Cllr Tim Roper

Tim is married, with three daughters, and has lived in Writtle for over 30 years having spent his early life in Ingatestone, then part of Chelmsford Rural District Council.   Education at Brentwood School was followed by National Service in the RASC.


Retired, he spent most of his working life in the agricultural industry starting in the Corn & Agricultural Merchanting business of Hasler & Co.Ltd. (later absorbed into RHM Ltd.) and, for the last 24 years, as Senior Group Secretary for the Chelmsford, Maldon & Southminster Branches of the National Farmers' Union.   This work brought him into contact with a number of departments in local government.


Elected in 2003, he has served as a Cabinet member and on a number of Committees including Planning.


Having lived and worked in the area for most of his life, Tim believes he can use his experience, local knowledge and commonsense for the benefit of the Writtle community.

See Also

Cllr Ian Grundy

City Councillor - South Hanningfield Stock and Margaretting

Ian has lived in Stock for over 24 years with his wife Shirlee. Both his children Dean and Louisa were educated at schools in Stock and Billericay and enjoyed activities in local clubs.

Cllr Neil Gulliver

City Councillor - Chelmer Village and Beaulieu Park

Neil was born and educated in Springfield. He is married with a grown up daughter and a 10 year-old son. Following 23 years in the police he has retired and now works as a consultant on environmental issues.

Mayor Bob Massey

Mayor - Chelmsford
City Councillor - South Woodham - Chetwood and Collingwood

I’m an Essex Boy, born and bred. I was born in Billericay and grew up in Havering, attending school in Romford.
I moved to South Woodham Ferrers in 1986.

Cllr Roy Whitehead

City Councillor - South Hanningfield Stock and Margaretting

Roy has lived in Ramsden Heath for nearly 30 years with his wife Jacquie. His son David attended Downham School & KEGS and Roy was a Governor of Downham for many years.