Cllr Jude Deakin (Mayor 2020-2022)

Jude Deakin - Mayor

Jude Deakin is a local Councillor

  • For Marconi ward, Chelmsford City Council
  • For Chelmsford West, Essex County Council

Contact Jude on 01245 250464 or email jude.deakin@cmld.org.uk

More about Jude here. More about Jude as Mayor here.

Among many other things, Jude campaigns on:

  • The state of our roads and pavements - potholes everywhere!
  • More for the youth service; and services for the elderly and vulnerable.
  • Town centre congestion - we need a circular bus route and a Widford Park and Ride.
  • Reduce, reuse and recycle - Say NO to incineration

Jude's advice surgeries - all welcome to pop in to discuss any issues or for a chat

County councillor surgery - at Lunch Club, Church of the Holy Spirit, Forest Drive 1pm - 2pm on the FIRST Wednesday of every month County & City councillor surgery - at Jubilee Cafe, United Reformed Church, North Avenue 12pm - 1pm on the THIRD Thursday of every month with Cllr Smita Rajesh
County & City councillor surgery - at Subway, Bishop Hall Lane (ARU Campus) on the FIRST Saturday of the month from 9.15am - 10.15am with Cllr Smita Rajesh

All surgeries are currently suspended

Latest news about Cllr. Jude Deakin

  • Jude Deakin - Mayor
    Article: May 9, 2022
    In Chelmsford City Life

    Forty two outstanding Chelmsford residents were honoured at the Mayor's Community Evening, held recently at Hylands House.

    Hosted by the Mayor of Chelmsford, - Jude Deakin - the event celebrated residents who've made significant contributions to their community. This year's theme was wellbeing and Chelmsford's younger residents and their achievements were also recognised.

  • skateboard
    Article: Jan 3, 2022

    Chelmsford skateboarders can now enjoy the skate ramps at Central Park well into the evening with new floodlights.

    The floodlights were funded by contributions that the Lib Dem-led City Council extracted from local developers and are programmed to turn on when it gets dark and turn off automatically at 10pm. One of the lights will stay on for 10 minutes longer to give skaters time to pack up and go home safely.

  • Charles Pertwee blue plaque close up
    Article: Dec 17, 2021

    A blue plaque in honour of prolific Essex architect Charles Pertwee (1833-1905), has been unveiled at the Cemetery Lodge on Writtle Road by the Mayor of Chelmsford, Jude Deakin.

    Charles Pertwee (born 1833), a local architect, was responsible for the design of Cemetery Lodge and the laying out of the cemetery, built between 1885-1886. In addition to this, he also designed many well-known buildings within the city, including several on New London Road; the Essex and Chelmsford Infirmary, Oaklands House, The White House and numbers 180-188, the Co-Operative building on Wells Street and part of the former National School on Moulsham Street. He was also well known for his non-conformist chapels across Essex, including Christ Church; Stock, and more.

  • Jude Deakin - Mayor
    Article: Nov 26, 2021

    A 5km walk under Chelmsford's twinkling Christmas lights is happening on Thursday 9 December at 7pm to raise money for the Mayor's chosen charities: Helping Hands, Mind and Sanctus.

    The walk will start at the Lord Ashcroft Building of Anglia Ruskin University. It will lead you through Chelmsford to the High Street, Moulsham Street, Market Square, and the Cathedral grounds. There will be a team of walk leaders who take small groups at a time along the route. Groups will set off every five minutes from 7pm onwards and a time slot will be given to you when you register.
  • Purple crocus
    Article: Nov 24, 2021

    A swathe of purple crocuses will appear in Chelmsford's Central Park next spring. The bulbs were donated by the Chelmsford Rivermead Rotary Club in recognition of World Polio Day and were planted by the Mayor of Chelmsford, Cllr Jude Deakin, and representatives from the Rotary Club.

    Help was given by the Council's parks team, who prepared the flowerbed. The arc-shaped planting area is near the park's tennis courts, just before you reach the railway viaducts when walking towards Admirals Park from the lake.

  • poppy
    Article: Nov 9, 2021
    By Chelmsford City Council

    This year's Remembrance Sunday Parade and Service in Chelmsford will take place on Sunday 14 November at the War Memorial on Duke Street, at 10.50am. The Mayor will join veterans and members of the public to pay respect to all those who continue to serve our country's Armed Forces, as well as those who gave their lives during previous wars.

  • Cllr Jude Deakin
    Article: Apr 28, 2021

    Lib Dem county councillors have been spending their community grant budgets on projects that benefit their local communities.


    Lib Dem County Councillor Jude Deakin nominated North Avenue Youth Club in Chelmsford to receive £1,000. This will cover the set up costs for a defibrillator outside the club. Cllr Deakin also nominated Chelmsford Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society, West Chelmsford Children's Centre and Tennyson Surgery Wellbeing Garden for grants.

  • swings in playground
    Article: Feb 6, 2021

    A brand new, inclusive play area has been officially opened by the Mayor of Chelmsford, Cllr Jude Deakin at Compass Gardens, South Woodham Ferrers.

    The brand new play area is the 2nd largest play area in Chelmsford and is part of comprehensive improvements made by Lib Dem-led Chelmsford City Council across Saltcoats Park and Compass Gardens.