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

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

61 Traps Hill
Loughton
IG10 1TD

020 8502 3242

bcohen61@hotmail.com

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Loughton Residents Association

In the past 3 years I nurtured a puppy from 8 weeks
to one year for Canine Partners for a wheelchair user. I was also Chairman of Loughton Synagogue in an administrative capacity.
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 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 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 with my husband and daughter.
In my professional life I am a home economist / food stylist and author, so my great passion is food along with gardening. I am also on the local committee of the NSPCC and undertake a lot of fund raising for them.
Our forest and green spaces are very important to me and we need to preserve them for future generations so working together is important. 

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 recently retired from full time teaching at the
school for 28 years.  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 the Epping Reuse Project and as a member of the Roding Valley
Nature Reserve management committee. I volunteer at the local Oxfam shop in
Epping and the Epping Forest Food bank.  A committed
Christian, I worship at the Loughton Methodist Church serving as a church
steward and 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 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 David Wixley

Cllr David Wixley

RODING WARD

2 Copper Beech Crt
Goldings Road
Loughton
IG10 1TD

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 Friends of Epping Forest. I also enjoy walking and travelling and visiting museums and art galleries.

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

 

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