Scout Executive. I serve as a trustee of the Epping
Forest Citizens Advice Bureau and am a member of the Roding Valley Nature
Reserve management committee. I am President of our local Abbeyfield Society
and Patron of the Christian Drama Resource Centre based here in Loughton. 


I volunteer at the local Oxfam shop in Epping, the 3Food4U Loughton hub and the Epping Forest Food bank. A committed Christian, I worship at the Loughton Methodist Church.

Any spare time is spent walking, reading and supporting Leyton Orient.

Cllr Caroline Pond

Cllr Caroline Pond

ST JOHN'S WARD

Forest Villa
7 Staples Rd
Loughton
IG10 1HP

020 8508 2361

caroline_pond@hotmail.com

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Loughton Residents Association

My family and I have lived in Loughton since 1981 and I have been a librarian with three local authorities. I am also an active member of Loughton Methodist Church and a volunteer for Voluntary Care.

I have been a District Councillor for St Johns Ward since 2002 and have been particularly active in planning and conservation matters, and on the Housing Appeals Panel. I was Chairman of Epping Forest District Council 2007-2008 and portfolio holder for Community Wellbeing 2004-2006.

 

Cllr Chris Pond

Cllr Chris Pond

ST JOHN'S WARD

Forest Villa
7 Staples Road
Loughton
IG10 4NB

020 8508 2361

loughton_ponds@hotmail.com

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Loughton Residents Association

I have lived in Loughton since 1981 and my interests are history, conservation, transport and heritage. I have written and lectured on these subjects, and on parliamentary subjects and political history. I am a member or trustee of several local charities.
My recreations: public speaking, gardening, winemaking, local history.

I am married (to Councillor Caroline Pond) with one son. I have been a member of Loughton Town Council since 1996 - Chairman in 1997/98 and Town Mayor in 2004/05 and 2008/09, also a member of Essex County Council since 2005.

 

Cllr Kevin Rainbow

Cllr Kevin Rainbow

BROADWAY WARD

19 Audley Gardens
IG10 2EL

07921 662715

rainbow.kevin14@gmail.com

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Loughton Residents Association 

I have lived in Loughton for 28 years, married with two children who attended both Hereward Primary and Debden Park Schools. I enjoy walking our dog over Jessel Green, Willingale playing fields and throughout Epping Forest. I would like to preserve and improve our local green spaces and also help The Broadway shopping area, and to improve facilities for both our elderly and young residents. Having both my parents and in-laws also living in Loughton both my wife and I have some insight on what needs addressing such as pavements, dropped kerbs and community centres for help and advice.

Cllr Jon Riley

Cllr Jon Riley

FOREST WARD

15 Albion Park
Loughton
IG10 4RB

020 8508 6604

jonriley135@outlook.com

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Loughton Residents Association

 

Cllr Michael Stubbings

Cllr Michael Stubbings

ALDERTON WARD

70 Greenfields
Loughton
IG10 3HF

07766 480522

mick.stubbings@hotmail.com

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Loughton Residents Association

l have lived all my life in Loughton, so what happens within this town is very dear to me.
l am a keen artist working in all mediums.  I also enjoy a game of outdoor bowls and have been known to play a round of golf.  As the owner of a classic car, I belong to a car club.
Before retiring I worked on the railways in maintenance and management, with responsibilities in environmental matters and for health and safety.

 

Cllr Katie Valentine

Cllr Katie Valentine

ALDERTON WARD

44 Habgood Road
Loughton
IG10 1HE

07477 012213

cllr.valentine@gmail.com

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Loughton Residents Association 

I grew up in Loughton and after several years of living away, including abroad for a while, I moved back when my daughter was born. I'm married and now have two young children. We have a strong local community here in Loughton and it's an honour to be elected for the Town Council.  I'll work hard for Alderton Ward to make sure the views and voices of all residents are heard.

My career started in advertising, then the Civil Service and I now work in tech, currently for the NHS using digital to improve health and social care. In my spare time my interests are running, music and the arts, writing and travelling.

Cllr Graham Wiskin

Cllr Graham Wiskin

ST MARY'S WARD

65 Traps Hill
Loughton
IG10 1TD

020 8925 2003

cllr.graham.wiskin@gmail.com

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Loughton Residents Association

Cllr David Wixley

Cllr David Wixley

RODING WARD

2 Copper Beech Crt
Goldings Road
Loughton
IG10 2QH

020 8418 9284

david.wixley198@btinternet.com

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Loughton Residents Association

I have lived in Loughton since I was 2 years old and attended local schools. My varied working life includes over 30 years in the water industry where I developed an interest in staff welfare issues, served as a trade union representative and sat on my company's staff council.

Interested in football, I have played for several local clubs and managed one of Loughton Football Club's youth teams for 9 years. Other interests include membership of the Loughton & District Historical Society and Epping Forest Heritage Trust. I also enjoy walking and travelling and visiting museums and art galleries.

A town councillor since 2004, I served as Town Mayor for 2010/11 and was previously a school governor at White Bridge Junior School.