Roles & Responsibilities of the Council

The Parish Council comprises a Chairman plus ten other members; one of whom is designated Vice-Chairman. All eleven Members are elected for a four-year term. The next election is due to be held in May 2019.

The Full Council meets on the second Thursday of each month (except August). There is also a meeting of the Planning Committee held on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. These latter meetings are called to consider planning applications and start at 7.30pm. The Full Council meeting immediately follows the Planning meeting on the evening of the second Thursday and usually starts at about 8.00pm.

Meetings of the, Environmental Committee, Finance & Performance Committee and Parish Plan Committee are called on an ad hoc basis (approximately quarterly) during the year and are held during the daytime.

All meetings, including the Annual Parish Assembly, are held at the Parish Council offices in Hainault Road, Chigwell. The Annual Parish Assembly takes place in April each year.

The Parish Council, which has been awarded Quality Status, has three members of staff based at the Offices in Hainault Road, Chigwell and two staff members located at  the Chigwell Cemetery in Manor Road, Chigwell.

 Chigwell Parish Council 2018/19 

Chairman: Councillor Darshan Sunger
Vice-chairman: Councillor Richard Alvin

Membership of Working Committees 

Planning Committee -
All members.
Chairman: Councillor Roger Farthing

Environment Committee -
Councillors Richard Alvin, Deborah Barlow, Kewal Chana, Rochelle Hodds and Brian P Sandler (Chairman)

Finance and Performance Committee -
Councillors Roger Farthing, John Knapman (Chairman), Brian P Sandler Barry Scrutton and Naveed Akhtar

Neighbourhood Plan Committee -
All members.
Chairman: Councillor John Knapman 

Communications Committee -
Councillors Naveed Akhtar, Richard Alvin, Deborah Barlow, Rochelle Hodds, Alan Lion and Darshan Sunger

Community Bus Service Management Committee - 
Councillors Richard Alvin, Rochelle Hodds, Darshan Sunger, Kewal Chana, John Knapman

Personnel Committee -
Councillors Deborah Barlow, Alan Lion, Richard Alvin, Rochelle Hodds