Cllr Jude Deakin

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

More about Jude 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

At Lunch Club, Church of the Holy Spirit, Forest Drive 1pm - 2pm on the FIRST Wednesday of every month At Jubilee Cafe, United Reformed Church, North Avenue 12pm - 1pm on the THIRD Thursday of every month

Latest news about Cllr. Jude Deakin

  • footpath and hedge
    Article: Apr 29, 2016
    By Jude Deakin

    Overgrown hedges cut back on school walk footpaths

    Several weeks ago Karen, a resident of Tile Kiln, contacted Cllr Jude Deakin about the difficulties walking along the footpaths leading to Mildmay School. The walk each day was becoming quite a challenge due to overgrown hedges. The issue was reported to the city council.

  • Graffitied underpass
    Article: Apr 6, 2016
    By Jude Deakin

    The Miami Roundabout underpass is due to get a face lift.

    City Councillor Freda Mountain has frequently highlighted the poor condition of this much used route to and from Wood Street and New London Road.

    County Councillor Jude Deakin requested a community initiative project to upgrade the walls of the underpass as it had not received a clean up for some time. The project has been given the go ahead. It is part of a larger program which is scheduled to be completed by the Autumn.

  • Resident permit holders only sign
    Article: Apr 5, 2016
    By Jude Deakin

    Fear parking problems may escalate in Henry Road.

    Residents have been in contact with local councillor Jude Deakin over the recent consultation on adopting the zone 2 residents parking permit scheme for Henry Road.

    Many properties have off-street parking but do not have an authorised dropped kerbs. Enforcement officers are unable to issue a penalty charge notice because the resident does not have a properly constructed dropped kerbs and are therefore not legally authorised to drive across a public footway.

  • Article: Feb 11, 2016

    Proposals for extra support for young people, and to undertake more road and pavement repairs were tabled at Essex County Council, by the Liberal Democrats in the budget debate this week. However, these were rejected by the Conservatives, who approved a budget containing £75 million of cuts, which will hit vulnerable youngsters and older people.

  • Survey Form
    Article: Feb 1, 2016

    A young people's survey is going out via schools across the district, following a meeting last week of Chelmsford Youth Strategy Group. Commented Cllr Stephen Robinson at the meeting, "It will be good to hear younger views about how the (sadly rather small!) youth budget should be spent in future."

  • Small black dog
    Article: Nov 26, 2015

    Chelmsford council is being asked to act against puppy farmers and other unlicensed breeders, with the Liberal Democrats moving a motion to this effect at Wednesday's full council meeting.

    The motion calls on the council to

    a) continue partnership working with RSPCA and Trading Standards to find and prosecute puppy farmers and other unlicensed breeders

  • gritter truck
    Article: Aug 31, 2015

    With a summer that looks like autumn, preparations for a possible winter with snow and ice are under way.

    Do you belong to neighbourhood watch, residents association or some other local group? Have you identified local pathways which you are willing to clear of snow and put down grit during the bad weather to help the community?

  • Crowd outside Riverside Leisure centre
    Article: Aug 30, 2015

    A crowd of nearly 100 swimming pool users gathered outside Chelmsford's Riverside Leisure centre, to protest about the diving pool and outdoor pool being excluded from the draft plans for a replacement Riverside.

    Conservative-run Chelmsford council says it would too expensive to keep these facilities. However, local architect Robert Hutson has said that these facilities and more could be provided for the same amount of money being budgeted by the council. His concept design page.